Friday, July 18, 2008

The Party

It's not a party without popcorn, hey?
Some of you have been asking to see photos of the party we had for our son's graduation. The night before he graduated we had a small party with the family members who traveled in for his graduation. We don't live near most of our family, so that was a very special time for us. I have already posted those photos here.

However, it is a HUGE custom in our area to throw a party for all of the friends of the graduate, called a Graduation Open House. Many graduates have their party on the same day they graduate, however our son and his friends chose to space theirs out across several weekends so they could all go around to each others party.

We had a guest book to sign as a keepsake and a photo framed with a mat for his friends to write well wishes. It was a lot of fun and we had the honor of entertaining 120+ friends on that special day. We served grilled pork loin, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, assorted yummy cookies, cheese ball and crackers, chips and dip, veggies, lemonade punch, bottled water, soft drinks and of course POPCORN as evidenced by the quaint popcorn popper in the photo at the top of the posting.

It is hard to believe that this memorabilia represents a new right of passage in our family, but time passes and we are grateful for the children we have and the love we share as a family.

Thank you to each person who has made a contribution to his life. He is a fine young man. Best of all...he's my son!
Love, Rachel






7 comments:

donnie said...

Beautiful posting and memories are so very special and pictures to go along with them even better.
Enjoy and beautiful day with your very special day.
Love you, Donnie

Anonymous said...

it is suppose to read, Enjoy a beautiful day with your very special family. Love you, Donnie

Mandie said...

Graduation, WOW! I have a while for that. I bet the time just flew by.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I have never heard of a graduation open-house...neat idea!!

M ^..^

Esther said...

What a sweet tribute!

Love, Esther

Cottage Rose said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. And the food list sounds so yummy. The photo with the large mat to every one to sign is a great idea. I will have to keep that one in mind. Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, YES HE IS ONE GREAT SON. I KNOW YOU ARE VERY PROUD. KEITH