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with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
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~~~o0o~~~

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mackenzie's college graduation party!

I would like to wish my son, Mackenzie, congratulations on graduating from the University of Oregon!
He received a Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts. He also obtained two Associates Degrees from Lane Community College in Multimedia Design and also an AAOT. He has worked so very hard and definitely deserved a party!
His beautiful wife, Brittany, made this wonderful banner. She went to Ben Franklin Crafts and used their dye-cute machine. She, of course. used the school colors, green and yellow and found this awesome UofO paper to make the banner!
Brittany also ordered this gorgeous cake! It was soooo good too! It was chocolate with peanut-butter filling!
We had fun decorating the table together. I used a green tablecloth. I had a hard time finding a yellow table runner, so I was thrilled when I found this yellow window valance! I just washed it and pressed it and it worked perfectly as a runner!
Brittany made yellow punch with green limes floating in it! It was really delicious and was color coordinated! :0)
Brittany also brought these two apothecary jars and filled them with Mackenzie's favorite candies, one with sour strips and the other with lemon drops. They were both a huge hit, especially with the kids!
Here's the happy couple! They have been married for a little over two years now and both are students. He graduated early in March and she will graduate in May. They are ready to be done with school and move on with their lives!
We hung another congratulations sign and laid out his old scrap book filled with pictures of his whole life up until the age 18.
Brittany and I went a little overboard with trying to make the colors match, but it was so fun! She got green grapes and yellow pineapple. We looked through my cabinets and pulled out anything yellow or green!
I picked up yellow and green paper plates, utensils, napkins and cups.
Everything looked so cute!
We served finger foods and Eric barbecued yummy chicken wings. It was very festive and fun!
We work great together! We are also very proud of the same guy, Mackenzie!
Well, every thing's ready! Now we're waiting for guests to arrive. This is what they saw when they got to the house. We had some fun green and yellow balloons and a congratulations banner on the front door.
Here's Mackenzie's cousins, Jessica, Victoria and Harrison and Harrison's girlfriend, Niki sitting with Cameron.
Eric talking with my sister, Kathi's, husband, Stacey.
My sister Kelli with our wonderful aunt, Aunt Josephine.
Brittany with her friend Rochelle with her baby girl, Emy.
Mackenzie visiting with friends.
Ralph, Grayson and Rachelle.
Sisters! Sharon, Kelli and Kathi. We call this the magic spot in my house. Most photos turn out really good that are taken here. Hee hee!
Mackenzie with his grandpa Jim and Grandma Alice.
Mackenzie and Cameron, actually, you can see Grayson there in the background through the window!
Stacey, Victoria and Hayden snacking.
Aunt Jo, Kelli and Kathi.
Cameron talking with Grandma Alice.
Mackenzie and his friend, Dan. Dan brought Kenzie Taco Bell...it's an inside joke.
My lovely mother-in-law Alice and me.
We had a houseful!
Mackenzie is blessed with many friends who love him!
So many of their friends have babies! It was soooo much fun to hear the pitter-patter of little feet in our house again! :0)
Mackenzie with his boss John and John's girl, Sally with a little neighbor girl. John is the owner of the drum shop where Mackenzie has been making drum sets for the past 9 years!
Lots of family and friends!
Stacey and Hayden.
We had a great time!
Grayson and Rachelle with Grandma Alice.
After everyone left Mackenzie opened his cards and gifts. People were so thoughtful and generous! Brittany gave him a special gift...she had their CDs framed! They turned out so cool! 

I am so proud of my son. He set a goal and he worked hard to get it and he ended up with three degrees!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Love, Sharon

1 comment:

Judy said...

Congratulations to your son on this wonderful accomplishment.

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