Thursday, June 11, 2009


Hi everyone, yes I am still here. I've had a very hectic last two weeks. My youngest daughter Cara graduates from Grade 12 this year and her Grad was on Friday the 5th. You may think what is one day, well this grad has been ongoing for the six months but the last week was a whirlwind. Finalizing the dress, the jewellery, the shoes, how to get the hair done, etc. although these were all her decisions, the rest of us suffered along with her. The week started with the Academic Banguet. This was for all the students in the Advanced Placement program. Then there was Convocation on Wednesday the 3rd and then the dinner/dance on Friday. But it was all worth it. She looked stunning and the evening went off really well. Then there were the all weekend parties etc. Hopefully now she can settle down and study for those Diploma exams coming up.

Just got over that week and then it was my son's graduation from the University of Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences. After five years it was a very proud moment for him and us as well. He flew in from Lethbridge for the day and is now back working in the beautiful grass lands of southern Alberta.

As you can see, the preparation and pictures are not a big deal for guys. One picture was all that was needed.

One thing I have to help take the stress away are my horses. After Cara's week, I enjoyed a nice ride on my boy Blue although he did show me that he's not ready to be called old man. Kept me on my toes. Glad to see he can still have some attitude and that I must remain awake. But that's a whole nother story which I will delve into another time.

Sorry it took so long for me to blog again but wanted to put both activities on one blog. Till next time


GoLightly said...

Oh, huge congratulations, GreyMare!

Your daughter is beautiful. And a handsome son!

Kudos to your broodmare skills!

had to laugh at "suffered along with her".

It is tough, all those decisions.

Good to hear you are riding.
Scritches to Blue!

CharlesCityCat said...

Congratulations Greymare!!

fernvalley01 said...

Ahh there is my beautiful girl and her handsome brother ,I am so proud of all of them ! You and Brian have raised a family to be reckoned with ,Stars ,all of them!!
by the way you and Brian are looking good too!

C-ingspots said...

Wow, beautiful kids you've got there. You must be very proud of them and their achievements. Graduations are definitely milestones and very important in the lives of your kids. I remember what fun I had so long ago...we won't get into that. Congratulations momma - you made it!! Glad to hear that your wonderful horses help you out. They are the best stress sponges in all the world.