Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Graduation

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day, we had an amazing weekend with my family.

Here is the graduate with her daughter, my adorable niece. My sister put herself through university as a single mom. When she started, she didn't even have a high school diploma and now she has her teaching degree. I can't begin to explain how proud we are of her.
We had been asked not to applaud until all the grads in a category had been on stage. But when they announced my sister's name, we all started hootin' and hollerin'. She woohooed back to us giving us 'I love you' signs with both hands in the air.
The big wigs on stage thought it was great and they told A. how wonderful it was that she had such family support. There were over 20 of us at the ceremony, even though each grad is only given 4 tickets. We were a formidable cheering section.
After the ceremony we met back at another of my sister's homes for the party. All A's loved ones who couldn't come to the ceremony were able to drop by and we had tons of laughs and yummy food that Mom made.
My sister H. made this amazing cake, as well as hosting the event. I come from pretty talented stock!

When the party wound down, my daughter got some play time with her new best friend, Kisa the boxer puppy.

Here is me all huge and preggo with the graduate, and no we didn't mean to match.


  1. Beautiful pictures (and you look gorgeous!!). Big congratulations to your sister :)


  2. It was so good to see you. Your aways beautiful but even more so pregnant.

  3. Congrats to your sister....what an accomplishment! Great pics all around!

  4. Congrats to your sister! She did exactly what I did (altho my degree is in nursing) and she should be very, very proud of herself.

  5. Congrats to your sister! That's a huge accomplishment, and the cake is beautiful! I bet it tasted as wonderful as it looks.
    I'm having a giveaway at my blog if you'd like to enter. I have a feeling that you have some great stories to share. And if the purses aren't your style, I have a couple I think your girly would be very interested in.

  6. Congrats to H! That is something to really be proud of. And how lovely is she looking?! WOW!

    You look awesome btw. I've been praying that that placenta will move on up cuz you HAVE TO COME!!!

    Love you,

  7. Congrats to your sis! Belated happy mother's day, too!! And, my GOSH, you look ADORABLE!!!

  8. What great photos.

    What a great accomplishment. Kudos to your sister.

    Love the cake.

    and OHHHHHHH you look so adorable and wonderful. Hope you are feeling well. Sending you lots of best wishes and good pregnancy vibes.

  9. It looks like a great time.

    Next May it will be me with the teaching credential--and I want that cake!

  10. Congrats to your sister, way to go!
    Gorgeous cake, what a talented family.
    And you look totally adorable. That's a glowing pregnant look if I've ever seen one.

  11. Awe!!! Congrats to your sister. She is amazing. And that cake. WOW!!! You are right--one talented family you have.

    And you, ADORABLE.

  12. Aw, you really are glowing! Congrats to your sister!

  13. I can't believe it's already graduation time! Congrats to your sister - you should be proud of her that's awesome and so is that cake!!