Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Weekending | Wedding #1

This past weekend (yes...this recap is a little late) started our "wedding month." We have three weddings to attend three Saturdays in a row!

First up was Thomas' cousins' reception in Metro Detroit. They were married in Cancun in January, but unfortunately we weren't able to attend due to school. We were SO happy that they hosted a reception at home too! Since Thomas was in the bridal party we were able to enjoy the party bus with the rest of the bridal party.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Date Night | Founders Brewery & Grand Rapids Griffins Game

When T & I first met... almost ten years ago!.. one of the things we clicked over was sports. We both  love watching them at home as well as going to games. The Grand Rapids Griffins are a minor hockey team that feeds to the Detroit Red Wings. We always have a great time at the games so on a whim we decided to buy tickets for the playoff game on Monday.

But before we headed to the arena we stopped at Founders for drinks and dinner. Founders is one of Grand Rapids most well known breweries and one of our favorite places to hang out! They have delicious sandwiches and appetizers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Graduation Weekend

As I mentioned in my last post; I graduated with my Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Thomas graduated with his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science on April 30th. The whole weekend was such a whirlwind, but one I never want to forget!

Our families arrived in town Friday afternoon. Once everyone was settled we met at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Amway Grand Hotel for a delicious dinner. The food was impeccable and every one of us loved our meals. Thomas and I shared the crab cake appetizer and a caesar salad, then we each got our own filets. Our servers even brought out a celebratory desert to share!

Once dinner was finished we headed to GVSU for my cording ceremony. The ceremony was where we received our graduation cords signifying our major, speech-language pathology, and a final chance for us to mingle with faculty and one another.
PS- I figured out how to properly wear the hood before the commencement ceremony lol

Monday, May 16, 2016

Quick Catch Up

Phew, what a month it has been! Today I'm sharing a quick recap of all we've been up to and in the upcoming weeks I'll write more in depth posts.
April 21st was my last day at my internship and the beginning of the end so to speak. I will miss those kiddos and they sure taught me a lot! The following day I submitted my final assessment for my online class and picked up my cap and gown. I was officially DONE with my Masters degree! 

April 22nd I presented at the annual Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA) conference which happened to be in Grand Rapids this year! The presentation was for the program I did my summer internship at.
The next morning was our commencement ceremony! WE DID IT!

Thomas chose not to walk, but he graduated too! 

We had one day to recuperate before T & I headed to Washington DC for five days! We had such a great trip and Thomas already wants to go back.

Now we're getting caught up on... life. So much laundry, DVR-ing, and cleaning to do. Now you can see why I've been MIA this past month ;)