Call B, 800-600-6014! Ok, not really, but he IS a law school graduate. Check out the proud parents!
We celebrated B's graduation for about four days, but we could've easily added a few more parties in. Starting on Thursday, B & I attended the Graduate's Gala, a cocktail party with heavy appetizers that honored the graduates, passed out awards, and then turned into a dance party. In the middle of the law school common area. Now, there was a DJ, so this was intentional, but also pretty comical.
The plan was to head out afterwards, but lots of people we heading for Chapel Hill and the drive isn't that appealing, so instead we went with one of his good buddies (the pizza challenge guy!) to (where else?) the Durham Taco Truck, parked in front of a Hispanic dance club that had its own undercover cop watching the door from his unmarked car while each and every would-be club-goer was frisked. Seriously. Bye Durham! We'll miss you!
Friday, we packed our tails off all day, then enjoyed an awesome party one of his friends planned at a local restaurant. The graduates had created a slideshow of their time in law school and it was really fun to catch up with a different group of B's good friends. Plus, my sister and her husband came, leaving the girls at home for a night out. We loved it!
Saturday, we started with brunch at a favorite eatery of ours, Watt's Grocery, then we finished packing and changed for B's hooding ceremony, held in the Cameron gym, complete with Champagne and desserts after in the commons. We celebrated right on into dinner at a local Chapel Hill place, 411, which was oh-so yummy.
Sunday morning, B was planning to leave and drive to ATL, so we skipped the at-large ceremony (in the football stadium, with a thousand other kids), and instead picked up his diploma and celebrated a last hurrah with a brunch on Franklin Street.
B, thank you for letting us really celebrate you. It was my first time to really celebrate someone else (we graduated college together, etc), and I felt happier and more pride-filled than I ever anticipated. B, we are so proud of you and all that you've done! And boy, do you look good in purple or what? It it any coincidence that the lawyerly color is also one of royalty? I submit that I approve!
After B's ceremonies, he took us around to see the law school. Check out the proud parents in the jury box. Love them!