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We were such tourists in Tijuana during our trip in 2007

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tribute to our Graduate

Jamie is an official graduate! He made it through this significant hurdle in life. We are so proud of him. Things started off Sunday, June 1st, with his seminary graduation. Bishop Davis presented him with his diploma. It was a perfect meeting. After this graduation, he opened his gift from us and got a new cell phone (a real cool one that I want) with text messaging. He was stoked because texting had been taken away a few years ago (because teenagers think they can text during work, practice time, all hours of the night, and 150 messages a day, etc) and his phone had broken a few months ago. Grandma and grandpa B gave him luggage which will prove very useful in the coming months and years and grandparents G & H gave him money (way too much of it). Tuesday, June 3rd, was high school graduation held at the Expo Center. It was really awesome to see him walk the aisle and get his name read. Just a very proud moment. Grandma Gibbs and Grandpa Brockbank were the ones crying the most though, even more than me. He had a great day. Jamie worked hard throughout his high school years. He also held a part-time job and was in so many bands, orchestras, in AP classes, etc. He even graduated (parents are allowed to brag about their children) 12th in his class out of about 535. Jamie volunteered to serve in the special needs seminary class and never complained. He didn't learn much for himself, but learned how to help others. In fact, his volunteer teacher, pretty much got him his new summer job she loved him so much. We can't believe high school is over for Jamie but are so excited for his college years. Way to go Jamie! We love you and are so, so, so proud. (Samantha made the poster in the photo for him)


Camille said...

Congratulations Jamie! That must feel great. Congrats too Betty on school being out! Yeah!

our family said...

Congrats Jamie! What a great accomplishment! You will do GREAT things in life!

Anonymous said...

Have I told you how proud of you I am?

Elise said...

Wahoo! You did it Jamie! Nice job man! It's been a while since I've seen your blog, I'm sorry about losing Barney, I know how that feels. Have you found a "new Barney"?
And Sam, you're such a babe! That was one of the happiest days of my life to get my braces off (I was a Jr. in college!)