Ashlyn’s Graduation

Our eldest daughter, Ashlyn, graduated from high school today! We had a small ceremony at home, just our family along with my mom and stepdad who were visiting.

Preparations… The sashes over the chairs were my favorite decoration. So simple, but they gave the whole room a classy and festive pop of color.

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On the server, we put her balloons and a few special items for her ceremony.

 

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We purchased her diploma and cap from HSLDA. The are both gorgeous, excellent quality. We did not do a gown.

The yellow book is a photo album that I made through Shutterfly. I have been so terrible all these years at keeping albums, so I decided to go through the last eighteen years of photos to prepare a memory book for her. It turned out beautifully!

In front of the memory book was one of Ashlyn’s favorite surprises. A while back, I contacted some loved ones across the globe who have been meaningful in her life, and asked them to participate by sending a letter. I asked them to write some words of wisdom and encouragement for Ashlyn as she enters the world of adulthood. Beautiful letters and cards came in, and they were really special to her.

Our lovely graduate!

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With Michael and me

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With Grandparents

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With Brothers and Sisters

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The ceremony was quiet, simple, and lovely, just Ashlyn’s style. Special day!