Wednesday, May 5, 2010

College Graduation

The last few days have been quite the whirlwind, but in a good way!  We got to see our youngest graduate from college after six years that flew by so fast our heads are still spinning!  

Last week we loaded our motor home and headed down to graduation with my MIL.  Another son lives near so we stayed in the city they live in and all got to visit with one another.

Friday was an early day since graduation was at 9 a.m. and we had a 45 minute drive.  DH and I got there first and got seats, which was a good thing because the stadium filled up fast.

Here's DH, MIL, the boys' mom, Tommy and Claudia.

The procession started.

Matt walking in......he's in the third group from the front on the right.

Matt was front and center, the second graduate again on the right.

A funny know we always have a funny story.  When the 4,320 speeches were all done and the dean was about to confer the degrees, he asked all the doctors to stand.  Nobody stood for a moment so the dean  said .......That's all of you, stand please!  I asked Matt later why he didn't stand right up and he said he wasn't sure if they meant him!  That's right son, you're now a Pharm.D.

Matt walking across the stage......I don't have a fancy camera, but my little point and shoot did an o.k. job.

Dr. Matt with his brother Tommy

The boys' mom, Matt and Tommy.  Unfortunately Matt had his eyes closed!

Me, Matt, Russell, Tommy, Claudia.

Matt with his Mema, Tommy and Claudia

And here he is......the Dr.

Later that evening, we had a great dinner!

We had a great time with GREAT food!

I really loved this gator!  Matt is a gator through and through!

The cake.

All in all it was a great time of celebration.  AND he has a job!

Graduation was on Friday and we stayed over until Monday.

Now the next part of life starts!  God is good!


Needled Mom said...

Fabulous news!!!! Having a job is even better. Yeah!!!!!!

Shellbelle said...

Congrats to the graduate and the parents who made it happen! Whew, aren't you glad that's over?

Hope you can find an Ace and get those pots, they are wonderful! They were on sale and I'm going to pop in and hope they still have more. I live in a very small town and we don't have a lot of stores, but am lucky Ace is only two blocks away, yeah!

Katie and Beau said...

Congrats, Matt!

Just Breathe said...

What a very exciting time and a proud day for all of you. I wish him success.

Cathy said...

Congrats again!!!

Dawn said...

What a blessing - and a job too!!

Mimi said...

Congrats to Matt!!!!
WAY to go!!!
AS a Mom of a Graduate school student I understand what a great day this is!!!!!
Our son will finish Law School next year!!!!
How wonderful!!!!You did a great job snapping pics and telling us which one is him!!!!
By the way Nancy, I loved your outfit you wore!!!Very classy outfit!!!!
So happy he has a job !!!WAY to go

The Hatcher's said...

Congratulations! Glad you were all able to attend.

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Happy Happy Graduation and congratulations!

Janean said...

i still get all choked up when i see the graduates come in with their caps and gowns!!!