Road Trip 2016

So I have been missing for a while… life got busy, I had so much going on, and I had a long road trip to go on with hubby and the pups. Hubbys nephew graduated from high school so we started out going to Indiana… May 2016 306

Then to Arkansas… with other trips to Missouri and Oklahoma. Oh my I loved this road trip because of beautiful scenery and some of the fun things we got to see and do. I have much to post about and I hope I can… but since I said we started in Indiana I have to show you my sister-in-laws new baby kittens.

kittens

We got to see them when they were a few days old and they were tiny and sweet. Hubbys nephew did a great job with his valedictorian speech and we are happy for him. Next on to Arkansas and the in-laws.

Graduation…

So as promised yesterday I will fill you in on our trip. Today its all about the graduate (my hubbys nephew and so by marriage my nephew as well) 🙂 He graduated from a small Christian academy in Indiana. His father (my brother-in law), is the pastor at this smallish church and one day about a decade ago he and my sister in law decided there needed to be a good Christian school for their kids, and others, to attend. So they talked about it with their church and started the school. My nephew was the first one to graduate doing all of his schooling, kindergarten to 12th grade, though only this school.

Evan grad

Each of the graduates made a table for the graduation with pictures, awards, etc that showed what they did while in school. (Nephew above with his table and yes he is tall 6’5″ to be exact at age 18) There were only two seniors who graduated. Each night they have different events for the graduation. Wednesday there is a church service… Thursday a banquet where who whole school gathers for awards, a slide show, etc and all the kids dress up like it is prom (they don’t have dances so this is the one time the kids get to dress up outside of their normal dress up code for school). Friday is the actual graduation and the kindergarten and 6th graders graduate as well. The best part of the school is their motto…

Banner

It was a nice graduation and unlike any others I had been to. The kids have a real respect for adults, each other, and themselves 🙂

Roses and Rain

We had a few nice days in a row here, now there is rain predicted for the next three. I am not too excited about that, but it will do the garden good. The rain last week helped my flowers and vegetables to grow as you can see from this rose-bush…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow I have a few more things to put in the garden if the rain would stop long enough and I can keep some energy after work. Maybe Sunday? We shall see. I have a day trip planed to see my church brother graduate from high school. I call him my church brother as when I was in college a family at the church I attended “adopted” me into their family.  I spent more time with them those 4 years  of college then with my own family. The kids grew up calling me “sis” and I have loved having siblings as I grew up as an only child. I will try to post on this event once I return. They are having a nice part for him Saturday and I am looking forward to seeing the family 🙂 In case this is my last post for the week… have a blessed and happy weekend 🙂