Thursday, June 28, 2012

My baby girl Graduated today!

 Congratulations Shelby!
 


The graduation ceremony was held this morning at 11 am at our Arts Centre and then we headed back to the school for some photos and a BBQ. 


This is the old part of the school that is perfect for photos. This building is amazing inside and out with original woodwork including classroom doors and high wooden baseboards all around. Of course the students weren't too fussy about climbing 5 flights of stairs to go to their classes. The newer part of the school is nice too but I'm partial to old buildings like this. 


Shelby, me and hubby/stepfather Nathan.


Miss Pearl practicing for her turn. She was such a good girl through the long ceremony and afterwards. She hugged Auntie "Bebe" and said "Congratulations, I'm so proud of you"....too friggin cute!

My brother Vic, Me, Shelby, Miss Pearl and Hubby. My parents were at the ceremony but didn't come back to the school as my Mom wasn't feeling good. 


Shelby and her girlfriend Melissa.


It was a wonderful day! I'm so very proud of her and excited for her to begin the next stage of her life but on the other hand I'm sad to see this part over.  My baby is growing up! 

They have a dinner and dance tonight and then a camping party to attend after the dance. There will be a lot of tired teenagers (and some very tired adults that are chaperoning the party) tomorrow judging by the amount of tents that were at their friend Jeff's place.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Penny Rugs and some great news

Shelby's school held their Academic awards the other night. We knew she had won a $500 bursary (they mailed us a notice) and she was given a letter from her school saying that she needed to attend. We weren't sure if she had won another one because it was all very hush hush...the students were just told that they had won an award and needed to attend. Well she did win another one! Another $400 bursary! So that's $900 in total towards her tuition which is REALLY going to help! Plus we've applied for this new Ontario Tuition Grant that she will probably recieve too and that's another $770 that doesn't need to be paid back like a student loan! That will cover almost half of her first year in College.

There were only 85 bursaries/scholarships given out and she won 2 of them! We are so proud of her! So I now have 2 girls in College :) and Miss Pearl will be starting JK in another year. 

Santana, my oldest, has gone back to school too. She just started a couple of weeks ago. She's studying to become a Paralegal and she's loving the course! She passed her equivalency test (GED) and enrolled in a business college in the city. We are so proud of her for going back to school...it's hard to go back once you've gotten a taste of the working world and are out on your own!

In other news....hehe, I've just listed a new Halloween Banner and Candle Mat on Ebay.


 My eye is healing nicely. I've only lost one of the stitches so far - 4 or 5 more to go! It's really annoying having those stitches in so I can't wait for them to go away. It's like having a bunch of long eye lashes in your eye that you can't take out! Hailie and I are counting down the days until I can lift her (and other things) again....2 more to go!

Happy Thursday Everyone!