Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ryan’s Graduation



Good morning friends.  Photo heavy post today!  I'm back sharing two things today...a fun very CAS card and lots of pictures from Ryan's graduation. First up is a card set that I made for a dear friend whose daughter graduated.  Love CAS clean cards. This card was made with stamps from Concord & 9th and Uniko.

Now onto Ryan's graduation. What a special, heart filling day it was!  This first picture is of Ryan and his dear friend, Austin, processing in to the ceremony.  The kids don't go in alphabetical order for graduation; rather they get to pick a friend they want to walk with in the ceremony.  Austin lives two doors up and these two have been friends since second grade.


Looking over to give me a smile! :)


Many of these pictures including this one below were taken by friends. The boys intently listening to one of the commencement speeches. Their principals speech was my favorite of  them all.


It's almost their turn to get their diplomas. Each students name and picture accepting their diploma was flashed on the big screen in the arena.


It's official...Ryan accepting his diploma from our school board president and friend, Art Jarvis.


Ryan and a few of his friends tried out to be able to sing at graduation. Talk about being proud.  So, so proud of him. Here he is up on the big screen as he's singing and playing guitar.


Ryan, Austin (on snare), Alyssa (vocals with Ryan), Ben (on base) and Amanda (not shown - on piano). What an amazing experience and they sounded incredible singing Tame Impala's, Yes I'm Changing. If you follow me on Facebook, there's a video over there :)
 


All of the senior students in choir also sang...yes my heart is full!


Can you tell the grandparents are oh so proud! 


And we are too!  Collin wasn't really in the mood for pictures :)!


Ryan with several of his close friends!  I could share tons more but I think that is enough!  We're off today for his orientation at OU. Time is certainly flying.  I'm one proud mom and excited for what's next for Ryan.
 
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19 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Ryan, and you have every reason to be proud! Congratulations to you as well for making it through graduation of your first! By the way, love the clean and simple card, what a wonderful personalized gift.

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  2. awwwwwww...congrats momma!

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  3. Congratulations on Ryan's graduation! You made it!

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  4. Huge CONGRATS! How proud you all look!

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  5. Congratulations! A big step in his and your live! (And three times to follow...) Enjoy the summer with all the boys!
    Allmost forgot to say that the colours are beautifully picked again for the CAS-card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  6. Just a fabulous post, Lynn! Oh I know that feeling well, my friend. Congrats to Ryan, and to you and your DH, too! xx
    OH beautiful card, as well!!
    =]

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  7. Oh, wow, Lynn! Looks like a fabulous celebration! I love the idea of walking up with a friend at graduation...makes more sense and is more heartfelt. I will have to look up the video on FB...what a proud moment indeed :). Oh, and LOVE the card...I need to use that set more...it's so cool! Ox

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  8. Congratulations Ryan! Lynn, I cannot believe how your boys have grown. God bless Ryan and his future en devours. Beautiful family celebrating such a joyous event.
    Love, love, love the card!

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  9. Super sweet card, Lynn! I ended up ordering the similar scrip set from Mama Elephant, but not I'm wondering if I should have gotten this one instead... I'm thinking the Mama Elephant one is smaller...
    Your photos are wonderful! I can't only imagine how proud you are of your son and his accomplishments! Wishing him all the best in the future!

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  10. How amazing!! I can't even imagine the day one of my boys is graduating, wow! You have such a handsome crew and I just love hearing all about them. Makes me feel like I know them! Congrats to all of you. Graduation is an amazing moment for the whole family!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us, Lynn. Congratulations to Ryan and kudos to Mom and Dad for raising such a terrific young man.

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  12. Love your pretty little card Lynn! Thanks for sharing Ryan's special day with us. A big congrats to him as well as you and your hubby!!

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  13. Oh my goodness Lynn I got a lump in my throat thinking of how you must have felt at Ryan's grad! You got so many fabulous shots of him at all stages of the ceremony. You must have felt so proud. Huge congratulations Ryan! Your card for Allison is so pretty I love the Concord & 9th alpha so much!

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  14. Congrats to the grad - sharing in your pride and joy as a grad's mama :) I flashed back to many memories of Janina growing up over the years up till that moment she walked the stage. Precious memories for a mommy heart. Congrats to you and hubby for raising such a great son - the sky is the limit for him as he goes forward :)

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  15. Congratulations to Ryan and to you, his quite rightly proud family, Lynn ... wishing him every success as he embarks on his next adventure! Sweet card ... so deliciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Love the photos. Bring 'em on! Congratulations to Ryan. Easy to see why you are all so happy and proud. I'll bet he is a star at OU next year.

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  17. Congratulations!! What an amazing day for Ryan AND for your and your family!

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  18. Congratulations! What a great day and amazing memories! Thanks so much for sharing with us, proud mama! And I think I need those alphabet stamps ;). So pretty!

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