Saturday, May 18, 2013

First Graduation Complete

Cool but very windy graduation......
 Very, very, very early this morning.

 She said I needed to take a "shooting for the stars" picture.

 The mortarboard picture,  
which also qualifies as "we are in a horrible drought" picture.

 The "Martin's picking me up" picture.  (And, he always tips his head back for pictures, she says.)

 Her two favorite grandmas [from church], Ms. Loreta and Ms. Joann.

 Tiny portion of the crowd.  See how blue the sky is?  It didn't last because the winds came up. Now the sky is dust colored.


 One-size-fits-all caps do not work well in high winds.

Ahh, that's better.  
Aside from the winds, it was a nice graduation.  The state attorney general, who graduated from this high school in 1972, was the speaker.  He scrapped his prepared speech and just talked to the kids.  Much nicer.
The only downside was the usual single-mother-can't-take-photos-and-be-in-them-at-the-same-time situation.  I'm thinking she's going to have to get dressed up again so we can take some together.
We took the grandmas out for brunch, and Sweet Teen is off to a round of graduation parties and a sleep-over.

I'm off to do some quilty things.

Happy quiltmaking.....

11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

What a beautiful young lady you have raised. You are both blessed! Have a wonderful day!

O'Quilts said...

Sometimes life can be so sweet. Congrats to both of you..such an adventure ahead for her.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations to you both!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter, Dora! She's beautiful.

Beth Strand said...

Such a sweet day but when my oldest graduated, there was that tug in my heart, too. It all just goes too fast for the mom! Congratulations to her and to you for helping her get there!

Lynn said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful pictures, too!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a sweet time for you, and sad, too, knowing that she will be going away soon. Don't fret, they return home when you least expect them too. I should know, I wasn't expecting either son, now I have both.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done Mom.

bunbear said...

such a beautiful girl! you should be so proud of her, as i'm sure you are. congrats to mom and daughter. job well done!

MQuilter said...

Congratulations to both of you. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful gal. Wishing her good luck with her new endeavors in college.

Christine Carey said...

Congratulations! I bet she'll have a great time in college!

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