So on Thursday night I drove up to Jacksonville to stay with Jen & Jeremy. We got up early Friday morning and along with their two puppers (Nacho & Oscar Meyer) we drove to Tuscaloosa Alabama. It wasn't a bad drive really.. Especially for Jen who "chilled" all the way there and back. To be fair she did offer to help out but I really don't mind doing the driving. Jeremy did a few hours which was most appreciated It is about an 8 hour drive and it was nice to get to chat with them the entire way. I think we don't always take the time to really catch up on each other's lives and this was the perfect opportunity to do just that.
In any case, we got their just in time to pick up Jen's brothers (from her Dad's second marriage ) and head over to campus to return some books. After which we stopped off at the local watering hole for a small meal and a couple of beers This brother just turned 21 over the summer so he is "legal" now. Her other brother, who is 16, stuck to sprite
The graduation itself was short and sweet ~ Here I am with the two Masters afterwards
The rest of the day was spent eating, hanging out and then eating again. I did go out with Jen, Jeremy, Jason & James (anyone else notice a pattern here?) to a local club. Great band ~ great music but we headed home about 1:00 am to try to get some sleep in preparation for the ride home. I talked to Richard about 8:30 on Sunday morning to hear Julianne wailing in the background. I had him take her right over to the walk in clinic because she had (as I suspected) a urinary tract infection. I felt so bad, not being there so I woke J&J up and we headed home ASAP. It was fortunately an uneventful trip. We did stop at a roadside stand to pick up some fresh fruits & veggies. They had some of the most beautiful wildflowers growing next to the building I got home around 8:30 pm and it has taken me an entire day to recover from the weekend. All in all it was a good weekend ~ and I am so very proud of both Jen and Jeremy and look forward to their future successes.