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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Graduation Pictures At Home

My husband does not like to take pictures especially when there's a big event he has to attend to but he did not have a choice lol.  I told him that this is a special occasion and  capturing it is  important that way we will have something to look back to someday.  
We got ready  few hours early so we could drive to Duquesne University before the heavy traffic  pour in.  Friday is when the  traffic is so bad in going to Pittsburgh.  So we want to get there before all the  workers get out and head home.  We  even got the kids   2-hour early from their school so we could all get ready.
My husband was kind of regretting attending the  graduation because the kids had  a dance that  night  but I told the kids that they will have another dance next year but their Dad will only graduate once.  I mean, we did not  attend his college graduation  even though I encouraged him then as he graduated  Magna Cum Laude  but he said that it's not really important.  To me it is.  
I mean not a lot of people goes to graduate school when  they  already retired from the  service or already have a job but it is something that  he wanted to do.  He never got the chance to do it when he was younger so it's quite an accomplishment especially that  he  achieved it while working so I am beyond proud.
He missed out on a lot of stuff when he was younger serving the country so I told him that  it is not  too late to do it now that he has retired and working a civilian job.  I think it is a good example to the children as well, that you can pursue your education no matter how old you are.  It is just a matter of  your own will.
He did not attend the Kick Off to graduation so no professional photos for him.  I said we can just do it at home with us in it lol.
For some reason, our daughter was having an attitude that day so I had a one on one talk with her.  Glad she came around and  joined us.  
I think the photos turned out okay, it's not professionally done but why pay big bucks if you can do it yourself for less.  
I told my husband that  he should get used to having pictures taken every time because he is married to an Asian woman.  In Asia, taking pictures is very common, we do it all the time.  I was kind of shocked when I first came here because there are people who doesn't like their picture taken.  Over there where I grew up, nobody says no to pictures ha ha.  Anyway, we had fun attending the diploma ceremony.  I'll post about it next time.  

19 comments:

  1. That is so exciting - congrats to him. My stepson just graduated with his bachelors from UMass Amherst last weekend. He did the 4 years in 3 and is on to their graduate program next year.

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  2. You're right - it's never to late to get your degree. Last weekend was college graduation for my son. He received his 2nd master's degree and my niece received a master's as well. Congrats to all the graduates. I agree that you should take lots of pics!

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  3. Sounds like my husband. Nothing wrong with taking graduation picture at home. Nice to have someone help that way the whole family can be in the photos.

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  4. These are such wonderful photos! Congrats to your husband. My husband doesn't like his photo taken either. He always rolls his eyes when I bring out the camera.

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  5. Congrats to him!! I would take my kids' own graduation photos too to save money lol

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  6. Such a special moment! I got my PhD at the age of 54. I took care of my family and supported their education efforts before I did mine. I'm glad you made him do it!

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  7. It is so great that he went to school while working, did well and graduated. I hope this turns out to be the best thing he has ever done.

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  8. Congrats to your husband! I don't think it's ever too late for any type of college. Finding the time once you're married, with a family, and job is much more difficult, however.

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  9. This is so exciting. Congratulations to your husband and your family. It is great that the kiddos were able to understand about not attending the dance such an important event.

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  10. Congratulations to all of you! That's quite an accomplishment and yes, totally worth it to take those photos!

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  11. What some great graduation pictures, theres something more relaxing about having them done at home I think.

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  12. I think it's really sweet of you to take pictures even if he's a little hesitant. It's important to keep memories from this lovely day! Congratulations to him and to you guys as well!

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  13. Wow, this is amazing! Congratulations on the graduation, what a precious moment to share with your family and at home.

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  14. I love these photos! You kids will look back on this and be so proud of their Dad!!

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  15. Love! Good for you for encouraging (making LOL) him to take photos to commemorate this special day! You have a beautiful family. (PS - Yes there will be another dance and I love that you encouraged your children to celebrate their Dad!)

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  16. I am so happy for him. That was such a great decision to finish on his part!

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  17. Congrats to him! This is really something to be proud of!

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  18. Aren't you one photo-loving Filipina like I am? Hahaa.. lovely pics of you and your family! Congrats to the new graduate!

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  19. After all the sacrifices and studies your husband did, finally the day has come for Graduation. everything paid off... Congratulations to your husband and to your awesome support....love the matching outfit too.

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