Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Precious Graduates...

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June 14, was graduation day for our Precious.
I have been holding it together emotionally pretty well... until...
I caught here eye as she walked into the graduation ceremony, and then I lost it!
She looked beautiful...and very grown up!
  She looked ready to take the next step in her life.
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Her graduating class was 60 kids.
 Some have been with her in school since the day they entered Kindergarten.
  In fact, one young man was with her in Pre-School, where they were the king and
queen of the school when they graduated. He wore a little mini suit... she sore the puffiest
pink floor length dress...layers and layers of tulle, with a huge crystal crown on her little head.
  That little king and queen practiced a waltz...for weeks...to preform at the graduation dinner following the ceremony. It was pretty great!;)
Now...those two friends, who have been together for a very
very long time...are off to accomplish their own goals...in different directions.
 
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After the graduation ceremony...the graduates were met with songs by the
Mariachis...a tradition at the JSA. The family gathered for our balloon launch...
a symbol that our Precious is ready to fly...
 
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The afternoon was filled with lots of hugs...lots of good-byes...
great food...and a big welcome into the JSA Alumni Association.
One of the things I love so much about our communities and the
 JSA is the deep rooted traditions that they are so loyal to!
Preshie is a 3rd generation graduate of the JSA...and that is a special thing.
The day was hot...it was long...but it was wonderful!!!
 
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Auntie came from lands far away...(Utah) It was great to have her with us!
 
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PreShie and Grandma C. one of the two grandma's that she is named for.
 
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1 comments:

Pedaling said...

You should be so proud. I can see the light in her eyes and a very bright future! Congratulations!