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07 June 2009 @ 02:04 pm
From Tomboy to Princess....A Milestone...  
 My Great-niece Amanda graduated from high school this past Thursday. I've had somewhat of a hand in raising Amanda so this was a pretty emotional night for me. From the moment Amanda was born she marched to the tune of her own drummer. She is very much her own person in every way. She's a pretty good athlete, a good student, & just an all around good kid. I am very proud of her &  it has been an honor to watch her grow into the lovely person she has become.

 Before the transformation. Amanda in May '05 at her sister's sweet 16 b-day party. Jeans & jerseys were the wardrobe of choice........


                                                                                  .....  From the time she was 5 there was always a basketball close by..




.....She shares my love of spending time in Happy Valley......



                                                                    All of a sudden she's the Homecoming Princess......

Now my little tomboy is wearing satin & lace.... With her prom date & good friend Justin........






                                                                  Even their sunglasses matched......


 But the #1 Man in her life will always be her nephew Camden.........



Took this right before she left the house. She was a bundle of nerves over the speech she had to give.......

Walking to the stage....Getting her diploma.....






Celebrating with her amazing group of friends......

.......................... And with her brother & sister......



                                                  ................... Now it's on to Penn State...Class of 2013.

Congratulations Amanda! I'm so Proud of you!!
 
 
Current Location: The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Whatever is on the radio playing upstairs
 
 
 
sipman: ballonssipman on June 7th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
OH YOU! Yoy got me all misty-eyed here...be sure to pass along my love & congratulations to my Mz. A...Peace
Gator: AdmFlyboyufgator1977 on June 7th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
To quote my favorite Admiral:

"So Say We All"

You go girl! We're all proud of you and Shay.