Sunday, June 2, 2013

Here We Come

May was a wild month for our family. 
Traveling through a wet cold snowstorm we arrived in South Dakota on May 1st.
Traveling along I29 my oldest son and I counted 18 vehicles in the ditch due to bad weather. Fortunately it didn't look like there had been any accidents with injuries.
We spent the night of the 1st at my sisters home in Sioux Falls. The morning of May 2nd we continued on to our new home in Rapid City.

We quickly unpacked the moving truck with a little help from the Rapid City US Navy Recruiters. After three long days of driving you would think we were done and would not get back in the car for any lengthy drives, however it wasn't over yet.  The Morning of the 3rd we all piled into my daughter SUV and headed back to a small town just outside of Sioux Falls where we spent the night with a friend, so that we could be up and ready early on the 4th to attend my youngest son's graduation from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.

It was a wonderful experience watching as my son went through the time honored tradition of receiving his degree. I only wish his father could have lived to enjoy it with us.
It was nice to have all four of my kids around me.

Of course this proud mom had to get a photo the graduate and his sweet girlfriend, who by the way I really like! The month of important events wasn't over yet we still had one more graduation to attend. This one took place here at our new home in Rapid City. It was the Kindergarten graduation of my youngest grandchild Bubba. Yep he is a big boy now and headed on to new adventures in education. 
His parents Mr. & Mrs. G and I were completely shocked at how amazing the kids new school here in Rapid City made this important ceremony.
The pint sized graduates entered the auditorium wearing their crisp blue cap and gowns, orderly walking by two's up the isle to the song 'Let them be little" by Lonestar.  Watching them file down the isle and into a section of seats to await the receipt of their certificates was so cute and reminded me of the USD graduation we had attended just a few weeks before.
After receiving their certificates each child was asked to tell the audience what they wanted to be when they grew up, before they then joined the other graduates on the platform. To a crowd of applause and smiles Bubba announced that he wants to be a NASCAR Driver when he grows up.
Once all the children had received their certificates and found their spot on the platform we were treated to a number of musical performances. The songs were very cute, one telling us all the things they had learned over the year and another declaring that the 1st Grade teachers better be ready because they were on their way!
 At the end of the ceremony the Principal introduced us to the High School Graduating Class of 2025 and invited everyone to enjoy some punch and cake.

Awe, Mrs. G's baby is growing up, doesn't she look sad?

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Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures full of joy!

Keetha Broyles said...

Yes the infamous midwest snow storms. Don't worry it'll get hot enough this summer to make you forget all about em.

Dorothy said...

It was a cold and rainy May here as well. Congrats to all the family grads!

Bill Lisleman said...

Kindergarten graduation seem silly but a family event is nice to have. I wonder what the kindergartener would have thought of the college graduation.

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by and for the comment.

Unknown said...

LOL, that it will Keetha

Unknown said...

Thank you. Hopefully it has warmed up there as it has here.

Unknown said...

At least the KG graduation wasn't three hours long. He wanted to go to see his uncle graduate but we knew it would be too long for him to sit so he just watched the video I took of my son walking onto the stage.

Claudya Martinez said...

Aww, what a wonderful post full of family love.