UGA graduation & a minted discount

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one of the gifts of parenting young adults is when they cross over what seems like an ambiguous line and become not only the precious child you love dearly but someone you’d chose to be a friend with as well.

when you look at your young adult child & think, man i’d love to work with her. i’d love for her to be my neighbor. i really like her. it’d be fun to sit by her at church. she’d be a great asset to our team.

you get the picture.

i have that with my adult children & i don’t consider it a thing to be taken lightly. i love each of them with all their vast differences!

i sat down at the computer this morning & my screen saver images rolled by one at a time. images from last may when emily graduated from high school, caroline from middle school & savannah from college.  months like may can seem like a blur despite being chock full of major life events. i realized i never blogged about some of them. or maybe i did? meanwhile savannah is enjoying corporate life as a brand manager with Newell Rubbermaid. (she’s actually on a work trip in vegas. hello.) emily is knee deep in game day & sorority life at UGA and caroline is trying new sports each season as a freshman in high school. time marches on. so i’m playing catch up & will post a little about my girls over the next few days.

i heard one of my mentors once describe her joy and sense of pride towards her boys as “probably sinful“. having a little rebel streak myself i’m gonna walk the line & express my absolute overflowing pride in savannah this morning. and since i wasn’t a flash card mama i feel like i can’t really take credit for her success & intrinsic motivation anyways -so here goes.

smarty pants graduated from UGA, which in & of itself is a big deal.  admission at UGA is no joke with the average gpa 4 point something. seriously. she graduated with honors from the terry college of business- another competitive school. bachelor of business administration in marketing, religion minor. honors graduate. summa cume laude.  in her entire academic career, kindergarten through college, she made one B. one.

from her precious freshman roommate, to the sorority of her choice, life long friendships, living in the sorority house & then in a home with great girls,  successful relationships with professors, awards won, and a lifelong never ending love for all things UGA & Athens. celebrating her success was truly a highlight! i spent some time with her & a few of her sorority sisters & those images are included as well. trevor will finish up at UGA in december and i’m just thrilled for both of them!!

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(handmade cuff with the coordinates of athens georgia given to her by her mentor….we all love you ann lee)

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we ordered savannah’s graduation announcements through minted.  you can use this link & receive $25 off your first order of $50 or more. enjoy!!

October 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm

beth - Beautiful photos of lovely – and smart – young women! I love it when you post pics of Alpha Chi. Brings back so many wonderful memories! Did I ever mention that my son’s HS English teacher and I lived in the same room – 20 years apart?! So awesome how God intertwines these stories!

October 20, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Rebecca - I love this post, and the beautiful pictures of a beautiful young woman. I know you are bursting with pride, and you should be! I especially love the shots of Savannah, alone, with the city buildings in the background. Athens is my hometown, and for some reason, a deluge of memories came over me when I looked at those pictures, and the sweet buildings in the background. So many memories…but Athens was a different place when I was a little girl. Congrats to your sweet girl! The world awaits her!

October 20, 2015 - 9:14 pm

Lisa - Wow! One stellar family you have there Paige! Love all of the proud pics and that smart cuff is too cute!!

October 20, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Lori H - Your girls are breath-taking, Paige! gorgeous and smart to boot…..

October 21, 2015 - 8:43 am

Maria - Love. All of it.

October 22, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Destiny - Lovely, in every way!

October 29, 2015 - 12:51 am

Karen Stone - I am behind on blog reading (among other things!), and just scrolled through your blog. These are beautiful pictures! What wonderful college years she had! I know you are so thankful for your girls! Just gorgeous! xo, Karen

February 29, 2016 - 10:09 am

emi & betsy pittard designs » simple thoughts from Paige Knudsen Photography - […] always in for a treat. last spring i met savannah & several of her AXO friends for a fun senior session. afterwards i wanted to treat her to a fun piece from BPD…she’s had them on her wish […]