This past Saturday, our god-daughter, Mia, graduated with a B. A. degree from the University of California at Riverside.
The bell tower, a landmark on the UCR campus.
Hubby and I ended up pulling an all-nighter, which at our age takes several days to recover from. Believe me! The party for Mia started at eight in the evening and for various reasons, including traffic problems, a late start, and a three-hour drive to begin with, we didn't get there until after eleven.
I was touched by how happy Mia and her family were to see us, once we finally arrived. We had a really great time catching up with Mia's parents and relatives. And it was fun meeting her friends, boyfriend, and sorority sisters.
Who were all lovely young people. And so tall, as I said to the young women. They went, "oh, no, no, it's the shoes!" Goes to show what an old country bumpkin I've become, I had no idea about the shoes!
Apparently, these days everyone wears shoes with very, very high heels. It worked for me, because now they were all my height, which made it easier to talk, eye to eye, so to speak. I had such a good time, I forgot to take but a few pictures.
But I'm so glad I got this one of Mia's sister, Melissa. (You may remember her wedding that I posted last December.) Melissa has become very interested in fashion and I noticed her classic outfit right away, including the low heels. It looked really great on her and, as we talked, I found out that Melissa has started a blog about fashion. It's called Mad 4 Fashion and you can check it out here. I will post more about her blog later. I really like it and I want her to find other bloggers interested in fashion to share ideas with.
But this was Mia's night and we are so proud of her. She will be working with art in some form or other. She is a very talented artist and we wish her all the best. I get sort of teary-eyed, thinking about how much I love these girls. I have known Mia and Melissa all their lives and now they are grown up, ready to go out into the world and take it on.
Hubby and I got home around 5:15 a.m. He drove both ways, and it was a long, long drive home. As we drove through the desert, the sun began to color the eastern horizon orange, yellow, and red. I have only seen a desert sunrise once and I will always remember it as one of the best nature experiences of my life. However, we were just too tired to wait another half hour or so to see the sun rise that morning, so it has to wait for another time.
Congratulations, Mia, and all the best to you!