June 16, 2015

A Graduate

It's official. We have a graduate! Madison graduated from high school this past weekend, in a beautiful ceremony hosted by our amazing cyberschool. I really did not know what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful ceremony the school hosted honoring the graduating students. We made the trip as a family...plus one Danish boyfriend...to watch our Madison complete this chapter in her life. It was a wonderful weekend. And here are the highlights...

Me and my girl...on our way out the door...
posing for one more picture before we left!
Dinner out the night before to celebrate our girl. She got strawberry and I got lime. : )
She attended a two hour practice early in the day, and then we joined her at the Performing Arts Center.
And there she is...my firstborn. Graduating. Yes...tears were shed. It is hard to convey the feelings I had in my heart. But those of you that have gone before me know exactly what I mean. : )
And after the beautiful ceremony...our Madison Marie!!! She graduated with Honors!
Proud parents.
Proud family. : )
One with her Daddy...I remember watching these two as he walked her to elementary school...
one with her Momma...
and one with her man. : )
The beautiful necklace is a gift from her Godmother and my dear friend Marian. : )
Our oldest and our youngest. : )
There was a lovely reception afterward with fancy sandwiches and fruit and drinks. And cake. Always cake.
Happy Graduation, Madison Marie. Do your thing. Love what you do. Stay classy. Be yourself. Pray. And remember always...Mommy loves you.


  1. Congratulations to Madison! Best wishes for a wonderful future!

  2. Congratulations!! Wow, big stuff. I can't believe it.
    Job well done, Mom. Can't wait to see what the future holds for her.

  3. A big congratulations to Madison. Bet she has a bright future in store with such a supporting family.

  4. Congrats again to Madison! Such a sweet post. Milestones like that go right to the heart ::sniff::
    Loved all the photos too. Such a beautiful family.
    God bless Madison on the wonderful world ahead! xoxo

  5. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time. And what amazing pictures you have to cherish and remember that day and moment forever.


  6. Congratulations to her! What an exciting time of life. <3

  7. Congratulations to you all. Exciting times and lots of lovely memories to treasure.

  8. Congratulations Madison!!!
    Oh and beautiful pictures of you and your girl!

  9. Congratulations, Madison! Way to go! (And congrats to Mom and Dad, too!!)

  10. Beautiful. Congratulations to Madison and you!!! Brings such happy tears, doesn't? Blessings

  11. Wow, you have so much to be proud of! What a special day for you all!
    Do you live in or around Lancaster? One of my favorite areas!

  12. What a great day to celebrate! You must be so proud. Congrats Madison!

  13. Congrats to your Madison. I totally get the tears, especially because it is your firstborn and to me if was like where did the time go....you were just in Kindergarten!!!

    Looks like you guys celebrated good!

  14. What a special day for your Madison Marie...I have an Isabella Marie...I will turn to you in three years for support when it is her turn. I love that Nicolas was there for her on her special day.

  15. Congratulations Madison!!! Your life is just beginning, take it for all its worth and never let go!!! The world is all yours!!! Best of luck to you!! God bless!!!


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