Monday, May 12, 2014

Smarter Than The Av-er-age Bear


As I mentioned yesterday, we had cause for a celebration around here this weekend.  It was a big one, too, big enough to lure a Practical One all the way from Capitol Hill.  It wasn't a Mothers Day celebration, either.  The fact that it happened to fall on that weekend was just a God thing. 

(Thanks, God.)   

No, big sister came home for a celebration of different sort. 
It was an auspicious occasion.    


Care to guess what it was?

Well, it's May... 
and it took place at Mercer University...
and somebody was wearing a funny hat...




... which according to all the smarty pants business majors in the family
 is bedecked with a tassel of "drab".  

Drab? Seriously?

Maybe to the rest of the world, it's drab
I choose to call it taupe instead. 



There was nothing whatsoever drab about our celebration.

There's nothing drab about our girl, either.
She's our Miss Whimsy, the little girl most likely to dance in the rain.

The girl who was just graduating from high school when I started writing this blog.

 Didn't we just move her and that zebra print bedding into the freshman dorm yesterday?

Yeah, I think so too.



One final chat with Jesse Mercer






Then it was time to step out and join
the rest of the Mercer graduates in the family.

What we lack in creativity, we make up for in loyalty.


Congratulations  Miss Whimsy...

You did it!

The sky's the limit.


Now go follow the rest of your dreams.

And as they say in Mercer Land....






We love you and are so proud of you!

38 comments:

Denise said...

Auspicious occasion indeed! We certainly had a wonderful weekend celebrating with our Miss Whimsy. So very proud of her and especially her drab tassel. (said one business major to another) Hoping for a wonderful future for our newest Mercer grad!

Angel said...

I can't believe I'm the first comment and I get to say, "Congratulations to Miss Whimsy and the wonderful Mom who raised her!"

Thanks for sharing the exciting news of this "auspicious" occasion and letting us celebrate with you.

Angel said...

Oops, someone beat me to the first comment after all. Oh well...

Barbara F. said...

It seems like yesterday you and Sir Lotsa Hair were moving her into the dorm! My oh my time sure does fly! Congrats to your grad, may she go as far as she wants to go in life, surrounded with love and happiness. xo

Catherine said...

What a wonderful day!! Congratulations!!!
Blessings, Catherine

Vee said...

Hearty congrats all the way around!

Debbie said...

Oh how exciting!! Congratulations to your beautiful graduate! May all her dreams come true!

Sonja Goodson said...

I'm doing a quick 'hop in' today and checking out my blogging buddies. I wouldn't have missed this for the world!! How can it be? It really DOES seem like last month that you were doing her room for her new college adventure! Congratulations to the graduate, and blessings on the billfolds of her mom and dad. :)

Now the real fun begins, and I pray for God's leading to His perfect 'next' for her.

LOVED the pictures!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow seems like just yesterday you were moving her! Congratulations & how exciting for her!

Sue said...

I echo the above and say wasn't it just last week when we were oooing and aaahing over her zebra dorm? She must have rushed through in 2 years or so.
It has been a joy to share these past years with you and your Miss Whimsy and I wish her all the best as she enters this next phase of life. {and she looks just like her mama with brown hair;-)}
I know you had the happiest of Mother's Days.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How exciting-congrats! Wishing her all the best:@)

Sharon said...

Congratulations to the whole family! But especially to Miss Whimsy. A great accomplishment indeed. You know, I could just hear your heart pounding all the way here in California, as it was about to burst with pride!

Can't wait to follow along for the next phase in life! And I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day - for, of course, you are a wonderful mother!

xo

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

someone has been sitting in that seat for way too long. he is has turned to stone. wonder if that is where that saying did arrive or come from? i love the quote in the stone - so perfect!! i hope she has a clear plan. what fun!! ( :

Mevely317 said...

Wow ... now, I'm feeling 'glad all over', as well? Miss Whimsy's smile is contagious, isn't it?

Perhaps you mentioned Mercer U. before and I was asleep in class ... but now I'm so tickled to 'know' (sort-of) not one, but two alums! See, my biggest claim to fame in the office is having picked Mercer in this year's bracket. (This, from a lady who's never watched a b-ball game in her life.)

I digress, horribly. Congratulations to all y'all!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I got teary eyed just reading the post....I know just how proud you are. I always get teary at the music they play when the grads walk in too! What adorable girls and I love the pictures of them throwing their hats. Well Momma..You did it, you raised two adorable, well educated young ladies...Congratulations, job well done!

Carol

Mrs.Rabe said...

Wonderful!

How beautiful your daughters and their cousins(?) are!

Congratulations to you all!

Deanna

Chatty Crone said...

What a fantastic weekend. Both your daughters are drop dead gorgeous. And both college graduates. I know you are so proud of her - them! I know you had a fantastic mother's day.

Linda W said...

Congratulations to lovely Miss Whimsy, also you and Sir Lotsa Hair. Job well done!

kitty said...

Oh what happiness, Debbie! Congratulations to your darling Miss Whimsy. May all good and wonderful things come her way. xxoo

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Congratulations! Yes, it is definitely an auspicious occasion when one of our chicks graduates from college. So proud for all of you! Pictures are great and I loved the way you edited the lighting.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations to Miss Whimsy! Now I know she did graduate with Heather! (I was hoping it was next year, better chance of us meeting.)

I'm thinking she looks like you and Miss Practical looks like her dad?

Thanks for sharing your exciting time with us.

Katherine

Miss Char said...

As the old saying goes "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree", you have raised wonderful young women Debbie. Congratulations to all of you on this most auspicious occasion.

Kelley said...

Awe.Spicious. Awe.Inspiring. Parents always in awe, wondering where on earth the time went... So, so proud!

Congratulations, and a very happy Mother's Day, indeed!

What a delightful post!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Congratulations to Miss Whimsy and her family! How nice that the auspicious occasion fell on Mother's Day. I can't wait to see what your "little girl" does next, and I'm praying God's most precious blessings for her future. (Yours, too!)

LOVE the hats-in-the-air pic!

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations to your beautiful girl! Hugs and blessings Cindy

Ann said...

Congratulations to one and all! It truly is a family effort to get a child to this point of adulthood.

Wishing Miss Whimsy all the good the world has to offer!

Cheers!

bj said...

What a happy post...when our kids graduate from college, it makes us all breath a sigh of relief...knowing how much easier it's going to be for them...out in the real world. I know how proud you are of Miss Whimsey.....love to you...xo bj

Scribbler said...

Congratulations! This is a great accomplishment, and I know every one in your family is so proud of her.

Tricia said...

Many congratulations! Isn't it a wonderful feeling having two college graduates? I know it was sweet occasion for all involved!

Amy Kinser said...

I remember when she moved into the dorm. :} Congratulations to her and to mom and dad!

PS...The dress on my blog came from TJ Maxx. It's just too short to be a dress so I bought a slip with extra lace on the bottom to go underneath. Got the slip from Altar'd State.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

YAY ! We had a graduation too and all my "babies" home. We celebrated two birthdays, graduation, Mother's Day and just being blessed !
time is just flyin' by.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

This is just sooooooooooo awesome, I am applauding!!! Mother dear you have done well!, pat yourself on the back. What adventures are ahead for both of your young women. I love the picture with her feet by the words...now to continue to live out the words.
What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Congratulations to all!!!! Now for your new journey!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Congrats! Way to go, Ms. Whimsy!!

Debbiedoos said...

Awwww! Congratulations. Yes I remember you moving her zebra print bedding into the dorm:( This will be next year moving my son to his dorm. I don't think I can do zebra print though LOL!

corners of my life said...

Congratulations not only to your graduate but to her whole family.

Sharlotte said...

Congrats to you all! It is indeed a very BIG day for her as well as for you! She's gorgeous and yes...the sky's the limit!!

Shanee said...

Better late than never....Congrats to Miss Whimsy and to her parents! So very exciting, I know you are so very, very proud of her.

Kathleen said...

Well, a hearty if a little late, congratulations to the one most likely to dance in the rain! Your daughters are both beautiful and a credit to you and Sir Lotsahair. Lovely photos of the auspicious occasion too.

And going back to your comment on my blog re: Hilton Head - If I'd have known you lived round the corner I would've picked your brains on the whole trip. It was a tennis convention that caused our problems. What a beautiful place you live in. Do you ever go to the beach? I wouldn't be able to stay away from it if I lived near a stretch of coast line like that.

I'm off to catch up on the rest of your blog now.

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