Thursday, January 13, 2011


Well, I can officially say that I am now an ASU Alum! And, of course I have a story to go along with this long awaited college graduation. 

Most responsible young adults like to go to bed early, make sure they get all the rest they need and really be prepared to attend their graduation ceremony. Despite the fact that my graduation ceremony was at 8:30 in the morning and I am the absolutely worst morning person in America, I did not go to bed early. Instead, I stayed up watching Harry Potter till 3:00 am, then decided I needed to shower so I could have clean pretty hair in the morning. Then, the next thing you know, I am waking up at 7:15 when I need to leave my house no later than 7:30 to be at Wells Fargo arena on time. 

So, what does this mean? Well, it means I brush my teeth, throw on clothes, and throw my still wet hair into a sloppy side bun. I arrive at the parking lot, hustling to the arena all by my lonesome in the freezing cold Arizona morning. My hair is still wet and I come to notice that I am literally the only girl in my entire graduation ceremony that has their hair up. oopsies!!

However, despite my inevitable tardiness, the graduation ceremony was a huge success. And by success I mean I didn't trip and fall on my face in from of everyone! And I was so happy to have my mom, sister, and Grandma Grace fly out all the way from Massachusetts to support me...also we hit up US Egg after the ceremony for some breakfast :)

just enjoying the post graduation moments.

us waddell ladies...

grandma grace and sara grace :)

general excitement

and my overall attitude regarding ASU in general...haha

And finally, I cannot mention my graduation without noting my incredible graduation party. My mom and my "other moms" and family members all put together the best graduation party I could have asked for! It was so cute and "classy" and just the best turn out! Delicious food that all sorts of people contributed too, and of course some yummy treats that my lovely Jenny Holmes contributed. 

such lovely lighting to set the mood...
lets just say that Shelley Walsh really knows how to host a party :)

thanks to the homies for coming out to party..ha

a Waddell party is never complete without the appearance of Grandma Waddell

I would like to say that little Logan Breinholt had the most fun of all...

Even my old roommate from the dorms came to party with me! 

Bests forever...

Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this entire college experience and I am just so happy to be it is time for the real world....


  1. hahahahahhahaha "my general attitude towards ASU..."
    Mine would involve 2 fingers. (The middle ones in case you were wondering)
    Congratulations :) So exciting!

  2. i love you. im loving all these pictures :)