Since Parker graduated from high school and then a few weeks later was leaving on his mission, we decided to combine parties and have a "Gradu-Mission" party the Saturday before he spoke in church.
We had an open house style party between 5-8 pm with dinner and dessert.
Uncle Drew and Grandpa Burr
We had quite a crowd ... around 150 people came to wish Parker well.
We had pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, Caesar salad, fruit and chips.
Nathan, Calissa, Kaylie, Maddie, Christopher and Lindsey
Eliza and Jennie (who was so awesome to help with refilling the food all night)!
Luna, Nathan, Spencer, Ethan and Isaac
Mom, Dad, Mitzi and James
Friends from the ward
Uncle BJ and Grandpa
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Smidebush
A tired, but happy mom!
Grandma and Grandpa Burr came from Utah. Uncle BJ's family came from Arizona and Uncle Kevin came from Utah.
We were so blessed to have so many wonderful people come by to support Parker and our family!
He received many wonderful and thoughtful gifts and cards, but this one from a family friend was one of the best!
The little name tags say "Parker."