Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cathy graduates!

We spent the weekend down in Urbana-Champaign for my little sister Cathy's graduation from the University of Illinois.

The small ceremony for Cathy's college was really beautiful. She majored in Spanish, and the professors gave a rousing defense of studying the liberal arts. I was impressed.

 ^^Cathy walking in to the ceremony... with Grandma blocking my camera juuuuust a bit.

 ^^Whyyyy oh why did Cathy get all the good hair genes? I ask myself this every day.

 ^^Walking off the stage after receiving her diploma. My baby's a college graduate!

The following sequence is brought to you by People Trying to Look at Five Different Cameras.

 ^^Grandma and Grandpa flew in from Miami for the ceremony.

 ^^Proud parents

 ^^Cathy and her boyfriend, Tom, who graduated the same weekend with a degree in Engineering.

 ^^Sister pic ... please note Angela. I laugh so hard every time I see this one.

On Sunday before Mass, we went to an early-morning breakfast reception at the President's house.

^^The place was decked out in the school colors—I was especially impressed by the blue and orange flower arrangements.

 ^^Cathy plus parents. Isn't she the cutest?

 ^^All the siblings who were there. We missed Lillian!

 ^^(Almost) the whole family!

I'm so proud of my "little" (as the girls in her sorority would say). Congratulations to Cathy and all the newly minted grown-ups who graduated from college this weekend!


  1. Congratulations to all of you! I went to a graduation from Steubenville last weekend, too. :) What a huge accomplishment.

  2. Wahhhh I missed you guys toooooooooo! - Lillian

  3. Congratulations to your sister! I went to U of I and enjoyed seeing all your pictures. Oskee wow wow!

  4. My sister was there last summer for FOCUS Training (they're in Florida this year). Congratulations to your sister! She looks so happy. God bless you!