My turn! Yesterday was my commencement ceremony. I defended on June 30th, 2011, deposited the final version of my thesis on Aug 17th, 2011 and my degree was conferred in September. But since there is only one commencement ceremony per year I didn't "walk" until yesterday. We started the celebrations with a lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in Astoria. My ceremony started two hours later than Sean's did and we didn't arrive home until 9pm that night so Sean and I decided dinner afterwards would be way too late for the kids and for our out of town travelers.
Here are some pictures of our day.
I was able to secure enough tickets for Sean's mom to come too. She is next to my mom in this photo, which is unfortunately the most she is visible in any photos from the night! We were very happy to have her with us despite the lack of photographic evidence!
This is me shaking hands with the president of the university.