This weekend started early for us! We took a day off work on Friday and drove to Lynchburg, VA. It’s about a seven hour drive for us, but it felt even longer. The final 30 miles or so are very curvy and windy. It felt like we were on a slow motion roller coaster. At night. In the rain. And fog. It was just part of the adventure!
We arrived safely and were ready for the beginning festivities- the hooding ceremony for my sister-in-law, Taura. She just finished her doctorate in physical therapy and we wanted to celebrate with her. And we had a beautiful day- sunny, warm, and pretty short. Normally the speakers at these types of functions are long and drawn-out, talking about things way over my head! But the mayor of Lynchburg spoke and was actually very good. I was impressed.
The family gathered from all over: Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and Afghanistan. AND my one and only nephew is also here, so naturally he is in most pictures we took so far. On to the next ceremony- the graduation ceremony. Let’s keep this party going!