My equivalent of a slide show party. Sorry.

We’ve all probably seen those people who bore others to death with vacation pictures.  Most of it is done via Facebook and other social sites nowadays.  This makes it convenient to slap a like on a couple of pictures and avoid actually having to look at each picture and hear each “funny” story that goes with it.  If you ask me, it’s a win-win.

Today’s blog is going to be like one of those slide show parties of my weekend.  Not because I personally did anything exciting but more because I’m just one proud aunt.  And I really have nothing else ready to go.

My oldest niece graduated from college this weekend.  Like a real university graduation.  That just doesn’t happen to people I know a lot.  At least, people I know well enough to attend the ceremonies.  Pardon me if I’m just a little excited but this was my first university commencement.  I’ve been to plenty of high school graduations and a few community college graduations but no institutes of higher learning.  Guess what?  There were no beach balls or naked dolls the faculty had to remove during the evening.  What a relief.

Plus, she is not a theater major.  Or an English major.  She received a Business Management degree.  Insert another sigh of relief here.  As I said, I’m a pretty proud aunt.  To understand Lyn’s story you can check it out here or here.

That was a pretty long explanation just to tell you that today’s post will be my weekend in pictures.  At least, the pictures that weren’t good enough to make the Facebook cut.  Sorry.  But that’s what I’ve been busy doing the past few days.

statue 01

There is no reason for this picture other than I thought, “What a weird little statue.”

Lyn was worried we’d run into traffic for Saturday morning’s convocation.  We did not.  We arrived quite early and I had to do something to entertain myself while we waited for the previous college’s ceremonies to end.

statue 02

Then I found the counterpart. Of course, if you notice the tennis courts in the background the statues start to make sense. This is the campus’ athletic center.

spring 02

Spring is starting to come to Utah. Except this tree seems to be a late bloomer. I took a picture of it trying to encourage it to bloom. “C’mon, fella, you can do it!”

cuccu

Um, this is the arena the ceremonies were held in. Look at the sign closely. Doesn’t it look like my niece graduated from the [coo-coo] center? I told her about it and she laughed politely. I get a lot of polite laughs.

spring 01

I like to take pictures of trees. And the sun silhouetting things. So why not combine the two?

mine field

When the previous college finished and the people piled out it was a task to make our way through the crowd without photo bombing several pictures. When I finally made it up the steps I looked back at the mine-field.

On Saturday, I took some time to attend the Jordan River Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Here are some photos from that adventure.

temple 04

Spring is finally approaching!

temple 02

Seriously, I like silhouettes.

temple 01

And trees.

temple final

One final shot.

lyn n me

Thanks for sitting through my slide show and letting me share this exciting (for us) event with you. One final, way to go, Lyn. You’re a good kid. Now, go get those dreams!

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