Saturday, June 14, 2008

GRADUATION '08 - part two




Daughter #1 + Graduation #2 = An incredibly proud, crying Mom!
Lindsay graduated from Ohio University this afternoon with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. We couldn't be more proud. I was actually very proud of myself for keeping it together - until we saw Lindsay outside after commencement, and then I turned into a blubbering mess. There were 1,700 graduates at the afternoon commencement, close to that many at the morning ceremony, two ceremonies yesterday and at least two last weekend - that makes for a lot of kids looking for jobs, doesn't it? Lunch after at Miller's Chicken - a little hole in the wall restaurant in Athens that has some of the best fried chicken in the world - made for a perfect day. Lindsay will be home for the summer while deciding what's next.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and that Father's Day, for those of you with someone who celebrates it, is relaxing and special. We don't have any special plans for Father's Day, except that dinner will be Tim's request of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and white cake with lemon frosting. His gift this year is a set of blown glass, glow in the dark mushrooms for the flower bed. He's the gardener at our house and we thought he would think they were fun. I've always joked that Lindsay can't leave our county without coming home with a new pair of shoes - Tim can't leave home without coming home with a plant or a flower. Hey, he could have worse habits, right? I'm not complaining.
Susan, the winner of Shiloh's book, has claimed her prize. I'll be making an announcement for the POWER OF LOVE contest soon, maybe even tomorrow. Also, my review of Karin Tabke's excellent historical should be posted tomorrow. Following that will be a review for BEAST OF DARKNESS by Lisa Renee Jones which will include a contest for multiple copies of BEAST OF DESIRE, the first book in this wonderful series.
Hugs,
Laurie

8 comments:

flchen1 said...

Oh, huge congratulations to Lindsay and your family, Laurie! What a splendid achievement to celebrate! And a happy Father's Day to Tim! Hooray!

Judy F said...

sending you lots of hugs. Lindsay looks wonderful. Congrats to you all... I know you and Tim are so proud of both your girls. Hope Tim enjoys his day too.

Karin Tabke said...

Congrats, again, Laurie. I would have been balling too!

Lisa F. said...

Laurie, I know you are so proud of both girls! You and Tim have a great looking family.

Cryna said...

Huge congratulations, Laurie on Lindsay's grad. I know how proud you and Tim must be. I loved the pictures.

HelenKay said...

Congratulations!!! What a fabulous family weekend.

Karin said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Laurie, and you as well. Sounds like you had a great time with your family.

Susan said...

Laurie,
Congratulations to Lindsay and your family! Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos.