Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reminiscing & Rejoicing...

This post is about the recent graduation days of our older daughter and her husband...


My hubby and I have just returned from yet another road trip... Our first road trip took us about a 12 hour drive from Georgia to Kentucky (to stay a couple of nights with our kids) and then on to northern Wisconsin to visit my dad (about a 15 hour drive from KY to his home).

...and then on our return back fro Wisconsin to Georgia, we were able to stay one night in Kentucky with our kids.

Then the following weekend, we drove the 12 hour, one way, to see our daughter -Girly~ Twirly (aka theluckiestmrs.) graduate from Dental school and 12 hours back home... And then the weekend following that, we once again hit the road to see our son-in-law graduate from Medical school, 12 hours there and 12 hours back.

So for some Reminiscing...here are a few earlier photos.

Kindergarten





Besides cheerleading and academics, Girly~Twirly kept very busy in lots of activities throughout high school and college... such as GSP, Girls' Soccer team, Girls' Tennis Team, in high school. University of Louisville Women's Crew "Oarswoman of the Year", Kappa Delta sorority, UofL Homecoming Queen, Mountain Laurel candidate... G.E.M.S (Guaranteed Entrance to Med School)...AAWD...Excellence in Restorative Dentistry...
(You can go to this past post about another "R" inspired word...Royal Chronicles... :o)

Her Mr. also was very involved in high school and college...Track, Basketball, High school Prom King, High School Homecoming King, Valedictorian, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Big Brother's, G.E.M.S (This is where they first met), taught 2nd graders Science. 1st in his class in First year Med.,  Med School Graduate with High Distinction. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

...still can't find all the photos that I know that we have...but here are a couple more:
High School Graduation with his mom.

UofL undergrad Graduation.

& for the most Recent Reason for Rejoicing...graduation photos...
After about 21+ years each of schooling!

REJOICE in the Lord always.
...and again, I say REJOICE! Philippians 4:4

We are so blessed and proud of their perseverance, hard work and accomplishments! 

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for stopping by!

I am joining in with 2 marvelous memes of 2 lovely ladies...
with Jenny for
Alphabe-Thursday "R".
&

Alicia for 

We have ties to both University of Louisville (Girly~Twirly & her hubby & Girly~Whirly are all UofL undergrads)
and University of Kentucky (Girly~Twirly & her hubby graduates of UK's Dental and Medical Schools, Girly~Whirly has 2 more years of UK Dental School, and Heartbreaker will be in his 3rd year of undergrad at UK).

...I have seen the stickers like these: 
But instead of this Rivalry... I would rather look at it as... :o)
 A House UNITED :o)



40 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You've really been busy traveling. Congratulations on the graduations. Enjoyed reding your post and seeing your art work!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

hi Maria! I know I always say the same thing, but your family is just gorgeous and your drawings lovely as ever. :-) You have been quite the traveler! You must be worn out now ;-)

Christy said...

Wow congrats, a doctor AND a dentist! I am sure you are so proud!

Ebie said...

I kept reading and I lost count of number of hours of your driving.

It was well worth to see the kids. These are great accomplishments and I could feel the joys and blessings you have shared.

P.S. Will send you the recipes within this week.

Ebie.

GardenofDaisies said...

You really have been busy traveling all over the country!! Aren't kids wonderful though? You must be very proud of yours! :-)

My name is PJ. said...

Dr and Dr! Wow!! 21 years of schooling! Oy!

I enjoyed your reminiscing!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have much to rejoice! Two doctors in the family is a wonderful thing.

Terra said...

Oh I love walking down memory lane. what a wonderful family you have and the cheerleading picture was great! How wonderful to share all these memories after such great accomplishments! YAHOO!

laterg8r said...

you must be so proud :D

lovely trip down memory lane in pictures :D

2003beachbunch said...

Very sweet flashback! Congrats to your daughter on dental school! I hope she is successful and happy!

Jo said...

oh my goodness what a wonderful looking couple ... educated & accomplished ... you are all truly blessed!

Viki said...

Congratulations on your two graduates. May they have much success. Wow, you've done a lot of traveling. Great R posts and pictures as usual.

Pondside said...

Congratulations to those two hard workers!...and may their futures be happy!

Tina said...

Congrats to both the graduates! What achievements to celebrate! Loved seeing the old photos very much.

jeff campbell said...

Lovely daughter...congrats to all! Way to much road time for me...you must be exhausted...Reuben is glad you got to meet him this week...Peace

Julie Schuler said...

Such accomplishments! Congratulations to them both!

mbkatc230 said...

That's alot of traveling, but what great reasons! Congratulations, you must be really proud. It's amazing how fast the time goes, isn't it? You have a lovely family. Kathy

Bacardi Mama said...

How wonderful. Congratulations on such an accomplishment. You must be bursting with pride!

Steph said...

You and your husband must be tremendously proud. What incredibly special adult-kids and what wonderful accomplishments. I really like the way you posted pictures of them at similar times in their lives. Blessings to them and your family in the days ahead (especially as they walk out into their professional lives).

Christy said...

wow..that is a lot of traveling...your post should have been R is for Road Warrior! Congratulations on all the graduations..it sounds like you are having an amazing spring!

Aging Mommy said...

I am looking at these photos of your daughter as a baby, at school and up to her graduation day and just knowing that it will seem like yesterday when my daughter reaches that age that she was a baby. You must be so proud, congratulations

myletterstoemily said...

so much to celebrate! congratulations!!!

Alicia said...

Wow! That is WONDERFUL!!! What a blessing to read about your daughter and her accomplishments, as well as her husband! Are they planning on opening a practice of their own?

Debbie said...

Maria, you must be exhausted with all that traveling. But then again ...to see your loved ones. I guess it's well worth the time.

I love all the photos. What a beautiful family and congratulations!

I love your artwork and creativity. Simply awesome, my friend.

Love you,
Debbie

Sarah said...

You have been a road warrior. Your family photos are cute, and I send my congratulations to the graduate.

Natalie A. said...

These are great pictures that you shared with us! I'm glad you were able to visit everyone! Have a great Friday! :)

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

such a handsome couple ..
you should be so proud...
mine is here
Have you a blessed weekend!
hugs
shakira

xinex said...

I can just imagine your joy and pride, Maria, and your exhaustion from all that driving, lol. What accomplishments your daughter and son in law achieved. Congrats to both of them!...Christine

Bearly Sane said...

Congratulations to the Grads! Super snaps as always Maria. Can't help wondering how brilliant their kids will be with such talented parents!!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Erin said...

Oh, congratulations to them both! How wonderful for them and how proud you all must be. Fantastic!!!

Connie said...

You have reason to be proud of your children and their accomplishments! It shows they had good upbringing.

That was a lot of traveling you did! Good thing you enjoy one another's company.

Have a blessed day!

Just Writing said...

I got tired just reading about your driving but I'm sure it was all worth it. Congrats on the graduations, :).

H said...

What a lot of driving! England is so much smaller that I don't appreciate the distances you guys sometimes need to travel. Well done to the graduees!!

Melinda Cornish said...

congratulations to them both.....now they can start to pay off tuition bills.....lol
they both are going to be very busy with the careers they have chosen.......

Jenny said...

What a joyous celebratory stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

Such wonderful events filled with success and hope for happy futures!

You should be so very proud of what you and your family has accomplished!

Hooray for you all!

A+

homeiswheretheboatis said...

Congratulations to the graduates~ Beautiful couple :-)

Mary

Midday Escapades said...

Rejoice! What a beautiful word to accompany beautiful pics and story. Congrats to the grads!

Jen said...

How proud you must be of your daughter and son-in-law!

Too Many Hats said...

WOW! Congratulations to both graduates!

chubskulit said...

Congratulations to their success! It's a joy to see your kids achieved the goals they set in life and to be able to be of service to others. I love their missionary jobs.

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