The Graduate

Girls in May 07It’s really hard these days to realize (and remember!) that these two little girls have now both graduated from high school!! But it’s true! This past weekend we celebrated Hayley’s graduation from Marysville High School, and the emotions were running high as we did our best to pick her out of the 400 +/- blue gowned young adults that were marching across into the stadium.
There she is! In front of the girl with the dress hanging beneath her graduation gown –
I’m not going to kid you- it was a cold and blustery night and maybe sometimes it seemed like they were never going to get through all of those names. But when we were able to join her on the field after the ceremony for hugs and congratulations, it was all worth it!
Here’s the whole gang of us – some being sillier than others!
Two years ago, at Ellie’s graduation, the three older sisters struck this pose –
Ellie’s graduation
It seemed only right to recreate the pose at this graduation too!
How fun!

On a slightly different note – there often seems to be one picture during an event that really cracks me up. Back in 2021, at Ellie’s graduation, it was this one –
Ellie’s graduation
Ah, sisters!
This year, it involved a different sibling, but I caught Hayley taking a selfie with Noah (Class of 2029) looking on!
Oh, the faces of brothers!

But back to the star of the show –
H. Conrad – Class of 2023
Where have the years gone? May you continue to hold fast to your Savior, and glorify Him in all you do! I know He has great things planned for you! Pops and I were so glad we were able to be there to celebrate YOU and this milestone in your life!

But you, young lady-
Don’t even think it!

2 thoughts on “The Graduate”

  1. I loved this blog post! What a beautiful family. In the years I have been following you, (I think it is about seven or eight) your family, adventures and love of our Lord have become very real to me. Congratulations to Ellie. What are her next plans?

    We have a grandson who graduated from high school. So many friends also are celebrating the milestone. May God bless these young people as they move out into the world.

  2. So late in replying to comments – but thank you for your kind words and encouragement! Our graduate, Hayley, will be heading off to college with dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher! It’s been her “what I want to be when I grow up” answer since she was a little girl! We keep her and her older sister (Ellie – also in college) in our prayers as they enter this new adventure and challenge! Thanks for following along for all those years!

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