Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Big Day

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - I graduated!

There were over 9,000 graduates of which, 4,400 participated in Saturday's Commencement Ceremony. Glen Beck was our guest speaker. The main ceremony was outside - temps of 92 (nothing like wearing a long-sleeved black gown and black cap in the heat, lol).

It was a wonderful day and my family and friends were all there to cheer me on as I walked across the stage to receive my diploma - B.S. Business Management.


My friends threw me a great party on Sunday - it was very humbling to see all the work they did just for me. I am blessed to have a wonderful circle of close girlfriends - Paige, Elke, Tiffany, Susan, Beth, Linda, Lisa, and Ramona - you are the best and I am so very grateful to call you my friends.

To my blogging friends, please forgive me for being MIA - I owe you lots of emails, thank you's, and catching up to do on each of your blogs. With all my schooling out of the way, I hope to be more consistent with my posting and blogging. I so cherish the friendships I have made this past year through my blog. You all are the best!

I have lots of stitching to show you in my next post.

Have a wonderful day!

Cari

25 comments:

Glenna said...

Oh, Congratulations, Cari! Woo hoo!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations, Cari! You should be so proud - we're proud of you!!

Catherine said...

Congrats! What an accomplishment!

Ranae said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Cari!!! Congratulations!! That is so fantastic -- and so great that you had a party after given for you! Enjoy being a graduate -- I bet it feels so good!

valerie said...

Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!

Deb said...

A big Congratulations Cari! You should be so proud. I'm sure that you are soooo happy that you are finished with your classes and have degree in hand! Big hugs to you, Cari!

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Cari! I bet you're so happy! It's a great accomplishment and it's only the beginning of many more to come.

Nancy

Katrina said...

Huge congrats! I bet you are thrilled to be done :-).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you, Cari! I know you are thrilled to have this part of your journey behind you! Way to go!

Robin

Carol said...

I'm so happy for you, Cari! I'm sure your friends and family were so proud to see you receive your diploma. Congratulations and I hope you can relax a bit and enjoy the summer...

Suzanne said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congratulations Cari... a wonderful accomplishment. You should be so proud... Now that you've graduated will you have a bit more time for stitching?

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your great accomplishment!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! I actually teared up reading your post. :)

You should be very proud of yourself my dear! All that hard work, and sacrifices you've made to achieve this... a great big pat on the back from me to you!

Lois said...

Congratulations Cari! You look so happy in the pics. All that hard work, you should be very proud of yourself.

Sally said...

Congratulations Cari!

Mary said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!! What a wonderful achievement for you - you must be so happy that all your hard work has paid off. My very best wishes to you for whatever the future holds.
Mary

Myra said...

Congratulations Cari! I am proud of you. I have twin sons in college so I know how hard it is and what dedication it requires. You done good!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Cari, forgive me for taking so long to congratulate you on your graduation. It went right over my head when I read your email about the needlework set, too. I have been so scattered lately, and behind on blog reading. We are all very proud of you. That is a wonderful accomplishment. How did you like Glenn Beck?
Now that you have school behind you, I hope you can find more time for other things.
I'm off to paint for you.

Michelle said...

Congratulations Cari! I'm sure it was worth all the hard work - well done!

Cari said...

Congratulations Cari!! Well done....I'm sure you're proud! Have a great holiday weekend!

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Congrats! It was a wonderful day with your family and friends were all there to cheer you on.