Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bragging While Blogging (Brogging)


The pictures are appropriately blurred because that's how the past eleven years have seemed. In the top picture,  Logan receives his award for earning greater than a 4.0 grade point average and Ben receives a similar honor in the second photo. They use "weighted" grade point averages in our high school. Qualified kids can take honors classes in some subjects which are more challenging than the standard  and they can earn 5.0 grade points for an A. Hence, it is possible to have greater than a 4.0 GPA.

Amanda graduated (with honors) with a BSN this week. Now, I had nothing to do with this, she did it all on her own, but I am so pleased for her and am proud to be her honorary aunt. She literally worked her butt off for this achievement -- finishing many pounds lighter than she started. This gal has it all, beauty, brains, talent, big heart, and now a second bachelor's degree with a master's on the drawing board.
 Here's Andra Adams' gorgeous Tee Shirt quilt -- a gift for her son, Jesse. The shirts commemorated events in Jesse's high school career. Andra decided she wanted to have a quilt for Jesse, the only problem was she hadn't sewn since eighth grade home ec. We got together and she borrowed a wonderful 93-year old Singer sewing machine from her mother-in-law. A few shopping trips, a bit of planning, a couple of tips, and she was off and running. I think the result is spectacular. She's quite proud of herself, I am too, and son Jesse is delighted! Win, win, win!
Here's Andra cradling the quilt and showing a bit of the backside (of the quilt, silly).

BTW, this is my 400th post!

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