Monday, June 8, 2009

High School Graduation!!

Laurel after performing

The Michener kids and Backholm kids (minus Stephen)

The Michener Family

The graduation party crowd

Candice and Wyatt

Where people ALWAYS congregate...around the food!
It is just not a party without food.

Yep! I graduated! It feels so good to be "done" with school. I know that learning never ever stops but it is so nice to be graduated from high school. A lot of people are asking me what I am going to do now. I am not 1oo% sure what this next year holds for me but I do know that whatever happens I am going to keep my eyes on Jesus knowing that he holds my life in his hands. I plan to keep making money and working my full-time job at home. I am also considering teaching ballet lessons in the fall. Plus I would love to continue to bless and help out families who need a hand with house work, cooking, child care and whatever else suits their fancy. Anywho, I am going to keep my eyes wide open because life full of adventures and twists and turns and I don' want to miss any of them!

We had a GREAT graduation party on Saturday. Wonderful company, good food, lots of laughter and even live music featuring Zona Calda and Melina Kastle. Yes, it was splendid! One of the best gifts to me was that my good friends from Grandview were able to come and stay the weekend with us. We had an absolute blast playing tennis, pinochle, nerts, trivial pursuit and more. We thrived on little sleep and yummy food!! Ohhh...what fun, what fun. It was so hard to say good-bye. :(

On Sunday evening Laurel performed with the Grays Harbor Symphony playing Kabalevsky's youth concerto no. 5 op. 30 and she did a bang up job. I am so excited to see were Laurel goes with her amazing God-given talent and determination to practice daily 4-5 hours. I wish she would rub off on me! :)

Well, this is getting long and it is getting rather late. I am getting my last two wisdom teeth out tomorrow, so if you think about it I would appreciate prayer for a easy surgery and quick recovery. I will try to post again soon.

P.S. Does anyone know the secret to getting the pictures to go where you want them to?? I am completely and utterly befuddled!