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After the week-long festivities of graduation, we joined together with our long-time friends for one more celebration. And to keep it simple and fun, the Taco Truck came.

A view from the street (looks inviting, doesn’t it?)

On this very hot day, we had lots of drinks.

Very simple decorations with a Mexican theme.

Tables on the grass with mismatched chairs.

Chips and salsas on every table, along with my Texas Cavier Dip, featured THIS WEEK at the EVO ’10 conference (as “Summer Bean Salad”) in Park City, UT! This recipe will also be included in my NEW book, The Reluctant Entertainer, released in one month!

Who was this celebration for? Our son and his childhood friend since Kindergarten, Lauren.

Even their favorite 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Landon, came to celebrate.

The moms enjoyed making “Memory Boards.”

And stringing school pictures.

Other graduates popped in, along with very special friends.

We re-created memories from this 5th grade celebration.

Then and now. (Love ya, Callie Jo!)

Cake for all all the 2010 graduates!

The only thing missing is pictures of the VERY TIRED PARENTS (us!) … it would have been a great picture to capture what we looked like right before we went to bed that night. Our friends were so generous to share their home with us, and we worked together as a team, for sure!

I’m glad graduation is over, but more importantly I’m so very thankful for wonderful friends and families who come together to help celebrate our children’s milestones.

Have you thought about joining together with another family to plan a larger party and to share expenses?