We were back from the lake and in less than 24 hours we were in the heart of downtown Chicago for Emily's graduation ceremony from the International Academy of Design & Technology, class of 2011.
We couldn't have asked for a better day, not a cloud in the sky and temperatures were in the mid 80's. Perfect for a stroll in the park.
Millennium Park, that is. The ceremony was held at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park.
A few years ago I worked just a few blocks West of here and brown bagged my lunch right here on the grass. But this day is all about Emily.
My baby girl with her degree in Interior Design. What a long road, but visionary dream it has been for her. Of course she is anxious to start working, but I think she needs a little break. ;-D
After the ceremony we had dinner at this lovely place right in the park.
Her proud boyfriend and father were just some of the guests. Next month we are going to have a big backyard bash to get some more celebrating in.
This was my view from the table. I love eating outside in the city. it can be as intimate or open as you want it to be. And I never get tired of looking up at those tall buildings. In fact, I thought and reminisced so much about my working girl days that I started to have thoughts about my own future...Is there a place for me here again? Or do I want to open a farm stand in Michigan? Well, I'll think about that another day...this was my baby girl's day!! Congratulations on a fine job, Emily. I hope all of you loved these pictures and do come visit Chicago, it's beautiful here! :-)