June 18th, 2011
Powell and Kahlen before they headed to the school! These two met in 5th grade and have been the best of friends ever since. They will be heading to WSU together!!
Toby and Powell
My first baby...I was trying to keep it together :)
Kahlen, Powell and Austin
Austin came by to pick up the boys and take them up to the high school, so they could board the bus to head to the ceremony
The weather was typical for early summer in Seattle :(...grey rainy and cool...so we made sure to take some of our family pics before we left!
Pop and the Kids :)
Grammy and Lucy
Papa and Lucy
Me and my Girl!
It is tradition in our city for the grads to arrive at their ceremony in school buses. They are given a police escort :) and it is the only time they are ever allowed to hang out the windows. As they headed down the hill, cars pull over to the side of the road, and honk and wave as the buses go by...
The minute the buses arrived the crowd erupted in cheers and the kids were waving their caps out the windows...that is when the tears started for most of us!
There he is!!
Looks like he found us :)
Congratulations AMHS Class of 2011!!!
What a wonderful day...Powell was so genuinely happy, it just showed in his smile!!
This pretty much sums up how Lucy feels about this Guy!
Aunt Deanna wouldn't have missed this day for anything!
Grandma and Dennis with their first graduating Grandchild
The moment Powell and I saw each other, the tears flowed!!
I am so proud of you Powell!!
Blake and Bennett were so excited for Powell...they cheered for him and couldn't wait to see him after the ceremony!
WOW...these are some cute kids!!!
The beaming Parents!!
Powell's principal Mrs. Herren, hugged every.single.student. after they received their diploma...it was so obvious how much she loved this class...and they loved her!!
Heading off to do some celebrating!
I really wanted to be "in the moment" at our Grad Party, that I put my camera away...so I have ZERO pics of the party...and all the decorating I did...but that's ok, I enjoyed every minute!!