Monday, May 4, 2009


Hello! The graduation was so nice! The day was a mix of sun and clouds, breezy and cool. The ceremony wasn't too long and it went very well. The college up the road, Oakland University, opted for no hand shaking because of the Swine Flu precautions I guess. Rochester College did shake hands with the students which I was glad about. I have a few inside shots, no family pics, call me old fashioned but I am still not 100% comfortable posting pictures of our family. I don't know why that is but here is what I have...

This was a very pretty window inside the church, Rochester Church of Christ.

I could only find a rain cloud on my picture editing program to cover her name. I don't have a sophisticated system. It was not a rainy/gloomy event...a really good one actually...see...she graduated with the highest honors...less than 10% did! Her degree is a major in Science with the emphasis on education. She is now a teacher with a 90 day letter awaiting her state certification in the mail. She starts grad school on Monday already!

In other news, Emma went for her check-up yesterday, yep our vet is open on Sundays! She is now a whopping 29.2 pounds and it does appear she is allergic to grass. They gave us a spray for her feet and special shampoo. Luckily, the allergy doesn't bother her any.
That's all from here...I still need to get a photo of the pumpkins. Have a wonderful day!!!!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Congratulations Courtney!!!
Emma is one big girl! lol. Sounds like she is doing very well and hopefully the allergy spray will help her.


Hi Kim,

Glad the graduation went well and I understand about family photos..

Poor Emma to be allergic to grass.

Have a relaxing week.
Deb :)

tincanlily said...

Congratulations to your daughter. How proud you must be! I can understand about the family pictures.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Congratulations to Courtney, how exciting!!!

Well that Emma sure is a dive isn't she being allergic to you'll have to carpet the lawn!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad the graduation went so well! And congrats to your daughter!

Hope you're enjoying your week!


What a gorgeous photo of the stained glass, Kim. And I'm sorry to hear little Emma is allergic to grass, bless her heart!

p.s. I have something for you over at my blog, for you to pick up at your convenience. :o)

Judi said...

Congratulations to your must be so very proud. She will do well!
Emma is getting to be a big girl...
thank you for sharing

Karen said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That is such a wonderful accomplishment! And hey! I actually know where RC is! Cool!

I can't quite imagine how one would deal with a dog being allergic to grass. Sounds challenging, for sure. Hope you find easy ways to make it work. Glad it doesn't seem to bother her too much.

cherry said...

You must be soo proud! That is awesome...and that IS a lovely window.....gorgeous. I am glad your fur baby is on the mend. cherry

Terry said...

How very wonderful for you and your special Coutney ,such a special time for you all.
blessings to each of you as you start out on a new adventure.

Pink Slippers said...

I'm glad the day turned out great. Congrats to the new teacher. And Emma should be feeling better soon.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Back to say "Thank you" for my bday greetings. It really made me smile!
Have a fantastic day!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations! You must be so proud of your daughter. I wish her well in her future endeavors.

take care,

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So many reasons to be proud! Love the pix of Emma and Cocoa...precious!!!

jet1960 said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! My youngest, Holly, just finished up as well and is also a teacher. She and her hubby just moved out to Texas where he is going to seminary to get his Master's and hopefully she'll be able to find a teaching job. It may be easier out there than here where they are laying teachers off.

Emma is a cutie pie!