Tuesday, June 7, 2016


This picture
 was taken four years ago.

 It was Jake's graduation
 from high school. 

 It's hard to believe 
how quickly 
the time has
 flown by.

Since that day
 in June of 2012,
 he has gone through 
two years of junior college
 and this coming Sunday
 he will be graduating,
 after another two years, 
from the
 University of California at Santa Cruz.

He has been accepted 
into the master's program 
at Santa Clara University
 and will be starting classes 
next fall.

He has been working
 part time at UCSC 
with the computers
 while a student there.

  Beginning next week, 
he will be a 
full-time employee 
and will realize a substantial pay raise, 
which he is 
quite excited about 
as you can imagine.

  Since he is planning
 to live at home 
and commute the short distance 
to Santa Clara 
for his classes in the fall, 
he will continue to work at UCSC. 

 As everyone knows,
 college isn't cheap 
and this situation 
will work out well for him 
and help with a
 head start
on his future.

We are going down
 for the graduation
 and will be taking
 a few photos to share, 
as the
 very proud grandparents.

I have added
 a few more pictures 
of the patriotic goings on
the Cottage.

Have a great week everyone,
 don't forget to vote!

I would like
 to thank the ladies
 at Dishing It & Digging It
 for featuring my plans
 for the back yard renovation.

 I appreciate it so much.


It is hotter
 than a firecracker

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  1. Congratulations! How exciting. Sounds like a super smarty pants!! :)

  2. Congratulations to Jake. I know you must be so proud. Try to stay cool. I always love seeing your pretty home. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. You are rightly proud of your grandson; one of our sons graduated from UCSC too. Jake sounds like he has a good plan to follow.

  4. How awesome for your grandson. Congrats to him on his achievements. Your home looks lovely Judy. You are quite welcome about being featured. You deserve it! Happy summer.

  5. That is such an accomplishment for your grandson. Congratulations to him! I know how proud you and his family are because I know how proud we were when our son graduated with his PhD. You have some very festive touches in your home. Enjoy the ceremonies, Judy, and thanks for sharing your good news with all of us.


  6. Hotter than a firecracker - yeah - been there!! Congratulations to your cute grandson! Great accomplishment and very wise choices he has/is making! Enjoy your time with the family and stay cool! Blessings, Cindy xo

  7. It's really warm here also. My car said 102 this afternoon. We went straight from the monsoon to hot, hot, hot. Congratulations to your precious grandson. What a great accomplishment for a young age. He will go far!!


  8. Hi Judy! Congratulations to your Grandson! How exciting! ;) Your cottage is beautiful! I love the patriotic touches! ;)

    1. Thank you so much, It is very exciting..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  9. Jake deserves a lot of credit for all of the hard work that he has done. Congratulations to him. I know you and Granddad are bursting with pride.
    Your home looks very patriotic. I love your wallpaper too.
    It is going to be cool here this week. Nice breeze and no rain. I'm going to enjoy it before the "hot stuff" gets here.
    Happy week to you.
    Charlotte in Va.

  10. Hi Judy,
    You must be so proud of your grandson...have a wonderful time at his graduation!
    The cottage looks fantastic and very patriotic.
    It's very hot here, too- but the rain has stopped for a few days and the sunshine is doing me a world of good. Summer is here for a few days before the rain returns- can you believe that we haven't been in the pool one time yet?
    Safe travels and congrats to Jake!

  11. Hi Judy, Congrats to your grandson. I know you two are proud grandparents. What a wonderful future and he's well on his way.
    Love your cottage home and the touches of Americana. As always you photos are inspiring. Enjoy the time celebrating the graduation and safe travels.
    Blessings. xo

  12. Congrats Judy for your grandson. What a wonderful accomplishment. Education is so important. Glad he can work and go through the Master's program together. That will help financially I am sure. Your cottage all decked out for the 4th and summer looks fabulous.
    Have a great evening.

  13. As always - your home is stunning -so many things to see, I must go back over them again. Congratulations to your grandson - a great achievement and more to come. Our weather has cooled way down - the low 60s - wish it would warm up just a bit. Happy rest of your week my friend.

  14. Congrats to your grandson! He sounds like a special young man and he will be successful, no doubt. And thanks for the mention of our link party! Thanks for linking up to Dishing It! & Digging It!

  15. Congrats Judy for your grandson ,be a proud granny :)
    hèè Judy will you do something for me ? I changed my blogname to 'It's margueRITA time ' I see on your blog it is still my old blogname ,enjoy your friday and weekend ;)

  16. Hi Judy! You have much to proud of in your wonderful grandson - congrats to him for what he's done and best wishesfor the next leg of the journey. Your patriotic touches say summer in a lovely way. Jane

  17. Hi Judy, it is hotter then a firecracker here too! :) How exciting for Jake, and all of you. That's wonderful.
    Your house is wonderfully decorated with the reds, whites and blues. Such a charming, vintage feel. Makes me want to come over for a glass of ice cold lemonade and set for a spell on your front porch and watch the day go by!

  18. Forgot to mention how much I like your "Victorian" looking header photo!

  19. Congratulations to Jake on his graduation and how wonderful for you to do this tribute Judy! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  20. This is a special feature on my blog today Judy! Congratulations.

  21. This is a special feature on my blog today Judy! Congratulations.

  22. How exciting for all. Congratulations to Jake on his hard work and continued endeavor. The cottage is looking so cute.


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