If you live in the South or have ever visited the South, you know the sound of June bugs. It’s rather a droning, buzzing noise that can be either a lovely bit of authentic white noise (when you are rocking on a well-screened porch) or a terrifying whine (when you are letting the dog out just before bed, and one of these beetles zooms by quite close to your head!). Either way, I’ve decided that the back-logged blog posts in my brain have escalated from an easy-to-ignore drone to a shrill siren, saying, wriiiiitewriiiiitewriiiite! So, here I go setting the June bugs free!
First up, a brief (mostly pictures, I promise) last look at Ted’s graduation.
We had some friends and family over for lunch before the 4 o’clock ceremony, and I thought it would be kind of fun to display some of Ted’s high school memorabilia. The lunch was casual, and, everything could be served chilled or room temperature, which made it really easy.”Carolina Caviar” is one of my favorite summer salads; it’s perfect with almost everything! Parmesan chicken fingers,fruit salad, and miniature red velvet cupcakes rounded out the simple menu. To drink, we had Arnold Palmers, a refreshing combination of sweet iced tea and lemonade served in a big ceramic urn that Little did her best to decorate with a dry erase marker that was on its last legs. Dear friends made the day even more special! If we could read Little’s thought bubble, I’m sure it would simply say “Ka-ching,” as she was quite interested in the loot!With Little, Lovely Girlfriend, and Sweet Grandparents.With buddy Sumner and Lovely, after graduation. Indulging me, The Mister and Middle stand awkwardly in front of the setting for the “After Party.” About 30 of us parents hosted a party at the Overlook Grill with great food and a fun band. Unfortunately, the Grill is an outdoor venue, and torrential rains, lightning, and thunder all crashed the party. Congratulations once again to the Class of 2010. If you saw the post about their prom, then I think you’ll agree they are the “raining” class.