Friday morning we attended Jesse's induction into the International Business Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is "the highesr recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive...". We couldnt't be prouder of our son and his hard work and committment. (Thanks for indulging me in a bit of parental bragging).
The campus of CU was a mad house. It was still raining hard, kids and parents were taking every available parking spot trying to jam their dorm room treasures into family cars and head home for the summer. Deep puddles and mud everywhere. Add in graduates in soggy caps and gowns hurrying to various ceremonies and you get a picture of our Friday. After Jesse's calm and inspiring ceremony Erin headed back to work and Dave, Jesse and I set out for a yummy empanada lunch.
Saturday was the graduation itself. Erin's mom and other of her relatives were coming down from Wyoming to share Jesse's big day but last minute weather warning between there and here kept them in Wyoming. It turns out it was a wise decision, but we missed them. Flash flood watches, areal flood warnings flashed all over the tv screen and the radar justified these predictions. Since we were going to be in Boulder for a very long day and given the worrysome potential weather, we decided to pack up the dogs, some necessary belongings and leave them all at Jesse's house just in case. We battened down the hatches in Beluga and hoped for the best.
The campus had calmed down a bit and parking was much easier. We tossed fashion aside and donned our llbean raincoats and more hardy shoes so walking around in the driving rain was slightly less uncomfortable. Graduation was in a beautiful aud.....I'd love to show you, sorry, maybe later.
Pomp and circumstance, speeches, cheers, giving of flowers, the walk across the stage, the giving of diplomas, the giddy recessional and we were off to the MBA reception. We met friends and heard some lovely things about our son from his professors and advisors.
Back at Jesse and Erin's, we fed and cared for the dogs, donned an additional layer of clothes and went back into Boulder for a fantastic dinner at my new favorite restaurant, Brasserie ten ten.
While we laughed and ate and reminisced the rain got thicker and turned to snow. Yep, snow. By the time we were ready to leave it looked more like Christmas than mother's day eve.
It took us quite a while to get back to Beluga once we picked up the dogs and their "luggage" from Jesse and Erin's. Snow plows were just beginning to move around by the time we arrived in Golden. We left Beluga worrying about floods and arrived home with winter storm warnings and frozen hoses, sheesh!