Thursday, May 27, 2010

Traveling Thursday: Graduation, Hawaiian Style

I've attended many graduations here on the island. Most have been in the scope of my job as a high school teacher and helping out with graduation at the end of the year. This year our son graduated.

A special day.

Whether one graduates from public school, like my son; or from a small private all girls' school (my kalabash niece), graduation here in the islands is extra special. The fragrant leis, the island music and spirit, the beautiful sunsets...

I was uploading a really cool video of the class 2010 singing but blogger has been "uploading" an hour and I have to leave for work. Will try and add it in this afternoon.

Come along.








It's almost summer! Today I will be closing up my classroom and tomorrow beginning a new journey. New home, new school next year. Both my children in college...

Come on! Link on up.

25 comments:

Kristan said...

Wow! He got, ahem, lei-d a lot. ;P

Congrats again!

Dave said...

I love Kristan's comment. LOL
Looks like a great party

Mama Dawg said...

Congrats to the boy! Way to go!

How's things been Psuedo? I'm trying to get back to this blogging business.

Thought about you guys while on my hiatus.

Drop me a line when you get a chance. Did a post yesterday that updated everyone on myself and Light if you want to take a look.

Missed you!

Sandi McBride said...

Now that's a job that can be viewed as a vacation...been busy in the gardens and haven't posted lately but now playing catchup!!! Love the photos...
Sandi

Mama Badger said...

That looks like fun. I was trying to think up a witty pun, but I got nothing. It does look beautiful though.

Michele said...

Awesome! How many times did you tear up? I count 4 for The Boys graduation from college. When that baby graduates it's really emotional.

Jack said...

How lovely! Your son seems to be (judging by his photos), a very easy going, fun lovin' guy.

Cheers to him today!

Brian Miller said...

these are great pics...wonder if i can graduate again just to have that much fun...

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Now I'm thinking I should go with a Hawaiian theme for our party. Looks like most fun.

New journey for many of us this fall. Should be interesting.

kyooty said...

Oh what fun!!!

TechnoBabe said...

Lots of changes coming up for you. I hope the new school for your job turns out great. Having two kids in college will a change to adjust to and see how they are doing. Best wishes to your family and hope you enjoy your summer.

Sprite's Keeper said...

That is some beautiful closure. :-)

Amy said...

what a fun graduation. Congrats to your son..

What a new and fun year to come..

Have a great day...

only a movie said...

Looks like a blast. I am so happy for all of you.

And happy that your school year is almost done. Us too. Can't wait.
xo

sherri said...

congratulations to you and your son for opening new doors and moving forward! that looks like a great way to celebrate.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

He looks thrilled!! Love the leis. What a new beginning for you both. Congratulations!!

tulpen said...

Yay you guys!!

Great photos. So is your son like 7 feet tall or something?

Congrats!!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

That's a lot of lei's!! Congrats to your son and to you for making it through those high school years!!

Cloudia said...

VERY nice!


Glad you were able to find lei this year :)



Aloha from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

congrats on the new job (it's a good thing, right?)

There are always a lot of leis at graduations here as well, because of the large Hawaiian/Somoan population. They are so pretty!

hillgrandmom said...

Loved the first comment!
On seeing the photographs, looks like the boys' gestures are the same all over the world now:-)

sage said...

Congratulation on graduations and the successful end of a school year--I didn't get around to finishing a TTT blog this week :(

otin said...

I am so happy that he graduated! I hope that he finds his dreams and goals in life. I am sure that he will. Sorry that I have not been around, I have just not felt the whole blog thing lately. I really am happy for you and him!!

Casey said...

New school too? Wow, you do have a lot of change going on. Looks like a lot of fun graduation stuff going on in your world. Congrats to the kid!

Mrsbear said...

Hooray! Congrats to him. My daughter's first year of high school has ended on a sour note, her grades in the gutter. I'm holding out hope in another three she'll be able to graduate with her class. What a wonderful achievement for him.

Best of luck on the new journey.