Are you heading to any graduation ceremonies or parties this year?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pomp & Circumstance
After yet another whirlwind week that included visiting my family in California for Mother's Day and then participating in my university’s Commencement Weekend here in DC, I'm finally getting back to blogging and am excited to share a few highlights!
After arriving back in DC on Friday, I spent Saturday afternoon getting ready to attend the first of two graduation ceremonies, this one specific to my college. After receiving ceremonial cords and medals to add to our regalia, my publishing classmates and I cheered each other on as we celebrated two years of hard work and friendship. Stephen recorded an iPhone video of me walking across the stage, and thanks to a live stream set up by the college, my family was able to watch online from California. Two of my former Capitol Hill colleagues and friends also came to watch, and as you can see, I even busted out a pair of high heels!
Next up was Sunday morning's university-wide celebration, which was held on the National Mall. Without a doubt, the highlight of the ceremony was an appearance by journalist Brian Williams, who delivered a terrific commencement speech that was as laugh-out-loud funny as it was inspiring. Just as amazing were the clear skies and temperatures in the low 70s, which made for the perfect ending to an all-around fabulous weekend!
Posted by Heather at 12:18 PM
Labels: DC highlights, family, school
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congrats~! What special pictures with your grandparents too.ReplyDelete
Great job, Heather!!! WOO HOO!!! I love your photos with your grandparents and with Stephen. You look great, girl.ReplyDelete
We have a party this Saturday but I think it's the only one. Have a great week!
Congratulations on your graduation!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Heather! Way to go!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on finishing your master's program! I am so glad you were able to spend time with family, especially with your grandmother. All the best to you now that you've got that degree in hand :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations gorgeous!! xoReplyDelete
Congratulations! You look so happy, and framed photos of you with your grandparents will make beautiful gifts. You have lots of exciting things to look forward to :)ReplyDelete
Congrats! My great granny sugar got to attend my bs graduation, and that meant the world.i was the first tograduate from college at that time. No one came to any of my other graduations,lolReplyDelete
Congratulations, finally all the hard work has paid off...ReplyDelete
I am so happy to hear you spent some time with family, I am sure they were as happy to have you around, those pictures with your grandparents are wonderful and the surely look very proud of you!!!
Yay for Class of 2012!!!!
I bet your grandparents will just love the framed photos. You are too cute in your cap and gown!
Also, so cool you got to hear Brian Williams speak!
Congrats!! You did it!ReplyDelete
congratulations on your commencement! it looks like such a great celebration and how awesome to have the washington monument in the background.ReplyDelete
and so happy that you got to spend mother's day with your nana <3
Congrats to you! Love those photos of you with your grandparents!ReplyDelete
Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
Congratulations!!! You look amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats you looks beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Congrats - you are so sweet to your grandparents too and they will love the photos!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
I'm sure you had such a wonderful time with your grandparents and Nana! And how neat to hear Brian Williams give a speech..congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! YEYYY you did it! :) Nice pics.. sorry to hear about your grandma!ReplyDelete