Thursday, May 14, 2009


NOW I can tell you what the surprise is, or actually, was!

My little brother--who towers over me--is graduating from college this Saturday. It has taken him a long time to get through, but I am beyond proud of him. He never gave up, no matter how tough things got. Since beginning the college journey he has been in the Army Reserves, gotten married, had two children, and worked for 15 years in a grocery store. He is soooo ready to be done. Did I mention how proud I am of him?

I hav known since about January that I would be flying home to attend his graduation. It is a SUPER busy time of the year at work and at first I hadn't been sure I would be able to get the time off. I will be missing the Middle School picnic, the Jr./Sr. Banquet, K5 graduation, and Sunday's Baccalaureate service. I want to be at all of those events, but this is my brother's graduation we are talking about.

I have been telling him for the past month or so that I wouldn't be able to make it. Yes, I lied. A BIG, FAT, STINKY lie! My dad has known since January and my sister-in-law has known since February. We all managed to keep it a secret from my brother. I have to tell you, though, this week, I wanted to blog about it so bad! I'm not sure if my brother reads my blog or not--actually, the only person that I am SURE reads my blog is my BFF. How pathetic is THAT may I ask? Anyway--that's a blog for another day.

Last night, my dad and I went over to my brother's house. His last final was last night so he was tired and glad to be done. We rang the doorbell and after what seemed like FOREVER--no, really, it took them a long time to get to the door--he opened the door. I was standing off to the side so that he couldn't see me. My dad told him that he had brought someone over who wanted to see him and I peeked around the wall. He was surprised. I was so happy!

As an added bonus, I also got to spend time with the most adorable four-year old in the world! My nephew is cute beyond words and so smart! Just so you know, I am going over to play Hot wheels and Monster Trucks with him today. I know you are jealous! :)

raven is at home with my roommate. I miss raven. I felt supremely guilty when I left the house yesterday because I told her I would see her later. I just didn't tell her how much later that will be. I know that she is in good hands, but I still miss her. I don't even have a picture of her to post today.

Have a happy day, wherever you are! Even if you are at a law firm in Ohio ;)


  1. Sooo happy that things went according to plan!!! Have a wonderful time there with your family. And I'll have a happy day even from a law firm in Ohio! ;P

  2. Well, I finally figured out how to connect with this blog! Cute video of your nephew. He really is very cute.