Thursday, May 19, 2011

East Coast Education!

Last Friday, we took a quick day trip to the East Coast!
My cutie pie cousin graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington!
Since we were going to be so close, we knew we had to dip our toes into the Atlantic....even if it would only be for a few short minutes!
A few quarters in the parking meter gave us about 20 minutes to spend at Wrightsville Beach....and 20 min was more than we really had if we were going to be on time to the big event!
Then it was time to sit quietly for 1 and half hours while the students (and families) endured the speeches and long list of names waiting for that ONE special name to be called!!! As we looked around, we noticed many people enjoying the time to catch up on emails and texts and even play a few games on their cell phones. We brought a box of Sprees to keep the boys happy!
And then we took pictures...lots of pictures!!! Isn't she smart? ...and tall? ...and gorgeous?!
After the graduation we celebrated with a wonderful seaside dinner....before driving the 3 1/2 hours back home! Made for a long day...but we wouldn't have missed it!

Congrats Meghan! Way to go!
Still celebrating!

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  1. Congratulations Meghan!

    There is just something so cathartic about walking along the seashore.

  2. Congrats! What a wonderful set of family pictures by the sea!

  3. Congrats to your beautiful cousin! And what beautiful photos of you and your family!

  4. What a lovely young lady. Congrats to her. Love all these pretty pictures. Ah, *sigh* wish I could dip my toes in the ocean... glad you enjoyed.

  5. Great ‘E’ post & pics!

    Have a great weekend ahead,


    Btw Alphabe-Thursday

  6. Way to go cousin. What did she get her degree in? The water looks as warm as the water in San Diego was. I could only stand about 5 minutes of walking in it before I started losing feeling in my feet.
    Looks like a fun time at the party, good times.

  7. She is one very cute graduate! And I love that you stopped at the beach on the way...


  8. Wonderful pictures. Congratulations to the graduate!

  9. wow, congratulations - and yes she is smart, tall, and beautiful!! What a gorgeous day you had - love all of the great photos you took, especially with the beach detour!!

  10. Those are wonderful pictures of your family. I have a couple of graduation pics on my post as well.

  11. Great pictures! Love that you got to go to the beach, it looks so beautiful and peaceful.

  12. what great photos! I wish I was there too... well, I might have stayed on the beach! Love the pics with the hugs. {:-Deb

  13. Lovely photos and lovely graduate. Looks like a very worthwhile day...

  14. It looks like a lovely (long) day. How nice of you to make the drive and make it so special for your cousin! I don't think I could have resisted the beach either.

  15. Lovely photos, and what a fab location for a graduation!

  16. A dip in the ocean is a perfect thing to do before any major function in my book. Keeps things real and grounded. Congrats to your cousin!

  17. Congrats to Meghan...that's how my sister's name is spelled too!

    Your beach pictures are fantastic!!

  18. I love the pictures. Your cousin is really pretty! Congrats to her!

    Love the beach photos. I could use a dip in the ocean right now. I've been missing it lately.


  19. What a funny post! "endured" the speaches... isn't that the truth! oh boy, can be a loooonnnng day.
    Congrats to Meghan!
    Have a pretty day!

  20. Congratulations to the beautiful graduate! She looks so much like you! And your shirt in the beach pictures. Wow, that is really gorgeous.

    How wonderful for you to get to be there at this special moment. Sounds like excellent memories were made for all!

    Thanks for letting us tag along.


  21. Great pix of your family! :) And that pic of your niece hugging what I assume is her dad is priceless!

    Do you know much about Wrightsville Beach? BSD keeps talking about that town. He's heard great things about it and really wants to take a trip there. hmmm....