Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Class of 2016

It's hard to believe, but our boy child is now a college graduate!  This past Saturday May 7, he graduated from Berklee College of Music.  I still can't get over it!  It was a very busy weekend, full of proud moments and also some hard work.

But first, a little knitting.  I started the Right Angle from Pom Pom Magazine issue 16, by Georgia Farrell.  I'm using the lovely yarn I bought at Loop London, Shilasdair Luxury DK with camel.  (i'm farther along by now.  The color is most accurate in the swatch picture.)



OK, back to graduation.  The boy child's graduation was Saturday morning.  He, along with two colleagues from his work at video services, had produced a senior video for the ceremony, so the three of them got to introduce their work before it was shown.  I will show a miscellany of pictures from the ceremony.


waiting for the ceremony to start

Faculty about to march in to start the processional


Boy Child presenting the senior video

Rita Moreno, one of the Honorary Degree recipients

Boy child walking to receive his diploma (things were clearer on the big screens, so yeah)

The graduate with his sister and cousin


With his close friend from home

We also had to move boy child out of his apartment.  Thank goodness for the help of my sister, BIL, and nephew on Saturday for the moving out!  Lots of packing, cleaning and moving (the packing and cleaning was mostly done Friday).

Saying goodbye to his home away from home

Then we enjoyed a bit of down time at my sister's house before driving home Sunday.  Don't you love that blue wall?




Needless to say, Mia was highly stressed out by the activity of moving all the boy child's possessions into the living room once we got home!

(That's the double bass there on the bottom left, in its case)

Things are looking much better already, both in the living room and in the boy child's room.  Boy child is doing a good job of cleaning out and moving back into his room!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  

And congratulations to our sweet boy on graduating from Berklee.  We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what the future holds in store for you!


30 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to the boy child ~ and you. You done good, mom.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Congratulations indeed! A new adventure is ahead for him now. Love that yarn you are using.

marly said...

What? Already? Congratulations to him and to his parents!

Kaisievic said...

Congratulations to your dear son and to you and the father-type, such a proud moment for you all. You must be so pleased to have him home for a while. Naturally, when I looked at all the stuff in your lounge room, the only thing that I saw was the picture of Anne Boleyn - lol! (oh, and lovely knitting, too.)

Ronin said...

Congratulations to your boy child and you as parents another milestone reached and past. Up to the next one. Whatever that might be. 😊 love the colour of the yarn and the pattern looks nice wave like. Have a great day. Regards from chilly Amsterdam

Ronin said...

Congratulations to your boy child and you as parents another milestone reached and past. Up to the next one. Whatever that might be. 😊 love the colour of the yarn and the pattern looks nice wave like. Have a great day. Regards from chilly Amsterdam

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Congratulations to you all! Didn't I just read your post where he was leaving for the first time for college? Geez! Nice to have them back home, though, even for a little while before they are off on the next adventure.

krayolakris said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful accomplishment!

Annie said...

Love that hot pink

Congrats to your son and the whole family! Bet you are happy to have him back at home while he plans his next life adventure!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Congratulations to all!!! Mia must be in thrilled to have him home!
Robyn

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations! How is it possible he has already finished college? Beautiful yarn and knitting--pretty color, pretty pattern. Ah Miss Mia--she will adjust, not sure she will be happy if the Boy/Man child leaves her again

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow! Already?! Congratulations to all. I'm sure Mia is glad to have her boy back as is his momma. :-)

Vickie said...

Seems impossible he is done already, right?! Hooray! Congratulations!!! Woo hoo! Mia is going to drink this up!!

Vera said...

Congratulations to the Boy Child and to you and your hubby too! Nice to have finished tuition payments, huh? I, too, noticed the picture of Anne Boleyn - lol. Love the blue wall -- that's the color I want one bedroom wall painted. And your knitting looks fabulous as always. Love the color.

Vicki said...

Well, those four years flew by for me, so I can imagine they must have seemed super-sonic to you! Congratulations to your son. I'm eager to see what's in store for him next!

Erica said...

Congratulations to your son! And to you too!
Definitely a job well done by all of you!
I am sure he will go on to great things!

woolwoman said...

ahhhh such exciting events in your lives - congratulations on your DS graduation - love the photo of him and DD together. Great looking kids, I know you must be so proud and happy to have him back home if only for a brief time. Love your new start, yarn from LOOP London is awesome. Lovely halo. take care Mel

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Margaret on this big day in the life of your family. It seems the years have flown by, I've been one of your blog followers for a long time. May all his dreams for the future come true!

Jackie said...

Such a momentous occasion! I'm sure it's a bittersweet event for him too - leaving his college friends and such - but also exciting about what the future holds! What do you think is next for him? Any talk of a Masters Degree? I know you're happy to have him home!

Carol said...

Big congratulations to your son, Margaret!! And to you and your husband--after all, without your love and guidance he may not have been nearly as successful...

This is such a strange time in a young person's life. For the first time ever--there is no straight-forward "next step." I hope he ends up doing something he truly loves :)

Enjoy your time with him--I know Mia is in heaven!

Beth said...

Congratulations Margaret! A very special day for your son and you as well. I remember my graduation and I was thrilled to have my parents, brother, sister, grandparents and two aunts attend. Some special to celebrate!

Sweet Sue said...

wow margaret, time sure does fly nasty-crazy doesn't it?! congrats to the graduate, well done, wishing him every success in his future. am sure mia is in heaven having him home-home:) have a great weekend my friend. xo

Penny said...

Congratulations to your son!!! Such an exciting time with the whole world open to him and maybe a little scary too. I know wherever life takes him he will be just fine with the love and support of his family. I'm sure you are happy - and Mia too - to have him home. : )

Evelyne said...

Congratulations Margaret to your son and too you!
Great pictures too!
You must very proud.

Have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

Melody said...

Congratulations!! What a special occasion!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to your son on his graduation. What a proud moment for him and for you. Now a new part of his life will start, and until then you will enjoy having him back home for a while. Happiness guaranteed for Mia, lol.

Solstitches said...

Wishing your son well as he moves forward into the next stage of his life.
Great pictures of the graduation ceremony. You must be bursting with pride at his achievements.
I hope all his stuff is now stowed away in his room LOL. No wonder Mia wasn't likeing the upheaval.

Marsha said...

But! He only just left!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I know I'm late here...but I want to personally congratulate both the boy child AND his wonderful parents! I know it is a sacrifice on both accounts and he's got a fabulous education and the world is at his feet!
BRAVO!

Ellen said...

My how the years have flown by, it seems like just the other day he was in high school.