Friday, May 27, 2011

Congratulations To Chelsea

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 
of God.  
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.

Uncle Allan.

"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!


Amy said...

Great pictures! We do this next Friday night. Wonderful time, sentimental and time to cherish. Blessings!

Vee said...

Glad that you all made it through wearing your grins and celebrating Chelsea's achievements as well as your own. It's a monumental task to undertake homeschooling. You're all to be applauded.

~PJ said...

Mikey and I need to hang out. I photobomb pictures all the time!!

Congratulations to the graduate, and to her amazing parents.

Mrs.Rabe said...

You got great photos afterward - it was such chaos around our table...I am hoping for photos on Sunday at her party!

Bee said...

You are truly BLESSED! What a great family! Congratulations!!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, Chelsea is a lovely girl! I can tell she is beautiful inside and out!

Love all of the pictures, even the ones of Mikey jumping into the shot!

Thanks for sharing dear Becky! HUGS!

Bee said...

One more thing...We loved getting to see everyone from Sonrise! We miss them all and it was wonderful to see their support for everyone. How blessed we all are! I love everyone from your church!
BTW - You did a great job!

Gayla said...

Congratulations, Chelsea! I am so proud of you!

JD said...

Great photos! And Congratulations to Chelsea! Our graduation event is next week...Exciting time isn't it?

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your photos! You got some great ones!

Congratulations to Chelsea-and to you, too! It's a lot to be proud of for all of you.

Love you guys!

Elena said...

The pictures are wonderful! It was so much fun to see her special day!

Persuaded said...

It looks like such a happy day! Congratulations to the fine young woman... and to her mama too♥

Kelly said...

We were so happy to be a part of Chelsea's special night, even if we couldn't join you for Applebee's afterward. I'm planning on posting some of my pictures from the graduation on my homeschool blog after I finish visiting some friends' blogs.

Anonymous said...

Finally catching up on some all your graduation pictures!! How exciting....Congrats!!

Melissa G. said...

Congratulations to Chelsea! And to YOU! It always blesses my heart to see parents willing to invest themselves and their lives into their children.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I think this was the first time I saw a picture of you and your immediate family, all in one picture. Congratulations to Chelsea!