Happy Father’s Day to my dad, my friend, and my photo buddy! How many daughters get to go hang out with their dads as often as I do? I’m so lucky! :) This was taken last year on an excursion to Blue Cypress Lake. We were on a pontoon boat photographing the beautiful landscape and the fun flying Ospreys. Thanks to my friend Deb for the snapshot!
We were proud to attend Aaron’s graduation from West Orange High School this morning. Aaron was a dual-enrollment student, and he received his AA from Valencia Community College a few weeks ago. He was Valedictorian, and his speech was awesome. Thanks for including us in your graduation, Aaron. Here’s Aaron walking in… The Valedictorian, Salutatorians, members of the student council, and various other award winners sat up on stage. It was very different than the Valencia graduation, when we worked so hard to find Aaron in the crowd. This time, he was right up front! I guess Aaron’s speech class at Valencia came in handy – his speech was polished and well-delivered. Rich and I were proud to be some of the “family and friends” that he recognized for their willingness to help “every step of the way.” Unfortunately, Aaron’s face was hidden from us for the majority of his speech. Here’s the family picture after the ceremony. Look at those big smiles!
We pet-sat for Pickles this weekend while Peter, Carla, and Aaron were out of town. Pickles had a strange dream on Friday night. He dreamed that he got to go with Aaron and Rich to the hockey game next weekend. Aaron shot the winning goal of the game! Everybody was in the crowd cheering for Aaron. Squirt was the opposing team goalie. (He’s the cutest goalie I’ve ever seen!) Pickles was very happy…and then he woke up to Rich giving him a pumpkin seed! My apologies to the players in the original photo… :)