Today was Daniel's graduation from the Naval War College. Violet and I were able to attend the graduation and the small reception following. We were the proud family members present to clap for him as he received his diploma. I am so thankful he was able to take these classes here and they were not too much of a hindrance to his other studies. I know he is glad they are over. His computer science course load rarely, if ever, requires papers to be written like the NWC required, and he doesn't like to write papers. I don't either so I can relate to his relief that the classes are done.
Here is Daniel amidst the other graduates. The photographer was standing in the center so I only got a partial group shot.
Here he is close-up. My handsome Marine!
After the ceremony with Vi. She loves being in her Daddy's arms.
Daniel with his three professors from the NWC.
Daniel is finishing his last final tonight. It is a take-home final for his statistics class. I know he will be very glad when it is finished. He has no class for a week. He is taking leave so we can enjoy our time with Sarah and Andrew to the fullest. We are so excited to see them.
I was just checking out some low-intensity things to do in San Francisco with Vi as we hang around the city while Andrew and Sarah go to Alcatraz. We decided not to join them on that part of the trip, but we will meet up with them later in the day. I am thinking the Japanese Tea Garden or de Young Museum in the Golden Gate Bridge Park. Either one would be great and the weather looks to be perfect for exploring the park. We will see which one suits our fancy that day.
Marc and Amaya are spending the night in the same hotel we are this weekend so we are sure to run into them also. It is always good to see sweet Amaya.
I am meeting up with a couple friends tomorrow night for a quick ladies' night before we go to San Fran on Saturday. Daniel is taking the Vi Pie for a couple hours while I meet Lauren and Rebecca at the Red House Cafe for dinner. It is a fantastic cafe in Pacific Grove that I have only been to for lunch so I am excited to try their dinner. It will be a sweet time with these two ladies. We have all had family in town and children with colds recently so we haven't seen much of each other. I am looking forward to it.
I am loving this weather. I know everyone I have spoken to around the country is loving it too. Praise the Lord for his sweet blessings in the Spring weather.
Goodnight to all.