Well after all these years (since graduating high school in 2001) I have finally accomplished a life long goal of mine. I graduated from college! I now have a bachelor degree in History with a minor in English!! I am so excited. It was such a great day. My hubby worked hard to make it extra special. He truly is the best husband I could ask for. He is so suportive and helpful and sweet...just amazing!
The ceremony was quick for me. The college of Arts and Sciences was the first college to graduate after the graduate degrees and I was in the first row of Arts and Science grads. The whole thing started at 10 am and I was graduated at 11:20...then I just left cause I really didn't care about all those poor souls who were behind me. :D When Loren graduated he was one of those "poor souls" We waited for over 3 hours before he walked. That can be brutal sitting that long with kids. So I was very glad that my college went first so I could go and celebrate with my family! My dad was able to make it too. He snuck out before I could get a picture with him but it meant a whole lot that he came to support me. Thanks dad I love ya!
After graduation my mom and step dad took us to a yummy Mexican restaurant for lunch. Thanks guys! Then we came home and hung out until 3 when we had a pizza party. My Grandma Ruth and Papa were able to make it to that. Overall it was a great day. I feel very blessed right now. This is the best day of my life behind getting married and having my 2 super cute girls!! It was also great that it was the day before Mother's Day--that just made it extra special.
I couldn't have gotten to where I am now without the support of my husband and Sydney and Morgan. I did my best to do homework after the girls were in bed. They didn't choose for me to go to college so I tried to keep my focus on them when they were awake. My whole family was so supportive. Sydney keeps talking about going to college and graduating. That makes me so happy because I am such a strong advocate of higher education. Anyway my family's support means the world to me. Here are some pictures from my day!
~~BEFORE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES BEGAN~~
**All decked out in my graduation garb.
~~The girls were being too goofy to get a decent pic. But
this was cute too.~~
~~Me and my baby sister Hailey who is taller than me.
I am 5' 7" too so she is going to be super tall.~~
~~Me and my baby brother Gabe. He is only 13!
What a giant.~
~Me and my mom~
~My mom and step dad Marc.~
~~Me and my hubby! Happy and surprised I
~~My cake in my college's colors!
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