Monday, June 4, 2007

UGA Lawschool Graduate

Saturday was a very exciting day in our family. My niece, Lauren, graduated from lawschool 2 weeks ago & my sister threw her a celebration party this weekend. There were old friends, new friends, and family there & we all had a great time. Once again, my sister outdid herself on the food, serving ribs, BBQ pork, and all the fixins'. The weather really cooperated & it was a very comfortable time sitting out on the porch again. She has a busy summer planned & is now taking a prep course for the bar exam, which will be in July. After that, she's got a 3 week trip to Europe on the calendar before she comes back & settles in on her new job...being a lawyer! I know she's excited about her new vocation, although she did tell me last year that she would like to be a professional student if she could. That's how much she enjoyed school & everything about it. I had to laugh at that one, as everyone in my family can't wait to get her out of school....finally! LOL
The cake was yummy! Isn't it cute?
My sister had this nifty banner over the frontdoor for her.
Peter and I on the backporch, enjoying the wonderful weather & food.

Happy Monday!

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Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

What a great accomplishment! The party (cake and all) looks wonderful.

Dorothy said...

A super congrats to Lauren! I know your whole family must be proud. Her future seems bright!! Love that cake!! Bet it was good!! Enjoy your week!!

D~

PAT said...

Congratulations to Lauren.

Loved the photos!!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Francie M. said...

Congrats indeed...that is a great achievement.
Isn't it wonderful to have a celebration with family and friends?

Suzanne said...

Law school is quite a commitment, so congratulations to Lauren...and your whole family!
That cake is so cute!
Suzanne

Christy said...

congrats to her! She is beautiful! I remember you talking about her awhile back on GI.

Andi said...

Congratulations to Lauren...how wonderful!

Saw your comment on Susie Q's blog and thought I would drop by and say hello. My hubby is from Alabama...Cullman.

I too just finished reading Paula Deen's book. Now she's a character and so funny. She had me laughing out loud at some of her antics.

Drop by my blog sometime.

Sue said...

Beautiful picture of you and your niece. Aren't nieces special, you must be very proud of her. The banner over the door is a great idea to pay tribute to all her hard work. You and your hubby are too cute.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

I know how proud you are. I was recently at my niece's graduation from Auburn and I was busting at the seams.
Law school is quite an accomplishment! Is she going to come to Birmingham? We could use another Attorney in town.

the feathered nest said...

That is a very cute cake! Congratulations to Lauren - what an accomplishment! You all must be so proud of her. You look great (as always)!

Manuela

Rosemary said...

Congrats to your niece. I know how hard lawschool is. My daughter's finace graduated last may and passed the bar the first time out.
He has been practicing since last August.
I'm sure your niece will do very well. It is quite an accomplishment, to say the least.
The cake is so cute and you guys look great!!
Rosemary

Tammy518 said...

Congrats to Lauren!!! What an accomplishment. I love the cake. Sounds like a great get-together.

Felicia said...

Congratulations!

pinks & blues girls said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats to the beautiful grad! And what a family resemblance!

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

The Decorated House said...

Congratulations Lauren!
You all have a great reason to be proud. I'm sure your sis did a fantastic job with the party. She is good at that!
Donna

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Congratulations to your niece-that's fantastic news! Itlooks like you all had a wonderful day, with a wonderful cake!

willzmom said...

I'm sure your whole family is so proud. It's so nice to celebrate with family, she will never forget what a great party it was.

KLKinFLA said...

Congratulations to Lauren...that's a lot of hard work. Lovely photos!

Southern Heart said...

Congratulations, Lauren! (and proud Aunt Rhoda, too!!). What a wonderful accomplishment---there is nothing you can't do!

I love that elegant photo of you and your niece, and you and Peter. Both are definitely frameworthy!

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with your family!!

DebraK said...

Your family must be so proud of Lauren. What an accomplishment! She is one lucky gal with a bright future ahead.

Loved all the pix. You and your hubby look very happy and photogenic too.

Congrats....I'm happy for you.

Betty said...

Rhoda,
Congratulations to your beautiful niece on her accomplishment!!!!!!
The cake and banner a wonderful testament to her.....

Thanks for the comment on the rain we received.....it was almost 3 inches and we are so grateful....hope you are getting some also...Betty

justabeachkat said...

Wow, Rhoda, what a great photo of you with Lauren. The one of you and Peter is wonderful too. I know you're all so proud of her. That's quite an accomplishment.

Cheryl Wray said...

Congrats to the graduate!
I love the cake (although Georgia's not my favorite--I'd prefer it say Bama! lol)
Such a cute pic of you two!

Simply Me Art said...

Rhoda, Congratulations to your Niece, what a Huge accomplishment.You are your Husband look Terrific. Jamie

RealEstateGirl said...

Congrats to Lauren!

Go DAWGS! Sic 'em!

Lizzie said...

Congrats to Lauren.

I would love to see more pictures of your sisters backyard- it looks as if it were beautifully landscaped- and speaking of, *you* are so beautiful! I love your pretty smile and great hair!

Anonymous said...

Many many congratulations to the gorgeous grad! Sounds like her life is well in hand -- and has excellent plans -- including her trip to Europe! LOVE the cake! And of course -- her aunt looked wonderful too!

Jan (Teacats) xxx at Rosemary Cottage

Ele said...

congrats to LAuren! I laughed when I sawyour "I break for garage sales", sign. My daughter (age 14) starts to say "please don't stop" anytime we see a garage sale sign. Go figure, guess she needs more training!
Ele

Daisy Cottage said...

Congratulations Lauren! What a wonderful accomplishment! Beautiful pictures of all of you - I know that was a very special day! Congratulations to you too Aunt Rhoda!
xo,
Kim

Sandy said...

I love seeing pix of you.
What a fun time and you must be so proud of Lauren.
Proud Auntie :)
Sandy
For Reluctant Entertainers

Lallee said...

Congratulations to Lauren! I enjoyed all the family photos. Very nice!

Lauren said...

Thanks for the write up Rhody!!! Great pictures! And thank you for making the trip out!

Love you!
Lauren

Susie Q said...

Love the photos of one of the most photogenic families ever! *smile*
congrats to your niece! Such an accomplishment. What a special day for all of you.

Love your new background!

Hugs,
Sue

smilnsigh said...

It must have been a wonderful party. The photos certainly would show that.

And of course, Congratulations to Lauren.

Mari-Nanci

one blue egg said...

Wow! Rhoda you are such a pretty lady! I have a niece named Lauren and she too wants to be a lawyer:) isn't that somethin! ? CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR LAUREN! I love the garden shots in the last post and the meow background! hope all is well! xo

Gina said...

I'm getting very hungry!