The whole week we were in preparation mode for the open house to celebrate granddaughter Kayla's graduation from high school. Our work increased and accelerated until culminating in the grand event today--an absolute success. Now, finally, I can put my feet up, relax, and reflect on the past seven days.
Sunday was quiet enough, except for the Indy 500 on TV. Stephan and Karen (son and DIL) came over to watch the famous race since they cannot get certain channels right now. Their dogs, our granddogs, came along. They love to run in the big open yard. I especially liked seeing them come up to the back door together and beg to come back in.
|Gryffon and Gracie|
|Bob and Jean Heilshorn's farewell|
And Tuesday evening was my last time with a new friend from Mexico. I was helping her with English. She is moving on to stay with another family of relatives for a few months.
|Rita and Miriam|
|Kim and Ivan|
Thursday was a big work day to spruce up the place for the grand event. Kayla and Skye came over to help. After only one lesson on how to use the commercial mower...
...we now have a confident operator (and a permanent helper?)
Friday was the big day. We enjoyed the graduation ceremony and are so proud of our lovely Kayla.
We managed to get one photo of all the family related folks who
Today our house was full of images of Kayla: a constantly changing display on the TV; framed photos everywhere; two huge posters covered with pictures; and a photo book covering the first ten years of her life.
The food was abundant: Mike's special grilled chicken; three amazing Pioneer Woman salads I
Then there was the dessert table...mmmmmmmmmmmm
Best of all was the fun time had by all!