Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reflections....

...on my best mini ever.  Though you can see he is not so mini anymore!


It seems like it's been a crazy ride since way before opening night of Godspell in April.
Matt had a major role as The Baptist in this production.
That's him in the red/black stripes at Dress Rehearsal.

 He's always done Tech since he was a Freshman.  Lighting, sound, stage manager and Tech Director.
He's had several minor roles in the recent past but even then he still functioned as Stage Manager.
This time, he relinguished that to an underclassman and threw himself into singing, acting and dancing!
He had a blast!

He graduated from HS last weekend
and my 90 y/o mother made a plane trip here for it.



We are all so proud of him! 
 The white hood is for National Honor Society
and the gold/black braid is for graduating magna cum laude.

He also recieved a special award for achievement in the Arts.

Matt and his two bestest buddies
(who will miss him terribly when he is away at school!)


He's just returned from a Carnival Cruise with 8 of his good friends
(and 3 very brave parents!)


I am hoping that I will now be able to get back to "mini-ing" (and blogging about it!) but the Summer seems like it will be crazy, too.  Althought the Fall term at University of Florida doesn't start until the end of August, Matt's enrolled for a Summer B session and that starts the end of June.  We all need to be up there for a preview next weekend and there are several other "events" parents are expected to attend before the Fall term.

I also have a mini show the end of July to prepare for.  I'd better get cracking....

Love to you all!  Thanks for reading my blog.  I promise to get that Conservatory finished and photographed.  Hester has been mostly useless of late...

Later...

Tabs

14 comments:

Karin F. said...

Oh you must be soooo proud! I had a big grin on my face reading your post...

The Old Maid said...

You have a very handsome son Tabs:) Congrats to him and to the proud Mum!:)

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

So handsome Susan! Congratulations, some great pics, they grow up too quickly dont they!! Sounds like you have a busy time ahead of you. Katexxx

Debbie said...

Many Congratulations to your son Matt, on his achievements Susan. You must be as proud as punch.I wish him every success for his future..xxxx

kimsminiatures said...

Congratulations to Matt and to you too Susan, To be a mother is both the best and hardest things you will ever do. He is such a handsome boy. He should meet my Emily :) I love the pictures of him with the dogs and his grandma. Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. This is going to be a very busy week for us. We have 2 graduates.
Be proud Susan. You deserve it. Big hugs~ Kim

Carol said...

Congratulations to Matt, you and family. It sounds like he is an exceptional young guy and you have many reasons to be very proud of him!

Janine Crocker said...

I'm so pleased for you Susan! He's gorgeous and you must be very proud. (Will not be showing my teenage daughter...;))

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Congrats to both of you. Matt is a very handsome . You have done a wonderful job as a parent, you should be proud. I'll bet you are going to miss having Matt's help at miniature shows. Great pictures :)

Hugs
Victoria

Tabitha Corsica said...

Thanks! Yes, he is a cute boy..always was. But we are blessed that he is also such a good person with the biggest, kindest heart ever.

I am glad he chose UF over Purdue because he is now closer to home and seeing him more frequently will be easier. I will miss his help at miniature shows...and his company. Since he is in Fl., I'm hoping I can cajole him into stopping by at the few w/e mini shows we have here over the next winter.

Tallulah Belle said...

What a handsome young man he is Susan. Many congratulations to him and his proud Mom.

So glad he is staying somewhat closer to home.

dale's dreams said...

Tabitha, you must be so proud of him! And such a fine, nice looking boy. He's a real cutie that one. :)

My oldest was in the National Honor Society. Middle didn't deem it important. :(

What is he going to study?

Tabitha Corsica said...

Dale, he studying electrical engineering with a Theatre minor in sound and lighting. I suspected he'd have a hard time staying away from the theater...heheheh.

dale's dreams said...

Good for him! :)

I think theater is such a good thing to have the experience of. :)

Lucille said...

You must be so proud of your boy! He seems like a real gentleman. I'm so happy for you that he won't be that far away. You certainly did a wonderful job raising him. Congratulations to you also, Susan!