Friday, June 12, 2009

*Ü* Graduation *Ü*

As most of you may know,
last Saturday was my graduation!!
We arrived about an 1/2 hour early to prepare.

The ceremony started with a congregational hymn,
and I sat in the library waiting for "Pomp and Circumstance";
which, when played, I walked in and up to the front row...




My dad then went up to give the "Challenge to the Graduate"...

What he said was very sweet and touching,
and he also blessed mom and I with a rose...


After another hymn, my uncle gave the Prayer of Dedication.
(Noone took pictures during prayer :)
Then Mrs.C sang "Only One Life"...


Then I gave my speech, which I really enjoyed doing!
Thankfully, I was NOT a bit nervous, I had fun...

I ended my speech by playing an arrangement
of "I Surrender All" on the piano...


Then Pastor came and gave a very convicting message...


After pastor's message, my dad presented to me my diploma...



I then went and shook the pastors' hands...

and then I flipped the tassel and am now an official highschool graduate!!


The ceremony was about an hour,
and then we had the fellowship...




Here was my display table
(there were LOTS of photos!! Over 400!)...


Here I am with my diploma...

My diploma up-close...

After eating, I opened all the gifts and cards...

While cleaning up, Stephani and I had fun
with the decoration ribbons...


It was a very fun and exciting day!!
Stephani spent the whole weekend at my house as well.
My uncle left Monday and my Grammas left yesterday.
Such a busy and thrilling past week!!
I hope you all are having a good week.

11 comments:

HIS daughter said...

Hey congrats on graduating! Looks like a very fun day :) Blessings :)

MissEyebright said...

It looks like it was a lovely time! The group that I graduated with were kind of picky...we only wore hats because nobody wanted to wear the gown, we each wore our own colors, and we didn't walk in to Pomp & Circumstance. We were kind of different. :)

Congrats!
Have an especially bright and beautiful day! (Belated, I know, but it should count, right?)
Miss Eyebright
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/eyebright

Lindsay said...

Congratulations, Alexandra! It looks like you had a very nice graduation. :)

~ Love in Christ,
Lindsay

Alli said...

Wow, sounds like you had bunches of fun. I can't wait to graduate in 2011. I will be graduating by myself, then after we'll have a little celebration. Congrads!!!

Miss Alli

P.S. I love playing with ribbon, ballons, and BUBBLES!!!

Lisa Marie said...

Congratulations! Looks like you had fun.

~Lauraborialice said...

Congratulations!!! :) Have a great summer!! :)

Hannah said...

Congratulations!! Don't forget, you'll never stop learning!

Brittany said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALLY!!! ♥ YA GAL!!!!

Too bad we didn't get to come... ugh... WAAAAAA... oh well, hopefully we'll be able to see each other again soon. I love yours and Stephani's hair...lol

Brittany

Shelby L'Rae said...

Congratulations!

Class of 09, girl! =)

Christ's blessings,

Shelby

BookwormMN said...

Congrats! How does it feel!? Hope the rest of your life is full of God's blessings, fun, and adventure!

Love,
Amber

LivingforGod said...

Congratulations!!! May the Lord direct your path and guide your future!

How did you make your diploma? It looks beautiful and professional.

Did you receive Alyssa's card, letter, and bookmark she made for you? We hope so :).

~Mrs. Liljequist

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