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Friday, June 20, 2008

My Graduates

I just had to share photos of my graduates this year ~ Jase from High School and Luke from 8th grade. It is been such a joy to homeschool these boys. We've made so many memories and had so much fun! They are joys to my life.

AND in the spirit of being frugal minded, I just couldn't spend (or afford) the $150.00 per child to have their photos taken by a professional so I took them ourselves in our own backyard. I am so pleased, and the boys were much more natural and relaxed. I just had to share that last photo of them as they attempted to untangle their tassles!



Renna said...

I can imagine how proud you must be of them. :-)

They are great looking boys, all your sons are. :-)

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Congratulations Jase & Luke!
Very nice pictures! You did a great job, Lea. Who needs a professional? The only time I had a professional photographer was our little wedding ceremony(remarried) when my parents came to visit. They couldn't make it when we first got married(which was just a small justice ceremony). So when they finally made it here to visit me, my husband decided that it would be a nice thing to do for them. So it was just the 4 of us for the ceremony.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Are you still crying? I went through that last year and then had to adjust to being an empty nester. I wanted to let you know I'm having a give-away for July 4th and it is primitive stitchery, thought you'd want to register. You can also post my give-away on your blog if you'd like. Have a blessed day and enjoy the summer with your boys, Rose

Sarah said...

Congratulations to all of you! A big accomplishment all the way around! I love the pics outdoors too!

Pam said...

Congratulations on the graduations.
Such a special time, and what wonderful memories.
The photos look great.
Blessings-and hugs,

Juri said...

What handsome young men! Congratulations to Luke and Jase...and to you and your husband for helping them to become who they are today! High School and Eighth Grade...I bet you have some tears in your eyes!


Katy said...

Congrats!!! That is sooo wonderful Lea! I love the pics you took...especially the one with the tractor!!! AWESOME! :) And that last one....hehe tooooo funny!!! :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations go out to your boys!

I thought you did a pretty good job with their pictures.

Professional photographers are way over rated. Who needs those when you have a nifty digital camera? Hee hee hee :-)

Did the boys have a cake or gifts for the celebration?

Have a blessed weekend and Sabbath!

~ Dawn

This Country Girl said...

Congratulations to both Jase and Luke! They are both great looking boys! Luke actually reminds me of Colton...they favor some!

I took Colt's senior graduation photos myself too (by his request even) and I felt the same..that he was much more relaxed even though I wore him out! I'm so glad I did. Sometime I'll have to share a couple with you!

Have a great weekend, Lea!

Julie said...

Your pictures look ever as good as a pro--congrats to the boys and you--you should get a photo, too for being the teacher. Have a great weekend. Julie

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Handsome guys, for sure!!!! Congratulations Jase and Luke! I would have loved to have been there! The pictures are just wonderful, believe me. I've seen some pretty rotten professional pictures, so don't under rate yourself!!!!!


Nancy Jo said...

What a happy couple of boys!! You should be and I'm sure very proud of all your boys.

Deborah said...

Dear Lea,
You have raised some handsome young men there. What an accomplishment!
Congratulate both of them for me for their hard work. I have a Jase too or at least that we call him. He was named Jason and my brother has a Luke.
I wanted to comment on your last post and ask you if you know if this soft scrub could be used on the sealed glass cooktops? I am trying to get all my cleaning products as natural as I can.
Once again I really love your blog you are so encouraging and your photography is fantastic.

Primgal55 said...

Congratulations to both graduates and their awesome teacher!

Looking back, I wish I hadn't spent the money on professional portraits - candids speak much louder and I love your pictures.

hugs, Linda

Wendy said...

Congratulations to you all!!! You have some very handsome guys mom!!! And your pictures look great!! Take care!~Wendy

Deb said...

Great pictures Lea. Congratulations! Jase and Luke. You both have made great accomplishments. Deb

LINDA said...

Such handsome young men! Your photos are perfect. I think with digital photography, many people are getting away from professional photographers. You can do so much more yourself. But, of course, you have wonderful subjects and an ideal backdrop.
Congratulations to both young men!
Wish I could have been there!

Toby Parsons said...

Congratulations boys, 'and' congratulations to mom & dad who chose to invest the best of their time and talents into their children. :) They are and will be so blessed by your efforts and so will you. :)

I love your pictures!!! You did a wonderful job!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh Lea! You must be so very proud of your two boys. They do look so handsome in their caps and gowns. And you did a wonderful job with the pictures. I always get warm fuzzies when I visit your blog!
Hugs and smiles,
Patricia :o)
PS: A big congratulations to Jase & Luke!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

What great pictures, Lea!!
Hubby likes the one of them on the tractor! (Imagine that! LOL)