Introducing . . .

Our newest high school graduate!!!  Nyack High School Class of 2014!!  : )  It was an absolutely beautiful night filled with inspiration, incredible words of wisdom from young and young at heart, laughter, tears and hopes and dreams of the future. 

I took this same walk 29 (did I really just type that?!!?) years ago.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  Although there has since been a new high school built, the graduation ceremonies are still held at the location of the original school that I graduated from.  I'm not sure how many more years this tradition will continue since our high school will be getting a new stadium in the next few years.  Bittersweet.  : (

The heart of our beautiful old Nyack High School is this gorgeous bell tower.

This gorgeous painting was one of the gifts that the Class of 2014 presented to the school.

The sky was absolutely beautiful on graduation night!!!

The bell tower all lit up.
It's official!!!!!  : )
Trevor and Joe.  They've been best friends since middle school.
Standing between my two men.
There really are no words to describe the pride I feel when I look at my children.  I look at how much my oldest son, Connor, has grown and changed since he graduated from high school three years ago.  No longer a boy but now a man.  Time marches on every day.  Before I know it, son #3 will be graduating (he's only 12 so I have a while, thankfully!!).  And I can't even think about Megan graduating.  I'm not ready to be that age yet!!!  Notice I didn't say "that old yet."  : )

For now, I'm enjoying life, one day at a time, happy that all of my chickens are home to roost for the summer and looking forward to all of the memories yet to be made these next few months before they're spreading their wings and flying once again!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Monday and a beautiful week ahead ~ Wendy


Deserae said...

Congratulations to you and your son....that is such a huge accomplishment!!!!! Have a great week :o)

Shel said...

Wendy, these pictures are just gorgeous! I especially love the one of Trevor in the crowd! What a stellar shot!

I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like to watch your babies graduate (much less from the school you went to- what fun)!

Have a wonderful summer with everyone under one roof! Congrats to Trevor and to you all! xo

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations to you all - beautiful photos for a really wonderful occasion, even more poignant being the same school as you. Enjoy the summer all together, making some wonderful memories.

Gina said...

Congratulations Wendy. You must be a very proud mother. My eldest has one year to go in High School and I know it will fly. Knowing how quickly the last few years have flown and how I have watched Megan grow from a little baby into a girl I have no doubt that some day I will find myself looking at her graduation photos and I hope you are in one of them too!!! Let's enjoy these precious years!

NY KitchenMama said...

What a beautiful family! And the pic of that bell tower is just stunning!

becoming claudine said...

What a lovely post -- and a reminder of how time goes so quickly...my oldest is just 10, but often reminds us that in a mere 8 years he will be graduating!

You have lovely, lovely children!