Graduation!

Well remember last year when Trevor graduated? Well I have officially joined him in being a college graduate from the University of Utah! I loved having my family drive all distances to come and be with me at my graduation. I love that I have family willing and able to do those kinds of things. My parents drove up from San Diego, and Trevor's parents drove up from St.George to come to my graduation. Trevor's sister Courtney and her husband Eric don't live too far away, but they made time to be with us as well.
Having them all with me just added to the excitement of the day!
I wasn't planning on going to my commencement, but then I heard that Mitch Albom would be speaking... you know the American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster and musician. You may recognize some of his books, like Tuesdays with Morrie, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. So of course I had to go simply to see him, and I am so happy I did. He was amazing. He stole the show! My parents who have been to countless commencements said it was by far the best one they have ever been to or heard. I don't mean to sound corny, but the whole experience was kind a little life changing... I will have to get into why later, because that is a whole nother story! I decided to not dress up and sit with the other graduates at the commencement and just enjoy sitting by my parents, I mean they live in San Diego and I miss them, and I am happy I had that experience with them.
After the commencement we had decided to meet up with everyone for a big lunch. Unfortunately my college's convocation wasn't until 6:45 that night. Can you believe it was so late? We stuffed ourselves silly at the Cheesecake Factory... um yum. Then we went back and rested our big fat belly's until it was time for me to get all dressed up in my cap and gown. I was happy my friend Chelsea was at the convocation, because only SIX people graduated this semester in my major! It would have really sucked to sit by myself through convocation. It was fun sitting with her because it was just like all our classes we took together, we just chatted up a storm. The speaker at our convocation wasn't that great in my opinion, which made me even happier that I had gone to my commencement. Walking to get my diploma and hearing my name was exciting. I can't believe after all this time I have graduated. For those of you who are wondering, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Social Science Teaching Composite and History Teaching Minor. I couldn't be more excited to go out and really help young students find a passion for learning and their education. To help them find a passion for the world around them, the histories of their families, countries, and cultures.
My education has taught me so much about myself, and what I am capable of.... I can't wait to go out and give the world what I have to offer.  
 
 
 (Don't you just love Trevor's little hair that is sticking straight up in all of these pictures?! haha)
GO UTES! :) CLASS OF 2011

36 comments

  1. Congratulations! What an accomplishment and you look so lovely. :)

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  2. congrats Alycia!!! graduation is so exciting :) p.s. your dress is adorable...

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  3. congratulations! you made it!!!

    i love the places for cute photo opps on your campus. and you look so pretty!

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  4. Congratulations, Alycia! This is such a great accomplishment :) I can't wait to hear about your job search and teaching adventures. You will do AWESOME!

    Oh, and you'll look cute while doing it, too ;)

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  5. hey gorgeous! Congrats on your graduation!

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  6. Congrats!! I can't believe how fast the 4 years have gone by for me too! Graduates-woo!

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  7. Congratulations!! I can't wait to graduate myself some time soon!

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  8. Congratulations! Such a good feeling to be done!

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  9. Congratulations!! Your dress is lovely!

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  10. Great Graduation Pics! Congratulations!

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  11. Yeah!!! CONGRATS! YOU LOOKED WONDERFUL!

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  12. Congrats! You look so darling!
    x

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  13. congrats!! you look soo pretty!

    norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats! Yay! Doesn't it feel great to be graduated? I just graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now you will be shocked at how much time you have!!! Unless you are starting a job soon...

    Ashley Sloan

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  15. Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations on your graduation and may I add that your dress choice is just lovely! Wonderful pictures to capture such a proud moment and accomplishment! You go girl!!!

    Liesl :)

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  16. Woot!Woot! It was amazing and we are so proud of you. I echo the dress comments "I love it," and it looked adorable on you. I want a copy of Mitch Albom's speech!! You will be an amazing teacher.

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  17. yeah yeah yeah! congrats! you are beautiful!

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  18. congratulations to you!! That is soooo exciting!! And I swear I saw you at Zupas last week! I was going to come say hi, but I didn't want to bother you haha

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  19. Hi.. me again.. just wondering where you got your graduation dress? I love it and want to find one! my blog is www.lovelaurabeth.blogspot.com or lauraohearon@hotmail.com

    Blogger IS lame too.. it deleted my last two posts. break my heart.

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  20. Congrats!!! So exciting and such a huge accomplishment!

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  21. congrats on graduating! so happy for you!

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  22. I still can't believe that happened. Your original post had a lot of comments on your dress and congratulating you on graduating. I said I loved your dress also and I am so proud of you and that you will be an amazing teacher!!

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  23. Huge congratulations on your graduation!! You look great in your cute little anthro dress!

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  24. Congratulations again!! I can't wait to play lots morrrrre!

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  25. I hate you, why is your hair sooo perfect? Congrats!

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  26. congratulations! i noticed courtney (i'm a fellow blog friend) in one of the pictures and recall her going to a graduation. connection made, lol. wonderful blog you have here.

    thanks so much for stopping by [oomph.]!
    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  27. Hello Beauty! Happy Graduation to you!!! May all your graduating dreams come true! Love that dress, I have it and wore it just last weekend too! Twins! xox!
    http://theedgeofblue.blogspot.com

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  28. oh my goodness a big hearty congrats to you!! I have been so blog visiting absent lately and have been missing a lot!! I bet it feels so good to be done. What an awesome accomplishment!

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  29. Congratulations!!! That's amazing that Mitch Albom was your speaker.. I have literally NO idea who was at ours, lol!

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  30. Congrats!! And I love the dress and shoes underneath the cap & gown, super cute!

    psbtw, Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. Yours is super cute and I can't wait to browse more. Those berry lemon muffins look really yummy, I might have to make some soon!

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  31. Congrats on graduation, you looked lovely! :-)

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