Monday, May 9, 2011

S is for Suzanne

Suzanne Joy Perkett has graduated!!!  Yay!!!!  She is ready to take on the world and, believe me, the world is lucky to have her.  The question is "What's next?"  She has a masters degree in secondary education.  Her areas of expertise are Math and Spanish.  Will she go to Spain for a year?  Or will she stay in the states?  If she decides to go to Spain, what will she do?  Young, intelligent -- her whole life ahead of her.  It's exciting!

 You'd think by now the sibling rivalry would have eased up. No such luck.   Matthew and Janine were very jealous of Suzanne's accomplishment.  She may be small, but don't let that fool you.  She knows how to defend herself.  The ju-jitsu does come out.

Just kidding.  Suzanne and her siblings have always been close.  They still have a lot of fun together. 

For example when we went to Oliver's Winery to toast her victory, the frog in the pond outside the building was somehow inspiring to them all. They pretended to be frogs for quite sometime.  We older folk managed to persuade them to follow us eventually.

There was plenty of wine. After the kids proved their age, we toasted to Suzanne's success, and bought some wine to take home. But, was our celebrating over and done?  No Siree.  We also celebrated at a Japanese steakhouse where they dazzeled us with their fine food, fire and juggling abilities.

Suzanne has been a fan of Japanese food ever since she went to Japan.  She loves sushi.  She and her boyfriend, Adam, frequent sushi bars.  Well, as much as they can...they're kind of expensive.  We all enjoyed our food that night.  Sushi was consumed.

Suzanne is ready to begin a new chapter in her life and her siblings are right by her side.  We parents may not always be seen, but we will always present, too, supporting her along the way.  SUZANNE WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!


  1. Congratulations Lola. You've got some fantastic kids, and I'm so proud of them!


  2. Good luck after graduation, hope all goes well. Cute pictures.

  3. Lola, this was a lovely post. Congrats to you and Suzanne!