Tuesday, June 26, 2012

All Grown Up!!!

Daughter number 5 graduated from the University of Oregon last week. We had a great time, four of the McKinley daughters were in attendance, as well as, a few very close friends. 

Of course the weather did not disappoint, Saturday 80 degrees, Sunday 72, Monday, graduation day, 60 degrees and raining!  And......graduation was outside! 

the happy graduate
4 of the 5 daughters

After graduation, daughter number 5 and her roommates hosted a potluck.  We had a great time, meeting the families of the girls that we have gotten to know over the last four years.

One of the moms made the cutest Oregon Duck cookies!!

Daughter number 4 and her best friend! The best friend's mom made the cookies!!

I have a lot of posts to catch up on....several swaps to share and, a special package from a special blog pal came yesterday in the mail!  I can't wait to show you!!

Stay tuned...more to come!



  1. Yeah! Congrats to #5! Looks like a wonderful time, even with the rain. It's Oregon after all, right?

  2. Congrats to your daughter! Such an accomplishment! The duck cookies are so cute! have a great night! Oh, an so happy it arrived safely! ;) xo Heather

  3. Congratulations to your daughter. Love the ducks on sticks, too cute to eat?

  4. Congratulations to your lovely daughter! Boy, her friends mom really did dod a great job on those cookies!!!



  5. Congratulations! What a lovely group photo of 4 of your beautiful daughters! Those duck cookies are fantastic!
    xoxo Jane

  6. Congrats to your daughter! Your daughters are lovely, but I guess you already knew that. :)

  7. What a happy & lovely graduate! I'm sure it was still a beautiful day despite the weather you had. Congrats and welcome home!

  8. What bliss. I need to move. We are melting at 101'F. Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment...great cookies...smiles...Renee

  9. Absolutely a day to celebrate! Beautiful daughters! Oh, BY THE WAY! Are your Flintstone blocks ever cute! We all loved that show (at our age), I think we had such a great era to grow up in.
    Happy celebrations all around! Elizabeth

  10. Congrats! Quack! Love the cookies and that most of your girls could share the big day!

    Rain? of course...

    p.s. I graduated from U of O in Journalism as well.

  11. Oh how cute those cookies are, and your daughters are beautiful. Congratulations to the graduate! laurie

  12. You must be soooo proud, your daughters are adorable!


  13. Congrats, graduation day is such a momentous event in a young persons life, she has a wonderful future ahead of her.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  14. Well, it does not look like you let the rain spoil your parade. She looks so pretty in her cap and gown.
    Have a great 4th of July! Connie :)

  15. How wonderful to have 5 beautiful...and obviously intelligent...daughters! Lucky lady! By the way...we see more people in Oregon Ducks gear at Disneyland than any other school...is it Donald they come to see? =D I wanted to ask if you wanted to switch to a triangle banner or do you prefer the squares? I also need your address when you get a spare minute. Thanks for being a swap partner with me. =D