After earning a five year Architecture degree and then working another five years while taking six very difficult licensing tests, my eldest is now a licensed architect. I am so proud of her and so happy for her. We celebrated last weekend with a backyard party.
Here’s some of the food and a sign with Lauren’s letters.
More food and my nephew, Collin, my brother, Dave, and my sister Margaret.
Lauren and her boyfriend, Colin, are walking past the Herb Garden on their way to the Party Garden.
Here’s a view of the food tent as shot from the Party Garden.
This is my son, Patrick, and his girlfriend, Lexie.
These are my brothers-in-law, Spike and Daniel. They made the sushi, which was amazing.
This is Michael and me behind Lauren and Colin making a toast. There were tears.
This is the sound system. Michael is a recording engineer, so we always have a killer sound system. Don’t tell anyone, but, at one point, I grabbed that mic and started singing along to Miley Cyrus.
It was chilly, so we started the bonfire early.
Here’s my mom at the bonfire. This party came at the end of a wild month of work for me and I was horribly unprepared. Mom stepped up and made it all happen, and it was a great success. By the way, her admirer is my dad, her ex-husband.
Here’s Riley. She loves a backyard party, but I think she got too many treats from everyone.
This was Riley all the next day.