Monday, May 19, 2008

She Graduated!

Four years, much money, many tears and lots of reading, writing, and arithmetic later, Sydnee finished her Bachelors with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. It is a time of reflection for us,not of just the last four years, but of the last 22. All I can say is it has been an amazing treat to help guide this child into a young woman.

Sydnee wanted a graduation party because she didn’t have one when she graduated from high school. She worked all last week to get the yard cleaned up. She had her best friend, Jeff, help out on a couple of days. She also helped some with the inside of the house. She was open to do what I asked of her. Since Steve was out of town, she knew that her help was needed in a lot of areas.

I bought a lot of food because I had no idea how many people would show up. I made about six dozen cupcakes, leaving them unfrosted. I thought this way guests could choose what flavor cake and frosting they preferred. I even found an easy recipe for red velvet cake which I adapted to cupcakes. I’m somewhat surprised that they turned out because I added too much water. Sydnee said they were really good though. I think I went to the grocery store and Costco four or five time before I had everything I needed.

My parents came up for the weekend, Steve’s dad came. A lot of friends came to celebrate Sydnee. It was great. I didn’t get any pictures of the party, but here are a few from the ceremony on Sunday. It wasn’t near as hot as Saturday but it was still warm. There were over 700 graduates in black robes out in the sun.

Here we four are happy that we get to go home.

My kids have grown up well.

My parents, Wayne and Marilyn, with their second grandchild to finish college.

Steve's dad, Bob, was impressed that she was involved with the Mortor Board. (An honor society for seniors. This was after my mom told him "See, girls are smart too.)

She started her new job as one of three office managers at the Puget Sound Sailing Institute this morning. She will start her next round of classes the fourth week of June and start the Masters in the Art of Teaching program in September. She is going to be a high school math teacher.

Cheers to you Sydnee. We are incredibly proud of you. We love you bunches.


MIUMIU said...

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Waited for your reply.

Backofpack said...

Sydnee is a beautiful young lady - I have loved getting to know her. Good job Mom & Dad!

robtherunner said...

You have done a fine job with Sydnee. I know she will be a fabulous teacher.

Journey to a Centum said...

Way to go MAMA!

King Arthur said...

Congrats!!! That's way more important than a 12 hour race. ;*)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day. I realized this week that this will be my oldest daughter's last summer living at home. She graduates next May with a degree in early childhood education. Her wedding will take place shortly after that. I can relate to reflecting on the previous 22 years.

wendy said...

you have such a lovely family! I'm sure you are a very proud mama. =)