Monday, May 4, 2009

Out of the Woods


We had a lovely weekend in Indiana, especially on Graduation Day when the rain stopped and the sun made its first appearance all week, enabling us to enjoy the lush green beauty of the campus sans umbrella. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, the 168th commencement exercises were underway!

My degree was bestowed upon me, and diploma was in hand, but it didn't feel real until the moment of switching my tassel from the right side to the left; then, I had goosebumps, and for the rest of the day I couldn't wipe the smile from my face!

Doesn't my son look dashing in his blue blazer? He was a sponge, soaking up all the pomp and circumstance, and dreaming of his own day to come (in 10 years or so, if all goes well.) I was so pleased that he could be a part of the journey!

Thank you everyone for your kindness and all of your well-wishes! I'll publish more stories and photos of the rest of our weekend, shortly.

9 comments :

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Congratulations!

What a beautiful setting for your graduation.

Spotted Sparrow said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more.

Joy said...

Love the happy family photos Laurie!

Micki said...

Looks like you have had a great time!
Micki

Lydia said...

Congratulations!!!! ...and what a gorgeous family!!! such beautiful smiles:)

kari and kijsa said...

Congratulations!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

TRES BELLE said...

Congratulations and My Best Wishes on a long and sought after journey!!

Kris

maryboys said...

milestones like this always make me cry just a little - and these photos are no exception...congratulations!!!

(and do feel free to post here about the "it's about time" swap - i didn't really think about that! silly me...)

Handmade in Israel said...

Thank you for the mention yesterday, Laurie, and congratulations on your degree! I just read all about your ceremony - wonderful! What great memories for you all.