Carl’s Graduation Pictures

I wanted to share some pics from the graduation. I have to admit that I am no longer the parent that has a camera hanging on my arm or in the center of the action anymore. I used to be ….and I always think I wish I had gotten more pictures. But the truth is that as much as I like the pictures…I felt like I was always missing the moments. So I have to decide whether i want to live in the moments or have my camera capture them…..and as I have gotten older i have decided to put the camera down for a bit. So I didn’t capture everything on film…but I did in my mind.

002 - CopyCarl and his proud parents.

005 - CopyThis is Rob, Myself, Carl and his Bio-mom.

011Carl and both of his Moms

018 - CopyCarl & Grandpa Mike.

022 - CopyCarl with his 2 newest grandparents. Bill and Laurie.

028 - CopyThe kids( minus one who didn’t make it to the festivities)

0373 of the 4 brothers033Carl and his Sisters. Jeri and Clarissa

Our Family

066The next photos are part of our “village”

The way that our graduation process works is that we have graduation friday night…then a party the next day.  So some people come friday night..some come saturday ..some stay for both.

I feel bad that I didn’t get any photos of the party…..so lots of people were there for that and I didn’t capture the photos. 🙂 but Just know that we appreciate all of them very much and they are all part of our village.

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I am excited for this new chapter in Carl’s life and to see what will unfold…..I am so thankful for all of the people in our lives who have risen to the occasion and helped us along the way. It is no easy task raising 6 kids and our village of people have been exceptional. It’s a blessed life.

Thank you so much!

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5 thoughts on “Carl’s Graduation Pictures

  1. Such darling and memorable pictures! Thank you for posting:) Enjoy smelling the roses along life’s path! Your family is precious in His sight, and ours too! 🙂

  2. Dear One ,
    What a handsome boy. And you look
    Wonderful Just see what a year can do
    Keep it up. Proud of you
    Looks like you did a great job with
    Carl. Now to go on as a grown up
    Love and hugs

  3. Congratulations Carl. A big milestone on your road ahead! Am anxious to learn what your plans are now……..job, college, goofing off for a year? May the rest of your journey be splendid. You have a tremendous group of folks there (from all the great pics) who will cheer you on.

  4. Loved all the pictures. You are such a beautiful lady and it looks like you have a wonderful family. Best wishes for a wonderful new chapter for Carl. He is a lucky young man! It looks like you still have a big job to do with the rest of the kids. You are up for it, I know. God bless you all.

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