Thursday, May 23, 2013

She did it!

Last Saturday was Julianne's commencement ceremony.

Julianne and her friend, Samantha, were the only graduates, which made for a small ceremony, but it was a very special day.  One of the big co-ops here offers a graduation ceremony to any homeschoolers who want to participate-but you don't get to choose your own color cap and gown.  I still find that strange, since homeschoolers by definition are independent thinkers.  So we had to do it ourselves.

Allison played the piano for the ceremony, then sang with Julianne while Julianne played, in lieu of having to fit a piano recital into our too-hectic schedule this spring.

Emily made Julianne toss her cap into the air when we were outside for pictures.  Some traditions just can't be broken, ya know.

Julianne's cap, by the way, is a Dr. Seuss "Oh, the Places You'll Go" cap.  When I saw it on Amazon, I knew it was perfect for her.  She agreed.

Some of our dear Five in a Row friends made the long drive to spend the day with us.  Unfortunately, a ninja snuck in and knocked Max out of the picture.  Looks like Molly is in imminent danger, too!

We are so proud of you, Julianne.  You've worked diligently to reach this milestone and we look forward to seeing what you accomplish next.

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  1. Congratulations Juju! I love the cap! One last reminder that homeschoolers don't fit the cookie cutter mold:>)

  2. Congratulations to Julianne and to you Karen! How wonderful. One to go!

    What a blessing you've had this special time with her while she was growing up!


  3. Congratulations!! You crack me up....independent thinker, you. I know it was a very special day for a two very special girls.

  4. Oh my word, she looks so grown up! I can't wait to see you guys when I get back home in September. Love and miss you! -Kayla

  5. A friend once told me that getting home schoolers to agree is like trying to herd cats... yes, independent thinkers! Congratulations.

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. How fun to graduate in a class of two! And I LOVE the Dr. Seuss cap. :)

  7. I never thought about a graduation ceremony for my homeschooled children. Interesting!

  8. Happy 29th birthday Keeka!!!! Love and miss you guys so much!


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