This was Hannah's big weekend - her graduation with high honors from the University of Michigan after three years. We are all so very proud of her and it was a joy to celebrate this great occasion all together as a family. Norah and Chad came from Chicago, Molly and Doug came from Portland, Uncle Bill and Aunt Ann were here from KC. Here she is with Mom and Dad just before leaving for commencement. The speaker was President Obama and the crowd was huge! I think there has only been one other time in my life when I was in in a crowd that large. It really makes you see that we're like a grain of sand on this earth. I had also never seen a seated president and, although you could hardly see him with the naked eye from the stands, they had the big screens showing all that was going on. It was just great!When we got back to the house Hannah shares with five other girls, it was party time. Above are Hannah and Her Sisters involved in a little game of Beer Pong with three other folks on the other end. These three girls are my pride and joy, if you haven't guessed already! There was pizza and lots of other good stuff for the party goers and some good sparkling wine with strawberries. Very festive! At least five parties were taking place up and down the same street.
Hannah came back with us and after awhile got out a book to read - that didn't last long. Our little graduate was pretty well tired out after her wonderful weekend. Then this fall, she will be going into the Peace Corps. Needless to say, we are all so proud of her in all that she has achieved so far and for knowing what she wants to do and then doing it. Congratulations, Hannah Alice! We're all right behind you backing you up in anything and everything you do.
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