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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Proud Parent

"Proud Parent" that's what our name tags said at the scholarship presentation on Thursday evening. Of course they were right, we are proud parents. We were also quite tired parents too after the six hour drive down and then dealing with Sydney traffic which we are not used to. 
 

Of over 1000 applicants, there were 49 scholarships awarded. All of the scholars who spoke on Thursday were so eloquent and appreciative and from what I could tell, deserving too. It was great.


And just because it isn't fair of me to post pictures of Tim here when he doesn't like having his picture taken, here is one of us together. Apart from the professional photograph taken at the beginning of the night, I think this might be the only one of me, talking to the girls on a borrowed phone.
The presentation was at the lovely Clydesdale Room at the Sydney Showground. The horses weren't there of course but there was still plenty to look at with all of the keepsakes and horse paraphernalia on display. A fitting place in the city for a presentation of rural scholarships for sure.

As a bonus, the food was delicious too.

This proud parent is now off to take Grace to her piano exam and her nerves are a mess.
Tracy

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Tracy, you're such a cutie. I hope your nerves will soon be back in their normal farming routine. :)

Kayly said...

Congratulations to Tom.
He must have made a very good impression on the selectors, seeing there were 1000 applicants and not many scholarships.
Well done. It will certainly help now and it will look good on his CV in the future.

Fiona said...

and so you should be proud parents too... congrats.... Tim is such a combination of the two of you....
Hugz

Louise Jane said...

Extremely proud parents. I assume you have probably heard it many times before but don't Tim and Tom look so alike!!!

We moved from the Central Coast to the Northern Rivers six years ago and when we go back to the Central Coast the traffic does our heads in for the first few days with the aggression that seems to be normal. (I will say that we travel down by train because we find the Pacific Highway very dangerous.) The longer we stay we find ourselves behaving slipping into our old ways of driving then we say to ourselves its time to go home!!! We love to come back to our country life were there isn't even a set of traffic lights in town and peak hour is about a half hour in the morning and afternoon.

shez said...

your son has done well and i can see why you would be so proud.xx

Cathy H said...

Congratulations....to Tom and the proud parents.....

The little book of Nessie said...

Congratulations. Well done to your son. You have every right to be proud! Regards, Nessie

Karen said...

How wonderful...congrats to your son.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow - congrats to your son!! Hope the piano exam went well. :)

Tania @ Out Back said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your son!

You as parents have done a fantastic job, and you should be proud. Well done!

x