Monday, September 2, 2013

Back-To-School Dinner!

It's the night before school  and time for our annual back to school family dinner.  The fifth annual.  By now, we are a well-oiled machine.

This year I stressed less about the menu than other years.  We always have a meal that everyone eats. In the past that has really been threading the needle, but this year, we actually had some choices.

The final choice: meatloaf, corn, salad and of course garlic bread (full disclosure, one of us didn't eat salad).
Letters to the students are always hotly anticipated:
(please notice haircuts were done a full 18 hours BEFORE official back-to-school photos)
 Beverage of choice (mango spritzer, chocolate milk, red wine) in champagne glasses!
And this year a verse from the bible to focus on for the year: 
 Here's to a great year in grade 7!!
(the middle year of middle school)
  And to grade 5, the final year in elementary school!! 
And here's how they looked when we started this, going into grade 3 and grade 1:

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