Saturday, May 14, 2011

Project 365 - Week 20

 Week 20.

I have a college graduate!!!!!

This was a great week!  lots of celebrating and tons of fun!!!!


Today was crazy busy.  We had to rush out of church and head to Conway about 30 minutes from LR.  We met my BF and her kids for lunch before we quickly headed over to the auditorium on the UCA campus.  There Jared had his Youth Symphony concert....which of course was awesome!!!
Kind of a busy Mother's Day...


Tonight I hosted a going away party for my wonderful friend and neighbor, Dena (in the pink dress).  we are all so sad to see her move away, but thankful that we will always have her for our friend!!!


Tonight was honors night for our high school.  It's a great time to celebrate all the hard work that these kids have done....and it's amazing....7 National merit finalists in a senior class of 100!!

Jared won most Outstanding Band Student!!!
So proud of him!


These are my sweet bible study friends!!
Today we finished our study on Jonah and then all went out to lunch together.


We drove 8.5 hours today to Abilene for Alyssa's graduation.
My parents drove in from AZ and Steve's mom flew in from KS.  So happy to have everyone today......but geez do I look like I spent all day driving or what?!!
who cares!  I am so happy to see my daughter!  :)

So we had a lot of free time. We met Alyssa in the morning to give the grandparents a tour of the campus and her house.  After lunch a few of us went to the local was a gorgeous day for that!! do they do that?!!!  It was so windy out and they were swaying back a forth but never put the other foot down....crazy!

 Alyssa, Jared and my mom
  ok, there has to be a funny comment about that tongue.....but I am so tired and I got nothin'!!!
After grad rehearsal for Steve and Alyssa we all went out to dinner at a local steak house!

 Our college graduate - with honors!!!

 Walking out with her dad. 
Alyssa chose her dad to be part of the ceremony. He escorted her in, hooded her and escorted her a graduate!!
 Love this girl with all my heart!

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The Cyber Hermit said... this is why you ditched me for coffee! (Kidding!)

It looks like a really good week and you should be so proud of your kids - and they should be proud of themselves :).

Tiffany said...

Definitely an awesome week of fun happenings!:) Congratulations to your daughter....and so sweet she chose her dad.

The Bug said...

What a great week - and yes, a VERY busy one! Congrats to Jarrod & Alyssa for making their mama proud :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Congrats to Alyssa! A very good week indeed!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

AND to Jared too!!!!!!!

Ladynred said...

What a fun party and great foods. And the

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

Amy said...

so so so excited for alyssa!!! graduating from college is a huge deal! i know youre a proud momma.
have a great (and low key!) week!

Rebekah said...

I'm glad I got to talk to you today!

You do have a wonderful daughter and I'm going to miss living with her. But I know you're excited to have her close by again.

Lisa said...

Yay Alyssa!!! and Jared! Wow, what a fun, happy week. And lots of eating out, too. I'm curious who did the Jonah study...

Hope this week is just a little more chill for you!


Congratulations to Alyssa and her great accomplishment. You had a busy week and I hope you can rest some this coming week.

riTa Koch said...

Never saw a graduation ceremony with escorts like that. Pretty neat.
Congratulations to all!What a full and blessed week!

McCrakensx4 said...

What a busy and exciting week! Love how they were able to choose escorts for graduation; never heard of that but very cool! Congrats to Alyssa for graduating with honors and congrats to Jared for his honors as well. Our Sr. honors night was last week as well! They graduate this Wed. How great that all of the grandparents made it in for her big day! Hope you get a minute to rest!

Lori said...

what a fun and busy week for you. Congrats to all the grads!

Rebecca Jo said...

You had mother's day on top of your kiddos BOTH having wonderful weeks? This is one special week!!! I bet your face just held smiles all week long...

Skoots1moM said...

i wondered why there were 'choir' members in and amongst the grads...hahahahah!
congrats to all...wonderful accomplishment
Hope you have a safe trip home with all the 'stuff'

RaD said...

Such a fun busy week! Congrats to your girl!

Tori said...

What a great week!! I can't beieve Alyssa is a graduate!! Where did the time go?
I want to see you stand like the flamingo. ;)
Have a super week!

The Davidson Den said...

Busy Mother's Day? Yeah, sounds like it!! Wow. But then again, your whole WEEK was busy!!! You were all over the place!!

Congrats to Alyssa and to Jared. Way to do a momma proud for Mother's Day!!

Now you can relax. (I hope.) ;)

Kim said...

What a busy but fabulous week! Hoping you are getting time to rest/recover this week :)

The closest we'll be to you is Arizona and Colorado. We'll be participating in a missions conference at a church in the Phoenix area toward the end of October, and then we'll head to Denver and Colorado Springs the last week of October to visit friends and family. I would so love to meet you but doesn't look like it will happen this time -- unless you happen to be coming up to the Indiana area? :)