May 28, 2013

Lake Erie...Departing

 Beautiful day

 Beautiful ship

Of course, the beautiful people...

Beautiful traditions

Beautiful idea...cake and mimosas!
(Mahalo to my friend and mentor Amy)

Beautiful flowers and well wishes

Beautiful that she matches her frosting to her outfit!

 One last look

Beautifully Done.

May 25, 2013

8th Grade Graduation!!

All ready for the big night! (Outfit numero dos)

Although there was an awards ceremony the day before, they gave a few more at graduation.  

This is Olivia receiving the "Principals Award" for leadership, citizenship and scholarship!  When they were reading the qualifications for choosing this person Emily leaned to me and said "Olivia!"  She knows first hand what a rockstar her sister is.

There they are!  The future.  

A hug and a lei from her number one fan

Back home for some presents

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Thanks Emma!

Thanks all.  She was truly overwhelmed by your words and thoughtfulness.  

Thanks Grandpa! I wrapped this and put it out a few days early - kept her guessing ;)

This is an Hawaiian Heirloom Bracelet engraved with her middle name.  David bought this for her about 12 years ago to keep for a special occasion.  We decided the time was right, but unfortunately the size was not!  Who knew that little baby would grow up so big?  Luckily, we were able to get it enlarged and back in time for her big day.

It was a fun and special evening.  I didn't cry (but her sister did.)  I'm glad we have a few more years before we have to do this again.  My, they grow up fast.

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May 23, 2013

Pre-Graduation Ceremony

Yesterday was the awards ceremony, graduation breakfast and graduation Mass at school.  Or as I like to call it...outfit number 1

Olivia received an award for Excellence in Technology! 

And Honor Roll

After the awards we were treated to a breakfast


And then a special Mass to honor the graduates

Emily receiving her blessing

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