I Just Graduated From College! …NOW WHAT?

So the Hubbs and I finally did it four years down, well six for Cam but he took a 2 year break to well you know Tour Italy and serve the Lord, and we graduated from Brigham Young University!  Cam got a Bachelors of Science in Physiology and Developmental Biology and I got my Bachelors of Arts in Dance!

Whoohoo we are so excited to be done, well at least until we get our Doctorate and other degrees in the fall.  But let’s not go there yet, let’s talk about all the fun we had with our family coming in from all over the country.  You see, I am the first generation to graduate from college in my family and Cam is the first of his siblings to get a degree (although a lot of people in both our families are working on degrees and training certificates! yay them!) but we are kind of a big deal 🙂 or so we like to think!

An amazing gift from my favorite professor! He painted this
gorgeous picture of the Manti (my favorite) Temple!

So we finished up the dreadful finals week and pulled through the end of the semester together with A’s and B’s, I won’t tell you who did better or who had harder classes 😉

Cam’s parents and younger sister flew in from Arizona, my parents from South Carolina, and my aunt from Florida all came in for the ceremony!

We were so excited to start the festivities of family fun! Thursday was University Commencement in the Marriott Center! Talk about being overwhelmed by people!  We had a fun day and got to sit with our friends and even cousin Chelsea which in makes my day whenever I get to see her gorgeous self!

That night we decided to play it low key since everyone and their uncle (literally) would be out to dinner in Provo to celebrate.
We went to Grandma and Grandpa’s who weren’t home but let us crash their damper crib for a family celebration. Cam and I had so much fun cooking out with hot dogs and hamburgers and yummy desserts!  Even got to see my baby “sisters”!
Friday we had individual graduation ceremonies for the college we graduated from and Cam and I had decided to not walk together because we had so many close friends in our departments we wanted to see and say goodbye to.
My graduation was first at 11:00am and we went over to the BYU sign to take some fun pictures!
My graduation from Fine Arts and Communications was a huge success and I didn’t trip or anything! We had amazing musical performances in the de Jong concert hall! I loved our student and guest speakers!  The main speaker spoke on what he wished he knew then that he knows now.
A few thoughts:
*The place to be happy is here.
*The time to be happy is now.
*The way to be happy is to make others happy.
*Those that are most miserable are those wrapped up with themselves.
*Life is not always a bed of roses.
*What was the best day? What advice do I have for graduates?
*If you want to be happy you must serve others.  Not want to but DO!
He then gave each graduate ten $1 bills to go out and make 10 people happy!
Then we ran over to Cameron’s graduation in the Marriott Center for Life Sciences!
He was amazing and looking like a stud as always and he graduated between two of his best friends!
That night we went out to one of our favorite restaurants, Gloria’s Little Italy, to continuing celebrating my graduation AND my 22nd birthday! (new post to come later)
This guy was awesome and sang to us and was super funny!
We had an amazing time with our family and we are so grateful for their love and support through school and our lives! We are happy to be done and move on to the next chapter in our adventure guide! So now what? I guess we will head off to Dental School in sunny Arizona in June and just wait and see what else life has planned for the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Smith!