Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Graduate....

Nope, this isn't going to be a Dustin Hoffman tribute...it is all about 'Our' graduate...Elise. So kick back, put your feet up and enjoy...
My how time flies when you are having fun...it was just yesterday, I know it was! You were very carefully taking your first snow steps and your first sleigh ride with Daddy. 

I was taking you on your first plane ride...so what if you threw up before we even took off! I got that flight attendant over as quick as you can say AIR SICKNESS BAG! 


We were listening to you say, "Oh Boys?" when it was time to head down the stairs...and your princes were summoned, ever willing and ready to help!

Then you were going off to Nursery School...sweet baby girl...
I got used to this...I even was ready when you went to Kindergarten...
You broke my heart that day...all brave when they didn't let Mom take you in. I finally had enough when I saw they DID NOT have the adults posted along the way to your classroom to help show the way. I told Dad that's it, "I'm going in...!" After I finished escorting you to your classroom, I gave the Principal an earful! Don't make promises you don't plan on keeping, Mothers and their children are not to be messed with!
But Kindergarten was a happy time for you...you loved that rainbow umbrella!


I think you may have been the youngest person attending a UNC homecoming the year you were five! Terri let you stay in her dorm room and you had a wonderful weekend with her and Steve. I think somehow they managed to tactfully explain why, "Is that guy sleeping on the car in the middle of the day?" Either way, you and Terri had fun playing Fishy Face...


And as fast as you can Blink! You were in High School...and it was E-Unit and Volleyball and wild room...can we say orange???? Glow in the window???


Oh how exciting...a nephew, the first...and so lucky to be adored by his Aunt E!



And then it was High School Graduation for my girl...where did those four years go? Why I guess they went as fast as the last four years...???
Not that you hadn't been going to SHS graduations forever...

Moving on...High School Graduation...Check! 


College...bring it on!


You had an early acceptance to UNC-G's Interior Architecture Department, all we needed to know was who was your Pot Luck roommate going to be? Ahh...Dana...of the Dancing Feet! That was the year of the dormitory. One year of fun living in the dorm and it was off to the first apartment...


Big apartment complex living was not your thing so it was on to another apartment with Dana...
You purchased, along with some help from Mom and Dad, some very nice furniture. What wasn't purchased was refinished and made to look new! Not bad for college apartment living, if I do say so...and I do!


You had to travel down tobacco road for football, UNC-G although still undefeated, wasn't much on games! As in they didn't have a football team!
But where you lived and with whom wasn't the main reason for college, now was it? You had Studio....and all your IARC pals...Moments of inspired creativity along with some creative craziness!
I think Renee is ignoring you, Elise...
Are you making faces because of the project and lack of sleep or is it just coffee overload?

Halloween seemed to bring out some fun times and crazy costumes for all of you...
You and Renee seemed to always find the fun...
Ummm I believe you may have been underage here??? Just wondering??? I'm sure Batey was looking out for you!
Now was this before or after you and Kim became roommates? Kim was a super fun roommate and an IARC companion in crime!
Elise and Amy...always having fun and always looking out for each other...how is our soon to be Bride doing???
Did I hear right? Kelsey is off to Texas??? Wow! These IARC girls are travelling ladies!
And once your 'other' brother, Joel, started Law School, you even got to hang out with him now and then. Nice for Mom to know you had someone watching out for you!
After all the graduations, High School and College you have attended for your siblings...it's now your time to shine! So....
Break out the sparklers Mon Bebe.... 
It's time we all stand in line for you....
Momma's gonna watch her baby girl spread those wings and fly!


Congratulations....Graduate! I love you and am so proud of you!!!


PS Stay tuned for the Big Show Graduation Pictures forthcoming, as soon as I get MY computer up and running or a new one whichever the case may be. Got To Have My Keys!!!



4 comments:

Patsy said...

Congratulations, Elise! Can't wait to see pictures of the big event. Wish we could have been there to cheer you on!

Aunt Patsy

Anonymous said...

Tinkerbell - the most beautiful girl in the world... that's Elise... she's my niece! So much fun on the trip where we dressed you in all your little costumes and took your pictures. And now, can't wait to see your "graduation costume" and more family stories! Congratulations from Uncle Jack and Aunt Lee xoxo

elise MIGNON hoffman said...

Thank you to everyone! It surely is a surreal feeling to be a college graduate! Momma, this posting was so sweet, thank you and Daddy for everything! I love you! :)

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