Monday, May 23, 2011

An off-grid, home school, graduation openhouse! A first of many...

A day for the memory books! Our first home school graduate! 13 years of schooling complete, where has the time gone? To God be the glory, great things He has done! It has been a joy and pleasure from God to home school these children! I love being their Mom!
Let the people rejoice!

Mr. Serious with his oldest sister! The Great Him with one his best buddy!




They are the best of friends still at the teenage years!


Ruthie loves her oldest sister too!


a 15 year age difference but no love lost!


an off-grid open house would not be complete without ice from our ice house to chill the cakes... When you are home schooled you can pick out your school colors... She is a nature study girl at heart and designed all of these centerpieces... The smell was heavenly!




Ma and Pa kettle with our eldest!


Her heart for God outshines her outward beauty!




We were blessed with one of the loveliest Michigan weather days here at the farm!


not a stitch of rain, a wonderful breeze and sunny!


all the flowers were free! We picked them!


We served the cake and punch reception inside but our wonderful family and friends lingered on the porch and under the ancient Horse Chestnut trees and the children swung on the rope swing...


Thank you all who showed up for the wonderful day. It would not have been the same without you!


To God be the glory!

17 comments:

Treasures Evermore said...

Just beautiful...what a gorgeous family you have. God is SO good..and you all are SO blessed.

Thank you for sharing your lovely day with all of us.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Abby looked beautiful on her big day!! So glad the weather held for you too...! Such a milestone...CONGRATS ABBY!! And good luck at MCC! You'll do great...practice on Buddy...:)

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you Ang and your family for the dedication it takes to homeschool all the way through highschool. I know what it involves and seeing your beautiful pictures has inspired me to do something special for my second homeschool graduate later this year. My daughter is setting up her own dessert business at the markets and today we go and see the man from the local council who is checking out her prep area - our church kitchen which she is using as you need a certified kitchen to sell food to the public. I will do a blog post about her venture once she is up and running but today is so important to her - she needs his permission to go ahead. It is so exciting to see your children graduate, to pursue what they are passionate about and excel in what they are doing. Homeschooling gave me some very special gifts (children who walk with the Lord for one!) and it has been so worth it. Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us.

Melody said...

Big Congrats! I can't help but wonder what a newly graduated, home-schooled, off grid, country girl does after her graduation? Marry a fine Amish lad? Go to college? Start her own farm? Cheers to the endless possibilities!

Regan Family Farm said...

Congratulations! I know it's coming...but I just can't wrap my brain around it. Beautiful celebration.
Kathy

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations on the wonderful graduation!!! :)

the vrugginks said...

oh, ang! i teared up...what a privilege to home school...your kids are bearing the fruit of all you & matt have invested, with God's help and leading, into their lives! everything looks so beautiful...congrats abby!!!

ps. i LOVE the pillows on the couch...so cute :)

The Mending Shed said...

Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment.

pilgrimscottage said...

Congratulations to the graduate! May she continue to look to the Lord for His guidance in her life.

ecaterina said...

You are a wealthy woman with such beautiful kids!

Kim said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter. She is very beautiful.

Highlandview said...

Congratulations! What a lovely post. This gives me a feeling of hope as I am just beginning to homeschool and we are just now getting ready to move to our farm. To see your daughter graduating and your beautiful home gives me inspiration.

Sonja said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! That's all I can say. The girl, the flowers, the family, the home, and the hearts. Congratulations to the whole family!

kyndale_pease said...

Your kids are so beautiful. Congratulations to you both on your daughter's graduation. ♥

Renata said...

Hi Ang
Congratulations to your beautiful daughter & also to you - you've done so well!
Love your new blog header - your home is just beautiful!
Blessings
Renata:)

Joannah said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a great accomplishment! Congratulations to the graduate!!!

Deb said...

She is a beautiful young lady, all your children are beautiful. but I can see where they get their good looks, congratulations Abby! thanks for sharing..

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