Our grandson is graduating from high school this year.  This fills us with excitment, pride, and also with a sort of saddness becuase he will be going away to school. All of the sudden I realized he won't be dropping by to say hi as much or bringing flowers and staying for dinner.  He has truly grown into an amazing young man.  This summer he will be moving to go to college 3,000 miles away,  so I wanted to give him something he can use daily to remind of us.  This is how I came up with this mug; its compact so he can fit it into hi dorm room or apartment or wherever he ends up staying.  He also has a group of friends that are just as amazing as he is so I am going to fill some of these with laundary coins.  I may also fill the mugs with are gift cards, candy, pens or other study supplies...I just haven't decided yet. In additon to the mug, I designed a matching pillow that I am thinking of putting family photos on the back for him.

This is a very exciting time for him and for us and our hearts go out to all those families who are transitioning into their own empty nests, enjoy each other and this fantastic new phase in life!