But this weekend was still phenomenal. My little sister Stephanie graduated from Texas A&M University – Commerce as a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I couldn’t be prouder of her! She passed her teaching certification exam, her PPR, and is ESL certified – totally ready to teach kindergarten! She won’t find out til this summer if she has a job at the school district she’s been working at, but with her awesome recommendation letters and teachers/administrators backing her, I am thinking/hoping it won’t be a problem.
“I did it!”
“Look over there…”
And just a picture I love. We got some funnier pics that are on my mom’s iPad too.
Afterward, we had family and friends over to the house to celebrate. It was so great getting everyone together to congratulate Steph! My friend Merritt came with her 11-month-old son Mason, so I got to be baby-crazy for most of the afternoon.
–Also… a big congratulations to my friend Terra on her graduation this weekend too!! You ROCK.
Met up with Kristen, Valerie, J, and a couple of significant others for drinks at The Cedars Social in South Dallas. Despite being born and raised in the Metroplex and living there for a year after college, I haven’t spent much time in this area and was more than a little apprehensive. Texts I sent to J while sitting in the parking lot:
However, once inside, the place is pretty hip; we all agreed it was a scene straight out of Boogie Nights! Their cocktail list was very extensive. Of course, I’m STILL not drinking so I settled for the food menu. Val and I split the deviled eggs and artisan cheese tray. Delicious! I would absolutely go back to try some of their tasty looking drinks. I left early, unfortunately – love spending time with those ladies (and gentlemen)! – had to get back and see what was going on at the house, since I had left Shane their on his study group call. Hung out with Steph and her friends in the hot tub til midnight or so. Great day.
We had full intentions of taking my mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day, but she instead insisted on making waffles. Twist my arm, right? It was nice being able to spend Mother’s Day at home for a change. After gifting her our tokens, we packed up the stuff and the dogs and headed back to Houston. I went for a ride with Crystal (very short ride – 20 miles, thank God for tapering) at Bear Creek before tending to the laundry and crashing. All in all, an awesome weekend.
May 19th is only 3 days away – you know what my next post will be about!!