Saturday, June 20, 2009


It's done and over with! It doesn't seem real. I feel like today didn't really happen. But I graduated today! The weather was great. No rain, and not too hot. We were all really scared we would end up having it in the gym- which would not have been fun with the humidity!

I got a lot of awards and scholarships. I really don't feel like listing them- but I got over $10,000 in scholarships. That'll take a dent out of my college tuition! The ceremony went off perfectly- for us at least. I'm sure the principal will have a few complaints. Andreas 'accidentally' falling down the stairs after receiving his diploma. Or how we all threw our caps in the air like he asked us not to. It was great.

The best part for me, though, was afterwards. I got to spend the whole day eating good food (a lot of desserts!) and hanging out with the people who mean the most to me. It seems kind of silly, how much I enjoy just spending time with my whole family.

It's 9:30 and I'm exhausted. No parties for me. I don't drink (even though I believe the drinking age should be 18) because my parents don't want me to. My Aunt Jen did give me a bottle of strawberry rum as a joke, though. It's going to sit on my shelf for a little while I guess!

I start my summer job on Monday. I'll be working in a factory packaging mascara bottles. My mom works there, so she got me the job. It won't be fun, but it's money! And thank gods it's only temporary. I wish I could take a week off. I'm going "out of the frying pan, into the fire" as everyone keeps saying. I'll take my break at the end of the summer right before I leave for school, though.


  1. congrats! It's a really fun time in life, scary, but fun!

  2. Congrats on your graduation and so many scholarships!

    May your academic career be blessed and may your summer totally rock!

    Mama Kelly

  3. Congratulations, Tori! I hope this next stage of your life brings you all the happiness and prosperity that you so deserve!

    I think I speak for all of us cyber moms out here when I say we are so very proud of you!!!


  4. LOL! "like he asked us not to"! Okay, that cracked me up!

    Congrats sweetie! On graduating with such high honors and with some cold hard cash!

    Looking at the pictures of your family, I can see why you love spending so much time with them!

    Chin up on the job. Keep your eye on the prize :)