Friday, June 6, 2008

Oh how they grow.....

This is what all the fuss is about. My baby graduates tonight. The years have flown by. It doesn't seem that long ago that she and her sister were playing dress up in my garden.
Or a ballerina princess in dirty tennis shoes :>)
Learning how to use a sander with Daddy. My girls and power's a combination that makes my hair turn grey just thinking about it.
I think she was aptly named Victoria. I see a theme here as I go through her pictures. Lots of crowns.
And tonight she takes another big step into adulthood. Victoria graduates with honors and next week we head out for freshman orientation at her University. I think it is going to be an all too short summer. Congratulations baby girl. I love you.


  1. Your Victoria is just beautiful - and always has been.

    I know you are so proud of her. Best wishes to her on her new ventures, and congratulations on her accomplishments.

    I'll be thinking about you.

  2. Hi Kathy
    Your daughter is beautiful. Hope all the parties go well. Thanks for taking the time to come to my porch party when you are so busy.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  3. Kathy how exciting for Victoria to be heading off to University.

  4. Lovely lovely girl! Best wishes to Victoria and to all of you!


  5. Congratulations! You have a beautiful "princess"! I know you are so proud!

  6. Oh, my...she is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Kathy Grace. Just like her mama, I am sure. I can see YOUR beauty behind the roses.
    Congratulations to Victoria and to all of you. It is such an exciting time ....
    One of my grandsons graduated last Sunday and my heart was just so full....To see YOUR children get this achievement in life is wonderful...then to have GRANDCHILDREN reach it, too, is an added bonus to LIFE. I am excited that you have this to look forward to!
    hugs and smiles, bj

  7. Ooooh, ain't it th' truth!!! My granddaughter is 28 now and I remember when she was nestling on her grandpa's chest. *Sigh*

    Oh, giveaway over on my blog!!!!!

  8. Dear Kathy,
    You must be so proud of her -- such a beautiful and accomplished young lady! Hope the party goes well, and I hope you get a chance to enjoy it!

  9. What a beautiful post and tribute to your beautiful Victoria!!! I know you are so proud of her and her accomplishments! Congratulations Victoria!!!

    Love ya,

  10. You must feel very proud. Congratulations to Victoria and I hope your party is wonderful. Karen

  11. Victoria is such a beauty, Kathy! I know you must be very proud of her and all her accomplishments. Congratulations to all of you!

    Hugs, Pat

  12. What a doll! Then and now :)
    Keep those kleenexes handy!

  13. Beautiful and smart! That's a great must be so proud! They grow up too fast, don't they!

  14. Hi Kathy -
    What a beautiful young woman! Congratulations and best wishes to her.

  15. Kathy,
    I was so excited to see Victoria graduate! I share your joy and know that she is just as lovely inside as she is on the outside. You have done an excellent job of raising her to this point. Many congratulations as she enters the next step in her life. Celebrate the moments in life for they really do pass too quickly. Many hugs of joy! Jan@daylilylane

  16. This is Victoria, and I just want to say it's so sweet what all of you are saying!!! Thank you so much for the congratulations. My mom is so great that she just happened to "forget" to mention that for 5 very energetic and probably troublesome (sorry mom) years, she homeschooled my sister and I. I truly think that those five years are responsible for motivating me to do well in the remainder of my school years, and mom and dad both have definitely inspired me to do well in everything I try, and I really want to thank you mommy for all the hard work you have put into my homeschool, public school, and spiritual education, and especially right now for all the hard work you and daddy have put into my AMAZING open house! I love you both so much!! xoxoxoxo
    ~Love, Victoria

  17. What a beautiful post! Your Victoria is such a lovely girl, those pictures of her as a little tot reminds me of my own little sweetie. Won't be too much longer and I'll be creating my own post just like this! (sob!)

  18. Victoria is a beautiful young lady...I hope your weekend turned out wonderful. I know it must have! Can't wait to hear about it.

  19. Congratulations, I know how you feel. Our daughter has just graduated also. blessings and good luck to her! Kathleen

  20. She is so beautiful. Congrats to you all. It takes great parents to make a great girl.

  21. Your daughter is really beautiful.



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