Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The ending of an era

I started to post this, but I realized I had never posted on graduation and needed to do that first. Hence the two posts in a row.
As we were watching the NBA Finals tonight, a trailer for HP 7-2 came on. Blane asked me if I was sad it was almost over. I hadn't really thought about it before, but I told him that I wasn't that upset the movies would be over. I am however sad about the books. Harry, Ron, and Hermione have been a part of my life for the last 13 years-more than half of my life. I know this is considered to be a controversial series  to some people due to the witchcraft. To me, it is just like any fiction book or movie. It is not something that is practical, it is an escape and adventure. To not read the series is doing yourself a disservice. It is so eloquently written and thourougly thought out from start to finish. I am not trying to review the books or the author. I am just passionate about Harry Potter. It is a series that I will read over and over for years to come. I have grown up with it, and it is a chapter I am sad to close. The final movie comes out in 38 days, and although it is bittersweet, I am excited.

Way past due

Graduation weekend was a smashing success, besides the actual ceremony being incredibly disorganized. That, however, is beside the point. My parents, grandparents, sister, brother-in-law, and the kids came for the weekend. They got a little taste of Dallas, but I hope they come back when I have time to actually show them around. Blane's parents, brother, and sister-in-law came for my graduation lunch and the ceremony. My BFF MK came for the ceremony too!! It was a great weekend and I had a wonderful time with everyone. I forgot how great graduation gifts are. Everyone started asking me what I wanted a few weeks beforehand, and I didn't have anything to say. I hadn't even thought about it. Everyone did great without my help, though. I got some good swag. My grandparents and in-laws gave me money, which I am probably going to use for a couple of new outfits when I get a job. Brad and Cara (brother-in-law & sister-in-law) gave me a Starbucks gift card! My parents gave me this:

It is a gorgeous Coach purse and wallet, if you can't tell from the picture. It is much prettier in person, and I love it.
Blane gave me this:

It's a Nook Color: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/index.asp plus an awesome cover! He actually already had a gift for me, but this was the only thing I asked for. He didn't know if anyone was going to get it for me. So, he got it for me just in case! I still dont' know what the other gift is that he has had since December.

My sister got me some Nook acessories, including a gift card to buy lots and lots of books!

Mary Kathryn gave me the Tina Fea book Bossy Pants as well as this:

Both gifts were awesome and very fitting. This is my new favorite coffee cup. It motivates me every morning! If you are a business woman type person and you haven't read Bossy Pants, you need to. It's good.

Anyway, I had been meaning to post this forever and I kept forgetting. Thanks to everyone for coming to my special day and for the great gifts. I love you all.