Andrea's University Graduation

Recently, my sister celebrated her graduation from university! My family and I took the time to head into downtown Toronto and witness her receiving her well-deserved degree.

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Because there were so many family and friends invited for the graduates - there was no room at the convention hall for little old me. Not a worry though - the university provided some tents outside with a live stream of the convocation going on. I was still able to see my sister graduate and receive her diploma!

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Then it was picture-taking with the graduate and the family!

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It really was such a special time in her life: she just came back from a two-week solo Euro trip, landed a lucky full-time job, and now she had finally graduated!

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Andrea worked so hard for five, long years. We all knew how much this moment meant to her!

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Afterwards, our neighbour organized a little surprise graduation party for Andrea.

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She went off to Party City and bought all the décor, including this hilarious mini graduation cap.

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And this 'Doodle Graduation Bear' where everyone got to sign it and write some well wishes. Such a neat idea!

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She really has the sweetest friends!

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I ended up finding this hand-painted graduation-themed wine glass that went along nicely with her gifts.

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And of course, included my usual cards, complete with a funny drawing inside.

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Nothing says Happy Graduation than using her time now to cat-sit! :)