Photo a Day Challenge: June 13 – Frame

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We just wrapped up a weekend of joy.

We watched Elise cross the stage with friends on Saturday, turn her tassel, and set her eyes on college. Spirited and memorable speeches. Friends and family and fried chicken. A day to recognize a 13-year race finally won. And a new one to begin.

Friends and family dropped by for fellowship and fruit and cheese and frames.

The word for today, frame, took up two tables on Sunday. Grandparents and aunts and uncles got their pick of photos of Elise. Soccer Elise, prom dress Elise, Elise in a burgundy dress in the falling leaves at Frank Liske Park.

Everyone went home with gummies or M&Ms and left sweet words and also funny words on a signable frame that Elise will keep.

A day for Elise isn’t something she’s totally comfortable in. Instead, she enjoyed each visitor, then sat with me to talk about gym memberships for the summer so she could start her off-season workouts – her sights, set on bigger days.

[Check out the photo challenge we’re taking, here.]


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  1. [ Smiles ] That is a unique way of handling your photo challenge!

    Nicely done!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Renard! The fun part of this challenge has been the days I’ve had to dig a little deeper to find something.

  2. Holly says:

    Congratulations to her and to you too!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks – it’s all her, Holly!

  3. congrats to your daughter and your family!! What a great accomplishment!! Do she know what she is going to study?

    Let me go and check this challenge out…looks fun!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks, Tamieka! So proud of her. She’s headed to Warren Wilson College in the Pre Vet program, and to play soccer.

      The challenge has been a blast so far … can’t believe it’s half over.

  4. Angela says:

    I could feel your pride swelling in your chest, with each sentiment. This is my favorite “pic” post so far. Congrats to Elise and Best Wishes for her future ventures… You both are lucky to have each other!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I am quite proud, Angela. Glad you liked this one! I am the lucky one for sure.

  5. Lyn says:

    Congratulations Elise! May the next thirteen years be filled with accomplishments, joy, peace and happiness. Wonderful way to write the response to the prompt, Eli.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Lyn! I see such great things ahead for her. The table of pictures was such a beautiful array of a child I can’t believe is my very own.

  6. ksbeth says:

    what a great day and i love the idea of sending everyone off with a sweet picture and sweet treat to remember the big day –

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      maybe elise will inherit her mom’s ability to throw the best parties for occasions like this.

  7. Lulu says:

    Congratulations to Elise and to the whole family! It’s gladdening to read about your joyful celebration!

    In case you don’t have enough challenges, I wanted to nominate you for another. 🙂 You always have wonderful quotes, so I’m nominating you for the three-day quote challenge. No pressure to participate, but the info is here:

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Lulu! The day went off in near perfection, and there’s an aspect of it I’ll write about for tomorrow.

      I’m checking out your challenge now – I hate to turn down the challenge of another challenge.

  8. Kathy G says:

    What a momentous day for Elise! Sounds like a great celebration.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Most definitely, Kathy. The day had a little of a lot of good things.

  9. Rorybore says:

    I love the one with the soccer ball!!! 🙂
    Congrats to her on a race well run – of that I have no doubt. Nice idea of a frame that everyone signs.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Me too, Rore. What I love most is how she’s getting ready for college. There’s a message on the one everyone signed that begins, “I used to hate you in kindergarten.”

      Don’t worry, it turns out well …

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