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Aunt Suzanne Baked the Cake for Niece Grace’s Graduation Party

Lehigh Cake (6)Steve and I attended a fun high school graduation party Saturday night. The cake was something to see.  And eat!

Graduate Grace’s Aunt Suzanne baked and decorated this elaborate and tasty creation. Made with a whole lot of love!!

The bottom half was Anniversary Cake, vanilla cake made with buttermilk.   The top layer a homemade chocolate cake.  Then seedless raspberry preserves in between the layers,  topped with rich chocolate buttercream icing. Lehigh was spelled out in white rolled fondant lettering, cut with an x-acto knife.

Not only did it look good but it tasted delicious.  Aunt Suzanne said the Anniversary Cake called for almond extract but you could use vanilla or lemon zest to flavor it.

Happy High School Graduation Grace and all the best as your start your college life at Lehigh

and great job on the cake, Aunt Suzanne!

Lehigh Cake

 

 

 

 

table decorations

 

Tiny jelly  and mason jars with candles and raffia bows around the rims of the jars and summer flower centerpieces

 

 

GoldenDoodle

 

Mookie the Golden Doodle loves all the attention

Party at night

Getting Dark Outside

Graduation Party

Backyard conversation

 

 


Who Do You Root For? For Whom Do You Root?

Is it whom or who?

 

Graduation on Saturday.  Everything going without a hitch. Supposed to be a solemn occasion.  Serious business.

I was standing with my camera, photographing the seniors as they filed in and found their rows.

Mr. Milinski, Health and Phys Ed teacher, Cross Country and Tennis Coach, was at the end of the first row.

Be seated after the National Anthem.

I hear a soft voice, “Ms. Hendricks, Ms. Hendricks.”

Mr. Milinski lifted his robe to reveal some crazy Green Bay Argyles.  Of course, I photographed them.

In fact, I think he wanted me to get the shot.   He seemed pleased that I captured his individuality.

This morning at school I ran into him in the main office and I asked him if it would be okay to blog his socks.

He said I could even use his name.  And I asked him why he was a Green Bay Fan in the middle of Pittsburgh? and his response was

“Because I’m smart!”

It Can’t Be Easy Being a Cheesehead Green Bay Fan (it’s not derogatory anymore) in a Sea of Steelers Fans!

was my original title.  

Mr. Milinski and I  had a chuckle and here’s the photo of his Cheesehead socks.  Everyone has their team allegiance, often due to place of residence or where one was born or hails from….can’t end a sentence with “from” either. Yikes.

I think he’s from the South Side of Pittsburgh, nowhere near Lake Michigan but I’ll check on that.

Green Bay Argyles


Waiting for a Ride to Commencement

 

 

 

Saturday at 12:30 PM, Pittsburgh Carrick High School’s Class of 2013 will graduate.

Friday morning, the Timpani were waiting for a truck to take them to Petersen Events Center at University of Pittsburgh.  Ready for their part in  Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance as the seniors walk in the processional.

The bowl of the drum seemed to glow on this overcast day. And yes, there’s a snare drum peeking from behind.

Timpani


Class of 2012- Congratulations Luke

Headed for the University of Michigan. The high school graduation ceremony is Monday night.

At the party it felt a bit like football weather tonight. Guests had on sweaters and jackets, long pants.  Last week it was 90.

Luke and Friends sang and played musical numbers during the party and it was a lot of fun. His grandfather accompanied him on the guitar singing New York New York and Vanessa and he sang The Prayer at the close as Kim, his mom, played the keyboard for them. I don’t have the playlist but know that Brad Yoder played guitar with Luke and also Nina Sainato sang Quando Quando with him. A little jazz, some standards,  a little show tune, a lot of musical improvisation.  Congratulations Luke and all the best to you!

You have grown into a fine young man and will do wonderfully in whatever you pursue.

I like the one with the balloons but we decided on the one below.  Hope you are okay with the two cause I could’t decide.  I like that some of the party scene peeks into the background and the balloons declare it a celebration!


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