Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting ready for graduation

It has been absolutely crazy around here the past two weeks getting ready for my oldest daughter's graduation; concerts, banquets, finals, and planning for the open house. I really should be heading off to bed - busy day tomorrow, but I wanted to touch base so you didn't think I fell off the face of the earth.

I have been working on a picture slide show for dd17. Think I bit off more then I could chew with this project. I am sure I have logged at least 50+ hours. When I first put the pictures in the movie program I had 2150 (about 3 hours of video).....if I only had a penny for each picture I took through out her life so far. Anyway, I got the video down to 1:23. When I played it back in dvd format I realized that some of the songs didn't line up the way I'd planned and I had double pictures. The perfectionist side of me wanted to redo the aligning of the songs with the pictures but I know that would take way too much time. What should I except working with so many pictures, what a lesson I learned - I'll start on dd15's video a whole lot sooner.

God has been so faithful through this whole journey, with him what seemed impossible became possible. I think I may have stated that in my last post but it's worth repeating. The video did not turn out as I had envisioned but it did turn out as God envisioned it. Every thing is starting to fall in place, (it should we only have one more day to prepare.) It's time to tie up the lose ends and realize that we won't get everything done we had planned, and that's ok. It's time to sit back and enjoy this chapter in our daughter's life, the close of one and the opening of another.

The entire family has been helping to get ready for the wonderful celebration, as well has some special friends. I thank you for relieving some of the stress.

My H went grocery shopping for me (bless his soul). He had to call a couple of times from the store but hey that's what we have cell phones for.

And, dd15 decorated her car:
That's been my life in a nut shell for the last few weeks. I will post pictures of the graduation later. Now, time to go to bed.


P.S. I am not a late night person and it is past midnight as I wrap this up. I appologize for any errors you may find in this post.


Frau said...

Congrats to your daughter it is exciting to close a chapter and start the next. I know she will appreciate all your efforts. Have a wonderful celebration.

Ina in Alaska said...

The decorated car is so fun!! I am enjoying my walks with the dogs and seeing all the grads cars decorated around here as well. The kids are so vibrant!! Looks like your party and video will be a smash and you have lots of helpers and many blog angels cheering you on! Enjoy the journey and please take a moment to sit down for a power nap once in a while. xoxo

April said...

Hi Sheryl,
I know this is a bittersweet time for you right now. I'll be going through the same thing next year. Congrats to your daughter on all of her accomplishments. I wish her only the very best!

Kwana said...

What a time for you and your family. Love the car. Breath it all in and enjoy so you can remember.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It's time to celebrate all of the hard work that you've put in to making her the person that she is today. Take time to relax and enjoy the moments.

I loved the painted car!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

I love the decorations on the car, awesome!

Emmett said...

I hope the ceremony goes well.