Thursday, May 6, 2010

Graduation Day!

I've been on a blogging break, as life has been busy around our household the last few weeks. We also had some computer problems, but have hopefully gotten those worked out. My older two sons are now both college graduates! We're very proud of them and all of the hard work they've accomplished. Ryan, 22, has been hired as a youth pastor. Randy, 20, would like to teach English in So. Korea or China for a year before going on to get his Master's degree and is applying to several programs. Here are some photos of the wonderful day.  Thank you to the dear friends who came to help them celebrate!
That's my boys!
Blessings,
Marcia

32 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Marcia, I wondered why you were MIA, but I can see you had two very good reasons for it. Congrats to both your handsome boys and good luck to them in their new endeavors. How wonderful for them and the family. Wishing them much success. Looks like it was a fabulous day for a graduation. Many blessings,Tammy

Christine said...

Congrats to both sons and how very proud (and rightly so) you and Russ must be! I am greatly encouraged that both your sons are seeking to serve the Lord. May they both know much of the Lord's blessings in the days ahead.
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog!
Hugs
Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Marcia,
Congrats to your handsome sons! What an accomplishment! Your 20 year old must be a high achiever to get his bachelors already. It looks like a beautiful day and I loved seeing your beautiful family pics.
Hugs,
Cindy

Melanie said...

Congratulations to your sons! You and your husband must be very proud of them!!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Tiff said...

Congrats to your two boys!! May they be blessed in all their future endeavors. You must be very proud of them :)

Diana said...

Congrats to all of you! It's a great feeling to get them through college!

Karen said...

Congratulations to both of your sons!! I know you are proud! Great pictures. Have a wonderful weekend!! ~Karen

Becky K. said...

I feel like crying happy tears for you! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift it must be!

Becky K.

Always Nesting said...

Congratulations to both your sons! What a wonderful for all of you.

My name is PJ. said...

Marcia, This is such exciting news and they are both a testament to your parenting skills and their faith! And they're handsome as can be! I had to put sunglasses on because I could see you beaming from here!!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Congrats! I agree with PJ that they are a testament to your parenting and faith.

Julie Harward said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF THEM AND THEIR NOT EVEN MY KIDS! AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU...YOU ARE AN AWESOME MOTHER! CONGRATULATIONS...GO CELEBRATE BIG TIME AND BRAG TO THE WHOLE WORLD, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DO SO!!! :D

Kimberly said...

Congrats, to your sons for accomplishing their goals. God's blessings to both of them as they share the Gospel with the world!

LLJ said...

Marcia,
I am actually teary eyed after reading this post and seeing these happy pictures!
Congratulations to your sons!
: )
Leanne

Debbie said...

How exciting to have 2 graduates at once! Congratulations to them! My husband lives in Seoul. He's an engineer, but has a lot of friends who are over there teaching English. Hope your son finds the right position!

Eva M. said...

Congratulations to all of you! What an awesome day for your family.

Eva

Amy Kinser said...

Congratulations to both of your boys and to you and your husband. What accomplishments!

God bless them both as they seek His will for their lives.

Good to hear from you.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Marcia! Hey this is wonderful...I'm so happy for you. What handsome guys you have in your family. Isn't your heart full? I know mine was when our son and his wife graduated! I thanked God for a job well done...and I felt like what we had done as parents had finally brought him to this point...he knows God, he is serving God and most imporatantly he Loves GOD! My heart is full!
Blessings to you! I hardly have checked my email but I want you to know I so appreciate your sweet comments, your prayers...so kind of you.
thanks,
Debbie

Libby said...

Congrats to the graduates . . . and the proud parents, too *s*


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Susan B said...

Hi Marcia,
Congratulations to your sons! Looks like it was a fantastic day! I know that you are a very proud Mom. :)

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Mimi Sue said...

Congratulations to both of them! And to you too for being great parents and supporting them through the college years. Goes by so fast doesn't it? Mimi

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Marcia, know you're proud of those boys! And just think, now you get a raise! No college tuition! LOL!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Congrats & happy mother's day to you!!!
Wylie

BailiwickStudio said...

Congratulations to you both Ryan & Randy!!! And what a great Mother's Day gift for you Marcia! xo Jill

outdoor.mom said...

Congratulations!! What handsome young men :-) You must be so so proud!

Colleen said...

Congrats and happy Mother's Day!

Rachel said...

Congratulations to both of your sons!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...

Congratulation to your sons!

I hope you had a wonderful mothers day. I have to wait until next year, in Norway we celebrate mothers day in February :)

hugs,

Manuela@TPOH said...

How exciting...two graduates! Congratulations to them both!

Manuela

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness, two college graduates at one time. No wonder you have been away from blogging for a while. Congratulations to your boys and their parents too.
You must have been so proud. What a fun day for a great family.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Congrats to Ryan and Randy! I'm sure they are wonderful young men, Marcia- and I know you must be very proud of them!

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful family; You must be so proud!