Archive for the ‘Ceremonies’ Category

18 years ago, the last Saturday in June, my husband & I had our first official “date” – he cooked me dinner and we talked until…early in the morning.

52 weeks later we were married. Lots of rain, a huge tent in the yard of my Mom & Step-Dad to be, good music, pretty flowers, awesome food, an incredible day. I wish we’d had digital camers back then. For now, a quick couple of shots from my album (literally, I photographed the pics).

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Until Andrew, a certain part of my energy was always spent wishing I had someone just like him. Now that I do, I can direct all that energy into living…

Raising these two (whoops – 3!) munchkins:

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And of course, all that I talk about on this here blog!

Often times, paying attention to him when he’s and the end of another long day doesn’t happen…but it’s only because of him that I can be so happy and full of energy to pursue all that I do.

Happy Anniversary Honey!

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Commencement 09

In case you’ve ever wondered what it looks like from the stage, here is a very vague picture of what graduation looks like from one of us faculty sitting on the stage looking out at the grads (you can see the dark of their black caps & gowns)  and their families:

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A wonderful ceremony on a beautiful campus. We lost a Physics Major senior over spring break to a tragic accident caused by a wrong way driver. The ceremony to grant his degree posthumously to his parents was  thoughtfully, tastefully done, and still makes me weep. David used to study at the table right outside my office door. Very sad. But I’m so grateful that I work at a University whose student body is small enough that we very rarely lose a student…but when we do, the community can support those in pain, and recognize in a meaningful way the loss to us all.

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