Phew, we made it! Josh and I spent the past weekend in Dubuque, Iowa with my Dad, Patti and Julia and several aunts, uncles and cousins. We flew out, along with Kevin and Kathy to celebrate the memory of my late uncle Dave, and watch Julia graduate high school.
It was wonderful to be surrounded by family all weekend but after getting home at 1:30am last night, today might be a bit of a struggle at work. I leave you with some adorable pictures of my baby sister on her graduation day. She is just stunning and I can’t believe she’s off to college in the fall!
We started off the morning by making Julia open her presents from us. With a Tiffany necklace and dress from Josh and me and a new digital camera from Kevin and Kathy, the girl made out like a bandit! Following presents, we kindly let her finish getting ready (I’m sure she’ll love that these pictures are up) and headed over to her high school for a Baccalaureate Mass where Julia sang as part of the choir.
|cousin ana, josh, me, patti, julia, dad, kevin, and kathy|
In true big sister fashion, I probably took close to 200 pictures and several videos of Julia’s big day. She was such a good sport to deal with me and my camera antics but it just seemed too perfect. I had to capture everything. I remember when Julia was born so seeing her walk across the stage as a high school graduate, is unbelievable to me. I’m so proud of her!
After mass, we headed back to Aunt Kathy’s house for a graduation luncheon, cupcakes, presents and some awesome decorations. Upon her arrival, Julia was showered with princess grad baubles and then (whoops) was forced to wait outside while we finished decorating.
Though she wasn’t too pleased to wait outside, I think it was worth it when we hilariously sang as she came in and then showered her with love and presents.
Her graduation pictures were so stunning they looked like they were from a magazine. So why not order a life-size version? 🙂
Come back for part 2 when we head to actual graduation!!! eeeeee!