Well, as the title suggests, I find that parenthood is the original long and winding road. It seems like there are seasons that we go through to get these children raised. If truth be known, I am amazed my parents let me live! Just suffice it to say I was a strong willed child. I did, however, make it through my youth and turned out to be a pretty good adult. By pretty good, I mean I made a living and paid taxes! My children are on their own paths now and I like to mark the big events.
Here were my goals for the kids many moons ago and how we did:
- survive the early toddler years √√√ for all 3 children
- ace the elementary school years and first communion √√√
- manage the middle school years √√√
- succeed in high school and confirmation √√√
- enjoy and conquer the college years √√ and working on the last checkmark
Patrick graduated this weekend from University of Oklahoma. Randy and I went to Norman for the convocation and to celebrate the milestone. We had a wonderful time, a fabulous dinner and a great visit. I took a few (I mean many) photos of the day’s events. I do need to mention it was freezing, rainy and 30 mph winds out of the North. I do not think we took our coats off all day. So without further ado, please check out the pics of Patrick’s day:
After the ceremony, we headed over to the airport for punch, cookies and fellowship. They had all the cool OU planes on hand for us to use a photo ops. We took advantage:
And one more, because I can!
Now we are ready for all three children to be home for Christmas! I will then put a √√√ on the holiday.
I also had two nephews that graduated this fall. Austin finished up his masters at OSU and Nick finished his BS at UMKC. Dang, this is a great family and we are proud of these guys. Excited for that final √ in May 2014.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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