Trophies, friends and unicorns
Jess Shut Up
It was another whirlwind weekend of projects, friends and graduation celebrations. As we visited with friends and people we call family these last few days, some things came to light, and smiles settled in to our faces that will be there for awhile. So travel with us …
Friday night a neon, rainbow colored unicorn named Humphrey slipped into our lives again (an obvious mystery person). We reminisced and laughed hard about the adventures and memories of this mythical creature and will cherish this night for awhile.
Our friends from Hawaii also stopped in this week … dinner and smiles and great memories were told. It is just good to have such good friends. Hugs and smiles for Letha, Monte and Kili. Aloha.
As many of you know or might not know we have made the trophies for many events over the last few years and we closed the doors to the business in February. But due to a very special lady we continued to do the trophies for LR and GCDMS through this year.
So I found myself doing our very last awards this week for graduation and a bittersweet nostalgia settled in my mind. Chyenne Kelly-Marconi’s trophy will be my last, a person that has had great accomplishments in her school career and with no doubt will do big things in her future. A Gates Scholarship winner, valedictorian and track star, she’s destined to succeed in what ever she does. Although I have never met her officially, she will be etched in my mind like the hundreds of others I have created a shiny tag for, and be part of a legacy of great individuals and star performers that will dance in my head as a trophy. Congrats to all 2014 grads, and good luck on a promising future.
After graduation we made the trek to many a party and hugged the brand new adults and their parents. As we traveled from event to event, it became apparent that although we all come from different families and have had life experiences so far, there is one big thing we all have in common: family and loving support. That was the overwhelming feeling surrounding the four graduates with whom we celebrated. Friedlanders, Carrieres, Hughes and Horns all have that. Even though they all came together differently and celebrated in their own special way, it was apparent that family was first and foremost in all the grads’ lives and they were supported all through and will continue to be in their future lives. Where ever it takes them. Although we could not make it to all the celebrations we were invited to we had you on our minds and we will make it up to you (Kassadi).
It was an amazing week to be a part of, and Karrie and I are honored to be apart of all of your lives. Whether you’re an award winner we have never met or a graduate that we hugged and smiled with, or a friend sharing a meal or a unicorn named Humphrey, we love you all.
One more thing, I know I said I would not write about you, but Bubba has some pretty good dance moves. I’m just saying.