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Monday, May 6, 2013

Graduation Day

We had such a fun day yesterday with both Taylor and Lauren
graduating from Cedarville University.
The boys were great through the entire ceremony, with
only a few loud yawns from Harry. :)


We had great seats and a nice view of the platform and the jumbotron.
6000 in attendance and 760 graduates!


Since Taylor and Lauren were both business majors and
last names beginning with A and B, they were only 3 names apart!


And that made it convenient to capture both on the jumbotron at the 
same time.  Lauren just receiving her diploma and Taylor 
waiting for his turn coming up.


It was perfect weather..nice for hugs and photos outside afterwards.


...and family portraits. :)
Had to laugh at that other family in the background.
They are in a lot of my shots.  Their favorite
pose with with someone on piggy back.
And they all posed that way in various family
member combinations. lol....
And The Mister, standing on the ledge.  
I think he's trying to be as tall as his son. haha.
Nice try. :)



The Mister and I are alumni here and during the ceremony
I noticed that I graduated in 1983 and 
Taylor's graduation, 2013, is exactly 30 years later!


Cute couple....what an exciting year for them!


The lovely Lauren. :)



Congratulations to them!
And to us...tuition payments are over! yay!  


81 comments:

  1. Wow this is huge Betsy, congratulations to both Taylor and Lauren on their graduation, they seem like such a lovely couple and they both really deserved this as does everybody who works hard to graduate in these kinds of things. Plus you guys had the opportunity for a nice day out with each other as well, the family photo is my favourite, everybody's just so happy and it's just awesome to see. Once again congratulations to the pair of them

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    1. and look who is first....Pat and Gloria are worst! ha.
      Thanks for your kind words, Matt! I agree....graduating is a huge celebration!

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  2. congratulations to the handsome couple! Congratulations to you all! What a beautiful family, thank yu so much for sharing this with us, best wishes to them! How exciting, their whole future is before them,

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    1. Graduations are just so fun...so much optimism, sense of accomplishment and celebrations. I love them!

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  3. Wow what a special day for everyone! What an exciting year indeed! So glad all went well!

    The weather here was fantastic as well :)

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    1. What a gorgeous day yesterday! Today is overcast and quite chilly!

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  4. Congratulations to both of them!!!!

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    1. thanks rebecca...it was so fun to celebrate yesterday!

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  5. LOL loved the little yay
    There at the end of at your bay
    Looks like quite the ceremony too
    And plenty of sunshine in view
    The ledge is kinda noticeable too
    Put if you trim off the bottom, it will go fro view haha

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    1. haha...$20 grand a year
      is done biting us in the rear!
      Yep, could have cropped the ledge
      but that gives him a 7 foot edge!
      haha.

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    2. Be nice to have that in your pocket once more
      Ours is creeping up that high a year at our shore
      Glad I got out when I did
      Any more plastic and I'd flip my lid lol

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  6. Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren! What and accomplishment and more excitement ahead!

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    1. Yep...much more excitement! So much fun!

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  7. You guys had a very nice day for such a wonderful celebration. Congrats to graduates and parents.

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    1. We did have a wonderful day...great weather and just nice all the way around!

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  8. So nice to see the whole family in one picture. Glad to hear the boys did fine. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

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    1. That doesn't happen very often! I'm usually behind the camera! ha.

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  9. Such a wonderful family event! Wishing the young graduates all the best!

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    1. Well, thank you, Anita! And thanks for visiting! :)

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  10. Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren and thanks for sharing your family pictures! I do number games, too. I realized the other day that my daughter is getting married at the age of 26, 26 years after I got married at the age of 26. How weird is that?

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Yes, very weird...but cool! And, to keep my number 30 going, Taylor was born the year I turned 30! ha.

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  11. Oh Betsy..How beautiful to get see this marvelous Celebration. The Families, the smiles, the achievements...Oh I'm just scrolling up and down and up and down. Thanks for sharing. You make us all in blogland feel a part of your precious family.

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    1. We had such a good time...it couldn't have been more perfect! And I'm so happy to share with all of you guys....you're like family, anyway! :)

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  12. How wonderful Betsy...you and your 5 Men look fabulous!!
    I do believe Taylor looks just like you...and you look beautiful in that shot...
    Was there a big party afterwards??

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We actually ran off (the ladies did) to a wedding shower for Lauren! We wanted to have one while her mom, nana and sister in law were in town. But for graduation we all went out to dinner to celebrate the night before. Next Saturday, we're having a graduation open house for all four of our boys. The triplet's graduation is the 25th! haha...we're just celebrating all month!

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    2. ps...he does look like me...always has. And I love that...the other three look like their dad! ha.

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    3. I thought they looked like the Mr!!!!
      I love that too...that he looks like you, I mean!! hahaha!!
      I finally got a post up...took me HOURS to load...blogger was SO SLOW!!!

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  13. congrats....to mom & dad and the two new adventurers in the world now as well...how are you feeling about this mom...you ok? smiles...

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    1. the world needs good, quality adventurers, doesn't it? :) You know..I'm good...proud, happy, content...and you are so sweet to ask. :)

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  14. Congratulations! What a great day for your family!

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    1. aw..thank you so much! It was a very fun day!

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  15. Congrats to Taylor and Lauren! What an exciting time in their lives!~

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  16. Awwwwww what a great day!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to beautiful Taylor and Lauren!! They are such a gorgeous couple!! Wishing them a bright and glorious future!!

    Take care
    x

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    1. I will tell them you said so, Kitty! :)

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  17. What an awesome day in pictures. Everyone looked so happy, and you were beaming.

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  18. Thanks for the pictures--I almost feel like I was there!

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  19. oh I loved this! Wonderful, wonderful!

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    1. It was a perfect day...great weather, fun times!

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  20. Splendid. So glad that the triplets were part of the festivities. Congrats to Taylor and Lauren, but I think graduation day is even more meaningful for the parents than for the graduates themselves. So big congratulations to you and The Mister!

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    1. thank you...and yes I think you're right...Taylor really didn't care about walking in cap and gown but it meant a lot to us! The triplets did great...was so glad!

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  21. What an exciting day...and sooo many awesome photos too. I know you musta been bustin' your buttons for both of them. They are a darling couple...and now a wedding huh? You lead such an exciting life. Glad to know the boys made it through that ceremony...it had to be pretty long. Thanks for sharing - know I am sharing in your joy also XO

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    1. Yes, it was long and they were ready to get out of there, but did behave very patiently and well. so glad! Yes, a wedding in July! :)

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  22. Congratulations to your and your family Betsy, what happy moments!

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    1. Thanks, Christine...very happy..fun times!

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  23. Congratulations to all of you! Bet you had the best hotel in town!!!

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    1. didn't have to house a soul! That's even better! ha.

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  24. I'm smiling with each picture...so nice to see your family. Congratulations to all!

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    1. Thank you...was hard to choose the photos...I took a ton! ha.

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  25. Happy day! Love the triplets in their matching shirts and how happy Lauren and Taylor look.

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    1. They do look happy, don't they? I remember that feeling of my graduation day...so happy to be done!

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  26. Congratulations! Can it be that four years have gone already? Love that last picture, so beautiful and young, just waiting to begin a wonderful full life. Oh, happy day.

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    1. I can't believe it's been 4 years either! College flew by even faster than high school!

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  27. Congrats Betsy the pictures look stunning and Taylor and Lauren look beauty and happy:)))really happy day!:)

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    1. It was a fun day and I love how happy they look!

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    2. the twins see the picture in mt phone and Ditto think Lauren is absolutely beauty:)
      I think both are lovely Taylor and Lauren:)

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    3. aw...your Ditto is so sweet. :)

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  28. Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren! Such a special day for all of you. Definitely a day filled with happy memories. And your photos captured it so well.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I'm so glad it didn't rain and we could enjoy the time afterwards outside!

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  29. Congrats to all of you, Betsy! The photos are lovely and Taylor and Lauren are an adorable couple. I'm so glad that the other boys did well during the ceremony and that you had such a fun, beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! The boys did just great...I was happy about that...nice practice for the wedding! :)

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  30. Congratulations to everyone! It looks like it was a glorious day.

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    1. It certainly was! Today is cold and rainy! We got lucky!

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  31. Lots of great photos there. Glad everything went so smoothly!

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  32. What a lovely family you make! And they make a wonderful looking couple. Congrats to the graduates!

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    1. aw...thanks, amy :) They are a cute couple, I think! I'll pass along the congrats, too!

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  33. I know how proud you must be!!!! Congratulations to Mom and Dad (and no more tuition payments!!) YAY! Wonderful photos Betsy. Hugs

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    1. Very proud of both of them! haha...and yes! no more payments! hahaha....we came out very poor but debt free! yaya!

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  34. We had a houseful of guests as Bob's room mate's son graduated! WHAT FUN! Congrats to all of you!!!!!! SO hard to believe - - time flies...seems like yesterday Taylor and Nate were in my back yard sand box!

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    1. Oh how fun! We recognized quite a few kids as being children of our classmates! So fun...but hard to believe at the same time!

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  35. Congratulations again to both of them. It looks like everyone had an amazing day and so glad the boys got to enjoy it as best as they can. Sometimes life is like that. They can behave and then not behave, believe me the wee wittle ones do the same thing. So now we have the wedding and you know that you are going to just blink and it will be here. Looking forward to seeing the pictures from that day. The boys looked so handsome and I can imagine they will at the wedding too. I also think Taylor looks like the male version of you but I also see the boys look a lot like their Mom and maybe just a touch more like their Dad. A good looking family.

    Best wishes for their life ahead of them. And congrats on the tuition payments ending. Was thinking of the old Alka Seltzer commercial about "Oh what a relief it is!"

    God bless.

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    1. thanks, Sherry! The boys were troopers and really good...they are growing and maturing very well! :)
      I'll pass along your good wishes to the 'big kids' as I call them. haha. :)

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  36. Betsy, just had to stop by (jumped on Kimmy's computer) to say AMAZING!
    And wow what a beautiful family.
    The last picture is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! and thanks for stopping by! I miss you! Hope all is well! :)

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  37. Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren!! I know you are so proud. A milestone for Mom's, too. hugs and blessings ~ tanna

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  38. Hi Betsy .. loved, loved these - I'm so happy for you all - general happiness can be seen all around .. big hugs and such a great summer ahead ... cheers Hilary

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  39. Your son is EXTREMELY handsome. I had to just get that out there. Very good looking and he seems to get his good looks from his beautiful mamma. Congratulations on your son's graduation. That is huge. I know, because I am at the very beginning of the first year of tuition payments. I had to laugh out loud at your final sentences "And the tuition payments are over...yay!" I don't know who will be jumping up and down the most on that final tuition payment day!

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  40. Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren. Looks like it was fabulous day for everybody. Great photos to treasure.

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