Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Weekly Header Challenge - Celebration

It's time for the Weekly Header Challenge!

"Headbanger" Participants

I'm joining in the group above for this weekly challenge.
Click on the other participants' blogs to see
what they've come up with!

Theme ~ Celebration

Chosen by Tom FG.

Perfect theme; thanks, Tom!!  We've been celebrating lots of things lately, but this one is the biggest:  Our son Jacob graduated from college!  That's him in the header, which was taken right as the graduates walked to their seats and were still standing.  My 70-300mm lens was focused on Jacob, and I was ready to snap away when he looked over and up at us.  It ended up being a perfect shot!

Rather than lots of words, and since I love to tell a story with my images, here's our weekend of celebration.

Friday - The Honors Convocation

Jacob received two medallions--one for completing Honors College requirements,
and one for graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Saturday - The Graduation

Driving from our hotel to the WIU campus; greeted by purple and gold banners!

Jacob spent the night in his old dorm with some buddies.

Taken by Fernando--Jacob gave me several names of friends to take pics of!

The full image of my header.

Moving the tassel--that's Jacob's friend Corey's triumphant face!

Hug from his proud dad.

Sunday - The Celebration

Just a couple of images from our afternoon/evening party!

A celebration must-have--I made two cakes!

Brothers and friends (and a photobomb!) celebrate together.

Can't wait to visit your blogs and celebrate with you!

Treasuring life's moments,

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  1. Really special day, why do we photographers never carry paper, see you writing names on your hand,lol

  2. Well done Christine, great photos from a happy time.

  3. Excellent header, and a more perfect timing could not have happened... LOVE IT!

  4. I'm having trouble finding an adequate way to describe how much I like that header! BRILLIANT!

  5. We are on the second rounc for graduations--celebrating our oldest grandson's high school graduation next week.

  6. Congratulations to Jacob, especially for the the medals! He must have put in a lot work. And congratulations to you and Fernando on raising him. Great bunch of graduation pictures. Close-ups are hard to get in a crowd like that.