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Graduation Party

Cake with baby picture of Jordan superimposed on photo of McDonalds. If you don't know what this means and why we would choose this as the cake top , click here.

Jordan with his cake...double layer chocolate, his favorite.



Jordan and Emilie. Opening his gift, a laptop!

Oooo...Hurley shirt!

Ooooo...Billabong!

Savanna keeps the little kiddies busy in her room during the party.

Other friends out in the family room. We all gathered mid-party for a multi-media presentation of Jordan's life that Pastor T helped me put together. He put it on YouTube but unfortunately Youtube cut the audio out so we will have to figure out how to post it in it's entirety here on the blog. Look for it forthcoming as soon as we can figure it out.

Folks visiting and eating in the dining room. I made ceasar salad, rigatoni, mostaccioli, bread,
chocolate layer cake, brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

It's going to take me a while to post even a portion of our 370 photos from the weekend. So I'm just going day by day with a few.


Comments

Sharon said…
Fun times! I love you!
DaNella Auten said…
Ha! I love the cake topper!
And tell Savvy I love her bangs, are those new?

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