Monday, October 14, 2013

Graduation Party

Today is the start of the last week of classes for Scott. 
On Thursday he is done. Complete. Fini. No more school!!!!
He still has to go to clinic until December though. But that's okay.

A couple weeks ago, Logan University had a fun little graduation party for his class. I was pretty excited to get all dressed up and have a night out. The party turned out being really cool! It was downtown at this neat reception building. There was a huge open floor, tables, dance floor, huge bar, and an industrial type feel with exposed piping and pillars. There were also a couple lounges with windows open that were off of the main floor. If we were to have a wedding reception again, that'd most definitely be a cool place to have it!

They served us a really nice meal and the food was actually surprisingly good. Especially the apple pie for dessert. I'm not really a straight up apple pie girl, I like struesel topping, but this one was yummy. They also served it with butter pecan ice cream. Hello, duh, what a genius idea.

Of course they had an open bar and of course we participated....with our diet cokes, non-alcoholic. The bartender looked at us weird and said "coke, diet, and sprite" when we asked for non-alch. Lotta choices, not. 

I didn't get a picture of the people at our table, but we had some fun couples. Us, the Banks, Abby and Aaron, and Vince and his wife. We had a great time chatting during the meal! Afterwards we grabbed a couple pictures with some good friends.

Kris and Jenna lived about 100 yards away from us in a different building at our apartment complex before they bought a house. We really enjoyed having neighbors close by! They're pretty much awesome.

Jaron and Meagan are some of our other favorite people. We shared a table with them at dinner. They were some of the first people we met here because they're Mormon. Jaron introduced himself on the first day of class, since Scott was wearing a BYU shirt, and they came over for Scott's birthday party a few weeks later. We sure love them!

During the evening, the DJ kept turning the music up louder and louder in an attempt to get people on the dance floor. Eventually a small group of people kinda got out and started moving a little bit. Apparently people in Scott's class know he danced, and they kept telling us to get out there. Finally we caved and whipped out a cha-cha to some techno-rap song. It was so much fun! I'm sure everyone was gawking at us, but within a minute or two, the dance floor was filled! 

Some people partnered up and tried to sort of dance ballroom-y, but most of them just moved and grooved. We were pretty excited that we got the dancing started. The DJ played a couple good songs to dance to at first, but then once people were out there, he changed the music to bumping and grinding junk. I was pretty bummed. A little while later he started playing more classics stuff, so it wasn't completely bad. 

We had such a blast dancing together. We don't get to do that very often anymore, and we've certainly lost tons of skill and talent, but we still enjoy it. Even though my feet were killing me (yes, I was ballrooming in 4.5 inch heels), I didn't want to stop. We also had a fun time giggling at with a married couple that was seriously enjoying each other on the dance floor. The husband was very handsy. I think they were also a little tipsy.

They also had a photo booth set up, so we took a couple reels. It was my first time in a photo booth! I didn't really know what to do, but the pictures we got turned out super cute. We had such a fun night, though we really missed some of our other friends in Scott's class that couldn't be there.

I can't believe this journey is almost over. When I think about leaving I start getting a little choked up. I have loved every second of this adventure, especially the amazing people we have met. I'm excited to move on to the next chapter, but I will always have a big piece of my heart in St. Louis.

...especially if the Cards win the World Series again this year....

1 comment:

  1. so fun! isn't it hard to believe that you're already almost done??? hope you guys are doing well! i miss my parkway friends. :)