Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beaming with Pride...

We are beaming with pride! Our youngest daughter, Kathryn graduated from the University of South Carolina this month.

Not only is she beautiful inside and out, she graduated with honors.

Graduation ceremony, Columbia S.C.

Class of 2009 !!!

Our Kathryn was accepted into MUSC... the Medical University of South Carolina. It is located in Charleston. The dental program takes 4 years to complete and she is excited about starting the journey to become a dentist.

She'll be joining her sister, Kristin who is starting her 3rd year there.
There's talk of a partnership once they are both finished !!!
As parents, we feel like we hit the jackpot with these two. We couldn't be prouder!

Kathryn is not only beautiful and intelligent, but has a very kind heart and is very talented.

One of her summers as an undergrad, she spent in New Orleans as a volunteer, helping with the relief program. Although it was hard work and the conditions were rough, she expressed that it was the best thing she had ever experienced and gained so much from it.

Did I say she was talented? She has created many pieces of art for us.

This one is of the Tuscan countryside.

She painted these Christmas cactus flowers while in high school.

This is a piece she created using "pointillism". No lines were drawn, only tiny dots. It was inspired from a photo of her and her sister, when they were 2 and 5 years old.

Last year, for Mother's Day she painted this for me and titled it , "A Rose for a Rose"

Katie, you make us so proud! You are going to be a great dentist and you'll always be our shining star!


Domestic Designer said...

What a beautiful, smart, and talented daughter. I wish her all the best as she starts Dental school. I know you are very proud of both of your daughters and you should be! :-) Her artwork is just fabulous.

Anonymous said...

THANKS MOM!!! That was so sweet! It made me cry! Love you and miss you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations Kathryn!! I don't even know your daughter and my heart was swelling when I looked at the photos of the graduation!!

Kathryn & Kristin could pass for twins~both are so pretty. And you will have a daughter that is a dentist that can also paint. Wow! Her office will be decorated very nicely!!

I know you are proud and rightly so. You have raised two wonderful, smart and talented daughter's. Kudos to YOU!!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your daughters are both beautiful, but congratulations to your daughter that just graduated. How exciting that they both want to be partners when they get out of dental school! My daughter and I are heading to Charleston next week. I can't wait! You should be so proud of both your sweet daughters!!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Congratulations Kathryn and best wishes as you begin dental school! Your artful is so amazing. I'm not even your mom & I'm just grinning ear to ear by your accomplishments!

Rose, your daughters are so talented & just plain gorgeous! Kudos to you my friend, for your greatest accomplishments of raising two wonderful daughters!

HUGS to all of you!!! ☺♥☺ Diane

bj said...

OOO, Rose. Both daughters are just absolutely stunning. I KNOW where their talent came from...Y.O.U.
I have always been so impressed with all you do. Your decorating, your cooking, your table scapes...everything you touch turns out perfect. I so admire your talents and now your daughters have it, too.
That Rose for A Rose is breathtaking.
xo bj

janet said...

oh my gosh, i had tears reading this, our daughter is just graduating highschool and will be just starting her journey and i have my box of kleenex all Your daughters are absolutely beautiful, smart and so talented. You have done a fantastic job mom/santamaker, what more could we ask for. The artwork is absolutely amazing. Congratulations!!!

susan said...

How proud you must be--I have always stressed the importance of being beautiful on the inside with our daughter--Of course, it doesn't hurt that yours is pretty, smart, and talented too !:) Congraulations to you all!

Sonia said...

Congratulations! I know you must be so proud! We had our youngest graduate 2 weeks ago..yippee!! You are blessed with such a beautiful and talented daughter. Have a great weekend! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Helen said...

It was so nice to read and completely understand how much you love your daughters ... and how proud you are of them. The red tulips were icing on a delicious 'cake.'

Way to go Kathryn, way to go...

Jill said...

Congrats to her! She is beautiful!

That music always gets me all choked up! Lol

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I know how proud you are! You did good! It is such a great feeling as a mom to know they are on a good path and that they will be able to support themselves!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Congratulations Katie!
Your daughters look so much alike, isn't it amazing how genetics work?! They are both beautiful girls.
My Katie wanted to be a dentist too until she got her first (and only) filling and decided she couldn't do that to anyone else. She was actually wanting to be an orthodontist but of course she would have had to make it through all the dental training first.
Best of luck to your girls with the rest of their education and their future practice together.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! Two beautiful, smart, and talented daughters. Obviously, they had a fabulous, smart, beautiful, and creative mother! laurie

Justine said...

Oh wow, you have SO much to be proud of with both your girls. Holy cow, but Katie is TALENTED. Her paintings are AMAZING. True treasures, that's for sure.

Congrats Kathryn, and good luck at tooth school!

Justine :o )

artis1111 said...

Beautiful young lady, and with a lot of talent too. Congrats to all of you .Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

You have so many reasons to be so proud of your girls. They are gorgeous, smart, and obviously hard workers. And her artwork is MARVELOUS! WOW what a great job you did making those two!!!

Julie said...

What a wonderful daughter you've raised! She's beautiful both inside and out. Congrats, Kathryn!!!!

(I'm here getting caught up on my blog reading...finally. Happy Sunday!)

Charlene said...

Congratulations!!! WOW both of your girls are amazing! Beautiful, smart, talented, caring... hmmmm... seems like Mom & Dad must have done a great job in the parenting department! Enjoy these special times. They seem to fly by so quickly!

Robin said...

Oh Congrats! This is such an exciting time for the whole family.
Your daughter is so blessed with so much talent. I love a person who uses both sides of their brain!
All Things Heart and Home

Gollum said...

Rose, congratulations to your beautiful daughter. She's multitalented just like her mom.

Lisa (aka) French said...

WOW I sure would have like to be there since (ahem) it's in my town!! You should be very proud!! The art is fantastic!!! Hugs French;)

The Bloom Girls said...

I applaud you and your husband for loving and mentoring two beautiful young women. I'm sure they are as proud of their parents and you are of them.

Happy Monday!

P.S. My mom would now say....the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Jillian said...

You did hit the jackpot! God has blessed you all with wonderful gifts! Congrats to her for making it so far and I'm sure she will reach her dreams. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

PS. Love the artwork....esp the Tuscany picture! Wow!

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

I just read the sweet note that you left for me in my little frenchy office...I'm so glad that you came by! Long time no see, my friend!!!

I can see that you're keeping busy with momentious celebrations!!! A big hearty Congratulations to your Kathryn!!! What a GRAND milestone!!! I can just see and feel how very proud you are of both your daughters!!! You are very blessed, you're right...they're not only beautiful but so talented as well! I loved looking through all of your photos! Ohh my, your Katy is a talented artist...hmmm, I wonder where she came by that...wink! I do believe that she has a few of her mama's genes!!!

So nice to chat with you, my friend!!! Have a marvelous Monday and once again...Congratulations!!!

Warmest wishes,

Shelia said...

Congratulations to the beautiful, talented Kathryn! Oh, Rose, I know your beaming with pride. She is a lovely girl and sounds like she has the most loving and caring spirit! Both your daughters are beautiful and I know they get this from their gorgeous Mommy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Muse said...

The blessings of life are truly evident in this happy i am for you...!

Sharing your joy, has been a delight...your daughters talents are obvious...mmm wonder where she gets that from? LOL wink :)

Tomarie said...

Oh what a touching post!! How proud you must be! Your daughters really say something about YOU as a mother! Congrats to all of you!! :-) L~

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, I've missed you! What in the world are you doing with yourself? Now that your little lovely has graduated, do you have an empty nest?
Thanks for popping in, it's always grand to hear from you!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Rose...girl, you did hit the jackpot! I know you are sooo proud of Katie! I love her wonderful art! Your daughters are both smart and beautiful...what a great combination!