Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Graduation partying..

Knock knock knock..

Is this thing on?

Is anybody still reading this?

O.K. good. I just thought you would all want to see what the graduation party extravaganza looked like. After all, it's not like I haven't been sweating this grand event for like... a month.. or a year.. or about 18 years, to be exact.

So, here's our graduate (Jamie) flanked by his two next siblings. Joanna on right, Hudson on the left. And yes, they are wearing custom graduation T-Shirts. It all started when Jamie decided that this event was getting way out of control. He decided if we were going to go ALL out that we should probably have T-shirts also.

The T-shrits say "2010 Webber Graduation" with all the possible adjectives to describe a party
"party, fieta, festivity, over-the-top, soirree, bash, etc.." and the last one is "Extravaganza".

Extravaganza pretty much sums it up. It's going to take all week to put up photos of everything, but we'll start with the most important thing--the guests. What's a party without guests? Even though I felt like 100 people were missing from the event, we still had 124 people there altogether (including family). I was prepared for 225-250. Obviously I can not put pictures up of 124 people, but I'll just randomly select a few to show.

The little gal on the right (next to Nathanael) is Hope. Hope is the oldest of 6 children and dear friends of ours who came all the way from Chicago for the day. What a great surprise and blessing it was to see them out in full force with all of their little ones! All the big girls thought that Hope looked like Caddie Woodlawn or Laura Ingalls. What do you think?

MVP "Most valuable partiers" club starts with Jim and Tammy. They were also out in full force with their 4 kids and stayed until 10:00 and helped clean up, load tables, and get the place back in order Saturday night.
Mom on left, sleeping hedgehog on right. Mom and Dad came a few days early to help get the yard organized. Mom just "did whatever needed doing". I could never pull it off with out you, Mom. Also, Mom brought pasties (a yooper food) and moose roast for the party. Both were hits.
Will's brother Scott on the left, and Will on the right.
This was our kitchen. The scene was the same. It just changed players every hour.
And yes, there was a concert at the party! This whole group is 3 (only 3!) homeschool orchestra families. The concert was lovely!
Jamie on violin, Hud on cello.
Jason and baby Sarah enjoying the concert.

Left to right: Grandpa Jon Webber, Jamie, Joanna, Will and Hudson
All of the immediate family members in attendance.

Thanks for coming everyone!!


Kathryn said...

Well, i stopped reading at the end of your last post! Stopped reading what you had so far, anyway. :P

Looks like you had a grand time! How lovely. (Was the Hedgehog tired?) I would have been. I'm so glad you've so much energy.

Becky said...

Congratulations - it looks like it was a blast. After the fact, do you ever have one of those, "Now exactly why was I sweating this?" moments? Just wondering since I seem to do that all the time.

Scottish Twins said...

Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful party!

Organizing Mommy said...

The hedgehog was in an utter coma on Sunday but managed to get to the first meeting and some of the second at the chapel the next day. I apologized to the preacher and told him I'd pray for him and went home and slept for the rest of Sunday.

I heard from Will that said preacher did very well, so I don't feel bad for leaving (and praying)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh hurray!

I was wondering when you'd surface ;D

Congratulations to you ALL!


Braley Mama said...

What a party!!! Great job hosting all those people! And congrats to your son Jamie!!! How cool to have the orchestra, nice touch super mom!!!You rock!

Jenny P. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shirts! They're super special. Glad you have a fun time. Once again congrats to the grad!

Mrs. Parunak said...

Looks triumphant! I so wish we could have been there!