Monday, May 5, 2014

It's Coronation Day!!!

Anna graduated from Queens University on Saturday morning and we were all there to cheer her on. 
Rosie thought that Anna's graduation was her coronation and insisted on calling it was fitting for the occasion so we stopped correcting her, just went with it, and all began calling it Anna's Coronation Day!
And absolutely,  the day of our oldest daughter's coronation was a wonderful morning, full of hugs and happiness. 
Before the ceremony I found our girl (in her coronation gown) in the line up of graduates and was able to grab this picture of my girl smiling through her last few college moments. 
And then immediately after the ceremony with an even larger smile… woo hoo!
Here is the whole Coronation Gang… mom and dad, every single brother and sister, Grandma and Grandpa, cousin CJ, sweetheart Nate, and Nate's sister and friend, Kathleen. 
We were quite a crew and I do believe this photo took about an hour to coordinate… we kept losing people before we could all assemble.
I am very glad to have a pic of the entire team together…it was well worth the effort.    
The sassy sister subset photo was much easier to orchestrate. 
Anna looking very brainy outside of the library that she won't be visiting anymore… I think she is really ok with that.
With Nate the Great...
I insisted that she throw her mortar board in the air as a sign of graduate happiness and fresh new beginnings.
She humored me, and although the happy hat toss photo wasn't exactly as I imagined, the idea and intention was right there.
Congratulations Anna!
Your graduation speaker, Jay Bilas (who gave a most excellent talk) said that those who love you most have never been more proud of you than we were on Saturday morning... which is true. 
So very proud of you Anna for so many reasons!!!

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