We had a fabulous weekend trip to Virginia for my hubby's graduation. We left Thursday afternoon when I got home from work and drove a little less than halfway to Virginia and spent the night in a hotel in Florence, SC. Friday morning we got up and hit the road at 6:30 so that my husband could get to the college to pick up his name card and honor cords. After doing that, we spent some time at the university's bookstore, which is actually a Barnes and Noble, complete with a Starbucks. Side note- I could totally live in Virginia. It is beautiful there and there is a Starbucks on almost every corner.
Friday night, we had dinner with one of my husband's friends from the Marine Corps and his family. It was excellent food and company. The girls were super well behaved, even though they were very tired from a long day.
Saturday morning we were up early and on the road again for graduation. The girls and I stayed in the stadium for the processional, but went to the bookstore during the ceremony because it was raining, and the bleachers were not very comfortable. We read books and I had Starbucks while we waited. Then, we went to a smaller location, which was inside, for the actual conferring of the degrees. We were surprised when my husband had a special chair which was labeled for him due to his "academic excellence". He received a special award for completing his degree with a perfect 4.0. It is a nice, framed certificate with his name on it. We are all VERY proud of him.
Sadly, the stars did not align for us to meet with the fabulous Danifred, but hopefully we will take a trip this summer and get to hang out with her and her family.
Saturday, after the second ceremony, we drove back to Florence and spent the night in yet another hotel.
Then, this morning, we got up, had a nice breakfast at IHOP and drove home. We got home around 1:30, and I am trying to get laundry and housework done so I will be ready to go back to work tomorrow. Lauren is already out of school for the summer, but I have two more weeks with students, then four days of post-planning. Oh how I wish I taught in the same school system where Lauren attends school!
But, even though we spent way too many hours in the car this weekend, we had a wonderful time spending time together. The girls were excellent the entire time, and I couldn't be happier with the way things turned out.
Now, time to get back to that housework......................