Just Life

Be a Good One.

a favorite page from the book we gave Sara
…wise words from a wise man. and fitting advice for the newest Georgia Tech alum to join our family. yep, Sara graduated* on Saturday with three generations of Tech graduates to cheer her on.
We got there early enough to get seats with a good view…and plenty of time for a few “this is happening now” posts on Instagram. 
proud parent selfie!
The ceremony moved quickly and I didn’t even get a clear shot of Sara moving across that stage (my dad had the brilliant idea to aim his camera at the big screen instead of the stage and he did much better).
yeah, she’s there somewhere walking across the stage!
Then it was over, the white & gold balloons fell…
…and after a quick photo session (with other people’s cameras) we came back to the house for a full-on family celebration. We had a ball… and a few photo opportunities…and I got one of my favorite photos of the day.
My dad, Class of 1961, and Sara, Class of 2014
While Saturday was busy, Sunday was much more low-key. Just the immediate family for dinner at Bistro VG. I’m not positive, but I think this might’ve been the first time just the five of us were out together. We had a great time and I hope we can make it more of a habit than a one-time thing.
Another Georgia Tech family.  I can only hope I get to be in my dad’s shoes 23 years from now…when our first grandson graduates!
post-weekend, Sara’s moved out of her apartment and her furniture is “in storage” in our basement. She’s interviewing and cautiously optimistic she’ll be leaving the South sometime soon to see what life looks like in other places. And until then, we leave for Paris and then Florence tomorrow…
*note that no one says they graduate from Georgia Tech…they “get out”!


  • margene

    Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents! Your family will want to get together more often once the baby comes.

    Have a fabulous time on your trip!!

  • Bonny

    Congratulations to Sara and the whole family! It's evident from all your photos how happy and proud everyone is. Wishing Sara all the best in this exciting new phase of her life and I hope you have a wonderful and memorable trip!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to Sara on her graduation! Wishing y'all lots of fun and happy days on your travels.

    Happy trails!

  • Patty

    Congratulations Sara and all of y'all! πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Kym

    CONGRATULATIONS – and Bon Voyage! Can't wait to hear what happens as the next chapter in Sara's life unfolds. XO

  • Sue

    Congratulations to Sara, and to you and Marc, too! Nice to have so many generations connected to Georgia Tech. My Dad and his father are both MIT grads. My grandfather spent quite a bit of time in Georgia in the late 1920's and had quite a few Ga Tech friends! Those engineers stuck together! Have a fabulous trip! Bon Voyage!

  • alexa

    What en eventful and exciting family time you have had – many congratulations all round! And welcome to Europe – hoping you,have a glorious time.

  • Beth

    Congratulations and I am so sorry all at once. Go Dawgs! πŸ˜‰

    But seriously, many congrats, that is a great accomplishment and excellent school. (Don't tell my family in Athens I said that!!)