This is one of my favorites of the day. I titled it 'Whether You find my name or not I'm leaving this place in T-Minus 8 Hours'!!! Ha! With her Committee Chair--Josh--peering over her shoulder it might not be too far from the truth!
I am so proud of her! And not envious at all, at all, at all...I usually experience a shortness of breath & breakout in hives whenever I go back to the halls & dungeons that I called 'home' for three longer-than-long years.
At one of the main entrances of the building hangs a large picture of the first graduating class of the School of Architecture at TAMU [1950 something]. Beneath it hangs an 8 x 10 of the same guys at their 50 year reunion. Being the Master's that we are [ha!] we thought it would be a great idea to recreate the picture. So to the steps we trekked but this time with slightly more colorful [and much less formal] clothing, three times as many graduates, 100% more international students, and females. I then printed out 5 x 7s to hand out to all of our professors lest they forget their most favorite & impressive class yet. I also made two 8 x 10s and framed them to hang on the other side of the original graduating class. I didn't ask, I just took a hammer & nail and hung them. And they are still there :) I think people just assume they are supposed to be there! I always go in to check on it. Cracks me up every time.
If e'er there was an awkward family photo here it is. I think Jake was playing with the camera and getting accustomed [er, as accustomed as one can get with that giant hunk of lenses] to the lights, zooms, etc. We were mid seat selections, bathroom runs, & wheelchairs when he said, 'Smile!' and so we did, frozen in our current states.
As I mentioned before, Jeff got me a camera with a sweet panorama feature. Emily, here is proof that Jake was present and very happy to be there :)
Love this :) Even though Andrew was a party pooper and refused to mirror me on Emily's other cheek. How rude!
Mom had a friend of hers make this delicious and uber-cute cake for the cake & punch reception that we held for The Graduate. The ribbon around it said 'Still dressing up and going places'. There are many hidden/double/inside meanings to the set up at the party. But you'll have to ask her about it...I wouldn't want to steal her thunder :)
In the event that Awkward Family Photo #1 doesn't take 1st Place in any Awkward Family Photos contests, Awkward Family Photo #2 will definitely secure us a place in the top three. If this doesn't make you start to think about your actions off the camera I don't know what will.
Awww, at last we got it all together! On the Sunday after Emily's graduation [and one week before Christmas] we celebrated Christmas with an appropriate dinner as G & G were headed back home a few days later. It was delish!
And of course......
We can now Master the world together!!!!
Oh, dear; now there's a scary thought :)
Oh, yes, I forgot about this picture that I uploaded to this post. This is what I leave you with....a funny picture for your enjoyment. What do you think Mom was doing/saying?