The Friday before graduation we had a BBQ/swim party at our house for Christine. It was so nice to relax and enjoy good food and good company with friends and family. It's always nice to have a reason to celebrate...this is a picture of a couple of other seniors...Tyler Tryon and Blaine Laherty. Some good kids that think hanging with their parents and siblings is an "ok" way to party :)
Graduating from Allen High School is never an intimate affair. With more than 1100 students in Christine's graduating class, the ceremonies were held at The University of North Texas in Denton...it's about an hour away...totally inconvenient. But we must not break from tradition. We must attend and support our sweet Christine. The reading of the graduates took about 1 hour and 50 minutes...and then there were the speeches...all in all, the whole thing took about 2 hours and 15 minutes. We took some pictures outside afterwards. Christine was happy to be done...she looks like it in her pictures. We survived another Allen HS graduation and will be repeating the process again in 3 years...time is flying! Congratulations Christine on a job well done! With little effort she graduated in the top 25% of her class...imagine what she could achieve if she really applied herself? We are proud of her just the same...Also, last night she graduated from seminary. She was one of 7 who achieved "Seminary in Excellence" all 4 years...there were about 50 seniors graduating...now THAT we are proud of!
Christine and one of her best buds...Blaine Laherty...Happy to be done with high school.