Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We have a new.....

Gator in this house!! Jason has graduated from the University of Florida on August 6, 2011.
This was not an easy feat my any means of the imagination! College is tough when you are just doing it on its own. However, it is even tougher when you have a full time job.... and add a wife.... and children.... It is more like a challenge! But he did it! And he graduated with an impressive GPA to boot!
I also had to find a way to top Jason's birthday present again this year (Last year i surprised him with a trip to Canton to see Jerry Rice inducted into the Football Hall of Fame) So this year i had to do just as good if not even better! I made a few phone calls (in MAY) and wrote some emails and got his buddies from college to come down and surprise him! (My birthday present this year is going to be awesome *hint hint*) I was so grateful that Brendan and Luke were able to make it down for such a great event! And Brian was able to find time in his schedule to make it over as well! Friday night we all went to dinner and Jason had to use the bathroom (thank goodness) so we snuck in the guys and their wives/girlfriends while he was gone! I wish that i taped his reaction but i would have had to edit it heavily! LOL He was VERY shocked to see who had joined us! After dinner we headed back to the hotel and the guys checked in then headed out to the Swamp. I stayed behind with the kiddos. Saturday morning we all got up and went to breakfast at 34th Street Diner. Then headed over to the campus to get his cap and gown and for him to get in line! Mom, Dad, Terry, Rick, Grace, Blase, and myself headed in to get seats. I had packed prepared so Blase had his video game and snacks while Grace was very happy just hanging out. The ceremony started at 2. They walked the graduates in at 1:30 so they started on time and it moved really fast!! Blase was so thrilled to see his Daddy!! ( I got a little teary eyed!) After graduation Mom and Dad took the kids home with them so we could go out and have some fun! We went to the bookstore and dropped off his gown and of course got him his Alumni licence place. Then we stopped at the KA house (All 4 boys are KA's) After that we went to Gators Dockside for some dinner and drinks. Then headed out to Main Street Bar and Billiards where we played some darts and hung out! Sunday morning we got up and headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast then we had to head our ways :( It was so nice to see them!! We headed home but stopped at the movies (we finally saw Harry Potter!) after the movie we headed to my moms to get the kiddos!
It was a fantastic weekend! And I am so PROUD of my Gator!!

Jason and Luke

Brian, Jason, Grace, Blase (belly out ugh), Danielle, Brenden, Kristin, Caitlin, and Luke

Jason, Grace, Danielle, and Blase

Me and my Graduate!

1 comment:

  1. This part is for Jason ----- Hey Jason, I just wanted to tell you happy belated birthday and a belated congratulations on graduating! I know you have come so far with school and I am sure this was one of your proudest moments not only for you but for your family too. It's been kind of crazy over here lately!

    Danielle good pictures you took! i saw them on Facebook too. I am glad your surprise turned out great and it wasn't ruined by anything or anyone!! What outfit did you end up wearing? whichever one you wore, im sure you looked fabulous! miss and love you.


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