Thursday, June 13, 2013


 I rarely post photos of my family but I'm making an exception today. My daughter CeCe graduated from high school yesterday and is off to college overseas in the fall.  "She's just across the pond, a plane ride away"--friends keep telling me, but its not just the physical distance, its the end of a chapter--our "have to have"  Frozen yogurt at Bloomingdales, one o'clock in the morning "chats", papers on Anna Karenina, boyfriends! and do your shoes need to be so high? She is fun, vivacious, smart--a beautiful person inside and out and I'm so incredibly proud of her!

 Graduation ceremony under the big tent
 My youngest Camille, tries on her sister's graduation hat for size-no so fast!
Graduation lunch was served at Yankee Stadium. Push carts with hot dogs and popcorn awaited famished guests as we entered the stadium and a buffet lunch was served overlooking the field. My son Carter and CeCe pose near the field.

There she goes!


Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Such a beautiful family. Congrats to your precious daughter! You'd better go visit her!

Gail Peterson said...

Lovely post... They all grow up to quickly! Going off to college is what we hoped they would do! She will be fine knowing she is loved and cherished where it matters most... home. Congrats and best wishes as she steps forward into her life!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I have three children whose names start with "C" also - including a son named Carter!!

What a lucky girl to be going to school abroad - it will certainly be fun to visit her for Parent's Weekend!

mwaxter said...

Congratulations. Your daughter is so pretty. We have a son graduating in 2 weeks and I have to admit I have mixed emotions.

marlene said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to the parents also!!! A big stepping stone and what a beautiful family you have. So enjoyed reading your post... Thank you for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous daughter Barbara! You must be so proud and how exciting for her to be going abroad!

Looks like it was a beautiful day...graduation is so bittersweet, on one hand so wonderful to see them accomplish that goal but then they are so grown up and there's no going back...enjoy every moment! (and lucky you to still have a little one)!

Deborah B said...

Congratulations! Our daughter graduated a week ago today and has also chosen a university Braod. Any chance your daughter is heading to St. Andrews?!


Yes Deborah- She is going to St. Andrews! We will have to get them in touch ;)

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara,

Time really does fly by doesn't it? Congratulations to your daughter and to YOU for raising such a beautiful and successful daughter. The college time is lots of fun and she will be back home (visiting) before you know it. My youngest goes graduates from UW tomorrow. She's off for training to start an internship at one of the big four accounting firms here in WA state. Tonight is our Grad party and I shouldn't be typing this note as I've got 45 of our closest friends coming to celebrate :)

Congratulations and enjoy the process. You've got lots to look forward to.


Cynthia said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful daughter and how exciting to go study abroad! I know it must be bittersweet for you.


Karen said...

They grow up so fast! Congratulations to your lovely daughter and best of luck to her as she embarks on this new journey.

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, Barbara,
I'm so happy you shared a peek at your GORGEOUS family!!!! Ce Ce resembles you so much and is sure to make a major mark in the world. Love seeing your handsome Carter as you know I have a younger version!!! And, your sweet baby girl how will have you all to her self. I know this is all bittersweet, but how proud you must feel!!!!

Well done, mama!!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth