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Graduation Girl

Phew! The past weeks have been nothing but a whirlwind. I completed my final semester of college, moved out of my apartment, graduated with by Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and traveled back home to spend some quality family time for summer. It’s hard to believe I’m moving on from the ‘college-phase’ of my life, but I’m ready to tackle the ‘real world’!

I ended up unintentionally taking a hiatus from blogging, or well.. from my computer in general. Aside from writing two 15 page papers, studying for finals, and writing 3 essay in a matter of one week, I wasn’t on my computer. In fact, when all of that was completed, I didn’t touch my computer for an entire week. Can you believe that? Yes me, the twitter/tumblr/blog (and now pinterest too!) addict that I am didn’t do any of that for a week. But, it was precisely what I needed. I spent quality time with friends, my boyfriend, family who traveled to my graduation, and just took time away from everything. I went to some wineries with some of the greatest friends, laid out by a pool, and went to some of my favorite restaurants for the last time. And I loved every minute of it.

Now, it’s time to get to work. Well, sort of. I’ve decided to take two months this summer just to enjoy time with my family and the last days before I head off into the real world. I’ll have lots of time to get into a set blogging schedule, that I have been dying to have. And cross a few things off my summer bucket list (soon to come!).

For now, take a peak at some graduation photogs! Graduating college is something I always dreamed about as a little girl, though I never dreamed I’d do it in just three years. It’s a day that seemed so far away, one that I never thought would come. But it came! It was an incredible weekend, and even somewhat still surreal. But I spent it with the people who are closest to my heart and I would not have had it any other way. Thank you to my Mom, sisters, grandparents, Aunt & Uncle for sharing in my special day with me. I love you all!

Baccalaureate Service

Mommy and I.

Before all of us graduates filled the chairs. over 5700 of us walked, and over 10,000 graduated!
Yay – there’s me!

Can you find boyfriend and I? Halfway back from the tent!

She refused to smile.

WE DID IT!

Emily, sister.

The twins, more sisters.

The little girls, more sisters.

Still no smile from little Chelsea.

I’m an alumni!

Getting the diploma. Woot woot!

So Happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesssssss!

At dinner following the ceremony. 

14 Comments

  1. Jenna said:
    5.23.11

    Way to go, sweet girl!! What a proud day for you. Think about it: Your life is really about to begin. Keep being you. Keep putting God first. Keep following your heart. You will soar. ๐Ÿ™‚

    XOXO… Sending love and congratulations!
    Jenna

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  2. Petchie said:
    5.23.11

    Congrats on the graduation! Your beaming with happiness in the pictures, so cute!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  3. Michelle Lee said:
    5.24.11

    congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ you look fab!

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  4. 5.24.11

    congrats!!! p.s. you and your man are too cute!!!

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  5. Natalie said:
    5.24.11

    Wow, congratulations! Love the pictures, you two are adorable!

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  6. Marissa said:
    5.24.11

    I just graduated as well! It’s so exciting and so scary at the same time ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  7. Francesca said:
    5.24.11

    you look so gorgeous and happy! congrats!!

    xoxo,
    F

    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!

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  8. Kenzie said:
    5.24.11

    A huge congratulations to your success! I love those heels and you have so many sisters!

    I think a hiatus is a great, relieving practice. And completely understandable.

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  9. 5.24.11

    Way to go Marissa….so proud of you! You and your boyfriend looked great. It sounds like your summer will be fantastic too. Can’t wait to read your new posts in the next couple months. Have a great RELAXING week ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx
    Libby

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  10. Belly B said:
    5.24.11

    Congratulations on graduating!!! You looked gorgeous in your gown haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    <3 Belly B

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  11. Chelsea Rae said:
    5.24.11

    Congratulations to you and your boy! Yay for finally graduating and real life. This will definitely be the best time of our lives.

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  12. 5.24.11

    Yipppeeeeee!!!!

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  13. Rachel said:
    5.25.11

    congratsssssss

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  14. Maria Camila said:
    5.26.11

    Congrats, I wish you the very best!

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