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 ...it 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.