A High School Graduate

Hard to believe we have a High School Graduate in our house!


From this little guy


To this handsome young man

Kyle was 10 years old when he came into my life and from the get-go I was accepted into he and his dad’s little corner of the world.  I am eternally grateful for that kid and the joy he has brought to my life.  I love his easy-going personality, humor and outlook on life.   Honestly, the coolest kid I know.



The last 8 years have been full of adventure and entertainment.  I am sure the one thing Kyle won’t miss once he leaves for college is listening to me crabbing about the million vehicles in our driveway.    I mean, seriously.  How many trucks does a 17 year old need?

Apparently when you have Clint for a father, owning multiple trucks is not only acceptable, but expected.

What’s that saying?  Choose your battles?

I lost that one.




Did I mention we also park trucks in the front yard?

Completely acceptable.

May 18th, 2014 crept up on all of us!  I can’t believe how fast 8 years went for me.   I can only imagine it felt the same way for his dad and mom as they looked back on 17 years.

Clint is so proud of Kyle.  It shone through in multiple ways on Graduation Day.




In true Kyle fashion, the family found out he was leading the Pledge of Allegiance AND providing the Class Welcome by reading it in the program prior to the ceremony.

Nope… he didn’t tell a single one of us.   Is that a typical boy for you or teenager?

Regardless, I’d say that is pretty awesome to be nominated by your peers to lead the address.





He of course did such a great job.  The kid shows no nerves.  Ever.

He is much like his father.

They like the attention. 🙂






What a great moment it was to watch him walk across the stage and receive his diploma!






His charming personality shown through as he convinced this lovely lady to turn and face his family for a photo opp.



Happy kid, I’d say!


Soon after the ceremony was finished we found ourselves walking around like paparazzi trying to track the man of the hour down.


My brother has some killer style.


After a few short minutes, we got to him.

Brace yourselves for proud papa moment #2, my friends.



We had the graduation party immediately following the ceremony at Kyle’s moms house.  He had a great showing of support and love.

Party = Success


Aren’t those cupcakes adorable?


A few of Kyle’s awards


And a few other snapshots from the day:






Proud papa moment #3.  Watching Kyle’s slideshow.  ❤





Same smile.  Same laugh.

Proud papa moment #4


Once the party started wrapping up you can bet Kyle was ready to bust out of there for the night.  And rightfully so.  His day!  He totally deserved to go and be with his friends.

Clint tried to keep him around for a little longer.   I have visions of college drop-off in August already in my head.

With that, I will leave you with Proud Papa moment #5.


Congratulations, Kyle.

We sure do love ya, kid.

2 thoughts on “A High School Graduate

  1. This is great, Jordan. Congrats to your family!


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