Celebrating Nathaniel’s Graduation

Nathaniel and friend Sarah came for almost 24 hours so that we could celebrate his university graduation. This was my favorite photo of the two of them.

Nathaniel and Sarah
Kate, John, Nathaniel, Sarah, and David

We had the celebratory meal at the Blue Rooster where we could hear and see each other.

Nathaniel sat right under one of the blue roosters in the dining room.

A Nathaniel creation was planned from the beginning, and he made a strawberry shortcake with the berries he, Sarah, and friend Dakota picked the day before. Sarah did a beautiful job of preparing the berries.

When the cake was half way finished, I asked them to pose with it.

Everyone waited patiently for the official photo and a close-up of students and cake.

What you can’t see or hear was all the cheerful chatter. It was wonderful to have these hours with them, and I think we made the most of it. Congratulations on your graduation, Nathaniel!! We are very, very proud of you.

44 thoughts on “Celebrating Nathaniel’s Graduation

  1. Please give Nate my love and congratulations on his graduation ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ quite a few graduations in the Mehrling clan this year!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š


  2. Congratulations to Nathaniel And to you. Delicious strawberry cack.And what a joy for both of you . So beautiful picture in Frist one. God blessing.!


  3. That time flew by for Nathaniel’s time in school to get his degree, as well as the time spent visiting. What nice photos you have of that beautiful cake and your loved ones.


          1. Thank you Anne. I am on my second pocket camera and felt badly buying it because my first one had 4X zoom and otherwise worked fine but this one has 12X zoom so I got it back in 2015. For years, I just used a Kodak Pocket Instamatic. I took that camera on trips and always carried it in my purse. I have been using the compact digital for all the photos I have been taking and not used the DSLR since last Fall. It is easier to grab and go and also, I have taken a ton of photos over the last several weeks with the small camera as my car has been in the shop since May 4th, first getting its electrical quirks deal with and also a new A/C unit. There were two vehicles getting new A/C units ahead of me and I am told that is a laborious job and only one of their mechanics knows how to do “dashboard tearouts” so it sits there – hopefully I get it back Tuesday. The weekends have been gorgeous and next weekend we are getting to 90. Too soon for that – we have 80s today with a real feel of 91 and bad weather tonight.


              1. I’ve never had it in the shop for more than overnight and that was for the locks. I told him when I took it in to just replace the A/C unit, but he/they insisted on testing it for leaks (which has been the problem several times – they charge the A/C, it leaks out again). They should have done that first … but happily the car won’t unlock itself while I am driving and the window won’t go down all the way when I only want it to go down a few inches. A vehicle with a mind of its own.

                They originally called for a rainy/stormy weekend … now no storm until 7:00-ish and that’s the first time.

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  4. Congrats to Nathaniel!!
    Strawberry shortcake is right up there with chocolate cake on my favourites list! This one looks sublime. Nathaniel is so talented. Sarah looks like a sweetie!


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