Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My Nephew Mark is a graduate of Orange Park High School Class of 2006!
and as the valdevictorian said in her stirring speech, I hope his summer is "fricken sweet"

The illustrious Squillen AKA Suzanne Quillen. We met up at Scrapbooks in Jax to meet, exchange gang signs and cookies. Which were fabulous, by the way. FAB-U-LOUS.

TuScrap and SayFiddy rockin the hizouse. We're down.

Enjoying cookies and gradution presents in green. Making the usual jokes about sharing and "how much do you really love your family"

answer: not that much.

pre-ceremony getting ready and sitting around and doing some hair ironing. We do enjoy this period of time in our family.

No really. Hair ironing. I meant that literally.

My adorable Mother and my adorable niece Sarah

All he needs is some bling, a cutlass sierra, and a trucker hat, and he's off the chain.

Luke graces us with his presence for the pre ceremony getting ready and cookie eating. His arms are bigger than they look in this picture. It's a bad angle.

Surprising what a little hair ironing can do.

Quit toying with our emotions, David.

I'm really sorry that I cut Mark's head off and that Luke is on the cell, although I know he can't help being so popular.

Lily gets the most love in the family. It's like she's a cute doggie or something.

Mark playing something guitarish and soulful. Don't let the businessman attire fool you. He's all bohemian. Fishing and picking. That's what he's about. But then there's that whole full basketball scholarship thing.

"Hey! Maybe I are a genius!"

The Fam. Minus three sibs, three cousins, and two sib in laws.

The gorgeous Marlars

The boyz.

Sarah Missy and Mary. I think this may be my favorite.

Scott treated us to the wine tasting at Amelia Island, and we practiced our wine tasting skills at his table. Missy said we should just walk up to him and say "My, you look handsome in that fish shirt." We thought that was really funny.

Mom especially.

She is laughing at Missy still. We do alot of laughing when Missy is around. She is the funniest person I know.

I believe this is the part where my camera got the nickname "The Menace." Inspite of it's ubiquitous presence, we had such fun staying downtown at the omni

where my shoes mached the decor

and Missy made us laugh until we cried.

She's so sensitive to things. Like bad movies that make you cry only because they are trying to make you cry so that you leave thinking you were touched.

And she's such a good eater! ;)

It was a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Unforgettable.


Anonymous said...

How GORGEOUS is your face in close-ups!...thanks for a glimpse into your life...everyone seems to be SO happy and smiling! Sounds like a great weekend!

Goody said...

Oh, how I enjoyed seeing all of these lovely pictures....of moi!
How enjoyable to relive the fun, joyous, tearful, zany week of Markie's graduation. Thanks for blogging it. Aren't they all darling? And yes, you are funny too!

Anonymous said...

it looks like you had so much fun

Jocelyn said...

you have got to have the most beautiful family i have ever seen. ever.

Colleen said...

you are cracking me up with the gangsta talk

you off tha chizain my neezy

Chares Square Co-op said...

i'm GLAD you had such a great weekend!
i think these folks need a hair straightener.

staceykingman said...

I wish I had someone to trust to iron my hair. Just one more thing to wish for in life.

Anonymous said...

Wow - it looks like you had so much fun! I love family time. Isn't it the best!

Michelle W. said...

love those photos!

tuscrap and sayfiddy in da house... Literally...

Your sister is hot! But then you are too... So really it's a win win situation!


Mara said...

you are the cutest.
and your fam is really cute too!
i like your use of pop lingo too - it really made me relate :) ha.


caroline said...

looks like so much fun dude
i'm jealous you got to meet tuscrap!

Jada's Gigi said...

Love those family gigs....great pics!
Hey has your mom given up on blogging I haven't heard from her in a while....

Unknown said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. Gorgeous photos!