Sunday, May 16, 2010

Congrats!!! You did it!!

Turn up music at the bottom of my page to get the full effect of this blog!!!! :)Sisters

Strat and Darb

Dad and Dad in Law

Cozy Cookout

The Grads

Yum Yum Yum!!!

A lovely day for a graduation! A little rain can't stop momma!

Congrats Gardener Guy

Smile for a photo op

Congrats L

Lining up for Processional

Congratulations Lacey and Blake!

We are so proud of you and so happy for you! My little girl (well she's 22) has graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education... Summa cum laude (just have to brag a little on my baby) and B graduated with a Bachelor in Agriculture (Horticulture).

They began their day very early getting ready for their day.They did a great job hosting a party! L's grad was at 11:00 a.m. and then we ran over to B's house for a quick intake of food and a change of gowns from L to B. The funny part of this short time is that we lost ANOTHER family member! You'll have to go to Darb's blog to read her hilarious story of being the lost child a few days ago. Auntie J didn't show up for the lunch and we waited and we waited and then OOPS, there she is driving by....oh she must be parking! We waited and we waited! Hummmm where could she be....WELL, she and Doc's wires were "crossed" (ahem....D and L's wiring must be on the same circuit) and so she is driving around looking for a house that she doesn't know where it is and waiting at a sorority house where she thought she was going to get picked up at to be escorted to the house she was supposed to be at.....she found a familiar face across the street and called Doc ...and oh my, let's just say that when she did show up, I've never seen 2 cupcakes devoured as fast as this woman did!!!!!! Stress does that to a woman!
Then all was well and we ventured back to B's graduation, then back to the house for a fabulous cookout. What a blast! Weather was not real cooperative as it was chilly and drizzly, but a cozy garage provided fun and food. OH NO...the day's not over. Then we went to L's apartment and loaded up the rest of her belongings and B's family loaded up the rest of his belongings. L headed to her good friend's Bachelorette Party and I think Daddy, D and I rolled into home around 10:30 p.m. and L made it home around midnight. Whew!
We don't have any family graduating from high school but we have about 4 friends parties to attend to tonight. This time of year is always very hectic with graduations and end of year activities, but wowie wow wow...I'm a tuckered out ole' bird.

So here's to you B and L!!! You both have completed a major accomplishment of earning degrees and now have secured jobs. You will soon become a married couple and begin a new chapter of your lives. Oh mercy me, I'm going to cry again. I didn't do so well at the ceremony....does Pomp and Circumstance just about put you in a fetal position? Even if I don't know a soul graduating, I break down! Some say with age comes beauty or some say with age comes wisdom...I say with age comes a flood of emotions. (Mommas out there, are you with me?) My family is becoming accustomed to this behavior out of me...I think the general comment is "Oh brother, mom's bawling again!"

Commencements are "beginnings" after all. Commencements are celebrations. These two are so blessed by God and we are so proud that they have always kept God first in their individual lives. Beginnings can be scary and frightening but these two are going to do great things together.

Awesome Achievement
Your college graduation
Fills us with love and pride.
We always knew that you could do
Whatever you really tried.
It's a long and challenging journey
To get a college degree,
But you wouldn't quit it, you just went and did it,
And we're beaming affectionately.
Your achievement is awesome, Lacey and Blake,
You've worked hard and you've passed the test.
We love you so, and we want you to know,
We think you're the very best!

By Joanna Fuchs

Okay, okay, I didn't write it but even though Joanna wrote's from Mom and Dad's heart! :0)

Joshua 24:15 (King James Version)
15And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Well, that milestone has now been reached....check... now it's on to a wedding!!

Deep I go!


Lacey said...

I'm not sure if you got through typing that without crying or not but it was very nice of you! :) We are so blessed to have your support!

Go Cats!

PBKISSES said...

SOOOO sorry to have missed the celebration. I am living it vicariously through your blogs. CONGRATS to our girl and her guy!
R-Dubya is STILL sick this dreary Monday AM. I'm starting to think about attacking appendixes and hyperventilating!
Nah, couldn't be....could it?

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh what a beautiful post. I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful daughter on her special day.
You so deserve to be proud and brag a few moments!
Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Happy@Home said...

Aww, what a sweet post. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter. It looks like you had a fabulous celebration.

Barbara said...

Wonderful and congratulations, what a wonderful post I so enjoyed it, lots of hugs for all, Barbara

seethebeauty said...

so proud of L & B! :) But was the 2nd picture reeallly necessary?! oh brother, that Kid! He's a character!!

Dee said...

Congratulations to the graduates and to your daughter graduating Suma Cum Laude.:)