This past Saturday morning, I woke up nervous, excited, and in disbelief ! My graduation day was finally here! My roommate and I were both graduating at 9am, so everyone in the apartment was up around 6, showering, straightening their hair and getting everything ready to watch us walk across the stage!
We got to the Convocation Center around 7:45am, but since graduation didn't start until 9, we had plenty of time to snap some pictures!
Here I am in the whole get-up! I was jumping up and down from excitement!
Casey & Me! She is one of my closest friends in my major!
I couldn't have made it to this point without her!
So proud of my graduation cap!
A picture that I snapped during the ceremony!
The whole ceremony lasted about two hours, and afterward, I was greeted by Jake and a ton of family that came up for the special occasion.
The whole family!
Directly following graduation, we walked down to Walker Hall (the Communication building) for a special reception for those in my department!
After a little break and some short naps, we returned to the Convocation Center around 4pm for Jake's graduation!
I'm so excited and proud of him!
After finally getting through traffic, our two families had dinner together at this nice restaurant in Blowing Rock, NC called Blowing Rock Grille. We were starving and it hit the spot!
I ordered the salmon dish with broccoli and it was delicious!
This is also where my parents gave Jake & I our graduation gifts! The bow was wrapped much nicer on mine, but I forgot about taking a picture until I'd already unwrapped it!
Jake received a Black's Law Dictionary, something that he will be using a lot very soon! I was completely caught off guard and received the most beautiful Pandora bracelet from my family, my Aunt/Uncle and my Grandma. It came with an arrangement of charms that all mean something special to me. I know it's something I will treasure my whole life!
The day was tiring, but so much fun and went off without a hitch!
Today, I'm off for a short trip to Jacksonville, Florida with two of my close friends! It was a little spur of the moment, but I figured I might as well get one more vacation in before I start my internship:)