Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Graduation from The Pinckney Family School...a family affair

On Saturday, Thomas was the first Pinckney homeschool graduate to actually “walk” in commencement exercises. He graduated with 12 others in the Cabarrus County Homeschool Association. It was a fine day. Long, but fine. The graduation meant a lot to us personally mainly because of what Thomas had to say. (Squidge is working on getting the video ready so stay tuned). There was a nice reception afterwards with cake, punch, etc. and folks stayed around to visit and view the displays that each graduate had set up with pictures, awards, and other memorabilia of their lives. It was sweet to hear the congratulatory words and encouraging comments that lots of folks had about Thomas. Made a mom’s heart happy!

It was a family affair because Andrew played the cello and served as a Junior Marshall...

and Matthew (Squidge) filmed the proceedings and is producing a DVD for the families.

Good work, guys!

We had a graduation pool party/cookout with Thomas’s closest friends and some of our family in the evening. The kids swam, played music, ate, and just generally had a good time. The rain didn’t dampen our spirits a bit and our grillmasters (thanks Rob and Fred) did a great job! What a joy to celebrate the completion of Thomas's homeschool career. Thanks to all of you who helped make it a special occasion!


Kelly said...

Congratulations to Thomas on a job well done!!

And you too, Beth!

Melanie said...

Congrats to Thomas. Whenever you post a picture with your boys in it, I definitely seeing them turning into fine young men. It's amazing how quickly they change.

I hope Thomas enjoys his time with you all before heading off to college. Somewhere in Chattanooga?

Jen Unsell said...

Congratulations Thomas! You look as beautiful as ever Beth! Seems so far away for us but I know it will be here in a flash.