Some of my photos aren’t all that clear. Using my iPhone for most. But I captured the essence of the day. Even though there are lots of “posed” pictures – rather than candids. And I really want a lens for my iPhone. Turns out I have that with me so much more than my big Nikon. I keep waiting for someone to perfect a lens that doesn’t require removal of the phone case. That’s recipe for disaster.
Getting ready and waiting his turn to march in to Pomp and Circumstance. Did you know there are actually six Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches? The Pomp and Circumstance march played at almost every graduation ceremony is actually the Trio section “Land of Hope and Glory” of March No. 1. It was first played at a Yale University graduation ceremony in 1905.
Receiving his diploma. Congratulations T! So proud.
Hats are in the air.
And he is done.
Afterwards, there were lots of photos. T posted this one of him and his Dad on Instagram. And said the following, “Nothing better than completing what I’ve been working for since freshman year, and having this guy right by my side the entire time. Love you dad. Shoutout to 4 more years. #rolldamntide. He got lots of “likes” on that post. And yes, he’s going to the University of Alabama in the fall.
So hard not to be emotional.
A rare photo of all my boys together.
And then one more – with me in it! A lunch celebration followed graduation. What a perfect day.
This rose was blooming on my back deck when we got home.
And here I am again trying another selfie. Seriously – now I know why people use selfie sticks. Or just don’t take selfies.
Graduation night T and his brother went to a concert downtown. Flatbush Zombies. No really, that’s their name. And my youngest went with friends to see The Darkness. Yes, the horror movie. Se we went out to dinner.
And guess who was dancing to Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean – on the bar.
Home for a last glass of wine outside on the deck. With D and Maggie. Peaceful. Thankful. Happy.