Monday, May 21, 2012

Hokie Alumna

I did it! Technically, I graduated a little over a week ago but between all the craziness I am now back to blog about it! I am so thankful to have been able to attend such an amazing university that has changed me and hopefully, I have changed it a little too. Virginia Tech has been my home for the past four years, and while I am sad to say goodbye to some of the best years of my life, I know my experiences at Tech have more than prepared me for what lies ahead. 


Friday was the university-wide commencement held in Lane Stadium. We had to get to the holding area early since the First Lady was speaking and Secret Service was everywhere! Let's just say I did not get through today without shedding many tears! After the ceremony, my best girlfriends and I had a cookout with our families to celebrate the occasion. 

Sisters waiting in the holding house

Walking into Lane! 

Virginia Tech Class of 2012!

All the Girls - sister, Nana, me, Mom, and my Aunts

Best Girl Friends 

Saturday was the Pamplin College of Business Graduation, and unlike my teary-eyed Friday, I was so excited and proud to be a college graduate! Most of my friends were leaving the next day so after meals with our families we all went out for one last hurrah. 

Fellow BIT Grad and future co-worker in Richmond

 My sweet friend snapped a pic of me before going on stage to receive my diploma, I was so nervous! 

My two favorite professors

My first two BIT friends, Sam and Stefanie, we did it! 

I Did It! 

So thankful my Grandparents were able to drive from far away to see me! 

Forever a Hokie 

It was an amazing weekend and I could not be prouder to be a graduate of Virginia Tech!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni

I am officially an alumni of my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. While my collegiate time as an active is over, I am so excited to become an alumni, join an alumni chapter in Richmond and hopefully help another chapter later in life! 

We had our Senior Banquet to recognize the Seniors. Traditionally all the seniors go out beforehand for Mexican and margaritas before the banquet which was complete of a slideshow of us all us little children! 

Out to dinner and margs! 

Seniors after Banquet 

My family also had a little photo shoot in our family letters before my little gave me my paddle, a Kappa tradition! 


Perfect Paddle! 

And one of my best friends and I had a little "throwback" photo shoot, both our names begin with "K" so we cheesed it up! Its also only appropriate/too funny I am wearing the same dress! 

                         Spring Senior Year                                          Fall Sophmore Year  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Foxfield Weekend!

Today is my last day of classes ... ever! I can't believe my college career is coming to an end! While I am so excited to start my next chapter I can't imagine leaving Blacksburg, my home for the past four years. 

I did leave Blacksburg though this past weekend and headed to Charlottesville, VA for the Foxfield Races! I traveled with 3 of my sorority sisters through the beautiful mountains (which I am really going to miss) jamming to the same songs (Boyfriend by J Biebs, Payphone by Maroon 5, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae). 

Thursday we went to "The Corner" and participated in Survivor Hour (Cville's version of happy hour).  

Girls at Three 

Friday we got bagels at Bodo's then went on a little tour of Charlottesville before heading downtown for Friday After 5 Concert series with No BS! Brass Band. It was a fun and relaxing day before having to wake up early for the horse races! 

Saturday we made it into Foxfield bright and early to stop by the Vineyard Vines tent for some free goodies (new croakies)! Even though the weather was not the best we made the most of the day and enjoyed meeting lots of new UVA friends, and even saw a few horses! 

Vineyard Vines Truck

UVA friends 

After the rain with our new UVA friend! 

On top of the car = better views 

Plus I ran into Allie from Sundresses and Smiles! It was so great seeing her and can't wait to hopefully meet up with her in Richmond this summer! 

Saturday after the races we took a nap and headed back to The Corner for a fun last night in Charlottesville.   I was even introduced to a Sol, a popular beer at the Backyard! 

Louise and Stefanie enjoying the nice weather later that night! 

My UVA friends Louis and Greg with our Sol's! 

 It was a great weekend and hopefully I can make another trip to Charlottesville this summer!