Monday, July 7, 2014

Neal is a High School Graduate!

Our last one has finished high school. 
It's crazy. All of our kids are all grown up.  When you start having kids you really don't think this time will ever come and looking back it doesn't seem all that long ago when Clark started school.

Yep, found a few more pics of "baby girl" I just had to put in this post.
This time Camryn is reading The National Geographic. 

Aunty Laurel and Camryn have matching outfits.

See Neal's graduation picture in the background? 
Totally legit with the cap and gown don't you think? 

 It was a little emotional I have to say. 

 Michelle gave the first congratulatory hug.  Clark, Brad and Laurel all graduated from the same school (Newbury Park High School) and Michelle and Neal graduated from the same school (Cardston High School) .

 It's been a tradition making carnation leis for the kids at graduation.

 Wait a second....that's my top Laurel.  Did you put that back in my closet?  I kinda think you didn't.

 All of the kids came up for the big day although Brad and Kelly are not in the picture.  Kelly was not feeling well so they had to get home.  Clark surprised me with an early morning greeting after driving all night and then sleeping in the bed of his truck until the border opened up at 7am. 

 Neal was awarded this certificate for his interest and talent in the construction area.  He is becoming a really great welder and builder of things. A $300 check came with this sweet certificate to further his schooling. 

 Here in Canada they don't have prom, it is called "grad" and it coincides with graduation.  Neal took Ashtyn Harris.  They have a lot of fun together. Her dress reminds me of Kelly's wedding dress.
Thursday night was the official graduation ceremony and then Friday was a dinner with the graduates and family members with a program.  After that the dance and then after that was the all night party which ended with breakfast.  Neal was home by 5am. 
Clark, Brad and Laurel went to Disneyland for their all night party the day before graduation. 

 Ah, Neal! 
We love you!
PS. LOVE the pink shirt on Mark.


Dixie Dee said...

So you all have graduated High School! Is that 6 graduations for you Marilee? Yours and the kids? You are bilingual, A Canadian grad and a US grad!
Congrats to Neal! All grown up!
Neal looks great as do the parents of the graduate! Can't see how it's possible for that young couple to have ALL adult children with little ones of their own.
Love the Lei tradition!

Christie Hunter said...

Congrats to Neal! He's at the beginning of many new adventures, and it's an exciting time. His date is cute, and they look good together. What a great brother Clark is to drive all night just to be there for his bro! Great pictures once again, Lee lee!

Kaylynn said...

Congrats to Neal (and you) for high school graduation!! Love all of the cute pictures of your granddaughter!!

mama jo said...

congrats to neal and all of you!!! yippee!!!

Marilou said...

It's just down right crazy is what it is!
All of our kids are all grown to speak.
It's nutty bananas!