Tuesday, May 31, 2011

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

My nephew (former employee of Paper Vineyard) graduated from Marcos de Niza last week. All of us enjoyed this pretty significant moment. As a very proud aunt it gave me goose bumps to watch the event. It is wonderful to see Ryan's emotions and the enthusiasm of his cousins watching the event as well. You know the family warm and tingles when you know something special is going on. All the planets are in alignment and everyone understands the importance of the moment.

I had to share this photo. Ryan is over 6' tall and here is Andreas (my 1 yr old grandson) who is obviously way less than 6'. The image definitely shows that a whole lot of stuff happens between the life of a one year old and the life of an eighteen year old high school graduate. So much life happens in those years. I am excited to watch the choices Ryan is going to make as he enters the next chapter of his life. What doors will he kick open?

Below are some snapshots of scrapbook pages inspired by the photos and the memories of graduation nights.

Yup, that's me! Chandler High School in 1985. It is a cliche but time sure does fly by. Also scary is that in 1985 we all had one fabulous chin each!

My daughter Alyssa's graduation, Basha High School 2009. I will carve out some time to do Ryan's pages this weekend. Plus I have one more relative to go...congrats Demetri graduating from Chandler High tonight!!


  1. AWE.... CONGRATS RYAN!!! You look so handsome!!! Adriana, your scrapbook pages rock!!! So fun looking back!