A Special Family Time

What a quiet morning I’m having. Wait! It’s past noon, and I’m still on ‘leisurely’ mode.

The entire family slept in this morning, after yesterday’s excitement. (Warning: Mama bragging ahead!)

Yesterday afternoon we were privileged to attend the Outstanding Graduate festivities at Western Washington University. Our son Michael was selected as the 2009 Outstanding Graduate for the Computer Science department. Besides majoring in computer science, Michael also majored in mathematics, and minored in physics. His favorite professor, Dr. Phil Nelson, spoke about Michael during the ceremony. Congratulations, dear son!



Here is a photo that was taken of our group, courtesy of the university. The folks in front are Michael’s best friend Mitch and his wife and daughter. Dr. Nelson is on one side of Michael, and I’m on the other.


We came home to enjoy a meal of barbequed steaks, fresh broccoli salad, potato chips, and fresh plum pudding cake for dessert.

Later in the evening, we enjoyed watching the latest version of Persuasion, an adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen. This is one of her books which I have not yet read, which I now simply must read. So many deep themes are explored in this story. Despite all impediments, true love will find its way may be the main one, and one which my always hopeful heart embraces!

We all slept in a bit after the busy day. I’m still on slow mode, though, most likely because my hay fever is at its zenith. Puffy eyes, constant sneezing, etc. tend to make me tired. It’s a minor affliction, though, so after doing this post, I am really, truly, actually going to get busy!

I hope you’re having an enjoyable and productive day. Is it lovely and summer-y where you are? Our weather is a true delight today. Goodbye!

6 Responses to “A Special Family Time”

  1. Congratulations! What a happy family time.

  2. Wow!!! What a great accomplishment. Great job to your son, and congratulations to you and your husband.

  3. Susan B says:

    How wonderful for Michael, and your family! What a lovely day for your family!

    I love the movie Persuasion, the new version is very good. It is my favorite Jane Austen book (and movie). I’m reading it right now.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Vivian says:

    What a lovely family…thanks for sharing!

  5. Congratulations to your son! What a lovely celebration of a marvelous achievement! I love that Jane Austen book but didn’t know there was a recent film.
    Hugs and blessings,