Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Done, done, done, done and DONE

Okay, here we go, the last one graduated from college! Yowzer! Five children; done. Five graduated high school; done. Five graduated college...wait for it, yep, it's coming...DONE!!! It's hard to believe we are finally finished with college for all the kids. Whew! And they all did it in fine style! So yes, it is DONE, academically. Any further education, let me know how that works for you! Seriously? Oh yeah, seriously!

Now for the fun part, below are some of the pictures from Graduation, Parts One and Two. Part One was Elise's Departmental Graduation. It was held in a  campus gym on Thursday. Part Two, the graduation ceremony all her sibs were present for was the entire UNC-G ceremony, held at Greensboro Coliseum, the next day, Friday.

First, we dropped Elise off at her friend Lauren's apartment. Lauren and Elise started posing at an early hour! 
Another friend from her program was there, Ashley. Ashley among others of Elise's good friends graduate in December. Elise, and some of her friends managed to finished the five year program in four years. Bless her heart!

Elise arrived with her friends and was able to get a group shot with her pals, inside the facility before the ceremony started!
L-R: Lauren, Elise, Renee, Kelsey, Amy, don't they look like future famous designers?
And a shot of the entire group of fellow departmental graduates:
We entered the Gymnasium where the Departmental Graduation was held at the very top. I believe the idea was to work your way down to the lower seats...I chose to go down as few steps as possible.
 Hopefully my zoom on the camera helped...!
Ahh...Elise is spotted in the crowd!
Mom has spotted her target and the camera starts a rollin'!

Enough of the crowd, let's see the girl walk across the stage!

And then a hug from her professors...
And after it was time for some photos with her gang of graduates. Renee, Kelsey and Amy!
We drove over to the scene of the crime...the Interior Architecture and Design Department Building. Elise's graduating class was the first class to start the program in that building. It was a brand spanking new building! I was impressed when we toured the new facility.
So, we did a shot sans cap and gown...I mean, really isn't it all about the clothes?
Okay, back to posing in the caps and gowns at the Studio Building...

We finished up the day by meeting with Daniel for dinner. He had driven in after work from his hometown. After dinner and ice cream for dessert, we drove back to the hotel. Elise and Dan stayed at her apartment, and late in the night Scott and Erin arrived at the hotel after their long, long drive so they could be in attendance for the UNC-G university graduation the next day.

Graduation Part Two:
This was held in the Greensboro Coliseum. 
Large crowd at the Coliseum...but seating was easier to reach and plenty of room for all! Here we go,waiting on the graduates...
Now it's filling up....
And the scanning of  the crowd starts in earnest...oh, I see you! Do you see me?

Yay! She found us!
In the next picture it is Elise and her roommate, Kim. It was a very good year for those two. Having a roommate that is in your program is fun and convenient when projects are due.
Below is another group shot with friends...if you look at the fellow in the picture, and then at the next shot, I am told Michael was having a hard time staying awake. 

And then it was the cell phone magic routine...where are you? Which level? What ramp? Great, we'll meet you there!
A more traditional shot with Mom and Dad...but why after being sure to wear contact lenses did Mom keep her sunglasses on her head? Sheesh!
Erin travelled all that way to celebrate her new sister's graduation...and we love her so!
One more shot of my gang and I'm off to compose more postings...this girl has her keys back and some photos reloaded. I'm behind on some important birthday postings and grandchildren celebrations. Look out...! But give me a few days we're still celebrating!
Oh, by the way, giving credit where credit is due, Erin and Scott gave Elise the bouquet. She was thrilled and it was placed in a vase and lasted a week! Her parents gave her one the day before but they didn't make the photographs! You will have to imagine how pretty her roses were!
One more thing...Yay Elise! We are all so proud of you! Loves, from everyone!


Anonymous said...

Just the best little family every! So proud of ALL of you! And what GREAT parents you have! Hugs to all, "Ant" Lee and Uncle Jack

elise MIGNON hoffman said...

Thank you Momma for such a sweet posting! I can't believe its all said and done! No more homework without being paid... hmm maybe the real world isn't so bad after all?! Thank you everyone for all the love and support!