How many times has that blurb shown up on this blog.. ^^^^
So this last weekend?
This last weekend was another check mark on the ole' Summer Bucket List... I walked the stage for my Bachelor's Degree. Finally. I've had the diploma for close to half a year now... but I graduated Summa Cum Laude.. and that my friends deserved a jaunt across the ole stage.
My parents and sister came down from Kansas on Thursday. We spent a few days of seeing the (few) things Augusta has to offer (an old Catholic cathedral, an even older Catholic church, the gypsy's, several local restaurants - my family also visited the local swamp and it's inhabitants, aka gators.).. they have been here before so most of the major items were already checked off of the list.
On Sunday we car-a-vanned up to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth (an ATL suburb) for the graduation festivities. Since I went to school all online, I had to find the closest DeVry campus - which actually wasn't close at all. We ended up having to drive a little over 2 hours. Luckily the ceremony was fairly short and sweet. I was the only girl graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in multimedia design and development. Not sure if I should be proud of that?
I'm glad I walked. Even though my cheering section couldn't cheer due to a sleeping baby... it was worth it. Something about the feeling of pride you get from wearing the cap and gown.
A special thanks to my parents and sister for making the drive down here to watch me walk. It means the world to me. Also thanks to my husband for paying for me to receive said degree (LOL!) and supporting me along the way.
This week we are back to husband, wife, baby and fur-child. Finding our routine, resting away the tiredness that comes from entertaining most of the summer. Just us again.
Rob snapped this at dinner... it's grainy, but so so perfect. ^^^
And to top all of the graduation excitement off... today Rob received his diploma in the mail. It was like a kid on Christmas morning. I am so so proud of him for accomplishing this. Not even Kuwait could stop him from taking the classes needed to complete his Bachelor's.
And now that I am done with this post... I feel better. I wrote. I said what I wanted... and maybe I can brush that funk right off my shoulders now? I wouldn't say get your hopes up... but I'm going to try friends. I hate reading blogs almost a week after they went live. I hate missing out on the details so important to all of you. I hate being MIA.