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The Great Graduation Post

Can you guess which one is me? Justin?

Graduation was great!  It was something that I had always looked forward to and it definitely lived up to my expectations.  On Friday (5/13/11) we had the university commencement ceremony at Lane Stadium, the Hokies’ football stadium.  The feeling of walking on that beloved football field as a soon-to-be graduate felt absolutely awesome.  Unfortunately the ceremony itself was greatly condensed due to severe thunderstorms – it actually started pouring during the commencement speech.  But, I guess no one will ever forget our graduation and how everyone, students and audience members alike, rushed out of their seats to take cover from the storm.  My family and I celebrated after the university ceremony with dinner at “El Gran Rodeo” in Christiansburg, one of our favorite local Mexican restaurants.  The next morning (5/14/11) was my college commencement ceremony where I actually received my diploma.  A speech was given by a 2003 VT grad and she really gave me a glimpse into what the future can hold for me.  After this ceremony, we took a zillion family pictures all over campus (as did every other graduate).  We celebrated again with lunch at “The Great 611 Steak Company” in Roanoke which had to-die-for baked potatoes and surprisingly good steaks.  And then later that day, Justin and I celebrated with close friends and fellow graduates.  All in all, it was a wonderful graduation!  Next up, learning how to be a grown-up.  🙂

Justin modeling my graduation cap. Special thanks to my extraordinary parents for their unwavering support throughout my 4-years of college!


Normally I watch instant-replays on this jumbotron, but today it featured our commencement speaker. Can you see the sky of doom in the background?


Justin and me in front of Torgersen Bridge on ALUMNI Mall.

Officially a Hokie alumnus :)

Congrats Balloons from my Sisters!

It’s official – I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate!!!  😀  I’m getting ready to go celebrate with friends but I wanted to say a quick “hello” before I head out (apparently I miss blogging too much!).  Tomorrow’s post will include more details and many pictures.  One big detail that I’ll spill tonight – Justin’s parents gave Justin and me a DSLR camera and a HD video camera for graduation presents (thank you!!!).  So, I’m very excited to say that you should look forward to better pictures and better videos on here in the very near future.  Well, that’s it for now.  Thank you to all of my blogging friends for your words of encouragement, support, advice, wisdom, well-wishes, what have you during the past several weeks.  I truly appreciate it and I honestly thought of you all during the graduation ceremony. 🙂

1 Day: Tomorrow!!??

Bailey the Hokie Fan

My graduation?  It’s tomorrow!!!  Less than 24 hours from now, I will be a proud Virginia Tech graduate.  I can’t believe it!  😀

2 Days: Wordless Wednesday

My Heart Dog

I love this picture of Diesel Wayne.  It would have been perfect had someone’s hairy legs not been in the background …

And on another note, just TWO days until graduation!!!  😀