Pandemic restrictions had been loosened just enough and just in time for us to have a little family party for the grads, Jonathan and Danica.
Candid party photos are not my favourite thing, but of course I take them anyway.
I think JJ liked what he saw in the bag.
I sat across the supper table from Danica and got this picture of her with her Academic Excellence Medal.
Here are the two kids together. They may have been laughing at the card that I made in which I spelled Excelence (sic ← like that) wrong. It was a a typo, I swear.
It was wonderful occasion, not only because of reason for the event, but to be able to all get together without worry after this long haul. We five adults were all completely vaccinated, and the three kids over twelve have had their first jabs. Only the youngest child was unvaccinated.
Here we are seated at the table, all but Sue who took the photo. It felt like normal times, which are worth celebrating all on their own. The two girls on either side of Danica are her step sisters, and their mother is across from JJ. Of course, that is Eric, the Dad and Shauna's former husband, at the far end.
Yes indeed, normal, except I didn't quite know how to ingest this Caesar, my one and only alcoholic drink of the occasion.
To repeat: it was tough photography, but I was able to get a few more candid shots of Danica that I think are worth sharing.
And a few more photos, just because I can.