david’s done gone and got hisself graduated: the ceremony.

how’s that for a title? :)

well, it’s happened: the last of the cousins on my mom’s side has graduated. i really can’t believe it. (not so) little david graduated on sunday from park christian school.  we were all SO proud of him and all his hard work!

like i said, i really can’t believe it. when paul and i got married, david was 10 years old!! 10!! times just goes by so fast–i can’t stand it! but with that time has come amazing adventures in our life, and we are so excited for the new adventures in david’s future. he is a strong Godly man (it makes me giggle a little to say man, because in my head he is still 10…or younger….), but he really is so faithful and steadfast in his walk with the Lord, and we really admire that about him. he is one of the funniest guys we know…hands down…and we always ALWAYS have a blast with him whenever we are together. as you will see by all our pictures…

i think this will be at least a two part-er..there were just too many fun things happening for this to be just one blerg posting!

so…drumroll please……part one of ‘david graduates’ ( i have the graduation march stuck in my head right now, so please feel free to click here for some appropriate background music):

the graduate!! what a stud. and do you see those GOLD CORDS?! yep. honors. like a boss.

the graduate!! what a stud. and do you see those GOLD CORDS?! yep. honors. like a boss.

my dad and my uncle. bros before hoes. oh wait..that would be my mom and my aunt...sorry gals...
my dad and my uncle. bros before hoes. oh wait..

stevie-boy and jetty. waiting for the ceremony to start.

stevie-boy and jetty. waiting for the ceremony to start.

we tried to take a cute one while we waited, but....i just couldn't...

we tried to take a cute one while we waited, but….i just couldn’t…

i was a little obsessed with picture taking...

i was a little obsessed with picture taking…(also: i can’t go very long without being self-deprecating so: how HUGE do my cheeks look in this?! is it the horizontal stripes of my phone case?! i look like i am squirreling away nuts for a long winter….)

and so did my uncle austen. schauer. of fox news. yeah. he's a big deal.

my uncle austen. schauer. of fox news. yeah. he’s a big deal. and great at taking pictures, so ….win win.

me, sissiebear, bro in law, and cousin joey. so precious.

me, sissiebear, bro in law, and cousin joey. so precious.

ugh...little ari..i just am so addicted to her...

ugh…little ari..i just am so addicted to her…

me and pauly...back at the school where we met...11 years later...still livin' and lovin'....

me and pauly…back at the school where we met…11 years later…still livin’ la vida loca….

sissiebear and her      man-dan

sissiebear and her man-dan

here he is! these are a little blurry....lo siento..

here he is! these are a little blurry….lo siento..

....and the handshake makes it official!

….and the handshake makes it official!

action shot: pre hug. love my dad. and david.

action shot: pre hug. love my dad. and david.

such a special hug...and head pat....

such a special hug…and head pat….

david and hope (his ADORABLE girlfriend) were next to each other in the program.  T N T . that's what i am going to refer to them as...

david and hope (his ADORABLE girlfriend) were next to each other in the program. T N T . that’s what i am going to refer to them as…

hugging hope. she's so awesome.

hugging hope. she’s so awesome.

pauly's parents were there to! such a great family affair!

pauly’s parents were there too! such a great family affair!

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