Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Few Graduation Dress Ups

Our oldest child graduated this past weekend after homeschooling for eleven years. 


Bravo!   Hooray!  Congrats!


We are so proud of him!


keith diploma


So awesome that dad gets to give Keith his diploma.


family grad


Homeschooling is definitely a family affair.


After the ceremony, we had a few people over for an informal lunch to celebrate Keith and his big day.


Because Keith doesn’t like a lot attention drawn to himself, I decided to just add a few little “party touches” here and there.




This little chalkboard greeted our guests as they arrived.


banner 1


I made this simple little banner with my tea stained tags and hung each one with a mini clothespin.




Words are always nice additions to any décor.


flowers 1


flowers 3


Fresh flowers always make people smile.


keith photos


keith photos 2


I was able to add another personal touch by using photos of Keith growing up.  I put them on an old cabinet door that I had picked up at an estate sale. 


Such sweet memories of this child.




I added a little extra seating by bringing in these old theater seats.




A couple of more photos added so that mama could ooo and ahhh over her baby boy…I mean young man.


We didn’t go overboard with decorations, but added a few simple touches that worked just perfectly for the occasion.   Most of all, we had a wonderful day with family and friends celebrating Keith and all of his accomplishments.


Congratulations to those of you who also had children or grandchildren graduating this year.  Sweet times!!



Okie Chic said...

Congrats!!! Enjoy it goes by so fast.

Okie Chic said...

Congrats Enjoy it goes so fast!

Angela said...

Congrat. to Keith and to His Teacher. (ha). You sure can see the happiness in the faces of your whole family. I know you are a proud Mom and Dad. Glad he was honored on such an important stepping stone in his life. Your decorations were jsut perfect.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Congratulations to him...and to you! That's an achievement for you all. The special details you added around the house are so wonderfu!

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

Congrats to all! Your decorations are beautiful.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Congratulations to Keith and to you too! Love your decorations.Jut right and not overly done.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats to you and Keith! Everything looks wonderful. Love the cabinet door with pictures!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Congratulations to your son!! You did good mom :-)

saltbox treasures said...

Congrats to Keith! What a wonderful time and celebration. Your family is beautiful! Hope Donnie is doing well.
~ Julie

Lou said...

Amy - Congratulations! Beautiful family picture. Love how all of your pictures are displayed ~ great idea using a cupboard door. You made it look so attractive. Thanks for sharing a family event.
Connie (akaLou)

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Congrats, I know you are so proud! Great job on party decor, such great ideas!
have a great day,

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations to Keith and to you and your husband too!! So what's next for him?
All your decorations for the celebration look wonderful!!

Sheryl and Denny said...

Congrats to your son and to you as well, i know the family is proud. Love your decorations especially the old cupboard door, love the display with pics of special times. Enjoy your memorial weekend. Thanks for always stopping by...means alot to me. Sheryl

Ana said...

Congratulations to Keith! Wishing him all the very best...Loved all the decorations. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Blessings,

Hansen Family said...

Such a great day for sure Amy! We also put together some photo boards for family and friends to have fun with! I think that was the hit of the party! I know how proud you are and congratulations to Keith! What a great young man! When you get "unbusy" come see me!

Mary said...

Congrats for this special event! A great achievement for him and his teacher !

Marilyn Holeman said...

Congratulations to Keith AND to you! I'm a Mama of four whom we home-schooled so I know what an accomplishment it is!

What happened to his daddy's poor foot? Did I miss a post?

Blessings to you all,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your son Keith. My son, Eric, is also graduating. It is a very special time, God bless you and your sweet family!
Amy in Alabama

A Cottage Muse said...

You have a beautiful family!

Ginger said...

Congratulations to your grad! Your home was beautiful; what a special day for your family.


Awwww...I'm luvin the family photo! Congrats to your son! All the decore for his celebration is SO lovely! The photo's of him grow'n up on the door...luv it & of course the weathered wooden cross touches my heart! (We are actually making a few from old chippy barn wood to hopefully sale! :)
Your family must be beaming! Congrats to you both as Homeschool parents too, your hard work & luv shows!!! :)
xox's Ginger

Mary Lou said...

Congrats to the whole family along with Keith! I can't imagine home schooling so I admire you very much.
I love the touches especially the theatre seats!
Blessings to you!

Jenni said...

Hi Amy~

Congratulations to your son and to you all! You are such a beautiful family. :)

I love all of the small touches you added to decorate for the occasion, too! You did a wonderful job on them. :)

I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and that your week is going well!


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Congrats to your son! Love the photo's on the cabinet door. Very original!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Congratulations to your young man, and to your family for preparing him. Our oldest son graduates from grade 8 this year and it is amazing how fast time goes.