Sunday, December 21, 2008


So, I am way behind in updating our blog for the past month or so. Everything has been so busy with finals and everything. I'm going to try and catch up a little bit, but I have to post about my graduation before anything else.

It's so weird, it doesn't feel like I am old enough to be graduated from college and have a bachelor's degree already. It's also weird because all growing up everyone who graduated college was like the rich, smart, overachievers; it almost has been like graduating college is only something rich people do. Not only am I no where close to rich, I just don't really feel like I did enough to be able to graduate college. I don't know, it's weird and hard to explain but it feels so good to be done!

We had a big party here at our house after the graduation and then more partying like all weekend long. Dan's brothers, aunt Rita, and Marie came down to stay the night with us Thursday night, which was a lot of fun. Then Friday morning, we all woke up early and cleaned/straightened up the house before the whole rest of my family started arriving around noon.

I had to be at the Convention Center (where the graduation was held) by 1. So I was rushing around just trying to get ready and keep the house clean. My grandparents, aunt and cousin flew in from Chicago a couple days before and came down with my dad and step mom. My mom's parents came from Surprise, AZ and Danny's family also came to celebrate with us. It was a house full but so much fun.

We had Chick Fil A catered for the main dish and then I had everyone bring something on the side for the potluck part of the party. It was so much fun and so nice to have my entire family together, since that doesn't ever happen hardly with my parents divorced, etc. So it was a lot of fun.

I got so many wonderful gifts. A lot of money, which I knew was part of graduating college, but I guess I just still wasn't really expecting it. I don't know what I want to get with it yet. We'll see...I'll probably find something in the next couple of days now that I'm DONE and can go shopping whenever I want.

Anyway, we went up to Mesa soon after everyone left our house Friday night. We stayed the night Friday and then had lunch with my dad's side of the family on Saturday and then went to the Martin family Christmas party in the afternoon/evening. It was definitely a VERY full weekend, and we are glad to be home. We have a house full of all the left over food, which is fun because we won't have to go grocery shopping until after we get home from Christmas in Mesa!

We have been sleeping like all day today, and just kind of hanging out trying to recover from hosting and attending parties all weekend. Here are some pictures that Marie took from the graduation...

Waiting for the Graduation to start
Not listening to whoever was speaking lol...
Me shaking the Dean's hand
Right After the Ceremony
Marie & Me!
In laws, me, Dan
Ana, me, Dad
I love him!
My best, my hubby, me
Daniel, Me, Mom
Dad, Me, Mom
Me and My Baby Sadie
This is a poem my mom wrote and framed for me