Good morning Tuesday!
We’re back from Elon again.
And, oh what a nice weekend we’ve had down in North Carolina.
Packed with one good thing after another.
We left Northern Virginia in the crack of dawn on Saturday morning. Long before the crack, actually.
Peter, Keith and I had a chatty drive, and we reached Elon in record time, a little over four hours.
Elon was gray and damp when we arrived. Still beautiful, though. It is always stunning there, no matter what.
I shot some pics, and I have to say that you do get a certain vibe from the darker and grayer pics.
I’ll mix sunny and cloudy pics from Elon here on my blog today.
The weather was stunning on Sunday.
All the cloudy pics in this post are taken on Saturday. All the sunny ones on Sunday. ALL are taken in the early morning, so there are not a lot of students in my pics (y'all know that most of them sleep in after the weekend parties, haha). ALL are taken with Canon.
The three of us had lunch, checked in at our bed and breakfast, and then it was time to head to the theater.
What can I say about the show?
Well, we were floored. It was SO good. These kids (graduating class of 2018) are pros now. True actors.
And, yes, actors they are now. Trained actors, more than ready for their future profession.
It was like watching a Broadway show.
I could not believe it.
My thought went back to Karolina’s very first show on stage, at age 8, to where she is today.
I am a proud mama. I really am.
Peter is a proud papa.
Keith a proud “uncle”.
Our little girl has come such a long way.
Break a leg, little one, break a leg!!
Oh this wonderfully trained actors!! The photo is borrowed from Elon University.
This is Karolina’s last year at Elon.
I just walked around feeling sentimental. Thinking about the big part this university has played in our lives.
It is so strange to think that next year we will not visit Elon on a regular basis. This era is about to end.
Yes, it is sad in a way.
Exciting in another.
But Elon University will always play a big part in our lives. And, I will always hold this university close to my heart.
School pride for the mother? You bet.
And, I would so recommend this school.
After the show Peter, Keith and I headed to Durham to see my old neighbor Sara and her new home.
Sara’s new home is just beautiful.
SO very nice.
We had a nice evening together.
I had hoped to see Christmas on Elon, but we were a bit early for that. I believe that they have the lighting ceremony tonight, Tuesday,
Three tired souls returned to Elon to have a “night cap” with Karolina. Karolina was about to start her night of parties, and the three of us were ready for our beds.
It was fun sitting and chatting with Karolina before she left for a cast party.
Late fall in Elon. Still a lot of leaves on the trees down in North Carolina. Here in Reston most of the trees are bare.
Karolina has a lot on her schedule now. Finals en masse. And, a lot of other school related things as well.
One example, this week she has to perform 12 songs in front of professors and students. She is a bit nervous about that.
Voice lessons have been a fairly big part these years. Important for an actor to be able sing as well.
So a good, good weekend it was.
I wish you all a very happy Tuesday!