Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduation Time

Source: etsy.com via Beatrice on Pinterest

Time for graduation celebrations! Congrats to all the 2011 graduates!


First, I'd like to thank each of you who have sent well wishes and prayers for little Gavin. He was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare form of cancer (odds=1.5 in a million.)  But thank God it's treatable.  He is having a port put in today and chemo starts tomorrow.  Please pray that the chemo will shrink the tumor down to nothing so they can remove it surgically, avoiding a liver transplant. I have relayed all of the kind comments to the family and it really lifted their spirits. Doctors gave no hope in the beginning but God has intervened and we are thankful for this miracle!


What's a graduation without a party? 
These fruit displays were created by my friend for her son's graduation party.



Posting to Foodie Friday @Designs by Gollum


Next year will be monumental for us when Doc graduates.  I've already started an idea file because we are gonna par-tay! 




Creative invitation...



Graduation reminds us that school is out.  My kids have been out for one day and I've already heard the word "bored." 
Via

20 comments:

Lori E said...

I'll start at the bottom...when my boys said they were bored I told them that bored kids get to wash walls until they come up with something better to do.
What great party ideas. I absolutely love anything monkey and the eggplant dude is awesome.
We can all take our healthy kids for granted and I sure send positive thoughts for your friends child.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm the little girl at the Welcome to summer sign! heehee! ♥

CHH said...

Love the watermelon.

Summer has arrived.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I'm Bored! haha! I remember that very well! Great images of how to celebrate the graduation!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! Your friend is so talented! Love that pineapple owl! You gathered some great ideas! I don't have anyone graduating this year, but love seeing whats in your inspiration file. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Love your graduation photos. I like the one with the typewriter. My son just graduated high school. That is hard to believe. And I have a 6 yr old that says I'm bored a lot! LOL
Sherry

Bettijo said...

Such cute ideas -- love the "Welcome to Summer" banner. I wanted to share this fun "Geeky Graduation" themed party I just did for my brother who received his Computer Science degree: http://www.supermommoments.com/2011/05/geeky-graduation/

podso said...

Such hopeful news about little Gavin

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Tammy...totally love the watermelon! The cupcakes with the Reese cup caps are adorable too. Hope you have a great holiday weekend. Our last day is tomorrow...looking forward to a slower pace for a while. Enjoy! ~ Ann

Cindy said...

I love all of the great par-tay ideas, your friends are very inventive. I'm sure you are really looking forward to your hubby graduating, perhaps life can settle down then.
I am so glad to hear a bit of good news about Gavin. We have friends whose 10 month old boy was diagnosed with a tumor in his right kidney, then a month later his left kidney also had one. He has gone through five months of chemo and radiation and he still has several months to go. Things are looking up for him, though. Though weak and tired, he has been such a happy little soul. We have all been praying for the little sweetie and I know God has heard and answered. And that same God is holding Gavin in His hands.
Hugs, Cindy

xinex said...

I can imagine what a celebration you will have when the doc graduates. That will be quite an accomplishment, Tammy. You know it takes hard work to get there. I love the food creations!...Christine

Sarah said...

Tammy, the fruit characters are the best. Your friend is so talented. These are about as cute as I've ever seen. May I share these images with a friend who caters parties? Very clever. Great idea to start a file of ideas. ~ Sarah

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Tammy, praying for sweet little Gavin.
Love your party inspirations.
~ Julie

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a wonderful post. I am glad I do not need to worry about this for about 4 years. Great inspiration here. Have a wonderful weekend Tammy~

Cindy said...

Love that last picture!!! I pray Gavin will do very well with the treatments! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Blessings,
Cindy

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the graduation ideas. Oh...for the days when I was bored. I remember Sunday afternoons were the worst. I cannot imagine now...I'm never bored...I have WAY too many things to do.

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Thanks for the ideas... my son's grad party in a few weeks!!

Melissa said...

Love your pinks, especially the gazebo with the pink bunting. HPS!, and thanks for stopping by the other day. I have a new painting up for PS.

Amy said...

Wish Gavin will fully recover soon. Just said a prayer for him and hope he's not suffering too much. May God be with him every step of the way to fight this battle.

I really admired your talent on those fruit and veggie crafts! So artistic! Thank you for sharing.

By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Love your owl pineapple! I stole the idea for my daughter's b-day. Thanks for the inspiration :http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-14th-night-owl-party.html