Saturday, June 3, 2017

Graduation 2017...

2017 graduating class (center in blue)

Today was high school graduation day for Bobby and Chandler.  How did it get here so fast?  The ceremony was held in a neighboring town at a university arena.  The graduates were seated on the floor of the arena in blue caps and gowns...571 graduates I believe.

Chandler accepting his diploma

Chandler was close to the front of the group.  Why, oh why, didn't I take some test shots of classmates ahead of him to practice the timing?  The photographer there at the front was taking photos of each graduate, and the school is supposed to send them to the parents, so maybe we will get a better photo of him then.  The photographer's flash went off exactly when I took this, and it really washed out my photo.  They had them moving pretty fast, so I only had one chance.

Bobby accepting his diploma

 Bobby's turned out better.  Pretty fuzzy...but then I was about 40 yards away...at least you can see his happy smile.

Bittersweet.  So proud of them both, but such a big step into their future of being out on their own.

Bobby and Kasey

We took Bobby and the family out afterwards for lunch.  (Chandler was with his mom today.  Ah, the trials of modern families.)  Tomorrow they will both be at a barbecue in their honor at Kasey and Beau's house, but Carey will have to be at work, so will miss it.  I told Kasey I would bake some cookies...or cookie bars, actually...so I'd better go get started.  Kasey is just hoping the rain will hold off.
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8 comments:

  1. Such a proud day for everyone! Are these your grandsons?

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    1. Yes, our two oldest grandsons. They were just your Noah's size yesterday!

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  2. Congratulations! What do Bobby and Chandler plan to do next?

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    1. They are both working this summer and headed to college in the fall.

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  3. Congratulations to your family on this milestone!

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    1. Thanks, Juhli. It doesn't seem possible that this time in their life is here already.

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  4. WOW! How exciting...yet hard to imagine. Sending best wishes, blessings, love and prayers to Bobby & Chandler, and to all of you as well. <3

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    1. Thanks, LB. Appreciate the prayers especially. It's hard to think of them out on their own.

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