Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bittersweet weekend

What a wonderful weekend. We went up to stay with our daughter on Friday. There was a very nice party Friday night. It was wonderful to meet so many people from all over the country, really all over the world. One of our daughters friends is a couple from Israel.

Saturday we even got in some shopping at the local quilt shop. Saturday afternoon our son and his wife came and I gave my daughter in law her birthday quilt. Be careful when you go in my sewing room and admire what I am working on, it might soon be yours. Not everybody would like this color combination but I think she really liked it.

I really loved working on this quilt.

We had a great dinner Saturday night and Sunday at lunch we were all together. Our other son and oldest grandson had lunch with us. Don't you think climbing a tree is a great way for a boy to spend mothers day? I loved having all my children with me on mothers day.

Then it was off to the graduation ceremony. We didn't go to the big one, only the one for the Masters in Business program. I was so thrilled that my aunt and uncle could be with us for this special occasion.

Her graduation was in the Dean E. Smith center on the University of North Carolina campus.

We are soooo proud of our baby girl.

Monday morning her boy friend loaded all her things up, including her car, and took her off to Indiana. I am happy and thrilled for her but really sad that she is so far away. She has a very good job and so many in her class don't. She is very fortunate.

I never thought he would get the car in!!! It was tight but they got it all.


elle said...

I hear a door opening; one must have closed! hugs!

nanaofnc said...

Love that funky quilt; wish I could have been there to admire/claim it first? ;) Congrats to your daughter! She is also a gorgeous gal, and indeed blessed to have a job. xo,

Lurline said...

Yes, it is so sad when we get torn apart from loved ones - you must be so proud of your Baby Girl and she is so beautiful - love that quilt, too!
hugs - Lurline♥

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow...i can remember my husband's parents having that same "sad" vibe when he left California 5 years ago...they still hate me for it..honestly, they do. It don't matter that he's happy and I really am a good person. Anyway, that's another story for another day. I can only imagine how sad you must feel. Then again how happy of what she accomplished. AWESOME hugs, wish i could give you a real one

Nanci said...

Oh boy, talk about a bright quilt! I love it. I'm exhausted just reading all you did!
You must be so very proud!

Diane said...

Congratulations to your gainfully employed grad, but I feel for you with her move. My family was down at UNC this week for my son and his fiance's graduations. While I've been telling myself all year that he'll probably not come "home" to live again, I still can't get used to the idea.

Anonymous said...

Glad your DIL loved her quilt! Sorry to hear you daughter is now off. If you haven't already got it set up, how about using skype for video calls - it might make her seem less far away?