My baby brother graduated college a few weekends ago and my family was in full force celebration mood. Kev and I traveled to Lexington early that friday to meet up with baby brother and some friends at Country Boy Brewery. We started the weekend celebration off right with some of our favorite beverages at what used to be one of our favorite local spots (when we lived in Lex).
My parents met up with us at our hotel in Hamburg and headed to celebratory graduation dinner at Nick Ryan's downtown Lexington. We were so excited to finally take my parents there.
We attended Eastern Kentucky University's graduation ceremony on Saturday. We were so so excited for baby brother and to share the weekend with his girlfriend, Brittany, and her family who had made the trip in from California.
Kev looked so handsome in his bow tie and I was so excited to finally wear my lace skirt that had been collecting dust in my closet.
Saturday was so special. My parents were just beaming with joy the entire day...so proud of their baby boy.
Charlie and one of his best friends from home were in the same ceremony and were actually seated next to each other. It was very special as we are are very close to him and his family.
Charlie's gorgeous girlfriend, Brittany.
The graduate! So so proud of hm.
Brittany and her family. We adore every.single.one.of them. It was so much fun having them all in Kentucky together.
After graduation, we headed back to baby brother's apartment to freshen up. Momma and Daddy surprised Charlie with a brand new Martin guitar for his graduation present. He was over the moon.
Brittany's mom had lead the charge on planning the post graduation celebration. We celebrated the special occasion with Brittany's family and 2 other families of graduates that Charlie and Britty are very close to. We had BBQ catered in, drinks flowing, a candy bar and an amazing cake all along with good company to share the evening with. Brittany's mom had went above and beyond. It was perfect!
We loved that our family was able to spend time with Brittany's family. We had each met them several times prior, but this was the first time we had all been together at the same time. We sure do enjoy them and think Charlie has definitely found a keeper!
Graduation weekend was so much fun for my family and I. Y'all know we love every opportunity we all get to be together. I even insisted my parents stay with Kevin and I in a two bedroom suite at our hotel because we just can't get enough of them. There is no greater gift than family, and this weekend was such a strong testament to that.
Charlie - I am so so proud of you and that man you are becoming, I know you don't have every single detail figured out, but you are destined for great things and I can't wait to watch your path unfold. I am blessed to be your sister and share so much of my life with you. I love you so much!