We started the graduation festivities Friday night. My parents came to town and took us to the Hog Haus for dinner. I’ve only been a few times, but I LOVE me some Hog Haus. They are a brewery, and make many of their dishes with their homemade brews. We enjoyed some beer cheese dip, and dad and Ty got the beer battered fish and chips…mom got some yummy pasta and I had shrimp and grits!

My amazing parents…

Me and Ty at dinner!
Then we came home and enjoyed some yummy cake from Rick’s bakery. Isn’t this adorable?

Then I got to open some graduation gifts….Tyler and Nancy (my MIL) got me a Nook! And mom and dad got me a pre-order of the 75th anniversary Fiestaware Marigold soup bowl/platter, and a gift that made me tear up….Mikimoto pearls. These are the top of the line pearls, and I feel so blessed to have something so nice. They are beautiful!

Saturday came and a bunch of COMM grads and some professors met outside before graduation to take a group picture. These are some of the people that suffered, I mean, made it through the COMM M.A. program with me. I am sad to leave these folks.

Us girls showed off our hoods!

Me and Laveda- she has been my partner in crime at grad school. We got in trouble for being too loud in our office, we complained about so many things, and worked out and sweat more than I care to remember. But we had a great time.

This was some of us after we got our diplomas (or diploma holders….we get the diplomas in the mail later).

Then we went to eat lunch. It was unseasonable cold, so we didn’t get to take any pictures outside. We went to lunch at the #1 lunch place in NWA- Mermaid’s. I had never been, but I knew they were reknown for their lunches….so that’s where I suggested. It was very good. Seafood and yummy pastas!

My parents left after one more slice of cake. Then Tyler and I took a glorious nap and had sushi for dinner.

It was a great weekend of celebration and I’m so glad to be finally, officially finished.

PS. On another note, the canvases I ordered came in…they are very nice quality…but I realized why they are so cheap. You have to assemble them. They come just rolled up and you have to stretch and staple them together. But at least they look nice.


  1. Congrats on your graduation!

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