1.23.2014

Crying Over My Diploma

And just like that, I am now a college graduate. I have to say, it is strange. No more classes, no more homework, and no more studying...ever. Unless I decide to get my master's of course, but that will be a ways down the road.

First off, I feel so blessed and loved by all the support I received from my family and friends. I am so grateful that Dillon was able to be there for my graduation. My parents and brothers also flew down from North Dakota, my sister was home from college, my uncle, godparents, god-siblings(?),  grandma, and best friend all came. I truthfully didn't understand why so many people wanted to come just to see me walk across a stage, but I am so thankful for all of them.
Excuse my extreme whiteness...

I am sooo happy that I met this girl nearly four years ago in freshman year Spanish class. We took a class together almost every semester after that, as well. I am also so happy that we were able to graduate together! I didn't know very many people who were graduating in December, so I am so happy we were able to graduate and sit together during the ceremony.

I was actually really nervous to walk across the stage. Estacia and I kept joking that one of us was going to trip on stage, but thankfully that didn't happen to either of us. We walked across the stage to the cheering of our adoring fans ;) and were ecstatic afterwards.
Afterwards there was food and drinks available (but no open bar...seriously?!?) and I had the chance to take a picture with all the wonderful people who came to support me.
I think you already know who this handsome man is. ;)
My best friend and roommate Becca and her fiance (at the time, NOW husband!).
Uncle Cary
My amazing parents who have supported me through this whole crazy college experience.
My lovely family!
My godmother and two of her children, let's just call them my cousins!
Dillon and his mama! She is such a sweet woman and has welcomed me into her family, so I was so happy she was able to come and see me graduate. 
My siblings...we're just so cute.

In the evening my grandparents threw me a small graduation party and my relatives who couldn't make it to my graduation came to celebrate with me.
My grandma was at my graduation but my grandpa couldn't make it, but I was SO thankful for the party they threw me!
Oh cousins.
These GORGEOUS flowers came from my best friend Jamie. She couldn't make it since she lives in Texas, but it was So sweet and unexpected of her to send me these flowers to congratulate me and let me know she was thinking of me.

It was an amazing day and night. But now...I'm a college graduate. I work, sleep, eat, and cry over my diploma.
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6 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! So exciting to finally be done!

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  2. Congratulations!! I love the dress you're wearing! So pretty. I'm also jealous of how good looking your family is!

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  3. YAYYY!!!!! So exciting!!!! I am home now, for good, FINALLY, so you just let me know when you are free to do a shoot! =] Congrats Em!

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  4. Congratulations sweet girl! Hope your day was super special! :)

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  5. Congrats again! How awesome. It looks like you had an amazing day (much better than mine went, haha).

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