Yesterday we attended Brittany's graduation ceremony where she was honored for completing her Master's degree in Biology. We are so proud of her! We stopped by to visit with her and John in the morning. They favored us with some music on the banjo and hammered dulcimer. They're getting really good! I loved their rendition of "Liberty."
Ed had fun teasing Roo with a catnip leaf picked straight from the Brittany and John's own garden.
We met with Brittany's faculty adviser over lunch at the India Palace. We learned a little about what Brittany has been doing for the past 4 years. I have to admit I couldn't understand much of it. She is smarter than I am, but possibly still not smarter than her Dad!
After lunch we had just enough time for Ed to install a scary owl on Grandma's porch. She's had a problem with birds roosting on her porch light. We hope we've fixed that problem, and that the owl will be more attractive than the upside down Triscuits box that has been serving as a detractor for the past several months.
Brittany was one of 1000 students getting degrees. She was awarded her degree by Dr. Rogers, her adviser! What a great day!
Some of the people that love Brittany enough to sit through a two hour ceremony were cousin Abby, Judy, Ed, John and Grandma Melzer. I was lucky to sit right next to my friend, Jana, from Broomfield. We were able to catch up on our lives while they called each name out loud.
Brittany and John's friend, Eric as well as John's parents were also there. His parents had to leave before the picture taking, however. It was nice that Brittany was supported by so many family and friends, and Ed and I were especially grateful to be able to be a part of her special day!