Time Marches On

We have another graduate!!

Boy, it's been a full few weeks.  Our youngest girls were sick again and there was a lot to prep for the graduation party plus all of the year end concerts and award nights.  But, here we are on the other side of it, and so grateful for so many things:
the good health for the girls now, the accomplishments of our son, the great weather for the party, and all the help from my sister and the older kids!!!

We ended up with a bit of a "book theme" in our decorations.  Seemed pretty appropriate for a graduation!

My second daughter helped with a lot/most of the decorations.  The little sign is a book cover collaged with book pages then she simply used a sharpie to add the name and year.
The wreath is just a grapevine wreath with ribbon bow and the little sign hot glued in.  Now, I can easily remove the sign and bow and have the wreath for another occasion.

His guest book table used a house he built in one of his classes to hold cards.  Get it? A house of cards. :)
I made him what I call a  "Happy Day" bouquet sporting the colors and college items for the University that he is headed to.
There is a book page bunting hanging there too.

Another book page sign.  As often done, we used the book "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss for his guest book.

Yeah for chalk blocks!  They make an appearance often around here.  If you want to make yourself some, pick up some scrap 2x4s cut to various lengths and add the chalk paint.
There was "congratulations" in chalk blocks too, but I didn't take a picture of them.
When not in use for lettering, they double as building blocks for my youngest daughters.  

Fortunately, my son's name isn't Bartholomew so, we could use books to build his name!

Book mobile art!  Inspired via Pinterest and made by my daughter.

The dessert table with shredded old book pages in vases and pennants made with black paper and a white gel marker.

Another book page bunting made by my daughter and 2013 was cut with an exacto knife from a piece of foam core board and collaged with maps and book pages.

Well, the plan is to be back now to more frequent blog posts.  There is a lot of garden to be planted too.  Not a single seed has been sown, nor tomato plant planted, but it's been so cold now lately that it probably doesn't matter that we are behind.  So, it goes.


  1. What a beautiful family!!! Congrats to Will and to you! Love the decorations! Great job by all... love your pie server, too!

  2. Love the book theme and all you did with it. Spelling out his name - now that's creative! You have a beautiful family, Jill, as I'm sure you know.

    Thank you for praying for Casey. He is improving - today moved to a rehab unit where the physiotherapists will work with him.

  3. Oh, and I love your new header!

  4. Love your blog header and oh what a wonderful celebration.
    BIG Congratulations to Will and all the family...such a brilliant group photo too!
    Brightest of Blessings all around

  5. Love the decorations! What a great family photo!!


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