Celebration Weekend

A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks. Quick recap of what’s been going in our lives:

-I graduated from the best university out there, Texas A&M

-Jon and I went to San Francisco and Napa for vacation

-I got a job

-Jon left for basic training and artillery school

To start off catching up on everything here are some hi-lights from the celebration weekend. Thanks to everyone who came and made it special!

With the two girls, Rachel and Karen that have been with me from day 1 at A&M, it just made sense that we would all make our mortar boards with Lilly prints and our monograms and a little sparkle. Modge podge will save us all.

mortar board complete with Lilly and monogram. Welcome to the South

mortar board complete with Lilly and monogram. Welcome to the South

Thank you to all my family and friends for coming to the lovely College Station to sit through an almost 3 hour long ceremony.

Yall made it extra special

Yall made it extra special

And a celebration dinner to top it all off with loved ones

graduation dinner with everyone

graduation dinner with everyone

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thanks to everyone who came!

One of my favorite parts of the whole graduation ceremony was turning my ring around so the ’13’ faces out to the world. Exciting times!

Up next: Jon and Rachel take on California including Wine Country, some Redwoods, and San Francisco

A very special day

It happened on Friday the 14th of September at the Clayton Williams Alumni Center around 4:30. My parents came in, my cousin was there, my roommate was there, friends were all going to be there too. All for the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Ring Day! A very special day indeed. This is one of the days (besides graduation) that I have been working towards and it felt so gratifying to have my right hand feel a little heavier when my dad slipped the ring on my finger. I had my dad give my ring to me since he is a fellow Aggie and part of the reason that I am at A&M in the first place. It’s hard to tell who was more excited.

My dad giving me my Aggie ring

Look how pretty and shiny it is!

family tradition

Gig em

together since the first day

2818 roomies!

we have our Aggie bling!

The other side of this tradition: the ring dunk. It happened… It was horrible but it had to be done. 4 beers, 1 minute 20 seconds, and one shiny Aggie ring caught in my teeth and it’s official official. WHOOP!