Graduation Nation

Fiancé and I have had a very busy past two weekends! We both have brothers the same age, seniors in college, and each of them graduated from college this month! Woohoo class of 2010!

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The main point of our trip up to Boston last weekend was to be there for fiancé’s brother’s graduation from Boston College.

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I had never seen the BC campus before, it was lovely!

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We went to the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday - 

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And then we hit up the Mods (modular housing for seniors on the BC campus) for a BBQ. Being in a senior apartment made me miss college. They had walls of beer ( what college dorm doesn’t?)

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And a pretty sweet “BC” wall decoration made from Keystone Ice cases. It was an impressive form of decor if I do say so myself!

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We had a fun afternoon on campus celebrating with the graduates. We drank out of red solo cups, played drinking games and had a jolly old time. It made me miss college so much!

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On Monday we headed out to the big stadium for the actual graduation ceremony. There were so many people in the stadium! It was a rough day for a graduation outside, the heat was almost unbearable and the ceremony lasted a long time because there were so many people.  joe's 188

But then the time came for Rob to get his diploma!

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Woohoo Collage Graduate!

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After the ceremony we met up back at the Mods for family pictures.

Don’t fiancé and his brother look alike?

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The men in the family.  

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Siblings – Hi Kate! 🙂

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The whole gang.

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It was a long day at BC, but I enjoyed being able to celebrate with Rob and the rest of fiancé’s family!

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Fast forward to this weekend which was MY brother’s graduation from the University of Scranton! Fiancé and I headed up yesterday (Sunday – right smack dab in the middle of Memorial Day Weekend) to Scranton for the graduation festivities.


This graduation was much smaller than BC’s – we were able to see Michael (my bro) process out with the rest of his class.

(He is the guy in the middle of the picture)

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Scranton did a great job decorating the arena for the event. It was also nice to sit inside in the air conditioning and watch everything!

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Another nice thing about the graduation was that my dad is a University of Scranton Alumni. He also just ended his term as the President of the Alumni Society there, so that meant that my dad got to present my brother with his diploma on stage.

Here are my brother and dad in line for the stage. My dad is waving!

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It was a nice personal touch to the graduation.

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After the ceremony inside it was time to brave the heat outside for some more family pictures!

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Group shot – my uncle, parents, brother, fiancé and yours truly

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Way to go Michael! 

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Michael and his girlfriend Joan! Hi Joan!

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Proud parents.

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Family shot.

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After being in the sun too long I decided it was time to go and celebrate somewhere inside (with air conditioning!)

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We headed out to Bar Louie in the Mohegan Sun complex . grad 089

I immediately bought this guy a drink! He earned it!

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Congratulations to Michael & Robert! 

Spending so much time at colleges the past two weekends made me miss college life!

What do you miss most (or love most) about  college?

I miss just hanging out with friends all the time and the laid back lifestyle with minimal responsibilities. The real world is very different from college life! It’s also hard going from seeing some friends every single day to now having friends spread all over the country! It is fun to go visit people but it will never be the same as it was when we all lived together!

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  • Reply Rachel June 1, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I'm from the Philadelphia area too I went to University of Scranton too! I miss college all the time! WOOOO Class of 08! Congrats to your brother!

  • Reply ladypurpl June 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Yeah to the sibling graduates! You and fiance had fun weekends too! Someone in our family always said, "Enjoy and have fun in college, they will be the best times of your life" Remember who?

  • Reply amanda June 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    yayyy to a college filled weekend. what fun. such exciting stuff. the finance and his brother do look an awful lot alike. it always amazes me when siblings look like each other, because mine do not. we all look so different.

    i miss how all my friends were right around the corner from each other. college life was always so grand because everyone was only a few steps away. i wish i could be in the real world but have the college lifestyle. that would be just lovely. because i don't want to do homework anymore. i was totally over that. ha.

  • Reply Ashley June 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    That looked like a lot of fun! I basically miss everything about college..even the homework..pathetic I know!

  • Reply Jacqui June 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Agree 100% I hate that my best friends are not down the hall anymore but across the country!

  • Reply Faith @ lovelyascharged June 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I've only been out of college for a few months and I already miss it. It was so fun to have everyone so close and have tons of friends living right in the same building. I also miss the laid-back carefree life!

  • Reply Melissa June 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations graduates!

    I love BC. And any time I hear about Scranton, I think of the Office. 🙂

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