family, friends, fun

Pomp & Circumstance

My little sister Morgan graduated from high school on Saturday. Morgan & Maddi I’m so proud of her. She received a diploma of distinction for her grades. At the graduation we noticed a ton of security. We thought it was weird but that maybe a special guest was speaking or something. Then a little bit into the diploma presentations there was a scuffle. We looked over and saw a couple of guys getting arrested! We had no idea why though.
Then a few minutes later we heard some guy yell and then he got arrested too! We thought surely they are just being escorted outside. Well then when Maddi (a friend of Morgan’s who’s living with my parents because her father died) walked across the stage my parents clapped and my dad called out “woohoo Maddi” or something like that. Next thing you know a cop was yelling at them that he was giving them a warning but that he could arrest them for clapping! I could NOT believe it!
After the ceremony we were walking back to our cars and saw the police escorting two “perps” to police cruisers! Perps being led away from graduation
(sorry for the blurry pic, I need a better zoom lens.  My birthday is approaching so y’all can start hinting to CSP about the lens now, thank you very much.)
There were no programs to be found and no announcement that said you couldn’t clap or cheer. I appreciate that they would want a quiet ceremony, but honestly the commotion caused by the arrests were more of a distraction than a few claps and hoots would have been!
After the ceremony we went back to my mom’s and had a fun pool party to celebrate. Morgan will be going to USC in the fall. So proud!
Oh, and my cakes. They were a big hit. I made graduation cakesBut I wasn’t 100% pleased with them. I wanted to do something fancy like on Ace of Cakes with fondant. But no matter how I tried I could NOT get the fondant to work. I was making my own and following directions but I ended up just burning myself with hot marshmallows and making a big, sticky mess of my kitchen! So I made some buttercream icing and used that instead. I made Morgan a cake I decorated the cakes with their school colors, blue & gold. I made Maddi a cake I was up til 5 am! Oh, and I only ended up taking 3 cakes to the party as one of them fell apart and now lives in a bowl at my house! See the rest of my pictures here.