She did it!
On May 24th, my daughter graduated, with honors from California State University Sacramento!
I am so proud of my sweet, determined girl!
Melissa left a great job working in the California State Attorney General's Office to earn her BA so that she can teach! And now, she is on her way! One year of student teaching to complete, and California will have one of the BEST teachers ever!
Her wish was to have a Santa Maria BBQ, with 70 of her closest friends and family members, here at our home. We have an oak studded "park-like" area where we have hosted a party or two, including a wedding. I was detemined to giver her what she wanted. Knowing that I would be gone all morning at the ceremony, I called my dear friend Diana who owns Simple Pleasures Catering. Diana is a whiz! She helped me design a wonderful menu, choose great decorations (a green & gold theme in honor of the CSUS colors) and most of all, allowed me to be mom & host and not worry about anything! Well, there was the weather, but together, Diana & I prayed about it over the phone that morning, and it turned out fine. Everyone had a great time!
Here's a photo of the cupcakes & cookies that we served for dessert.
Diana has posted a few photos of the setting, and the table decor on her website here. It was such a blessing to have her help!