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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Be a Good One.

a favorite page from the book we gave Sara
...wise words from a wise man. and fitting advice for the newest Georgia Tech alum to join our family. yep, Sara graduated* on Saturday with three generations of Tech graduates to cheer her on.

We got there early enough to get seats with a good view...and plenty of time for a few "this is happening now" posts on Instagram. 
proud parent selfie!
The ceremony moved quickly and I didn't even get a clear shot of Sara moving across that stage (my dad had the brilliant idea to aim his camera at the big screen instead of the stage and he did much better).
yeah, she's there somewhere walking across the stage!

Then it was over, the white & gold balloons fell...

...and after a quick photo session (with other people's cameras) we came back to the house for a full-on family celebration. We had a ball... and a few photo opportunities...and I got one of my favorite photos of the day.
My dad, Class of 1961, and Sara, Class of 2014
While Saturday was busy, Sunday was much more low-key. Just the immediate family for dinner at Bistro VG. I'm not positive, but I think this might've been the first time just the five of us were out together. We had a great time and I hope we can make it more of a habit than a one-time thing.

Another Georgia Tech family.  I can only hope I get to be in my dad's shoes 23 years from now...when our first grandson graduates!

post-weekend, Sara's moved out of her apartment and her furniture is "in storage" in our basement. She's interviewing and cautiously optimistic she'll be leaving the South sometime soon to see what life looks like in other places. And until then, we leave for Paris and then Florence tomorrow...

*note that no one says they graduate from Georgia Tech...they "get out"!

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Blogger margene said...

Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents! Your family will want to get together more often once the baby comes.

Have a fabulous time on your trip!!

Tuesday, 06 May, 2014  
Blogger Bonny said...

Congratulations to Sara and the whole family! It's evident from all your photos how happy and proud everyone is. Wishing Sara all the best in this exciting new phase of her life and I hope you have a wonderful and memorable trip!

Tuesday, 06 May, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sara on her graduation! Wishing y'all lots of fun and happy days on your travels.

Happy trails!

Tuesday, 06 May, 2014  
Blogger lisaddibona said...

Congratulations to Sara on a job well done. Let us know if she finds her way to New York.

Tuesday, 06 May, 2014  
Blogger Lydia said...

It has been so much fun watching her grow up, can't wait to see what's in the next chapter.

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger Patty said...

Congratulations Sara and all of y'all! ;-) Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger Kym said...

CONGRATULATIONS - and Bon Voyage! Can't wait to hear what happens as the next chapter in Sara's life unfolds. XO

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger Carole said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad you had a wonderful family celebration! Now go have a fantastic trip!

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger Sue said...

Congratulations to Sara, and to you and Marc, too! Nice to have so many generations connected to Georgia Tech. My Dad and his father are both MIT grads. My grandfather spent quite a bit of time in Georgia in the late 1920's and had quite a few Ga Tech friends! Those engineers stuck together! Have a fabulous trip! Bon Voyage!

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger alexa said...

What en eventful and exciting family time you have had - many congratulations all round! And welcome to Europe - hoping you,have a glorious time.

Wednesday, 07 May, 2014  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations and I am so sorry all at once. Go Dawgs! ;-)

But seriously, many congrats, that is a great accomplishment and excellent school. (Don't tell my family in Athens I said that!!)

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014  

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