Thursday, May 28, 2015

8th Grade Party

 After promotion it was time for the 8th graders to party!! 2 other moms and I planned out some fun things to do.

We played some old fashion games like musical chairs and ping pong relay. Everyone brought yummy snacks to share.

We had line aerobics which is another word for dancing! :)

            We had a photo booth to take some fun pictures!

 But most of all we made some amazing memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

 What a great night! Thank you to all of the families that came out and made the end of the year so special for the kiddos. We had a blast!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

8th Grade Promotion

Tiana is the 4th kiddo to be promoted from 8th grade to high school in our family. I can't believe in 4 short years she will be graduating from high school! It is to crazy to think about how fast the time will go.
She looked so grown up as she walked in!

 One of the kiddos favorite teachers Mrs. Wuthrich was the speaker for the ceremony. This was her last year to teach, she is retiring. Let me just say she will be greatly missed. She is a amazing lady that shares Jesus with others without saying a word! We have been so blessed to have her as a teacher!
 It was very bittersweet to see Mr. Landis speak so highly about her knowing that He also will not be returning next year!
 All to quickly Tiana's name was called and just like that she was a high schooler! We are so proud of her. She works SO hard with her grade. If you didn't know Tiana has form of dyslexia so school does NOT come easy for her at all. We are so proud of how hard she works and how she keeps such a great attitude through it all!

 She is going to miss all of her friends next year, but if I know Tiana at all she will keep in contact with them. She has always been such a great friend!

 We were so thankful that the milkman's family lives close and was able to attend the promotion.

 And we were so thankful that my mom was able to stay after Natalia's graduation for the week so that she could also be here for Tiana. Congrats Tiana we love you so much and are so proud of the young lady you are becoming. We are excited to see how God uses your life in the next 4 years!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Last Day of School Tradition

In our family I started a tradition when they first started school.  On the last day of school for breakfast they get candy, ice cream and pop. It is something that they look forward to every year. All of the kids finished their last day of school on different days so it was kind of tricky to remember to take a picture of them. I can't believe summer is here! Crazy!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Graduation Party 2015

After Natalia and one of her classmates Jennifer graduated, it was time to party!The hayloft was decorated, the food was made and it was time to celebrate!

Oh how our friends and family showed up!!! At one point we had to pull more chairs out and line them around the hayloft! We were so blessed! 

I was so thankful that my folks were here from the promise land. It meant the world to not only Natalia but us. Love them!
I have always said I have the most amazing friends!  My friends Denae and Dana along with their families worked so hard for us making sure all of the food was out and ready when people arrived. They do such a great job and we are SOOO thankful. It was the best feeling to know we didn't have to stress about getting home immediately after the ceremony because they had everything under control. Thank you so much Jarrod, Denae, Emma, Kate, Dana and Allison for all your hard work we are SO grateful!

So that it she is all grown up and graduated! I still can't believe it. We are so blessed that God gave us a sweet baby girl 18 years ago. We are so proud of you and the women you are becoming. As you turn this next chapter in your life our prayer would be that you continue to look to Jesus in everything you do and follow His lead for your days ahead. We love you so much!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Class of 2015

Saturday Natalia Graduated!
 It was an awesome ceremony! The speaker was Brady Braber he is only 4 years older then the graduates but He spoke like a seasoned vet! His message was right on point and so full of truth! Great job Brady so thankful God used you to bring His message!

Doesn't that look like a face of someone who just graduated?

 These 5 have been together for all of their school years. Kindergarten through High School isn't that crazy!

 We are so proud of you Natalia. All of your persistence and hard work paid off! You graduation marks you as the 3rd generation to graduate from Berean great job!

I want to thank my good friend Amy Jo of Lola Jo designs for taking most of the pics during the cermony. She is Phenomenal!!!