Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Graduate. . .

. . . and his very proud parents. Graduation Day was perfect. The ceremony was held on the football field -- the same football field where my high school graduation took place 32 years ago! It was a beautiful Colorado spring day, albeit a bit breezy. The sun shone brightly and spirits were high. Afterward, we celebrated the day with a backyard party. The yard was filled with family and friends and more kids than it has seen in a long time, as all my cousins brought their little ones. It was just as it should be, lots of laughter, lots of hugs and kids running everywhere. This morning, I slept in, getting up in time to catch the last 30 minutes of CBS Sunday Morning. Then I did something I haven't done in a long time. I sat on the back porch, with a cup of coffee and read the entire Sunday paper in one sitting! Yesterday, we also celebrated this kid's 15th birthday: Does anyone remember the movie 16 Candles? I was reminded of it yesterday, numerous times, as we ordered Luke to "here help with this or that for your brother's party". He was a good sport about it, as he is about most everything. Today, there are few remnants left of yesterday's party -- some stray balloons, a few pieces of cake and one very sleepy graduate. Not to mention two weary parents. We'll pull it all together tonight for Luke's Confirmation mass. And then we'll have more cake and punch. . . and take more pictures . . . and have more reason to celebrate the abundance of . It's all good stuff.

11 comments:

Kim said...

OH Karen! What a wonderful weekend you are having!! Savor the moment and enjoy it all. I know what a full heart feeling all of these events bring to a mama! I am thinking of you as you celebrate.
*smiles*
Kim

Xandra said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend...and you guys look so proud! I know you are glad to have him home...

Xandra

annie said...

I went to my niece's graduation Friday night. It was quite a celebration! Congrats to both your sons! (and to you :)

gail@more than a song said...

I love the pictures! I know y'all must be having such a great weekend and enjoying such fun times. It all sounds really nice! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trailboss said...

Isn't it fun that he graduated on the same football field as you did? My son graduated from the same high school as I did exactly 25 years later.

justabeachkat said...

Congratulations to your sons...graduation and birthdays are special times!

Our granddaughter just graduated too so my last post is all about it. Fun times.

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day. There's a great video at the end of my last post honoring our "warriors". It's worth watching.

Hugs!
Kat

Jen said...

You have completely worn me out..but it sounds like so much fun...y kind of running and having great memories. I'm so glad everything went well...congrats mom...you have a graduate. And so cool he graduated at the same spot you did....hope this week is a little more relaxing.

violetlady said...

Congratulations to the graduate and to the beginning of a new chapter in his life. The party sounds absolutely perfect.

Bill said...

Happy Everything to Luke & Joe!!!

I'll bet that Joe is glad he came home for the graduation ceremony.
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, that's all wonderful stuff, what a great time you guys must have had :) Congrats to the graduate, and best wishes to the birthday guy!

Judith said...

Congratulations on such an important job well done.