Graduation Day (updated)

Well, the battery on my camera died for the big day, so most of the pictures we got were taken without the benefit of flash. But here are two of the best pictures we got of Second Daughter at her high school graduation. For those of you who asked, the ceremony is a yearly thing for homeschooled seniors organized by our local homeschool group. It is a really nicely done ceremony: caps and gowns and speakers and diplomas and special music and awards 0—the whole shebang. I think that a special ceremony like this is a really nice way for extended family and friends to be able to help celebrate our homeschooled kids’ achievements.

Here my daughter is showing off the medal she got for being a National Merit Commended Scholar. Yes, we’re proud–smile! Her daddy got to present the medal to her… a very sweet moment! I am hoping the picture my mother-in-law took turned out, since I missed that one.

And here we are after the ceremony. The three year old thankfully fell asleep half way through the ceremony and was still asleep draped across me for this picture. It was a wonderful ceremony and a wonderful day!

More later– I’m off to bed!


  1. Congratulations – wonderful day for you all. And a very impressive medal too.

  2. What a wonderful day. Congrats!

  3. Aw! She’s beautiful. And obviously smart, too! There’ll be no stoppin’ her!

  4. Congratulations! That is so exciting. She looks exactly like you too.:)

  5. Congratulations! That is really awesome!

  6. Congratulations! Second Oldest 🙂 Mary, you must be so proud. I’m sure all those hours of homeschooling paid off.

    And wow= she looks more like you every. single. day.

  7. congratulations to her!
    thank you for leaving a comment.

  8. first of all congrats on making it to graduation Mom & congrats on graduating with such honors to your lil’ twin 🙂 I can’t get over how much she looks identical to you! Goodness!

  9. Congrats 2nd oldest daughter!!

  10. Good for her!

    Your resemblance is amazing.

    I’m curious about where this ceremony took place, if she was homeschooled.

  11. Good for her!

    Your resemblance is amazing.

    I’m curious about where this ceremony took place, if she was homeschooled.

  12. Congrats!!

  13. congratulations and i’m sure your house guests all had a great time too.

  14. Awesome, congrats. You must be a proud mama!

  15. Congratulations to all of you! That is quite an achievement for your daughter and a reflection on your years of dedication.

  16. Congratulations to daughter No 2!!!! What a proud Mum you must be at the moment! And my goodness, Mary, she is so like you!

  17. I’m sure you get told all the time how much you two look alike, y’all are both so very lovely. Congrats to everyone on the big milestone!

  18. Con-GRAD-ulations! haha What a great thing, too, to have a National Merit Scholar! Good work, mom, dad, and family…and homeschooling community!