Curls, Pearls, and Graduating Girls

Holy cow!!
This weekend was one for the books. 

It started with Prom on Friday night. It was my first chaperoning experience, and I was amazed at how quickly and repeatedly I spotted shenanigans! I guess my All-Seeing Mom Eye is developing rather well at nearly 26 years of age. We only stayed for about an hour, but the kids were excited and looked snazzy and liked seeing their teachers out of the classroom all dressed up and with dates. 

Saturday morning, James graduated from Marian University with a Master's in Teaching! Woo! I don't have an OOTD pic for that one, but let's just say I was bare-legged and it was outside and the most generous weather apps reported highs of 46° during the ceremony. Brrrrrrrr. A very nice lady sitting next to me noticed my goosebumps and after about 10 minutes insisted I take her extra coat to cover my bare legs. I don't know her name, but she's got a special place in my heart for a lifetime.

Saturday afternoon/evening, it was time for Elizabeth and Andy's wedding! 
To say I went a little curl crazy this weekend might be an understatement... #sorrynotsorry #longCURLYherrrdontcerrr  The wedding was a stinking blast! They exchanged vows in the State House [not to be mistaken for the courthouse] and the reception was .... ((drumroll please)) .... 
IN THE LIBRARY! Ahhhh! The Belle in my heart sang and danced. The tables were all decked out in classic works of literature, the signature cocktail of the night was The Gatsby, and we each got souvenir bookmarks to commemorate their special day! Be still my nerdy heart. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday afternoon, in keeping with Mother's Day tradition, it was my turn to graduate. It was SO much more fun graduating with my Masters than the undergrad ceremony. In undergrad, we were arranged alphabetically, so I knew no one and we stood in line for hours. This time around things progressed fairly quickly, I got to sit next to my best friend during the ceremony, and I knew all of the other people nearby since we were sorted by school. We got hooded; we got photos; we got graduated! My family came up from BC. James's mom came up from the farm. Over all, it was a great time. I am such a lucky girl to have these great people and memories!

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To say I'm exhausted today might be an understatement. I am awake but definitely still in bed.  Rocking this outfit again, but not quite so fresh this time around. My eyes are heavy. My lower back aches a bit. My feet are sore. My heart, however, is wonderfully swollen. There is almost too much to hold in this one little weekend. In just a few days, it's back to the beach!! Ahh! I'm SO glad to have been home but I am SO ready to enjoy the last few weeks of soaking up fun and sun in the peace and quiet of the condo.

I will forever look back on this Spring of my life and remember these moments, for afterall, "We do not remember days; we remember moments."  ~Cesare Pavese

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1 comment:

  1. Ahhh this makes me want to go to grad school.. hard. Love love love your hair in all of these photos. Adorbz. Congratulations, my friend. And to your manfriend as well. Such smart little cookies. :)