May 26, 2011
A photo story of Chelsea's Graduation
|Leaving for Dress Rehearsal at 7:40am|
|There are 90 in the class....At the rehearsal.|
|Chelsea and Emma are in the first row....second and third from the left.|
|They figured out that they could be the same height if one wore heels and the other flats....that meant they could stand together.....sacrificing style for the ability to laugh and chat.|
|At 5:45 Chelsea and Emma were getting ready in the Choir Room. They had a little help from Emma's older sister, Lindsay.|
|I guess there was an issue with the tassel....|
|Such a special time for these friends|
Time was so limited!
It makes it look like these two don't know or love other
graduates, but that is far from true.
We literally took these pictures in about five minutes
as Chelsea got into her gown and then they
were called into the sanctuary for a group photo.
I wished we could get a photo of all of the
graduates from our own homeschool co-op.
(This graduation represents a large geographic area.)
There was quite a group from the co-op we participated in
for ten years. Such special young people!!
|Leave it to Mikey...jumping into a photo.|
|Some of our guests.....Ruth, Sue, Allan and Bev|
|Warren, Jonathan, Melissa, Georgia and Mom|
|That blur is Chelsea.....|
I didn't get any good photos during the ceremony.
But that is ok.
It was good, but a little bit scary
when a huge thunderstorm made its presence
known by way of torrential downpours on the
church's metal roof and the flickering of lights.
This happened during the keynote speaker's
address as he was describing the attributes
Interesting timing, but given the fact that we had
come in knowing there were tornado warnings in the
area I think everyone was a bit on edge.
It was fun to give Chelsea her diploma.
She gave me a red rose.
So hard to believe we made it to this point.
|Elizabeth...a great friend! Her sister, Emily, graduated too.|
|Mikey dressed up because she asked him to. So sweet!|
|Chelsea and Lindsay.|
|Our dear friend, Jenny.|
|With her Grandma's.|
|"Mommy and Daddy"|
|There he goes again!|
|That's better. No silly faces now.|
|Some people just can't help themselves....|
|Allan didn't really want to be in the photo, did he?|
|I guess he did....but.... are those rabbit ears?|
Our evening ended with friends and family at Applebees.
It was fun. We were tired.....
But it was a wonderful day.
Thanks to all who helped to make it special.
You know who you are!