Yesterday was a big day.
My brother Marty, his girlfriend Susan, and I all graduated on the same day at the same time! Marty and Susan received their bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Carolina yesterday- his in civil engineering, hers in elementary education. And across town in a much smaller ceremony, I graduated with my master’s degree from Columbia College!
I’m excited about my newly earned degree, but also a little sad. It’s super nerdy, but I love being in school. Also, I made some seriously amazing friends/lunch buddies in grad school. I’ll miss not seeing them every third weekend!
Most importantly, Forrest and I had everyone back to our house last night after the graduations! It was a little tricky- we squeezed 20+ people into our tiny townhouse for a party that included dinner! Fortunately, my incredible mother and mother-in-law handled all of the food prep and set-up! The space was a concern- as in, would we have enough? We set up an extra table outside and lots of extra chairs indoors and out. The 1st floor of our house has an open floor plan and I like to think that the closeness made it easier to mingle. 🙂
All in all, it was great- our family came to celebrate and we were lucky enough to have Susan’s family join us. We were so excited to finally meet her parents, sister, and future brother-in-law. They were lovely and we had a lot of fun!
Congratulations, Marty and Susan! Welcome to the real world!
Also, congratulations to my three besties from undergrad! Lauren and Sonam graduated from medical school and Jessica just finished her MAT in elementary education! Love you, girls- congrats!