Monday, May 12, 2008

The Graduate



It would be pretty hard to top this past Mother's Day. My beautiful daughter, Jessica, graduated from the university on Saturday, and celebrating her big day was a wonderful experience. She's worked so hard, and we are all so proud. She was so lovely, with her gown decorated by the painted handprints of the students she'd come to know and love during her tenure as a student teacher.

On Sunday, Jess, her fiancée Brandon and my oldest son Wesley came to spend the afternoon with me. It's rare these days for me to get all five of my kids in the same place. It was a full house, and so much fun.

I have more pictures of the graduation. Lots, lots more pictures. And I will try to post some later after I finish a project I'm working on today. If you want to see all of them, you'll have to sign up as my friend on MySpace since it's just easier to load tons of photos there.

In the meantime, I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend, too.


20 comments:

laughingwolf said...

grats jess, well done girl!

and morg, i'm sure you could not be more proud, judging from the pearly whites you're flashing! ;) lol

thimscool said...

MySpace?

BwaHaHaHaHooHeHaHaHoHum. Oh dear. First the MacBook, and then you head straight for craptopia. >:p

~

BTW, congrats to the young lady.

Lu' said...

Great picture. Congratulation Jessica. Well done.

Morgan said...

Yes indeedee, Wuff. I am one proud mama!

Thimscool, were it not for MySpace I would lose about 75 percent of the quality communication time I have with a certain Distracted Son. ;-) Jess still calls every day, but Wesley prefers to interact via the social networking way. So to quote a classic movie, Don't Judge Me, Monkey. (OK, so Grandma Boy isn't a classic).

And I do not reside in totally in Craptopia. I still prefer Blogger when I want to talk to the Big Kids.

Geesh... ;-)

And thank you, Lu. And I still love your profile pic. I just want to pick that little rabbit up and squeeze it till it pops.

laughingwolf said...

lol i have accounts in both myspace and facebook... not much posted, but i'm there ;)

Bobbb - Citizen of Earth said...

Well done!

I am pleased and celebrate your happiness

Somthing to be truely proud of

thimscool said...

Are you aware of what evil force owns MySpace?

Morgan said...

I just know him as Tom. Is that short for "Evil Forces?"
Evil Forces owns Wal-Mart, too. I avoid shopping there unless I absolutely have to have some cheap Chinese shit I can't find anywhere else.
My avoidance of Wal-Mart has always made me feel a bit superior and Karmically Correct.
Please don't tell me I've undone all my good work by having a My Space.

thimscool said...

Uh oh. Here's a link for you: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4697671.stm

Don't miss the last two paragraphs.

Jana said...

Good job mom.

Morgan said...

Jana, Thanks!!

Luke,
Ugh. I feel so dirty. I had no idea although it doesn't surprise me at all. Per tracking preferences, though, even Amazon does that. Whenever I log onto my account it has a list of stuff their tracking info shows I'll like.

thimscool said...

Amazon sells books. Murdoch sells world views.

Morgan said...

I'm not defending Murdoch at all, Thimscool. Everyone is selling something, and Murdoch has been disturbingly successful. I'm simply saying that we're probably tracked, caught, and cybertagged like animals every day on the Internet without our knowledge. The Information Superhighway runs both ways.

laughingwolf said...

i have good news, too... older daughter finished the first year of her master's program with an A average :-)) <<<<<--- proud papa!

Kinggame said...

Decorating the gown with the hand prints of her students is a beautiful touch. "Hats off" to her (get it?) being willing to go into education. People of that "lot" are far nobler than I.

thimscool said...

It is interesting to me that Jessica is to become a teacher. Was she home schooled?

thimscool said...

Geeze. You don't have to answer that... I just found it interesting.

Quit with the silent treatment already!

Morgan said...

Yes, Thimscool, she was. :-)
We've never taken the approach that some homeschoolers take to public schooling - that it's horrible or whatever. That's probably because we're not religious homeschoolers and - hence - less peranoid. Homeschooling was, for us, just another educational option that worked. In Jess' case, she ended up eventually going to public school and adapted well. But she's always appreciated the benefits of homeschooling and said her professors at the university actually prefer homeschoolers because they are so self-directed.

Ice said...

Beautiful picture.

Hope all is well, Morg...

Miss you.

Hopper said...

where have you been??? missing you friend!!!