Well friends.......Jim and I are about to have an empty nest.
Delanie is officially a short-timer in Minnesota!
She is growing into such a wonderful young woman and we could not be more proud.
This Spring was a busy time for our little girl.
Take a peak at what she's been up to.....
First up......BAND BANQUET. She has been so dedicated to band over the years that this was a super bittersweet night for her. She gave a touching speech about how she wants to eventually return to Maple Grove and lead the band. Her director - she calls him "Brownie" - choked up as he was announcing her Senior award.
Delanie and the team of directors....
Delanie and her BFF, Amanda.
Showing off their 1st place trophy from the Minnesota Percussion Association competition.
Showing Mama some love...... 💙
Next up.......FINAL BAND CONCERT!
I have to admit.....this one had me in tears. She received an award for the most "letters" (for her school letter jacket)......she got 16!!!
She also got the Senior Award for most outstanding leadership in the Senior class.
Our independent free-spirit decided to buck tradition and wear a tux this year. Because she could. And why not?! 😎
Her beautiful band of misfits downtown Saint Paul.
Next up.......UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
She got her official acceptance packet this week and could not have been more excited!
The whole family is traveling 1000 miles north to watch this cutie graduate next week. I can't wait to share all the photos with you!
We love you, Lanie Bob!! 😊