Saturday, June 13, 2009

Great Day in Pittsburgh!

Done! Our family is officially finished with high school. I have packed my last school lunch, written my last note that begins "Please excuse Lindsay ....." and driven my last car pool. As of last evening our youngest is an official high school graduate. YEA!!! Now it is off to college at UNF in Jacksonville Florida.

After a rain delay from Thursday evening the ceremony went off without a hitch. It was a beautiful evening and great fun to see the kids that Lindsay has been in school with (in many cases for all 13 years) pass this milestone together. The moment they announced the delay on Thursday, the first thought was that graduation would be competing with the Penguins game 7 in their quest for the Stanley Cup. I knew in an instant that the Penguins would win. It just seemed like destiny for the class of '09's graduation memory to be marked by another momentous event in the city of champions!
Graduation also marks the end of a 6 week marathon of events that ranged from International Quilt Market, to the New York trip to Prom, Senior Dinner Dance and the Western Pennsylvania Shop Hop. Whew! There were several day in there when I wasn't sure if I was going to make it!
Now I can get down to my normal level of craziness. Artwork is due in New York on Monday, we have the first of our Happy Hour events on Monday evening (silk painting with Sharpie Markers) and my husband is talking about having the roof replaced on the building that houses the shop. - at least I don't have to help with THAT project!!!

1 comment:

Kelly Ann said...

Congrats on all fronts...the last one out of high school and the Penguins winning the cup...guess we'll eat some crow and send you a picture of our girl Jackie in front of our shop in the penguins shirt, after all I did post a picture of her in a Capitals jersey on your front porch....