Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm sitting in an airport while my daughter takes her first flying lesson in the air.

Yes, flying lesson.  She wants to be a pilot.  She's already taken ground school and now she's starting the actual flight training.

I'm calmer than I thought I would be.  The instructor looked EXTREMELY young but he seemed competent and professional.  I almost asked him how old he was but thankfully realized that would not be appropriate.  The older I get, the less I care about appropriateness.  Still, glad I didn't embarrass my daughter.

When she first announced she wanted to be a pilot I was very surprised and wondered where the interest came from.  Then I remembered that my husband has always been interested in planes and my father was a private pilot, having long been interested in aviation.  I guess it's in her genes.  She was always a roller coaster girl, anxiously waiting until she was tall enough for the scariest rides at Cedar Point.  I, on the other hand, get dizzy just watching those rides from the ground.

I wonder how much longer she'll be up there.  I'm going outside to watch for her......

Well, she's back.  She's on the ground and obviously had the time of her life as you can see above.  Needless to say, the instructor was flying the plane when she took these pictures.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Oh dear, oh dear.  I have not written here in way too long.

I've been TOO busy.  Four graduations this year in our immediate family!!  One from high school, One from college, One from grad school with a master's and one from chiropractor school with a doctorate!!  It's a very happy Spring!!

Our high school graduate.  The baby has graduated!!!

And Jim has graduated from the University of Dallas!  Want to know how much I like that school?  A lot!!!!!!!!!

Daughter Mary was able to come with us to Dallas for Jim's graduation..

And, of course, there was the graduation party for Liz!  I don't know if this is a nationwide custom but around here most people have quite a large open house for the high school graduate.  (like feeding 150, 200 people!  We do it because it's pretty customary but, just between you and me, I think it's overdone.  For heaven's sakes, it's just high school.  When one of our children graduates from college the family goes out to dinner and we buy the graduate a nice gift.  Seems backwards.)

The grad party was a huge amount of work.  I was so busy I forgot to take pictures.  And that's busy for me.  I nearly always take pictures, regardless of the occasion.  It was also a LOT of fun.

So two more graduations to go, one out of state, one out of the country.

God is good.  All the time.