it has been so nostalgic for me this year, looking back on all those wonderful years.
and all the fabulous kids who have been together since kinder are growing up.
the 8th grade mass and ceremony was so beautiful, it brought me to tears several times.
christopher was chosen by the principal to bring up the gifts,
along with his good friend, reagan and some sweet girls.
we have been so blessed to have her in our children's lives and to know them so well.
and many of his friends: jack, ben h., chad, ben p., matt (stoops), reagan.
my bf from college, she flew in from texas with her two children for the occasion.
so happy they could be there and share this special evening with us.
with reagan, matt (blurry), chad and hieu before they headed over to their dance.
the parents get to go into the dance for a special mother/son or father/daughter dance.
the rest of the evening is just for the graduates to celebrate their last time together.
it was sure fun seeing everyone in there together - andrew took this great pic of us :)
chris took this last one of ben and chris when he went back to pick him up at 11:00.
outstanding principal, teachers, nuns, priests, families, friends and community -
words truly cannot describe what a truly unique and marvelous place ssj is.
and thank goodness for that because we will be there for a looong time :)