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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.

6 Days: Woods and Fields Trail

Happy Evee B.

One of my favorite walking trails is called the “Woods & Fields Trail”.  While the name is clearly so original …, it’s a serene place where you can’t see or hear anything man-made.  It’s part of the Jefferson National Forest and around 15 minutes outside of the town of Blacksburg.  Unfortunately I left my trusty Nikon at home today so these pictures were taken with a Droid X.  And as you can see, Miss Evee enjoys this trail as well.  🙂

The endless fields.