Saturday, May 7, 2011

College Dude No More

Well, he done did it.

Nathan graduated from Southeastern University last night, magna cum laude. (And if you’ll allow this mama to brag a bit, he was only about two-tenths of a point away from graduating suma cum laude.)

Of course, I took boatloads of pictures but since I’ve haven’t loaded them to my computer yet, I’ll post a few from his graduation party Thursday night.

It was held at the house of his (soon-to-be) sister-in-law and her husband, whom he will be living with this summer. Nathan is especially happy that his summer residence has a swimming pool.

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Since Snowy wasn’t around to interact with the College Dude, John and Joy’s dogs tried their best to fill the canine void.

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Sarah also enjoyed the pool a little later in the evening.

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The tennis table battle took place as scheduled and I really whipped him.

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Or. Maybe not. Quite.

But it was a fun (and a very close) contest.

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John cooked burgers and we gathered in the kitchen to pray for the food—and the guest of honor.

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John and Joy have the most darling little boy, Spencer. Nathan will get plenty of “hands on” training this summer.

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Here is Nathan (just out of the pool) with Michael, his best friend and roommate from college. Michael will be the best man in Nathan’s wedding.

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There was a lovely cake.

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Meagan, knowing her fella well, also bought a little cheese cake as well, since she knows how much he loves it.

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It was quite obvious how much Nathan appreciated her cheese cake effort.

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Really . . .

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… really obvious.

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Nathan, we are so proud of you!

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11 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Melanie said...

Congratulations to Nathan!! Thanks for sharing these great pictures with us.
Happy Mother's Day!♥

Lesley said...

That's awesome! Congratulations to Nathan on his Magne Cum Laude! I have one here also graduating next weekend with the same honors :)
Love the cheesecake, yum!

Anonymous said...

Very glad to get a glimpse into the festivities. So proud of our Nathan! (And you were lookin' pretty sporty at the ping-pong table!)

Love deb

Anonymous said...

good looks and brains, too... what a combo!
Congrats, Nathan!

so, Snowy got all decked out with a new do... and no place to go. ......

mrs pam

Love Being A Nonny said...

Congrats to your handsome son! WOW! He is blessed!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nathan! No longer the college dude and just before the "I Do's". Remember Nathan to always put God 1st and Meagan 2nd. Sorry Mom & Dad, after the I Do, you move down the totem pole of priority. Don't worry, just sit back and wait for the grandchildren to come along.

Love you guys,
Sharon & Jesse (Selma, NC)

lifebythecreek said...

Congratulations to Nathan, and to YOU, Becky and Steve. You did all of the work on the front end that is paying off beautifully now. And I LOVE the cheesecake-eating shot..

The Pennington Point said...

Congratulations Nathan and the whole family! I know it is a whole family effort to get a by through anything. :)

I'm enjoying reading through your past few blog posts. I'm glad you got a little getaway. I hope you had a great Mother's Day. Lisa~

Lisa Burt said...

Hello and congratulations. What subject did Nathan graduate in and what does he hope to do as a career. What an exciting time for you all. Love and prayers.

Karen C said...

Congratulations Nathan! I know the whole family is so proud of you. We wish you the best of luck in the job search!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! Congratulations to your amazing son!!

And I'm sorry, I know I only "know" him through your blog, but I just have to sound like a grandma for a second. How did he get so big so fast? I swear I was JUST reading about him LEAVING for college! :-D