Dad Craig, Christian, Grandpa Gene, Grandma Dot, Aunt Vicki
Christian entering the auditorium
Presentation of the Diploma by mom and dad.
Here he is the proud graduate!!! William Christian Laessig has now graduated and has a job and a drivers license. He had to have a full time job to pay for his insurance. He plans on going to college. YEAH! We are so proud.
Throwing of the Caps
Auntie Gale, Grandma Rose, Mom, Christian, Charlie
Mom, Christina and Ann Usher (Sailor's mom)
William Christian Laessig and Best Friend, Conner MacArthur
It has been a wild and crazy trip in order to get to KC for the graduation. I told David (DH) several days ago that I was going to take my car and he kept insisting I either drive one of his BMW's off the lot at Godfather's Pawn or even fly. Well, he finally got that I was going to drive my car so the day before I was to leave he finally popped the hood and found, no oil and the air filter had fallen off. Who knows how long that had been that way and how much longer it would have continued. Then he said I needed new tires but then the tires could wait until winter. So he then tried to adapt the part that didn't work and he had to get another part which he brought home and put on early Friday morning. So now I'm ready to go right? We are now at Friday noon. I get in the car and head to the pawn shop to pick up some albums for Christian, as I pull into the lot my car then makes a grinding noise. sigh... So David decides it is the brakes and now he has to pull it into the shop and replace the front pads and rotors, which will only take 1/2 hour. Uh Huh! So 3 hours later I'm still waiting... I call everyone and let them know I'm not leaving for a while. So then we take the car for a test drive and now there is a funny noise in the rear. So in the parking lot of the library, David gets out of the car and has me drive around and around hitting the brakes while he runs from side to side to try and determine where the sound is coming from. Finally as a crowd gathers to see this funny site he decides it is the right rear brakes. So back to the parts store and then to the shop to replace that one. Finally, I call everyone and say I won't see them and then my sister to say I wouldn't be there until late that night. All thru this I'm trying to contain my frustration and just think how this is God stopping me from having an accident or something worse. As I take a deep breath I am able to let it go and relax and set myself in the moment and know it is OK that I will not arrive until late. I'm so glad God was watching and taking care of me.
The graduation was great with talks by friends and family about each graduate with slides shows of their childhood set to music. They had photo montages and cake and cookies then a break to set-up for the evening party. Lots of wonderful food at the party, a DJ and dancing and great fellowship. All in all a really cool graduation!