Last weekend we were home to celebrate Jadyn's graduation from high school.
I flew in to Omaha on Wednesday so that I could help them get ready for the big weekend. I have to say, I have the BEST friend ever!! My best friend Angela, picked me up from the airport and drove me halfway home, on a weekday! How sweet!!! We also stopped to grab a happy hour AND a cupcake in the Old Market. It was so much fun! We decided we need to live next door to each other. Since we live across the country from each other, that will clearly not work right now. Something will have to change. In the meantime, we will just keep visiting as often as we can! I also have the BEST brother who picked me up halfway and took me the rest of the way home. How awesome is that!?
I spent Thursday and Friday helping decorate and bake for the big celebration. Thursday night we took a break for baccalaureate. No one wanted to put the seats up in the back row so we all squeezed in.
Friday Matt flew in to join us for the celebration! We gave Jadyn her present that night. Matt and Nolan were in charge or wrapping it. They had a blast; Jadyn did not! We started with this...
Then she found some bricks...
Then another box...
Then she decided it was time to get the scissors out!
What do we have here? Oh, it's another box!
Hhmmm.....what could it be?
And in this box...
she found some dry erase markers. She happened to buy them herself. :)
Nolan is so sneaky!
To go along with her dry erase markers, she needs a dry erase board.
So we found one on the front of a mini fridge. And 25 minutes later her gift was opened!
It was entertaining for us all.
Saturday was the big day. Matt learned a new card trick at a networking event he went to and tried it out on everyone. Here he is tricking Atlee before we headed to the graduation ceremony.
On Instagram, I sent out a little sneak peek of what was to come during the graduation party. Delicious, right?!
I got two of my favorites to join me in the front row for the ceremony!
Then we got things started, beginning with the band directed by the best music teacher around!
Jadyn opened things up by giving her commencement speech. She did a wonderful job, and even though I had already heard it 37 times, I still laughed!
Then the honor graduates were given some more hardware to wear for the day.
They also played a class video and gave flowers to their mothers. Then it was time for the diplomas!
What do you suppose these two are talking about? I am sure it was totally pertinent to graduation :P
Then it was on to the party. We decided it would be fun to have a luau theme.
Mother Nature thought it would be fun to have a tornado scare. So we were forced to stay inside and nothing in the above picture was used. Here was our dessert bar in the garage.
I think she put up 348 pictures, and that might not even be a high enough number!
Here was our menu.
And here is where Jadyn stood all day.
Finally at the end of the night I got a picture with the graduate. Matt also did a fantastic job of documenting the whole day on Twitter.
The weather finally calmed down a little and we were able to enjoy a fire and make s'mores. We ended the night watching her open her presents.
Again our trip went way too fast, but it is always nice to be there for special events. Hope you all have a great Memorial weekend!