What a great weekend! We had so much fun this past weekend spending time with Chris’ parents & gramma, Dr. Tom & Janice & Rosemary. Bear came along, too. First, Chris & I checked into our hotel in Indy, then we drove to the airport to pick up family. After that, we all went out to eat, then spent the evening celebrating Chris’ achievements & upcoming graduation. On Saturday, we all headed out to Lafayette & spent some time touring Purdue, checking out Chris’ office, etc. Graduation started at 2:30pm in Elliot Hall of Music. The line to get in was crushing, so we had Chris’ dad save a place for us while the ladies sat & chatted & Chris got into his line for commencement.
Commencement was not very long – only about 2 hours. We go to see Chris be hooded by his dissertation chair, Professor Michael Bergman. We were all so proud of him! Once commencement was over, we all stood outside and took pictures and Chris’ dad took LOTS of video with his new little Sony camcorder. Following that, we headed back to Indy where we again celebrated Chris’ achievements, this time at the Eagle’s Nest. We were joined by my parents, Dr. Bruce & Mary, and we all had a blast.
Our final day, Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day by going out for brunch at the Scholar’s Inn restaurant in downtown Indy. I would highly recommend this restaurant – it was very, very nice. We loved the ambiance, the food, the staff – all in all, it was great. Once brunch was over, we headed back to the hotel to relax & get ready for check-out, left around 3pm, headed over to PetsMart to get some stuff for Bear, and then dropped Chris’ family off at the airport. We were sad to see them go. Hopefully there will be some time this summer for a quick weekend trip to St. Simons Island so we can visit with them again.
As you can see, I’ve put some pictures & a video below to show bits of the weekend. I hope that you enjoy!
Also, Chris’ gramma gave him a commemorative coin, chocolates, and gave me some Estee Lauder perfume, make-up, and a beautiful bag. We both appreciated these items very much.
This is a video of Chris & his dad walking to get in line for commencement (Chris in the graduate’s line, Chris’ dad in the commencement line – he was holding our place).
Video of Chris receiving his doctoral hood and his diploma
Video of everyone stopping by our apartment briefly before heading back to Indy.
This last video is of us in one of the suites, getting ready to head to Mother’s Day brunch.