Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Double Celebration

We were not only able to celebrate my son's swearing into the Navy, but also 'officially' celebrated his graduation. That had been postponed for several reasons- including the fact that we found him a job 3 1/2 hours away right after the order was placed for the diploma.(The job was with a family member in Georgia that we knew would teach him many skills and watch over him.:)
Keenan and friends
No one could keep a straight face!
Keenan and Me

All of us, including their 'brother from another mother'

woo hoo!
My 3 youngest
Loved the pond behind his house
My youngest and my oldest

Keenan: property of the USN :)

 I took 48 hot dogs and buns and a #10 can of chili. (This lasted both nights that we stayed.) For the other meals, before I left, I cooked a turkey, green bean casserole, and a sweet potato casserole. All I had to do was reheat! I left the leftovers for him and his friends. I cooked a spiral ham while I was there and cut it up for them to reheat for sandwiches later this week. Amazing how happy meat makes a bunch of guys!
We had a wonderful visit- we're still sore from all of the laughing!

Prov 15:15  ...he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.


Joy said...

So glad you all were able to go! I'm also so glad the Lord gave you such a wonderful time spent with him and the wonderful memories made! You have such wonderful children the Lord has truly blessed you. We will be praying for Keenan and his new life with the Navy!

Donna said...

Thank you Joy!
Your prayers mean so much to him and us, we're all very grateful. God truly has been good to me; my cup runneth over! I am so thankful for those days with him, and all of them, together again. Nothing better for a mother's heart :-)

Arden said...

Beautiful family. I am so glad you got to go and celebrate. Wow, the Navy?
I bet everyone loved the food you blessed them with. You had some great ideas on what would please them.

Donna said...

Thank you Arden!
When he first mentioned this, he was saying Marines. I'm glad he went with the Navy :-)

The food worked out wonderfully and I had so much fun with his friends
... making them take 'one bite' just to see if they liked it ;-)