Blake, our middle child, graduated this month from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.
Now, that might not be interesting to many of you, but to me? It's totally worth blogging.
Blake is an amazing person, someone you would be blessed to know - everyone that knows him would tell you that - he's simply awesome in ways that most of us strive to be every day.
Okay. The pictures.
I'm going to give you a description of the photos and leave it at that. No more "text" except for pic descriptions.
Let's start with the flowers that were in our room when we got to Killeen the day before the ceremony. They were laying on the bed with a card and note from our dear son.
I felt like Barbie - flowers in the room.
I'm the one that found the vase.
Blake's sweetheart of a friend comp'd us the room and it was such a blessing.
Thank you, again!!
Clay was lovin' the TV - there was a basketball game on - I was really glad that we didn't have to watch HGTV or some nonsense like that.
A very proud mom and a very proud daddy with Blake after the ceremony.
I get to do this one last time in three years.
Uncle John (the Tank's brother), me (John is always asking for my kisses), Blakers and daddy.
Craig *he's there in spirit - he had to stay in San Angelo and catch bad guys and couldn't come*, me, Blakers, Clayman and daddy.
The whole family.
I aim to please.
Brat (short for Brittany) is like Blake's best friend.
Will is Brat's understanding boyfriend.
We all love Will.
Brat is like a daughter to me. She's wonderful.
Melinda is my cousin and one of my fave fives on my phone.
They live in Belton where UMHB is and they were always there if Blake needed anything and actually, they made it so much easier to leave him at college his freshman year especially, knowing they were there.
Melinda and I have been close all of our adult lives and they've both been "Uncle" Emil and "Aunt" Melinda to all of our boys. They're wonderful.
This is a picture of Greg and Laura's precious daughters. I have momentarily (yeah, right) forgotten their names, but they were at the PAR-TAY that their parents threw for Blake at the fitness center after the ceremony.
Friends of Blake's from the fitness center digging into the amazing food that was prepared!
She adores Blake.
Look at the smile on Blake's face.
Enough said. Let's move on.
This is Greg, Blake's boss, who threw the party along with his precious wife, Laura.
I only got to speak to him for a few minutes, but in that short time I could see why Blake admires him so much.
He's standing with the sweetheart (for those not in the know, when I can't remember someone's name, I call them sweetheart. It works better in person and not so well when blogging.), and Blake's good friend, that comp'd us the room at the hotel. Of course, I adore him!
They had set up grills out back and bar-b-qued chicken and ribs! Shut up! I know!
They went to so much trouble putting on this celebration that I was humbled to think, no, to know, that they think so much of Blake.
In line for some of that amazing food!
What a special day it was! Everyone had so much fun celebrating this milestone of Blake's! I hope by looking at the pictures you felt like you were there with us because I would have LOVED to have had all of my readers there!!
I love you dearly, readers! Thank you for being so consistant and supportive of my blogging efforts!