We just returned from Miami Florida and my little sister's graduation from University of Miami! 4 years came and went and she got to walk acorss the stage and get her diploma and experience the great sense of accomplishment from completing her Bachelors of Education in Sports Management. We arrived late Thursday night and headed to our hotel with our family. Tadd and I stayed in room 1514 and Jill stayed in room 1312 and she made the funniest comment. She looked so adorable and she said, "I feel like I am on a vacation on my own." We were dying laughing... we all hit the sack around midnight. Friday morning we woke up bright and early and got a little exercise in before grabbing some breakfast and heading to the graduation ceremony. We got there a little early so Katie could get in line and prepare for her moment of glory! The ceremony lasted about 2 hours and it was nice. After the ceremony, we all headed to California Pizza Kitchen for a late lunch.
After lunch, we headed back to Grandma's house and took a nap, lounged, and just hung out. Saturday morning, we started the same way...exercise and breakfast. We then decided to hit the beach. We only had a few hours but it was such a nice day, that we were able to get onto the sand, soak up some rays and even get in the water. It was 73 degrees and you could walk for a long while and still not get get entirely wet. After the beach, we also jumped in the pool which was also extremely refreshing! We then all got ready for 5:00pm dinner with my Grandma Bella, and aunts and uncles at Macaroni Grill. After our early dinner, we went home and enjoyed a Congratulations cake for Katester.
Sunday came around so quick and Katie, Mom and Dad hit the road early to start their drive back to California. Jill, Tadd and I had lunch with more family and then headed to the airport. And before we knew it, the fun family weekend came to an end!