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Graduation-Part 1

Well, graduation is over and Elisabeth and I have officially turned our tassels, so to speak. :D I was quite sad when it ended, but guess I can relive the events of the past two weeks through the photos provided by Mom, Aunt Mindy, and Milly. :)

Our actual graduation took place at the GHEA in Atlanta on May 2nd with about 29 other homeschoolers from Georgia. Everything was planned out so well, and it was so much fun walking down the aisle with the other graduates to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance".

Donning our caps and gowns beforehand with Zander "holping" sort through our 4-H ropes! :)

I was a li'l nervous about walking up on stage with my parents 'cause, knowing me, I'd be likely to trip or something. ;) Thankfully, everyone went in alphabetical order according to their last names, so that meant that Elisabeth and I were further down on the list and could watch the other graduates and listen to the announcer read off a little information about each one.

Oh, and for the record, I didn't trip...although I did almost knock off my cap. :S

Dad, Mom, and Elisabeth on stage right before Dad handed Elisabeth her least, I think that's Elisabeth. See, she has this sister that looks an awful lot like her so it can sometimes be hard to tell. :)

Aha! I was is Elisabeth! :D

And here's me...huh, not sure what I'm looking at in this photo. :D Oh, and the rose? All of the homeschool graduates presented their mother with one as a token of love and appreciation...I think our mom was the only one who received two! lol

A shot of one of the big screens on either side of the room. The two shorties on the right are...I'll let you guess! ;D

Two happy graduates!

A family photo afterward.

And all of the family and friends who attended!

*sigh* I want to go back and do it all over again! lol We had a graduation reception this past weekend (which was wonderful!), so I'll be posting more on that later. :)

Our Class of 2009:

The Salutatorian and the Valedictorian


The Valedictorian and the Salutatorian
Take your pick! LOL

10 thoughts:

Jo-snazz said...

Congrats! Your mom probably deserves two roses. :) Being homeschooled, how did you set up the graduation? Do you go to a co-op?
*edit* DID you go to a co-op? :)

abitucker said...

Happy graduation!

Betty said...

How thankful we are to have you and Elisabeth for our are such blessings to Pop and me...we love you both dearly...we know you will accomplished great things in life...


Bailey said...

Happy Graduation! I'm a bit behind on graduation gifts - !!! My apologies!

Your gowns and tassels were such a pretty blue. :) What an exciting time! ((HUGS))

Elissa said...

Congratulations on y'all's graduation!!! I'm so happy for y'all. It sounds like you had a ton of fun. I can't wait to see pictures of the reception!

Erin said...

Thank y'all very much!! :D

Joanna, we participated in our state homeschool convention graduation, and I would think that all states have this option at their state homeschool convention...but don't quote me on that, 'cause I'm not sure. ;)

Emily said...

Congrats to both of you on your graduation!

God Bless,


Lizzy Brown said...

Congratulations to you both! :P I'm not 'really' late, as I did send you both notes congratulating before... but I am late on the blogs... :P Bailey, you're not the only one late with graduation gifts- ;):P I plead guilty as well.
Erin, you both looked beautiful... and I wish I could have been there to see it in person. (How many times can I possibly say that? :P)
I love you both! *hugs* to my dear E.S's... ;)

Autumn said...

Happy Graduation! That is a neat graduation ceremony. Our homeschoolers around here don't do anything like that. I'm not having a "graduation."

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