Eastern Illinois College Graduation held on Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas optional.


A couple weeks ago, I traveled down to the campus of Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Illinois to meet Lili for a few pics in her cap and gown.  This girl just got a Master's degree in dietetics.  Impressive!   I'm always amazed at those who accept challenging classes/degrees. I got my bachelor's from the University of Illinois a few (ok, fine almost 20) years ago.  But the thought of additional schooling then was not appealing.  And now, 20 years removed from formal education, it sounds horrific.  I mean, I was unable to assist my kids with homework after probably 4th grade so I'm in awe of anyone who attains higher level education.  

Lili and I had a short window before it started raining but we managed to get a nice variety of pics done.  She mentioned that her mom and sister were coming in for the graduation festivities the very next day.  Family is so important to me and I was excited to hear she would have a couple of her cheerleaders at the graduation ceremony.  And when your college holds graduation on May 5th in a super hot location, the celebrations should surely include plenty of margaritas... compliments of the college, right?.  Can I get an Amen?   ;-) 

Here's just a few of the pics I took of Lili in her cap and gown.  Wishing you lots of success in your new career Lili! 




Heather is the owner of Sweet Lemonade Photography and co-owner of Sweet Darling Weddings located in central Illinois (Mahomet).  Life gave her a bunch of lemons (you can read a little more here on her personal blog Sweet Lemonade Life) and by keeping her focus on God, finding the positive in each day, and surrounding herself with supporting, loving and encouraging people she has turned those lemons into the sweetest lemonade.  Her personal blog has been created to share her heart, her adventures and find ways to bless others.  You can contact her at heather@sweetlemonadelife.com or heather@sweetlemonadephotography.com.