Friday, June 8, 2012

Back to the Land of the Living-Graduation is Done!

It has been almost two months since I have written anything on my blog. It has been a whirlwind around The White House. We have had two major parties at our home, a baccalaureate ceremony, and the graduation of our youngest son, Connor. He was the class Historian and shared a speech at graduation. I was on stage with him, since I am a school administrator, and was so proud of how he was able to share with his classmates and those in attendance. Our family of four and extended family and friends enjoyed being together at his graduation party and other ceremonies. It was 2001 when our oldest son, Jameson, graduated, so we had to get used to the idea of having a senior all over again. We are a blessed family! 

Con's graduation invitation photo was shot in the field of oats by our home.

Connor at around age 3

We did a frontier style party that was so much fun!
 Connor always thought he was a cowboy when he was little, so we thought we would reminisce a little bit.

Stu's mom and our other family members shared lots of old collectibles to make the party so much more realistic and the items were interesting to admire. Trying to figure out what each old piece was used for is part of the charm of collecting things of the past. It is something most of our family enjoys. 

This is my husband Stu and my sweet nephew Michael. He is our sound guy in the family and did an awesome job providing a microphone for "roasting" Connor with old stories, running the slideshow from birth to graduation (tears-yes), and providing some fun music for everyone to dance by. And yes, he looks like Sully from TV.

Time for me to share how Connor named himself "Con-Con". It is a long story. Oh, and check out the little beverage stand I made ALL BY MYSELF. The front piece is an old pallet and my sweet sister-in-law lined the stand with burlap so we could use the shelf inside for storage and it would not look so messy. All the old spools were salvaged by one of my brouther-in-laws from a burn pile at work. They are easy to roll around and make great tables.

Here we are after Baccalaureate in front of  East Central High School: Jameson, Becky, Connor, and Stu. Celebrating the ECHS Class of 2012
Con and Lea Anna after graduation at the Biloxi Coliseum.

We also had another graduate in the family. Makayla Mae, my precious niece, is on the left of Connor. Her baby sis, Macy Cristine, will be graduating next year. Are they not a beautiful threesome???

Well, graduation is over, parties are done, and I am back at work for most of the summer. I am only off for three weeks and one has already been spent, so my days are few to relax. Today I am going to nap and hang out by myself then join family for dinner this evening. Then tomorrow I am going to go antiquing and yes I am taking my TRUCK. Maybe I will find some good deals. Blessings to you and yours as you begin a warm summer under the Mississippi Sunshine.





  1. Connor's party looks like it was so much fun!!! I love the beverage stand - you are so talented!!!!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! It was a blast, STu's family likes to do theme parties and they were such a big help. These memories will last forever.