Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Graduation Sami!

Dave and I are so extremely proud to announce that Sami has graduated from High School. She has worked so hard. She took summer classes and put in extra hours to graduate 1 1/2 years early. So we had a big party for her on Saturday. We invited family friends, her babysitters from when she was a baby, and of course her friends and our family. It was so fun! We had lots of food and because it was an open house, people came and went throughout the afternoon.

I think about it and start to cry. I just can't believe she's on her way to a new life. Am I really that old??!! Ugh! She's already chosen a school that she wants to attend. Thankfully, she chose a school here in Boise and will be staying home. My heart can't handle her moving out yet. :o)

My parents gave Sam the cutest gift. My mom is famous in our family for being, shall we say, creative with gifts. She gave Sam an old pen wrapped in three different boxes. The card read, "Sami, we hope you can use this to begin writing a new chapter in your life." Well, the best part is that the pen didn't work, because inside the pen was a rolled up $100.00 bill. It was so cute. Sami couldn't figure out why Grammy and Papa would give her an old pen that didn't work. It was priceless!


Lori Barnett said...

She is just beautiful! What a great story :) Thanks for sharing Stacey!!!

LoRi said...

Congratulations to Sami! You must be SO proud. She is beautiful, Stac!

Kelly said...

I can't believe she's already graduating! How did that happen? I know it's early but it still shouldn't even be a possibility! I vividly remember the day she was born and you calling to say she was here! Wow! It's going to go even faster with my own kids isn't it?
Congratulations Sami Lou!

Andrea said...

What a gorgeous young lady! Like Kelly, I remember the day she was born and going to your house and seeing her for the first time. My goodness, time flies. Congratulations Sam!