Monday, December 21, 2009

Second Colleg graduate in the family!!!

Our second college graduate in the family! Dad was the first a few years ago and I was incredibly proud of him for that.

This weekend Melissa our daughter number 2 graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in secondary education, English.
Here she is with proud Gramma!
We are all so PROUD of her!
This is one of those things that makes it all worth it!!! All the parenting, all the work hours to keep them in school! All worth it!

Now we have daddy with 3 of his girls. Good times!!

Gosh it's so important to have these times with family isn't it?

Here we all are at breakfast before the ceremony.

Dad, Becky -daughter #3, her boyfriend Ben (he's my BFF Rose, but that's another story!), Lissa the honored one!, grandma, the lovely Miss V, and me. I was so proud I'm surprised there are buttons left on my jacket!

Here are daughters #2 and #3, Becky (in orange) will graduate next spring and I'll be bursting with pride again! Anyway, here they are showing off the bags that my super friend, and the officer in charge of coffee made for them! Aren't they awesome? The girls obviously LOVE those very special bags!


Gran said...

Oh How Wonderful! Yes, it was worth every last minute of your blood, sweat and tears. Well done!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

SkippyMom said...

Mare, that is JUST AWESOME! Please give her our most heartfelt congratulations and thank her for becoming a teacher! :)

Hugs! What a great Christmas for you and yours - YAY!

Gina said...

How wonderful. Please give her my congratulations

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jeanne said...

Now that's a terrific Christmas present! Congrats to your DD and best wishes for her future plans.

Susan Freebery said...

You and Jim have done an amazing job raising those wonderful girls! I can only imagine the sacrifices you two made so your girls could realize such success! Well done, Mom and Dad. Well done!

I'm also very pleased that they like their bags. I liked making them for the Green girls!

Chris said...

How exciting. Congratulations to Melissa!

Quilter Kathy said...

What great news! Congratulations to everyone who loved and took care of her over the years, and supported her in all the efforts to become a successful's a long haul!

QuiltedSimple said...

oh congratulations! how wonderful