Friday, May 7, 2010

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK

I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs.

1983-8th grade Graduation

I wanted to post this in a couple of weeks, but I couldn't wait! My baby/eldest son is graduating from 8th grade next month, and looking at this picture of me makes me think of how he is going to feel walking in the ceremony receiving his certificate!

We have been homeschooling since he was in Kindergarten, and for him to be able to participate in a graduation ceremony means the world to me (and he is excited about it too). The K-12 program that we use has 8th grade & High School graduation ceremonies, so kids from all over the area get to experience it for themselves!

It's so funny because his friends are like, "You have a ceremony and you're homeschooled?"

So, here is me, graduating from 8th grade! I still remember shopping with my mom for my dress! I loved it!
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34 comments:

chubskulit said...

Awww that is one memorable date!

Ebie said...

I am back!

How exciting especially shopping for the graduation dress. Which reminds me, I have to find my graduation photo!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

What a fun milestone for you both... and how great that he still gets a ceremony! Love your dress!

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roh0218_g said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!! ........................................

debi9kids said...

How fun!
I think I had a light blue dress EXACTLY like that one!

Laurencita said...

Oh! what a cute dress.

Denise said...

You were so cute.

Lauren said...

awwww - how cute are you??? So sweet that your son got to participate in the ceremony - that's AWESOME! (his... not yours... that would be weird! haha)

Nina said...

That is neat that he gets to graduate from 8th grade just like other kids. I didn't play Flashback but I did post a photo that I scanned today from when I was a baby.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Susie said...

What a great milestone to share:-)

MsRay said...

Hi, Alicia

I am trying to link my post but I keep getting an error message.

http://www.msray2008.com/2010/05/friday-photo-flashback.html

Darcie said...

Thank is SO great...looking so pretty as an accomplished 8th grader my dear!

Have a wonderful Mothers Day Alicia!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a special memory!!

Congrats to your son on his accomplishment!

Lorilynne said...

Cute picture!
You know what's funny, I've been wanting to post a picture from my 8th grade graduation but keep forgetting to scan it, lol. I'm going through the scans I already have on my computer and when I get done with those I'm going to start scanning my other pictures.

Pam said...

That is wonderful. Our home school association has a high school graduation.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun picture! I love your dress too...I bet it would be considered cool and retro now!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Very cute picture! And how fun for your son to be able to experience his own graduation!

RoseBelle said...

Alicia, I applaud you for homeschooling your kids. Don't know how you do it but I'm sure you have the definite patience to teach your kids. I'm homeschooling my little girl for preschool and she will start kindergarten this August.

I remember the 80's style and your dress, if I'm not mistaken, is in this fashion season.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Savvy Gal said...

I still remember my white dress.

momstheword said...

It's a pretty dress, love the belt! They never had 8th graduation when I was a kid!

My oldest could have graduated highschool with other homeschoolers but he wasn't interested. That was fine, saved us the trip, lol!

I had to view you in IE because Firefox won't let me see your pictures due to something about Photobucket. I don't understand any of this but it's what I've figured out, lol!

Happy said...

How fun that your son gets to have a ceremony! That's so exciting. I hope it goes awesome!

Fun flashing back to your 8th grade graduation ceremony! Will you be mad if I tell you I was 2 in 1983? Lol! C'mon...laugh, you know you wanna!

Love the dress, though! The 80's rocked when it came to fashion!

theluckiestmrs said...

Congratulations on your oldest son's 8th grade graduation!!! :o) Isnt it amazing to think that he is at this milestone already?

What a great photo of your 8th grade graduation day :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I am actually in KY for our older daughter's graduation from Dental School :o) We just drove in, got on my daughter's lap top, so I wanted to be sure I linked up today :o) I wont be able to catch up on all the wonderful blogs until we get back to Georgia.

Janice said...

Quiet on the Flashback today. So good that your son gets to graduate weven when homeschooled. It's so important for them to experience these rites of passage.

jsimplylive said...

Cute picture! I still remember my graduation too. Good times. This is my first time on your blog and really like it! Great idea with the photos.

Marice said...

awww! classic :)

happy mother's day to you Alicia :) have fun!

hugs,
Marice

Stacy said...

wow, you look so grown up for 8th grade!!!

Happy Mother's Day:)

Muthering Heights said...

You looked so cute....definitely ready for high school! :)

Erin said...

You looked adorable...so proud and nervous, too.

Jingle said...

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Family First Award.
Happy Meme!
Happy mother's Day!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is too funny for me...growing up in MI no schools (in my district anyways) did promotion ceremonies but now that I live in AZ they are huge!! Big ceremonies and even parties!! Congrats on your son's though...an exciting time for sure!

Xmas Dolly said...

Flashback Friday, huh! You'll have to remind me about this one next Friday. I like that. I have a bad case of CRS. I never can remember anything! But look at you all pretty & graduating! WOO HOO Great picture and wonderful memories. Shopping with mom! Oh, how I remember those days! Thanks for stopping by, and leading me towards this great adventure. I'll be back to see the new graduation pictures! WOO HOO! CONGRATS TO YOUR SON!

Kimberly said...

I used to love that style of dress. Weren't you cute?! And I think it is AWESOME that your guy gets to have a ceremonial graduation!

Stephanie said...

How cool!!!!!

I can't wait to see his pics.