Saturday, November 23, 2013


On the 29th of January 2002 I walked a painfully shy little girl into her Grade 1 classroom at Mapleton State School. 

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Last Friday the 15th of November she finally walked out of Nambour State High School for ever.  It feels so strange that we are finished with school it's going to take a while to get used to. I wasn't able to get a last day photo as I was in Sydney but this is one Lucy took

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It's tradition for Sunshine Coast students to go to the beach on walkout day and go into the surf in their uniforms on, this is the girls on their way to the beach.


The last week of school was a busy one with graduation and the Formal

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Lucy on stage after receiving her certificate

Formal day was a touch more stressful  I went to the gym at 6.30 then straight after my session Lucy and I had to go to school for a couple of hours  we were there from 8 to 12 she had a few things to complete and a farewell morning tea to attend.  The hair and makeup appointment was at 1.30 then with not much time to spare had to come home get dressed then drive out to her friends house get into their car and drive to Mooloolaba for photos before arriving at the formal by 5.30.

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Tania @ Out Back said...

Yes it does feel strange for a while.

My running kids to school ended at the beginning of this year when the baby went to TAFE and then into an apprenticeship. No more school runs after 28 years. It felt like I was missing something and I shed some tears too. All four of my babies have grown and now I can find time to do things just for me :)

Chrissy said...

Oh Jackie I know how you feel! I will always think of her as your little Lucy, these babies of ours just can't be so grown up and finished... Please tell her how beautiful she looked for her formal, adore the colour of her dress and wow her hair looked stunning! Xx