Sunday, April 10, 2011


My darling hubby is officially a college graduate!
The day was perfect.
The only thing that could have made it better would be if family was able to come out for graduation.
We wish you could have been here family! But we took lots of pictures for ya! 
At the very beginning of the ceremony, when the graduates were all marching in, my camera battery decided to die on me! Of all times! I was freaking out about it throughout the whole ceremony.  
At the very end of the ceremony, as all the graduates were marching out, I decided to make my move.
I got myself outside and literally ran home to grab my little point and shoot camera.
Not an easy feat when in a skirt and heels I might add--but there was no way I was greeting my man without a camera! I made it there and back in record time.  

I absolutely love the Hawaiian tradition of giving leis to the graduates. Seriously, people make leis out of everything.  Candy, beads, flowers, popcorn, and even money!
After the graduation craziness settled down, Beau and I escaped to the North Shore for a day of relaxing, sun, beaches, beach towns, and lots of picture taking.
Meaning...ya'll have some beautiful pictures to look forward to in the next few days!


Ross said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to your husband on graduating!! I'm glad you made it back in record time with the camera. I just got my new camera yesterday and am really excited to get out and take some pictures.You take some amazing photos by the way. I just confirmed that we will be returning to Hawaii next Feb. A couple of months ago we did Maui. We will be going to your island this time around!!

Windy said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations Beau!! Candace you look amazingly happy! Love you both!!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

the lei tradition sounds so neat! I love all the creative ways of making them! Congrats to your man being done!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

aw, congratulations!! That stinks about your camera dying :( But at least you were able to run home and get a backup!

Jillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats!! Leis are my favorite part of graduation. My parents ordered leis from Hawaii for mine, and I made J candy leis for his. Happiness!

Poekitten said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to your hubby for graduating!

I came by from FTLOB comment love day:)

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Autumn said... Best Blogger Tips

I love BYU. Going on campus always makes me feel giddy. I think it's because I transferred here and it made me really love the honor code....fiercely.

Congratulations to your husband! That is so exciting :)

I read your engagement story, so cute

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

What gorgeous pictures!! And I love the leis, as well. Those seem so special!

And I would have been freaking out about the camera battery. WHY do things like that happen at the worst possible moments?? Glad you made it home and back in time for pictures, though! :)

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats again to the hubby! That is so cool to get leis at graduation- does each one signify something different or are they all just for the celebration?

Love the photos- way to go on saving the day with a back-up camera! :)

Brooke said... Best Blogger Tips

That is SO great! Congratulations :D

Kimberlee said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to your hubby. And oh how I love the Hawaii leis tradition too. It makes all the pictures so bright and cheery.