Monday, December 19, 2016

Big Family News.....


Big, big news here at my house, Mr. 23 is a graduate!  He graduated yesterday from The Ohio State University!  Woo Hoo!!!!


The ceremony was held at the basketball stadium which was packed.  The graduates all sat in these empty seats.  There were 3.600 of them graduating this December.  They only say the names of the doctoral graduates, and frankly we had no idea where Mr 23 was in the mix of this, somewhere on the right side on the floor.  But we found him after the ceremony and boy did I squeeze the life out of him.  I could not be prouder.


Mr. 23 and Mr.19, who will be next in line for the next graduation.  Well lets not forget  Little Buddy who will graduate from pre-k into Kindergarten this spring. 


My three boys, I am a proud mother.


We grabbed some innocent man and had him take our picture.  Not bad for spur of the moment. 


Let me just say that Mr. 23 has been through a lot.  He has grown up to be an amazing young man.  He is smart, funny and articulate.  He swam at Ohio State for three years before retiring and concentrating on internships, which is amazing.   He plans on working for a year or two and is entertaining the thought of law school.  He is  just the best.  Anyone hiring?????????

56 comments:

Lilbitbrit said...

Congratulations! You must all be so very proud. I love the family photos. Enjoy that Boy Mr. 23, it all goes by so quickly.

PS Love the bag.

wenhkc said...

Terrific family photo. Congrats to your graduate. You are one proud Mama to your three amazing fellows.

Christina said...

Congratulations! Your family photo is just wonderful. xx

Melanie said...

Congratulations to your son and to your family! My son graduated this past May and I remember the excitement and feeling of pride. Great family photos of you guys, too. At first I thought Mr 23 and Mr 19 favored their dad, but I can see a lot of you in them, too, especially Mr 19!

Gracie Saylor said...

Congratulations! So excited for you, Mr. 23, and happy for all of you, Meredith :) Blessings on the job search and possible work toward a law degree. xx

Sue Silva said...

Gorgeous family. Congratulations!

Lisa said...

How wonderful! A big congratulations and what a fabulous start to the holiday season. That is a great photo of your family. Lisa

Araignee said...

Big congrats are in order!!!! And aren't you all just the most beautiful family. Mom, you look like the younger sister-for reals!!!

Eileen Bunn said...

So happy for you all. What an accomplishment!!!!
Eileen

Betsy said...

Congratulations to Mr. 23! That is a wonderful accomplishment for him. I also know the pride you feel as we have had children accomplish similar goals. You almost feel like it's your graduation too! I love the family photos. You have a beautiful, beautiful family Meredith. You do look like the younger sister. I can't believe you have children that age. Merry Christmas to you all!
Blessings,
Betsy

Mac n' Janet said...

Congratulations, to your son, you must be very proud.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy for all of you! Such a great accomplishment. Love the family photos!

Rose Cearley said...

Happy, happy! Congratulations to all of you!!!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations to Mr. 23, and to all of you for supporting him through! Your family is beautiful!

Lisa N. said...

Congratulations to your son! that is a great achievement. I love your family photo you all look so happy. I wish him all the best in his bright future!
Lisa

Dee said...

So happy for you, John and David. You are raising AMAZING young men. Good luck to David in his next venture! Wishing y'all a VERY Merry Christmas!

Preeti said...

Congrats to your son and family !! It's a proud moment and he is very handsome young man:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Congrats to your son! This is a spectacular milestone...I know you and your husband are very proud. You have three wonderful sons and 4 outstanding men in your life, it doesn't get any better than that. I so enjoyed the photos!

Happy Holidays to you, Mere!

Jane x

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Congratulations! You have the right to be proud!! You've got 3 handsome boys and then they're also smart! Enjoy this moment and I wish you all a very merry Christmas!
Sigrid x

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Oh that's wonderful! Congratulations! Beautiful family picture and I have to say you certainly don't look old enough to have a 23 year old. I hope he does go on to law school too. My youngest got his law degree from Stanford 7 years ago now and I was bursting with pride too. We need all the good young professionals we can get in this country.

Hindustanka said...

Oh Meredith, congratulations! I am very happy your little big boy has accomplished this important milestone. I am sure he will find a great job soon.

Have a happy holiday season dear, sending hugs and best wishes from our family to yours!

Love, love, love!

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to your son and to your whole family! You are all beautiful and I agree, you look way too young to have a college graduate!! I hope he's coming home for now, you'll have a fabulous Christmas with all your guys there. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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gaia said...

Congratulations! You must be very happy and proud :) My elder son started law school this year in England and I find myself dreaming of his graduation; Graduation is a mother'S dream come true.Congratulations,congratulations...

handmade by amalia said...

How proud and happy you must be! Congratulations!
Amalia
xo

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations to you all, a wonderful achievement. Such a beautiful family picture. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Val said...

Many congratulations! What a lovely family. Our hopes for a better world rest with 3 sons such as yours.

CJ said...

Huge congratulations to him, that's a fantastic achievement. The world is his oyster now. Love the picture of all of you together, lovely. Wishing you a good week Meredith. CJ xx

Jo said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling seeing your children graduate, you must be so proud. Many congratulations to him, all that hard work has paid off and good luck to him for the future, I wish him well in whatever he chooses to do.

Vera said...

Congratulations to Mr. 23 year old. Your family photo is wonderful and, as many others have said, you look like a sister rather than a mother! Not sure how you do that.....

Bridget said...

Hooray, and congratulations to Mr. 23!

I love the family pic, but the pic of the three boys is my favorite.

Best of luck to him, I'm sure he has a bright future. :-)

Karen said...

Congratulations to Mr. 23! Love the photos, every single one of them.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What wonderful news, congratulations to mr 23. Beautiful photo of the whole family together, happy memories being made xx

Babajeza said...

Congratulations! :-)

Shirley said...

Congratulations to Mr. 23. It gives parents a warm feeling when they have a child through college. It made me happy when my last one graduated from college. I had three of them. I have enjoyed catching up with you this morning before I head out in the cold to see my hubby. Take care. Merry Christmas hugs and prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley.

kristieinbc said...

This post made me smile! Congratulations to Mr. 23, and to you too Meredith. You deserve your proud mom moment. :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations! You deserve every bit of that pride.
The photos are lovely. You have a beautiful family.

Joyful said...

Wonderful news Meredith. Congratulations to your son. I love the photos and especially the one of entire family. Hugs and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season. xx

kathy b said...

That is a great accomplishment. Your boys are all wonderful. You look so pretty Mere and so happy.
Love
kath

AnnieOBTextiles said...

Many, many congratulations. Wonderful pictures of the family and I particularly love the one if your three boys - they look so perfect and happy together. You look great too, deservedly proud of your beautiful family.

Nance said...

What a joyful, handsome family you have. How fortunate for you all that you had such a special time all together. Much deserved!

Jennifer Hays said...

How exciting! Congratulations to all of you, especially Mr. 23.

Pradeepa said...

Congratulations! You must be so proud of your son!

Lynne said...

Great news Meredith! You must be just bursting. What a wonderful family you have there, such nice young men. Enjoy the holidays together xxx

Annette T. said...

Congratulations. What a proud and happy day at your house. The best of luck to him as he pursues a job. And what a Christmas gift for the family. Merry Christmas to you all.

Annette - MyRoseValley said...

Congratulations! What a great achievement. And what a great place to have a ceremony like this. It is HUGE! I think that family photo is a real "frame-it" winner. Excellent. So thrilled for you and I can only imagine the pride you're feeling. Must be so great to see your kids grow up and accomplish such big things. Young handsome men. Wish you all Happy Holidays!
Xxx
Annette

Jo said...

What a fabulous day. I love the family photos, you all look so proud. Enjoy this special time. Jo x

FB said...

Congratulations to your son on such a great achievement. The photograph of you all is absolutely lovely, you look so happy. Fiona x

Amy at love made my home said...

Massive congratulations to Mr 23!!!!! How wonderful!!! I hope that the future brings him great things! Congratulations to you on having three wonderful sons who are all doing so well and a lovely Mr Mereknits too of course!! You all look so happy in the group photo. So pleased for you, this is a great end to the year for you!! Happy Christmas!!!

Lulu said...

beautiful picture of the family..

brsmaryland said...

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment and nice way to end the year.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Chris said...

Aww what a lovely family picture! Congrats to Mr 23 and Congrats to Mom and Dad !!! You all look so happy and proud !! Wonderful!!

Becky L. said...

Congratulations to Mr 23 for graduating from college. Good job and the family photos were great to see. You all well and happy and I wish the best for each on of you! Hugs and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Jodiebodie said...

Congratulations! How exciting for all of you but especially Mr 23. The world is his oyster. Wishing him all the best in his new pursuits. He deserves the best after all that hard work. You have three beautiful boys. They are a credit to you. What a lucky mum you are. Also, I love the beautiful family photograph. Lots to celebrate this New Year. xxx

Debby said...

Congrats to your Buckeye. Best school ever, wink.
I finally found you and can once again follow you now on Bloglovin.
I love your family picture. I have missed seeing Little Buddy.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Debby from Cozy Blanket

Debby said...

It's me again. I went back to read some of your past posts. I am so sorry to hear about Little Buddy having that horrific seizure. Our little guy we adopted had his first gran mal seizure on this very same evening when he was 4. He had been on mess for seizures when he came to our house to live. And just a few months prior to this seizure he fractured his skull at pre school. He continued to have the gran meals and also other kinds. So scary. He went to the most wonderful neurologist at Nationwide Children's in Columbus. His name was Dr. Tsao. Our son was a challenge even for this brilliant doctor. But around the age of 12 his seizures stopped. Of course now he is 30. He is now a daddy to a precious 5 month baby girl.
I hope the doctors can find the cause for this to happen. My son's seizures were never that long. He did have more than on gran mal in a day but never lasting this long.
He will be in my prayers. So sorry I wasn't around for support.
Hugs

Christine Westerhof said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures of your family!