Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers and Graduation Weekend Update!


OK, OK, I lured you in here with a pretty flower, but it's really just a trap to get you to view Graduation Weekend pictures.


There's your flower. Happy now?



On Friday we watched Evan graduate from high school.



I love this picture of Evan and his three friends walking across campus for the last time.



The next day we watched Sonny Boy and his girlfriend graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.



As you can imagine, HOB and I are very proud of our grads!

I just have one question.


How did these two little boys grow up so darn fast?


65 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh Betty, I teared up again. What wonderful boys you have. Find me twelve years from now and we'll see if I feel the exact same way you do. Love love love the pic when they were so young. You're a very lucky lady. Congratulations!

Leah J. Utas said...

The campus walk pic is wonderful. I got the strong sensation of your tears when I read your post.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

They may have grown fast, but their infectious grins remain the same. ☺

Thanks for sharing the fabulous snaps! Congratulations on the milestones. Happy Monday! ☺

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I missed my Monday Morning Flowers whilst on Vacation thanks they are lovely as so are the pics you put on, there are some proud people today I can tell.

Yvonne/

Lin said...

Awww, what a great weekend!! You should be very proud, Betty! And such handsome guys too. :)

Doesn't it seem like yesterday that the other photo was taken??? Sigh.

Jennifer Shirk said...

What handsome boys you have!!!
Loved the pics! I know, where does time go?

Nicole said...

Nice pics! Graduations always put me in a good mood. So much hope all in one room!

EmptyNester said...

I would have been here just for the graduation pix! I'm one of those weirdos who loves to look at everyone's pictures!

The lovelies did the same thing-grew up way too fast! Your boys are quite the lookers!

Laura said...

Loved the pictures! Congratulations for you and those "little" boys!
The years do seem to fly, don't they?

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Wow, congratulations!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww the Monday Flower pic is lovely and as perfect and beautiful as your amazing boys - all graduated and grown up!! Yay!

Take care BB! x

blueviolet said...

I'm absolutely thrilled for your boys! No wonder you're proud! :)

PS. Handsome young men!

Flartus said...

"Oh, Mom...are you going to put these on your blog? And write something sappy?" :) Big times for Betty! Where are the accomplished progeny headed next?

Eva Gallant said...

They do have a way of growing up quickly...My boys are now 37 and 39. Where does the time go???

Out on the prairie said...

lots of happiness to share today, way to go MOM!

Mamma has spoken said...

I ask that question about my sons all the time.
Congrats to you and your sons.

Linda said...

More milestones. I loved that you showed us the "then and now" pictures. Oh, and the flower was lovely, too.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I recall saying, when my younger son was little, "Seventeen years will go by fast." And did they ever. What handsome men they are, with still smiling faces. Congrats to all of you.

LittleSilkDress said...

You have such a beautiful family! And congratulations to both your boys!

The Tame Lion said...

Betty! Betty!
Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

Donna said...

Ahhhh....it doesn't take long does it?!!! Handsome!
hughugs

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your boys are about the same difference in age as mine -- only mine are now 30 and 27.

Time certainly flies. I'm happy for you and your hubby -- you did a great job with your kiddoes!

Brian Miller said...

i am happy that is a pretty flower...and congrats to them both...you have handsome boys there...

Lydia K said...

Oh, it makes me sad to see them grow up so fast! But I shouldn't be sad. Congrats on your boys (ahem) I mean, men!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, gorgeous, handsome boys! You must be SO proud. I'm glad the weekend went well!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Age happens - unfortunately!
Congratulations, mom.

Pat Tillett said...

Great post Betty! I can't aswer your question, but time with kids flies by. We had to attend five HS graduations, I felt the same way each time...

jenny_o said...

As my father would say, you're a good-looking bunch! You must be bursting with pride.

That flower is simply gorgeous. Our weather has been so cold and rainy here, our blooms are way behind and precious few.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love the graduation pictures and the photos of them as young boys. What a big milestone!

And I love that flower. What type is it?

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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You must be so proud. They do grow up so fast.

ShirleyC said...

Ha Ha! I would have looked anyway. Handsome guys, and I know you are proud.
Since I'm here, would you tell me what kind of flower that is?

Liz said...

I love that we got a glimpse of "the girlfriend"!

Congratulations to your boys! Sherri at OldTweener posted about her son's graduation, too! You are proud mamas!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These pictures are so heartwarming and your boys are gorgeous.
xoRobyn

Bouncin' Barb said...

Great pictures. They are both very handsome boys Mom!! Congrats to them both.

baygirl32 said...

great pictures Betty! congrats to them all

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

WOW...how exciting is that? Congratulations to them both!

And, that flower is so amazing.

Madi and Mom said...

BB thank you for sharing the pictures of your most handsome sons. Congratulations to them and to Mom and Dad!!
Answer to your question:
Lots of TLC, nuturing, parental guidance and plain old good DNA!!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Sarah said...

Congrats to all! Not only you don't look old enough to be their mom, your hair looks great!

The Adorkable Ditz said...

My my, not only are your boys smart (they have to be to have you as their lovely mother) they are cute.

Congrats!

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Nat said...

Congrats Betty and family! Such special times :-)

Baby Sister said...

Such cute boys!! Congrats on the great weekend. :)

Ann said...

After a flower like that I'll look at any pictures you want me to.
Congrats to your two handsome sons.
If you figure out how they grew up so fast let me know because I want to know how mine did it too

Gigi said...

Congrats on your two handsome grads! It does go quickly, doesn't it?

Barbara Shallue said...

Congratulations! You had quite a full weekend. My second son graduated from college last month - my oldest has been out three years - and I'm wondering the same thing...where did my little boys go??

Susan in the Boonies said...

What beautiful boys you have!!! Congratulations! I hope your buttons don't bust from pride!!!

Brian said...

They sure grew up darn nice! Hooray for them both!

Pat said...

You must be so VERY proud! And what handsome young gentlemen they are! And how could it be possible that you have a college graduate, when you don't look a day over 29? *wink*

Retired English Teacher said...

Congratulations to all of you for a job well done. The time between childhood and adulthood goes way too fast for parents.

By the way, your boys are handsome and look very personable.

Jenny said...

Oh, congratulations!!!!! Hugs to the the parents of the graduates! What a lovely family...you should be sooo proud!

Daisy said...

They are both handsome and successful young men, Betty. Congratulations to them and to you and your husband for helping them get to where they are now. Beautiful flower--thank you! :)

Tracy said...

Awww, congrats to you and your boys; you done good Mom and Dad!
:)

Marlene said...

Congratulations to Evan! You must have been so proud. :)

The flower is GORGEOUS, too!

Liz P said...

That is one crazy flower...

And many congratulations to your boys! Two graduations in one weekend. You must be exhausted (though I'm sure thrilled just the same). :)

Ms. A said...

Reading your words about growing up and graduation, made me realize it has been 11 years since my youngest graduated. Time sure flies!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH GRADS!

Catherine said...

Clearly this is what went wrong with my Monday. I did not visit your blog BEFORE work. It would have started me off on a much happier note...

Oh where does the time go? Our babies grow up right before our eyes. Well... that's life isn't it?

Congratulations to your boys!!
xo Catherine

Hilary said...

Congrats to the grads and to their proud parents. I know exactly what you mean.. it goes by way too quickly.

Beautiful boys there, Proud Mama!

faye said...

Great family portrait.!!
Congrats to the grads and you
and HOB ...

Leanne said...

BETTY!! BETTY!!! BETTY!!! (I clearly have a problem trying to contain my excitement) Oh, the family photos, Betty . . . they made me tear up . . . what a gorgeous group! Congrats to your sons - and to you and HOB, too! And sweet GOSB and SB are such a lovely lovely couple. Wow . . . after a weekend like this, what's next?

Ally said...

awwww betty! how proud you must be!

congrats to you and your family and thank you so much for sharing that with us. p.s. your hair looks lovely! since your hair post, i'm going to be focusing on your pretty blond locks now every time you post a pic :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Hooray! congrats to the grads! and to you!
no wonder you are proud.



lovely family portrait!!

betty xx

CaveGirl said...

My girls are only 2 1/2 and 8 months and i'm already wondering where the time is going! I'll be a mess by the time they graduate, lol.

Congrats to you and your family!

Sherri said...

I am so very glad The Empress send me here. And you know, I only live about an hour north of UC Santa Cruz! My son will head for UC Davis in September...

So nice to meet you. And where DOES the time go?

Shan said...

Oh, those are some fine looking boys you've got there, Betty. Looks like it was some weekend. Congratulations to them and you.

Kerri said...

Congratulations!! What a lovely family you have and LOTS to be proud of!!