Monday, May 19, 2014

Onwards and Upwards

This past weekend, we celebrated our eldest child's graduation from College.  Kaitlyn graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies or HDFS.  We spent an extended weekend in Northern Colorado with lots of wonderful family and friends and had the opportunity to spend some much needed time with Kaitlyn. 

The CSU graduation ceremony lasted 2.5 hours with over 700 students graduating from the College of Health and Human Sciences.  I have yet to replace my camera and each of the following photos are from one cell phone or another, so please excuse the horrible picture quality.  We arrived 45 minutes early and still ended up sitting quite high in the back far reaches of Moby Auditorium.

Despite our not so great seats, we were able to hear most of the speeches and our daughter's name being announced as she walked across the stage.  After the ceremony, we were able to capture some fun family photos, as the auditorium quickly cleared out.

As of this coming Friday and until Kaitlyn returns to school for her Master's Degree, I will only have two children IN school - a Freshman and a Sophomore in High School.  Time is just flying!

We could not be more proud of this child if we tried. 
This kid's not bad either.  :)
Oh and this one, whom we lovingly refer to as the "little one",  is a keeper too.  However, she's not so little, having recently passed me up on the tallness scale (not all that hard to do!)
Here we have three generations of family - huddling to keep out of the rain and chill of the Colorado Spring!
We drove to Colorado, a nearly 9 hour drive and when I wasn't driving or freaking out about the fact that my middle child was driving, I worked on a tiny needlepoint of an owl.  It's quite lovely, with a fun specialty stitch called "cashmere" for the background.  Unfortunately, blogger is refusing to upload the photos I took.  Might be time for me to go buy a new camera.
Today's been spent cleaning house and catching up on laundry.  I am so thankful for all of my children but today, especially for Kaitlyn and all of her accomplishments.  God blessed us with safe travels and wonderful family time this weekend and here's to a wonderful week ahead!  I have lots of stitching to do but also this week - flower planting and vegetable garden planting.  Better get to it!
Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Your family is so sweet and beautiful, Kathleen :) What a fun time, enjoy!