Sunday, May 23, 2010
We have had a wonderful and exciting week. Tara graduated from Virginia Tech. Not only that, but she did it in three years with a degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. AAANNND she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Is it any wonder that we are proud of her?? Of course her siblings are not slouches either. Travis is working on his Master's in Mechanical Engineering and Trista has a Master's already. So they are a bunch of smart and hardworking kids and I would like to take full credit for it, but I am basically lazy, so I can't.
One of the best things about this graduation week is that all the kids came together for it. Travis came from New Orleans. His wife, Vanessa could not as she still had school, she is also working on her Master's in Mechanical Engineering. Trista came from England and brought her boyfriend with her. They live in Nottingham and as it happened they had to miss most of the Robin Hood celebrations there, so we feel extra special!
So, congratulations to Tara. We are so proud of her. It was extra hard for her as she has had a major flare up of her Rheumatoid Arthritis and add in some scleroderma and a bit of a gluten allergy and she has really had a hard time. So we want her to take her time to get just the right job. Hopefully she can find one that suits her skills and in Northern Virginia where most of her college friend live. I am sure the right job is out there waiting for her. Go Tara! We are so Proud!