She was the class president all four years of high school. Mandy had some speaking parts during the ceremony so they gave us special seats.
Naturally, family photos came right after the ceremony. Nice face dad.
Mandy and one of her best friends shared a fiesta themed open house the day after graduation. There was a cake featuring a picture of the two from when they were in elementary school. Marissa designed most of the decorations for the event. Regan and I made all the hanging decorations from tissue paper.
And that, everyone, is my mother. Taking pictures with our mouths wide open seems to be a family characteristic. Although, I do believe I am the original owner of the wide mouth pic - and proud of it. It's second only to a jumping picture.
During the open house James taught the family how to play bocce ball. I think some of them might be addicted. Regan was pretty darn good.
Now Mandy is all grown up and out of high school. I'm excited for adult her to come live with us this summer. I'm sure there will be lots of blog posts to share. It's going to be fun!