Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's Graduation Day!

Ready or not.  
It's here.

My little brunette baby
she grew
into a tiny
spitfire blond.

Blue eyes, beautiful straight hair
that I could comb forever, and
 she never fussed when I pulled too hard.
(yeah, that's a dig at my oldest :)  


She's always been so dependable, 
honest, and on the ball.
She's witty and
fun to be with.


She's always been so kind and
 complimentary to me. 

When shopping for clothes, 
she is always so nice about how items look on me.
I will forever appreciate her tact. 


I know she's prepared for life
 and ready to go on.
Does this ever get easier, 
watching your children 
walk out the door?

We've had a really sweet week 
with wedding receptions,
 Memorial Day potluck, 
and her graduation.
It's so good to be with family.

We made some yummy 
grad caps for everyone.

This young woman
 is ready to fly.

We love her and are 
so excited for her 

Well done, honey.



  1. She's a beauty! Nooooooooo, it never gets any easier. :(
    Congratulations to her and to YOU for raising such a great daughter.

  2. Marvelous! Love all the love, appreciation, gratitude, faith, accomplishment, and more love.

  3. Awww....congratulations to her (and you).

  4. She is just so adorable Corrie. I know you must have bittersweet feelings about it all being over and her on her way out. I can tell you did a FABULOUS job with her, and that she will do you proud the rest of your life. Well done :-)

  5. Definitely well done--for both of you. We certainly we wish her well in the future. Those years just go too, tooooo fast!!!!

  6. Congrat's to your lovely DD! Watching her spread her wings will make you swell with pride. :-)

  7. Oh congratulations! She is so beautiful! way to go!!

  8. You made me cry. I just watched my one and only daughter graduate last year and out of the nest and to college she flew. Thankfully she's only 2 hours away! Congrats of a job well done mom!

  9. You have so many reasons to be proud of your daughter, Corrie! Congratulations to you both!

  10. Aww, sweet, Corrie. Thanks for sharing. She is beautiful, great pictures.

  11. I think it gets better! We have our children and raise them with the hopes that they will be exactly the kind of person you've just described! Congratulations Mom and Dad!

  12. Congratulations. How exciting. I am not sure it gets easier. I will be on my third and last birdie next year. I am not looking forward to it. I will have an empty nest after that. Hang inther mom!!

  13. What sweet sentiments about our Lizzie dear. All true. So proud of the young lady she is. I love her determination and conviction.

  14. She sounds like a keeper. Congrat's to all!

  15. Corrie,
    You've done well...she is such a special young lady.
    And, I'm sorry, but I really don't think it gets any's so hard to see them go, but so nice that they are ready to make a difference in this world. Your sweet Lane will do exactly that!
    Hugs to you!

  16. this is a very big deal. and i am so happy for you all.

  17. My youngest graduated too. My only boy. I'd be tickled pink if he landed someone as lovely as your daughter. I am sure she's good inside as well as she is beautiful outside.

  18. She's beautiful Corrie! Congratulations to both of you!