Monday, May 31, 2010

She was just a baby ... now look at her ...

First I'd like to wish you all a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!  Please remember our troops today as they continue to fight for our freedom!

The main purpose of this posting is to share our beautiful granddaughter, Morgan's graduation photos with you!  That's right ... Morgan graduated from high school yesterday and it was a WONDERFUL, PROUD day for all of us!!
As some of you already know, one of Morgan's high school prides was her participation in the band.  She just adores her teacher, Mr. Rodick and was proud to not only be 1st chair clarinet but she was also the Field Commander for the marching band both her Junior & Senior years.  Today as they march in the Memorial Day Parade in their town, it will be a sad occasion for Morgan as it will be the last time she commands the band and marches in a parade representing Leetonia High School.  She also received a scholarship towards college from the band a few weeks back.
Here is Morgan receiving her diploma ... such a proud moment for us all!  Especially for Morgan.  School has not always been easy for Morgan but finally her senior year it came together and she made the honor roll every 9 week period throughout!  She's not sure what she will be doing throughout the summer ... but she is certainly looking forward to starting college in the fall and we support her in all her future dreams!

  Not the best of photos, but can you say "PROUD!"

I don't think Morgan stopped smiling from the time she walked into auditorium!  She has certainly enjoyed her high school experience ... made many friends, both students & faculty and I have no doubt will miss them a lot!  She, like most of us, will keep in touch with a hand full of those special friendships ... but as time goes on will meet new friends and make new memories!

Can you tell we are PROUD GRAND-PARENTS!!

Morgan with Mom, Dad and brother Jon ... being silly and VERY HAPPY!


I asked Morgan where she's like to go to eat after the ceremony and she picked Olive Garden!  From the time she was a very little girl, she would choose a salad over a steak any time we'd go out to eat!  She loves the salad & breadsticks at Olive Garden so .... that's where we went.  It was just the 6 of us but you can tell this family doesn't need a crowd to have a good time!

Here's Morgan and her brother Jon sharing dessert!  The ceremony is over and now it's time to visit other graduation parties ... so we parted ways and headed back to Akron where our neighbor Tony was celebrating his graduation with a party and Morgan & her family had other family members to visit and other grad parties to attend as well!

Did you notice Morgan never took her graduation cap off!!!  She probably slept in it too, LOL!!

Thanks for letting me share this blessed day with you!  Hope you have a wonderful day today ... enjoy those Bar-B-Q's and friends/family!  We are all truly blessed with this day!


  1. Wow what a wonderful day for your family and Morgan looked so happy as you all did. Congratulations to all of you. She is a beautiful girl. Pat

  2. It was indeed a wonderful day! She did take her cap off to sleep, but it was kept close. So so glad we were all together for her special day.

  3. Morgan looks absolutely radiant. So happy for all of you. Congratulations and best wishes to all of you for the future, but especially Morgan. You go girl!

  4. OH, Dar! I can just feel how proud you are! Great photo's and beautiful family memories.
    Olive Garden, NUM!!!!

  5. You have such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing Morgan's big day! Loved all your pictures as always! :o)

  6. Congrats to Morgan and family!!!! It takes a village : ) Love seeing the joy and happiness of Morgan's heart! Your girls have your smile Darlene - thanks for sharing these photos!


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