Thursday, June 11, 2009
school's out for summer
last night we went to my little brother's high school graduation. and just like that, we have ZERO family members still in high school. sad -- it makes me feel old.
it was freaking freezing cold. here's a shot from the grandstands -- i went early with my mom to wait in line and we ended up with front row seats. sweeeet. here's our view before the big show started -- i swear, there are actually mountains under those grumpy clouds:
b & i spent most of the pre-show looking like this, freezing our butts off -- him was cranky, i was not:
i was super excited to be there because i haven't attended a high school graduation since my own. i missed my sister's because i was living in new york. plus i was just so excited that my little sparky was so grown up -- i wouldn't have missed this for anything.
graduation is always a fun time to reflect. i couldn't believe it's been seven years since i graduated, or that SO MANY of my brother's classmates drive brand new cars, or that they whipped through 800+ graduates in less than 30 min. nice work, los osos high school!
i've said it once and i'll say it again -- grant is way cooler than i was or ever will be. he's in the senior class presidency so he got to sit on the stand and announce one of the speakers:
once it was over we tracked him down on the field for family photos [what did we do without cell phones??].
don't mind the fact that i look like the stay puff marshmallow man in all these pictures because i was quite happily bundled up in my winter coat. i think i'm going to need a few new jackets before utah.
the grad & his soon-to-be empty-nester parents:
grammie & grandad came all the way out from arizona:
here is a picture of me & sparky about seven years ago:
and here we are at graduation:
i guess i can find solace in the fact that no matter how big granty gets, we will always take silly pictures together.
grant is going to byu-idaho in the fall, which is where my sister & bro in law currently go to school. it's also four hours north of provo so i'll be able to visit them a lot. yay! growing up isn't so bad.