Pomp and Circumstance

I can now officially say that I am a college graduate! It’s hard to believe – my time here at UF has absolutely flown by! Being finished is bittersweet, but I am coming back next Fall to finish up my Master’s, so it’s not too bitter just yet! Winking smile 

My weekend has been fabulous! Meghan’s sisters were both in town for Gator stompin’, along with a few of our other friends. The weather ended up being pretty terrible, and it poured most of the night, but we still had a blast!

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Friday we spent most of the day lounging on the couch watching Royal Wedding footage! Kate looked so pretty, but I think it would sort of stink to get married that way – everything was so formal and official, it seemed like they couldn’t really enjoy the ceremony.

I also did a little cap decorating….

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My parents came into town around 5:00pm, and took me, my roommates, and some friends out to dinner at a place called The Gelato Company. They have a vegetarian panini that is to die for, so I was more than game to go there!

Oh, and did I mention you get free gelato with your meal if you order a drink?

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Yeah, The Gelato Company is definitely a winner. I got half New York cheesecake and half mint chocolate chip. They even put a complimentary cookie in there for me!

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After dinner we came back to my house and played games, ate cookies, enjoyed a few “beverages” and laughed – a LOT! It was such a wonderful night with great people, and I feel so lucky that I got to celebrate my graduation with all of them!

Today was the actual big day, but my ceremony didn’t start until 2:00pm, so I had plenty of time to sleep in, get ready, and take pictures!

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Whew! The actual ceremony was not too bad – it got a little boring about half way through the calling of names, but thankfully I had my phone and my iPod touch to entertain me!

I actually spotted Julie in the crowd during the ceremony, and tweeted her telling her to look for me! We waved at each other, and I actually ran into her after the ceremony as well! It was so awesome to meet her, and she was just as beautiful and sweet in person as she is on the blog. Smile 

Tomorrow I have to finish packing, and then I’m off to Savannah with my parents for a week or so before I return to Orlando for the summer! Woohoo!

I’m off to bed – it has been a loooooong (but extremely fun-filled) past couple of days! Goodnight!

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11 Responses

  1. CONGRATS times a katrillion and one! 🙂

    This looks like so much fun and that’s SO cool you ran into Julie 😀

    Happy Sunday love!

  2. Just found your blog via Meg! Congratulations! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous (and looks like you had some fabulous Florida sun for graduation!) I’m graduating next week but the forecast says rain 😦 oh and our ceremony starts at 10am…which really is far far too early if you ask me :/

  3. Congratulations!!

  4. Congrats, Jamie!! What an exciting time in your life! 🙂

  5. Congrats on your graduation 😀 That is such an accomplishment!!
    I just found your blog, via Julie’s, and it’s SO cute! Can’t wait to read more!

  6. Congrats!!! Thats so exciting 🙂 🙂

  7. Congrats on the graduation! Even though I am a die hard Seminole 🙂 I won’t hold your Alma mater against you!

    What a wonderful accomplishment! Enjoy!

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