Sunday afternoon, we "attended" our niece's college graduation from Willamette University. Mark had intended on being there in person; I couldn't attend because of my annual quilting retreat with friends in Yosemite. However, neither of those things happened.
Rose is the daughter of Mark's youngest brother, Pete, and wife, Jane.
Thank goodness for Zoom! The university had done a wonderful video presentation with speakers and the presentation of graduates.
We all convened at 2:15.
I particularly love this picture. See the guy in the middle of the right side? That is Pete, and this particular screen shot reminds me of the Brady Bunch.
The presentation of graduates went pretty quickly, with Rose being right about in the middle of them all. She was particularly proud of the picture she had given to the university for the presentation. She had spent a semester in Spain, and afterwards did a lot of traveling. She posed with this funny face in front of many historical landmarks, and couldn't resist using this picture for the graduation video. I suppose it makes sense--if your graduation is going to be out of the ordinary, you can use whatever picture you want.
Make that face again, Rose. I wonder how many times her partner, Bradford, has seen this face. :)
After the ceremony was over, we stayed on and chatted for awhile. It was a really fun afternoon, and we were honored to be included.
Any moms out there feeling like this? I'm pretty sure our daughter-in-law feels like this on a daily basis.
Just because it's funny...
I finished a puzzle. As I neared the finish line, I could tell that one piece was missing. I knew exactly who had it--Mark. He doesn't actually do puzzles. So naturally he thought it would be funny to put in the very last piece. So he confiscated and hid one of the pieces, so he could "finish" the puzzle. Ha!
Mark and I will continue to live a restricted life for awhile longer and see how things go. Maybe it's not too soon to put up our Christmas tree...or at least start some holiday sewing.
Even lemonade is harder to make.
No matter what stage in life you find yourself, this certainly rings true.