Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alex's High School Graduation Party

This past weekend was a busy one in Kansas City. Not only did we go to Sally's graduation, we also went to my cousin, Alex's, graduation party on Sunday which was in Springfield, MO. Let's just say Ryan & I were pretty tired by the end of the weekend. :)

A bunch of my mom's family was coming to this graduation party so we were pretty excited to see everyone. It has been awhile for us since we live so far away. These are my cousins, Sherry & Dee. Sherry is my mom's niece and whose son is graduating from high school, and Dee is married to my mom's nephew. The graduation party was held at Sherry's beautiful home.

My mom and her sister-in-law, Roena. Swinging is a favorite past time for them.

Sherry & Jame's gorgeous backyard. I LOVE their covered deck and pool.

There were three different places to congregate outside. The setup was perfect!

My mom, Aunt Roena, Cousin Mike & his wife Dee.

Aunt Roena & Uncle Bill (My mom's brother)

My cousin Billy and his wife Vanessa. She is pregnant with their first baby and due in December. :)

Alex (his graduation party), Sherry, James and Derek in the back. They are such a gorgeous family! Alex will be going to University of Central Missouri.

Me, Alex, Sherry, James, Mom and Derek in the back. I loved seeing my family so much.

Ryan jumped in one of the pictures too. Sherry & James have the best boys ever. I can't wait to see what they do with their lives.
I was so good to see everybody again even if it was just for a short time.

I wanted you all to meet my mom's new addition to the family. I introduce you to MooShoo. (Not sure if that is how she spells it.)

My mom's dog, Sasha, now has a playmate! Mooshoo is very playful and full of energy, and I'm pretty sure will grow up to be a BIG kitty! I think it's part Main Coon cat.

My mom doused this scratching post with cat nip. Can you tell??
Yogi & KC now have a cousin to play with!

It was a very short trip but jammed pack with family. Those are the best weekends. :)


  1. Is the dog REALLY excited about the play mate?? heh! So glad you were able to spend time with family!

  2. That backyard is seriously awesome!! I love it, I want to live there!! What a great party and I am so glad you were able to see friends and family!! You are too cute with your kitty!

  3. I'm interested to see how big that cat gets. We had one that looked similar when I was a kid, but I dont know what kind he was, and he ended up weighing 28lbs! Seriously, we started to refer to him as a dog ;)
    of course of course I'll tell you his name. We will update our facebooks with his name and info. If you want to fb message me your cell number I will try to remember to text you his first pic!

  4. Looks like a great time! I love that covered deck...we need one like that. ;-)

  5. i tagged you in a game on my blog :) you should check it out!


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