Today is Allibration! As we discussed Allie's desires for a "graduation ceremony" she suggested a family trail ride. We talked a bit more and I suggested a BBQ where folks could share a Scripture, quote or song lyrics with her and we would pray a blessing over her together. She liked that idea, too. The logistics of doing it all in one day simply didn't work. Victory couldn't handle family and friends on a trail ride, and we didn't think we'd be back in time to host friends the same day. We planned for 24 and had 35....it was a fantastic gathering.
So...today is Allibration - the day we celebrate all things Allie. Although, in truth, we are celebrating God's faithfulness to Allie. We are giving special acknowledgement to the educational milestone she has worked hard to reach.
We planned to have an outside BBQ and it began raining on Friday and into Today. Michael and Dad went to men's breakfast and the girls and I got busy cleaning the house so we could move everyone inside. About an hour before people were to arrive we decided it was turning into a gorgeous day afterall and we'd pull out the picnic tables and yard toys from storage. People could be in or out.
Stacia made this darling graduation cake.
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|Michael, Allie, Nolan and Millie set up the trampoline|
|Michael manned the grill|
|Shannon, Lindsey, Allie, Joe, Jessica, Krista, Danny, Jennifer|
Frank, Joanne, Mona, Mark, JaRissa, Stacia, Nolan, Arielle
Tim and Noah in the background
|Alex, Joe, Larissa, Arielle, Jennifer, Krista, Joanne, Frank|
Cory, Joisha, Allie
|Livie and Shannon and Lindsey's girls had fun together|
|Livie & Allie|
|This is just a "little bit of sugar"|
|Sweet cousins - Benny and Gideon|
|Lindsey, Shannon and Jennifer📷by Lindsey|
The youth began a game of Bocce. When they had exhausted it's thrills, some of the men jumped in. Ed carries a measuring tape with him. Allie says, "He's just like Padre." Shannon won three games and MI hael won the game Shannon didn't play.
|Michael, Ed, Shannon & Danny📷by Lindsey|
|Luke and Danny set up a course|
|Allie and Stacia - Seesters|
|Allie 📷by Lindsey|