Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday This & That

Ok, everybody sit down!  It's been sunny and beautiful here in the Pacific northwest all day !!  Is summer here, at last?  We'll see. 

Besides being Father's Day, it was also graduation day for Bob's #2 grand daughter.  I decided not to attempt the stairs at the venue where the ceremonies were held but I met them all later at our favorite Mexican restaurant across town for a celebration dinner.  Shannon is the only child of his oldest daughter, Cheryl.  They live nearby...just across the Narrows Bridge and I've been in the picture long enough to have had the privilege of watching Shannon grow from an 18 month old toddler to a beautiful 18 year old young woman.  Shannon has had a rough senior year, her beloved grandmother passed away just before school started last fall, she's had numerous health problems this year but she fulfilled all her requirements and graduated.  We are all so proud of her. 

 here she is with her Papa Bob. Isn't she beautiful ? 

Bob's grandson in Pasadena graduates this coming Wednesday in the Rose Bowl.  Oh, how we wish gas were cheaper....we'd be heading down I-5 at the crack of dawn tomorrow to be there to see him walk down the aisle.      Next June he has grand daughter #3 graduating but that will be another local ceremony like the one last June.      His grand daughter in Pasadena won't graduate until June of 2011.    And his two little ones...well they are only 4 and 1 years old now, so we may not be around when they graduate.

Like I said at the beginning, it's a picture perfect day today.  The sun is shinning, there's a slight breeze....the kind of day that makes me happy to live where I am.

I took a picture of  Mt Rainier on the way home today.  It's an obstructed view of our beautiful mountain but still a lovely sight. 

  It's hard to believe that a climber lost his life up there in the last week.  It looks so serene sitting there in the back ground.

On the way to the restaurant, I drove by the hospital where I used to work.  I was hoping to get some pictures of the rose garden but seems the roses are in a non-blooming cycle right there.  Very few were in bloom. 

 But here's a picture of the fountain out in front of one of the buildings.  I see one lone rose blooming there. 

I hope everyone has had a Happy Father's Day.  Lot's of family time complete with BBQ's, potato salad, watermelon, cake....all the good stuff dad's like. 


swmpgrly said...

She is very beautiful

preciousone25 said...

She's so beautiful... Congrats to her!!!  Nice pic of her and your hubby.


robinngabster said...

Oh yes, she is beautiful!!!

We got a TON of rain today and it was awesome!!!

beckerb6 said...

She is very beautiful! I am glad it was a good day weather wise too for the graduation and to just enjoy some sunshine. It has gotten to warm here, this house heats up so bad, it isn't to bad outside though and I think I'm going to go out and enjoy it while I can.
I really like the hospital picture too, great angle.
Have a great week .


lv2trnscrb said...

congrats to Bob's grand-daugther on her graduation!! great picture of them; wishing her much success!!

that was a big hospital you used to work at Linda!!

so glad to hear warmth!!! for you!! hope it continues on!


lanurseprn said...

Many Congrats to Shannon! That's a really nice picture of them both!
Loved seeing the mountain! I almost moved to WA and I just love it up there...especially on a beautiful clear crisp day.
You are very lucky to live up there.

kamdghwmw said...

While we were walking up to Ambers graduation I told Rusty that I really missed my dad and that I wished he could have been here to see Amber graduate. He just looks so proud!

sdoscher458 said...

Oh she is a lovely girl, congrats on her graduation. Sounds as though the grandkids are keeping you two very busy...thats a good thing. My Joey got a union job (glazer) at double what he was making down here, he worked all last week and he also bought himself a he is adapting rather well. Take care, love, Sandi

monicasmemoirs said...

Congratulations to Shannon!  It's a shame the gas prices are where they are - it would've been good to go to the Pasadina graduation to show support.  I'm sure they understand with the price of gas it's getting expensive to go anywhere.  ::sigh::

So, now I'm curious, what Mexican restaurant! :-)


treesrgreen78 said...

Congratulations to Shannon, what a lovely picture of Bob and Shannon.  I loved the pic of Mt. Ranier, I hope to see it when I come to Washington in July.  I really liked the pic of the hospital where you worked.  I also worked in a hospital, i enjoy seeing the grounds some are so peaceful and serene.   So very happy the weather is starting to get better out your way, hope it is nice in July.

sugarsweet056 said...

Congrats to the new Grad! She's lovely!!!
Have a good week.

ally123130585918 said...

Hope Bob had a Happy Fathers day ~ Shannon is indeed a beautiful young Lady ~ lovely pictures especially the one of the lonesome rose ~ Ally x

fasttrack58 said...

Congratulations to all the graduates!!
Linda :)

jeadie05 said...

What a great picture  of Bob and his beautiful Granddaughter ,how proud he must be ,,,love Jan xx

jjdolfin9 said...

What a nice photo of Bob and his granddaughter.  It's hard to see them grow up but you feel so proud at the same time.  Glad you are finally having some summer weather.          Hugs, Joyce

jlocorriere05 said...

Thta's a beautiful photo of Bob and Shannon! I'm sorry someone lost their life up the mountain, it looks so majestic in the photos you share. Have a good week and I hope your summer sticks around a while ~ ours keeps coming and going! Jeannette xx  

mariealicejoan said...

What a pretty girl Shannon is!  Bob must be so proud of his grandchildren and you can tell he is by his lovely smile in the picture!  I can feel your pain as per the price of petrol.  We have booked and paid for a week at a cottage up north in July and are now panicking at how much it is going to cost us to get up there!

wwfbison said...

She is a lovely young lady.  How nice you have been part of her life for so long.  I wish her the best in her future.  Love the mountain photo!