College boy graduated this weekend! We went up to Stillwater on Friday afternoon. I can't believe that's the last time I'll go there. I like that town. We hung out at Kevin's house Friday evening. Tara was watching "What Not To Wear" on TLC. Joe and Kevin were being jerks about it, and I couldn't believe my sister nor Joe's sister had never seen the show. Where have they been? It was pretty funny.
Saturday morning everyone was pretty excited, and we were all up early and spent some time in the hotel cafe drinking coffee. We met up with Tara and her mom and my aunt, uncle, and cousin from Wichita at a restaurant at 11:00. I was so thrilled to see my relatives - I don't remember when I saw them last. Kevin's graduation was at 1:30 in the afternoon and took all of one hour! Joe and I both got a little bit weepy and sentimental during the processional. It blows my mind that our son is done with college!
After commencement, we went back to Kevin's house and watched football for awhile, then went out to the garage for a big ping-pong playoff. After an hour or so, everyone had had enough and we went out to eat. That evening, I got a very good night's sleep! We came home on Sunday afternoon. On the way, we stopped at a mexican import place and I bought two ironwork topiary frames for Tara. She wants a topiary on either side of the church doors for the wedding, so I saw these (and knew they were exactly what we were looking for) so I bought them. She saw them today and was thrilled! She kept thanking me over and over again. That makes me so happy. I just love doing things for the kids, and its hard to keep from doing "too much". They plan to keep the topiaries after the wedding and put them by the front door or on the front porch when they buy a house.
The weather was beautiful in Oklahoma this weekend. Back in Texas it was cold and overcast today, and we're gearing up for a bad ice storm tonight. Parts of our area are already getting freezing rain, and its supposed to be widespread by tomorrow morning, with accumulation of 1/2" to an inch of ice. When Joe worked for the electric company, he lived for storms like this. In some ways he misses it, but there's a lot to be said for getting to stay in out of the cold!