Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Graduation – At Last

I haven’t been on the e-waves much this month. June has proven to be a challenge. BUT — Mike (grandson) graduated the 9th and with a huge sigh of relief the family celebrated.

The ceremony was the 100th for the country school he attended. They held it on the football field in front of the covered stadium. And, though it didn’t rain it was freezing out. As you can see I only had a sweater on and I was better off than the graduates and much of the attendee’s.

We had booked a zip line party for him months earlier for the following Saturday. The zip line is on Camano Island, a 2 ½ hour drive north. I can’t say enough about this place. It’s family owned and they make a good time a fabulous time. Here’s the website if you’re looking for fun in the NW. http://www.canopytoursnw.com/booknow.php

Because of the eye surgery and I’m a coward I didn’t go on the line but there were eight that did and a few have the name ‘tree hugger’ now.

We had a 10:00 tour and it was 2 hours long so afterward we tootled around the island stopping at Stanwood. We were in the old part with the museum and it is almost a ghost town. We visited a great furniture store promising ourselves we’d come back with the cargo trailer when things settled down at home.

Then taking in a fabulous antique store we said goodbye and headed for home. We didn’t get far as being the good sports they are, our guys agreed to stop at the outlet stores. Talk about challenge… the parking lot was full and you had to stand in line to get into the coach store. But we persevered. ☺ Afterward we were more than ready for dinner and finished the day with the best buffet we ever had, at the Tulalip Casino.

We left home at 6:00am and turned into the driveway around 9:30pm. The end to a perfect day. I can’t begin to tell you how blessed I am to have this family. We can do anything — together. Jack would be proud.

PS. I know many of you know this but Jack (husband, father, grandfather, friend, ….) passed away the 5th of this month. We weren’t ready and are still trying to grasp it all. It doesn’t seem real to us. And maybe it’s because we know he will always be with us and for us. The picture below was taken from our son’s porch the eve of his services. Family were out there and seeing it they thought it was from a plane but we’ve since been told it wasn’t made by a plane, that it’s a cloud formation.