Our European Odyssey

This blog covered our month-long trip to Eastern Europe -- specifically the countries of Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Now Graduating...the Honorable Jake

And now we would appreciate a collective sigh of relief from everyone. Jake has finally(!) finished his undergraduate degree. He took his last final exam yesterday, and today was his honors graduation. He braved the partly sunny Missouri spring weather and the understimulated crowds to enjoy his two seconds of recognition for graduating Summa Cum Laude in Chemical Engineering. Andrea cheered loudly in vain from the crowd (as Jake could not hear her). Millie's view was obstructed by some overeager and possibly rabid (like foaming-at-the-mouth rabid) mother.

Also on the home front, we moved out of our Columbia apartment, thanks in no small part to a great moving crew made up of Jake's parents, Andrea's mom, and that star performer, Josh. We didn't know that he was going to make the drive down from Iowa, but we were very excited to see him, and he was certainly a huge help. He saved Millie and Lou from being loaded down like pack mules. We loves us some Joshy.

We will now be crashing at our parents' for a few days until we jet out to the land of the Magyars.


At 6:43 PM, May 13, 2006, Anonymous Millie said...

It was cold, and for the sake of fashion I did not wear socks, but we had blankets and sometimes the sun was out. But I was proud of my son-in-law. And Josh was my hero. I asked him to keep the weekend of of June 17 open so that he could help us move Andrea ane Jake into their new apartment. If any of you are available on that day, all help is appreciated. Anyway they are out of the apartment and it is clean. AND ANDREA THERE WAS VERY LITTLE DIRT IN YOUR APARTMENT. TAKE MY WORD FOR IT--I AM PROUD OF THE WAY YOU KEPT YOUR HOUSE.


At 4:32 PM, May 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea and Jake,
Greetings and congratulations from your other mom and your other sister from Rome, Italy. We are having a wonderful time and hope that you do as well on your trip to Eastern Europe. I know you will love Prague! Best wishes and love from Peggy and Shannon

At 2:44 PM, May 16, 2006, Blogger Nichole said...

Congratulations, guys! And bon voyage!


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