I just realized that I never shared about our big event this past summer. At the start of June we held a graduation ceremony for our oldest son. Our first born is now a high school graduate.
It's hard to believe that the little tyke that once looked like this:
Now looks like this:
We ended up having a BBQ in our backyard with lots of family and friends. We kept everything very low key. About mid-way through the event, a friend of ours delivered a graduation speech - something we had actually asked him to do.
Then my hubby gave a wonderful speech about how homeschooling has impacted us as a family. Finally, I spoke very briefly and handed off the diploma. Short. Sweet. Simple.
Now to navigate "the rest of his life" stuff as easily. He is taking a "gap year" this year and working on brushing up on a few skills that aren't quite college ready yet. We're aiming for him to start college next fall (September 2016). He wants to be a writer and work in the video game industry.