Well, I had a very busy weekend! One of my older brothers, Jake, graduated with his doctorate degree in Pharmacy. So proud of him!! It was a really grand weekend.
We left to Portland Thursday morning and got to our hotel that was really more like a little apartment complex. Pretty darn cute. Didn't feel like we were in a hotel at all. Jake met us at the hotel not long after and a little later we were back in the car heading to Forest Grove for his Hooding Ceremony. This is the ceremony where all the doctoral graduates receive their Hood for their doctorate degree. They aren't allowed to wear it till the graduation ceremony because they haven't actually graduated yet so therefore they are not a doctor so they just hold them. They get to wear them when they have actually graduated. But it was very exciting to see him receive his Hood. We screamed and yelled when his name was called to cross the stage to receive his Hood.
Saturday morning rolls around and it's the day of graduation for my brother. And it's raining. We take a look on weather.com to see the forecast for the afternoon and looking at the hourly forecast it just says it's going to be cloudy during the hours of the graduation, no rain. But, of course, it rained and rained hard all during the graduation ceremony. We huddled under umbrellas but we still got pretty wet.
We went out for a celebratory dinner afterwards with him at this great little local grill that just happened to be having live, local music by a guy named Matthew Gailey. The food was incredible and the entertainment was kick-ass. So much so, that after we were done eating and paid the bill, we went up to Mr. Gailey and his guitar player and talked to them for a short while. I also bought one of his CD's. It was a grand ending to a grand weekend. Congratulations, Jake. I'm proud of you.