Friday, May 30, 2008

Another one bites the dust...

5/5. All the kids have finally finished High School. Nathan's graduation was just last weekend. They had the ceremony in the Verizon Amphitheater. The weather was perfect. John, being the genius he is, chose some perfect seating for us. He figured the movement of the sun, and the roof of the amphitheater which resulted in maximum shade time for us. Nathan graduated from Alpharetta High School with honors. All the boys were dressed in black, and the girls were in the deep red burgundy color. His class was referred to as the AHS raiders "ORIGINALS"... They were the first class to go through all 4 years, and started as Freshmen the year the school opened. I have to admit, I like Nathans school colors more than I did my own. Chattahoochee not only had a long awkward name, but BRIGHT GOLD and ROYAL BLUE. Dad snapped a few good pictures of Nate... and of course good ones of Me texting. Later on in the evening we went to dinner with all the family currently located in Atlanta. John and Lindy and cute little Anya joined us at PF Changs. We all ordered really good and different dishes. I'm trying to remember what John ordered- because it was DIVINE. something with Honeydew melon in it. Lindy got some interesting lamb dish... Either way, at the end of the meal, somehow all the leftovers landed in front of John. He sat enjoying them and finishing them off until we left. With two babies at the table we only had one disaster. Ryan pulled a glass over which landed all over me. We had a lot of fun laughing and celebrating Nathan's graduation. After dinner, Dad, Mom, Nate and I went to IRONMAN, which was actually a pretty sweet movie.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dippin' Dots, Pretzels & Budweiser

I've gone to a lot of graduations over the last few weeks. I've left the update on Aaron and Gary's grad to the blogging of Tara and Stacey ... But also not to mention I really didn't have anything too fun or exciting happen at the BYU graduation. Spencer met my parents, ok so something did happen... hahahaha... but really besides that, a few good meals, and my parents being in town not much happened. BYU graduation was formal and almost serious. No foghorns, falling graduates, cowbells, or I (YOUR NAME HERE) banners. Which was somewhat unfortunate. I love it when people embarrass themselves horribley in front of thousands of people. After I wrapped things up in Provo, and said my goodbyes, I headed home to ATL where I have been for the last month. Life here is slow. Work is fun, social and rather enjoyable, but the days are so long and hot that they all somehow mesh in to one extra long day. Matt's graduation was a few weeks back... CONGRATS TO MY FAVORITE BROTHER-IN-LAW...Matt's graduation ceremony was most likely the most eventful thing I have experienced since coming home. I loved every minute of it. The venue in which the graduation took place was none other then the Georgia Dome. The name MATTHEW CALLOWAY appeared a few times on the Jumbo-tron... and we cheered each time we saw it... assuming that he was the only Matthew Calloway in the graduating class. The place was crowded with people dressed in everything and anything... or nothing. Mumus, wife beaters, and mesh shirts all the way to tuxedos, ball gowns and nice suits. It was a really nice ceremony. The speakers were funny and entertaining and worked well for the masses. It was the only graduation I have ever been to that had pizza, popcorn, Dippin' Dots, pretzels, alcohol, hotdogs and Starbucks Kiosks. What a fun and diverse school Matt has graduated from! Congrats Matt!



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The video was taken (who knows why) by my dad to kind of give the idea of the atmosphere. After zooming in on the young boys earring in front of us, the people behind us began talking about the weirdness which is right when the video ended.