Zach's high school graduation represents a huge milestone for me. And when I pass huge milestones, I get very emotional. And when I get very emotional, I cry. Lots.
|(I "stole" this picture from his friend's facebook, 'cause I didn't have a good shot like this...|
Zach's the only senior -- seated on the left behind the clarinets.)
She even cleared off her mantel for some memorabilia...
I ordered two cakes from Costco. (They are the best! I also checked pricing from WalMart bakery as well as a couple local grocery chains & I would've been paying twice as much for inferior cake & icing, & absolutely none of that delicious mousse filling!)
Zach's girlfriend & her mom made dozens of black paper cones for popcorn. (I turned a 10-bottle wine rack on its side to hold the cones upright...)
Bob popped the corn in Sara's machine.
|(mmmmmm -- they make it with olive oil & sea salt!)|
|(Not bad for a lady in a neck brace between surgeries & therapies...)|
I baked large batches of salted caramel brownies, seven dozen whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies & a double recipe of Rice Krispies with white chocolate & cranberries treats.
We dispensed a couple gallons of iced tea & some very delicious blueberry lemonade.
|(Zach finished off the last of the tea after the party...)|