I may have mentioned before, but Collin and I decided to do something rather unusual for our wedding (keep Austin weird right?!). We had a small family wedding on Friday, May 14 (only about 60 people) at a summer camp west of town. On Saturday, we had a blast playing games outside and hanging out on the lake. That evening, almost 300 of our closest friends came out for the reception! Sunday, we had a farewell brunch with some family and friends.
The weekend was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for more So, here are some pictures!! And yes, I got married in a purple dress. I look horrible in white!
Friday night’s wedding
Saturday night’s reception. AWESOME BAND: Sauce. First Dance: Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by the 4 Tops
We couldn’t pick just 2 cakes, so we went with 5 Strawberry, Carrot, Chocolate Hazelnut, Banana and Tres Leches!
Huge thanks to our family and friends who came out for the celebration!
Wow, what a month! Sorry LC readers, I have been busier this month than ever! The end of the year included final papers, huge projects, and most importantly GETTING MARRIED!! I think the wedding deserves a post of its own — so that will come in Part II
Cannot believe that I pulled a 4.0 this semester. I came to the conclusion that a ‘B’ in one of my classes would be okay this semester, so imagine my surprise when grades came in!
I became co-chair of the Higher Education Administration Student Professional Association in the spring, and have been conspiring with my dear friend and other co-chair Craig on how to improve the student organization. Graduate students have so many other factors that take up time rather than school (mainly families, children, jobs, etc.). I sure miss my undergraduate days!
- Internship: McCombs School of Business Graduate Advisor: I will be working with the undergraduate advisors this summer, and CANNOT WAIT! I feel a strong connection with the field of academic advising, and am looking forward to the practical experience with some of the best advisors on campus.
- Job: Football! Yes, I said football! Starting this summer, I will be a mentor for the incoming freshmen football athletes, and working in the academic department. Woo hoo for experience
- Honeymoon: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and Budapest HERE I COME!
It’s going to be an awesome summer! Thank you for reading my blog this year, hope you have enjoyed it!
It has been an interesting year and I hope you were able to gain something from my posts, however, the year has now ended and it is time to call it a wrap. I will spend my summer working at a firm in East Austin and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll be working for 7 months which means I won’t be back on campus until next January for the spring semester. Sounds like a looong time doesn’t it!? But yes, I will be MIA for a while as I develop my skills and extend my network. When I return I will have one required class remaining and I therefore plan to breeze through my final semester. Wish me luck and good luck to you all!!..
Hope you enjoyed the blogs!
Goodbye and Farewell!.
Manuel Roman aKa Dj Skoolboi @ txskoolboi.com
Since summers in Texas can be extremely hot many organizations tend to take their members out on a barge and float some of Austin’s lakes. Boat parties are some of the most anticipated events for new members, they are a chance to go out and enjoy the sun while enjoying some of the beautiful scenery. The hills look beautiful and halfway during the trip, the barge stops at a small island and the riders are allowed to jump in the water and explore the island. It is definitely one of the most memorable events I’ve been to.
So I had never tried crawfish in my life but this past weekend was a nice experience. I’ve been hired to do many pool parties but this one was a good change. The apartment complex hired cooks and 350 lbs of live crawfish to be boiled on site. It was interesting and tasty! The food was extremely spicy but since I’m a spicy food lover I was very satisfied. Aside from the food there were many contests in which the contestants had to do random activities or simply win a limbo competition in order to win gift cards and other prizes. It was a long and hot day but fun no doubt…
Towards the end of the year many organizations begin to celebrate the end of the academic year in a number of ways. They hold formals, banquets, pool parties, boat parties and many other events to help students get over the stress of finals and get ready for the joy of summer.
I won’t be speaking much about the following images. I think the images should speak for themselves.
I had hoped to update more often, but I didn’t. Sorry readers!
Austin is one of the greatest cities on Earth. I learned this fairly quickly and I think that many would agree if confronted with the staggering levels of awesome this town pumps out weekly.
The University is a great place with green grass and smiles and peasantry. Anybody who wants to achieve can do so here.
This is just about all I have to say.
Finals are over, grades are in, graduations are over, and this means that my time blogging has come to an end. This is a bittersweet post because this blog has helped me learn more about who I am as a student, and a person. It’s hard trying to find the right words to say to such a large audience, and I can only hope that my words were able to reach as many people as possible. When I started posting, I wanted to go to law school. I was graduating in May 2011, and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life. Well I still don’t know exactly what I want to do with my life, but I have learned and developed over the year. I will spend the summer at summer school. And while this doesn’t sound pleasant (it isn’t) I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I am graduating in December now. I will also try to spend a lot of time with my friends and family because I will be DC for the entire fall semester. Oh and I will take the GRE at the end of August, so I will either be happy, sad, or indifferent on my way to the nation’s capitol. I can only hope that I land a rewarding internship in DC and allow myself to continue to grow. It was nice sharing my life with you all over the last academic year, and if my career goals go as planned, you will def hear more of me in the future!
Hook em Horns!
Listening to: Auld Lang Syne — Jim Malcom
I have to say, these last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. In the last two weeks alone, I have had six papers, one major project, and two grade-defining exams.
First, there are a few people I need to thank and apologize to.
Oh my lordy, I’m getting married in 13 days. This is insane!! I saw fellow blogger Melissa the other day in the business school, and all of a sudden the realization of this major life change overwhelmed me! Not only do we have all of the wedding excitement, but I have 2 huge papers and a group presentation before next Monday — EEK!