i've been m.i.a.
why, you ask?
because we've been partying hard and celebrating good times. because M is officially a college graduate.
(insert WOO-HOO, hallelujah chorus, and pomp and circumstance here)
i'm so proud of him.
he looked so smart in his cap & gown & robes.
it was such a wonderfully long weekend (starting Wednesday) with family and friends..
(thank you to all our family and friends who celebrated with us and made M feel so loved. it was so nice to spend time with all of you!)
a special shout-out to M's brother, Mark. he flew out from Boston to celebrate with M. thanks for making the trip, Mark! it was so fun to see you.
anyway, throughout the weekend,
we ate good food.
we laughed until we cried.
and we ate more good food.
Ellie was so proud of her daddy, too.
she gave him lots of hugs.
she was very enthralled by his tassel.
and then needed a break to eat a flower or two...
and of course, bang on the most dangerous thing in sight...an electric box that said "DANGEROUS, HIGH VOLTAGE."
and while it was all so fun, i can't help feeling a little bit...sad.
i know, i know, you're probably like, "holy cow! how could you be sad to be done with college debt and penny-pinching?"
well, i guess i'm just already tired of growing up. i'm tired of saying good-bye. i'm sad to think of leaving this little place that has been so good to M and me...it is where it all began! so many memories. maybe i'm having a little bit of an identity crisis?? do i define myself as a BYU student or a BYU student's wife? and now i'm not a BYU student or a BYU student's wife...but rather a BYU fan...and an accountant's wife instead (how did this happen??)? eek. maybe i'm not ready to be this new identity. maybe i'm not ready for it really to all be over yet.
it's not over yet.
in fact, it won't officially be over till M starts his career in september.
and that's not for 5 months.
even though i have 5 weeks left of school...
let the party begin.