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Grads are Rad...

This past weekend I traveled (minus Big and Little Paul) to Ann Arbor, Michigan for my youngest brother Spencer's graduation from Law School.  Turns out Ann Arbor is a pretty cute little town- even in the blustery cold rain!

Some highlights from the trip:

A walking tour of campus:

The old part of the library reflected in the new(er) part...


Spencer being "lawyer-ly"




My first Chicago-style hot dog.  (Hello Sport Peppers- didn't expect you to be so spicy!!)


An actual graduation...



Proud friends:


Proud graduates (in silly hats):


Proud big brothers:


Proud big sisters:


And of course, proud parents:


Another highlight??  As if graduation wasn't enough we all stayed in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright!  We're big fans of FLW's work (not necessarily of his behavior) and were so excited that Spence rented the Palmer House for us to stay in.  The house itself was very cool, with a large open living room/dining room and teeny tiny bedrooms down a teenier tinier hallway. 

View of the house from the back yard:




The master bedroom (note the hexagonal bed- nothing in the house had a right angle to it, all the furniture is the original as designed by FLW):


The teeny-tiny hallway (looks bigger in this picture than it really is):


The main room (the hallway to the bedrooms is up one step and to the right of the picture):


When we weren't out trekking around Ann Arbor/campus or at the actual graduation event we were hanging out at the house:

Everyone, chillin' FLW style:


And there might have been a little goofiness thrown in (minus one person who apparently DIDN'T get the message that the next shot would be the "crazy hands" shot)


There were also some cheesy couples photos (as the 9th wheel for the whole weekend this made me a bit nauseous):

Here we have the two grads, Spencer and his girlfriend Frances:


And my brother Nelson and his fiancee San:


And, as always, there was some schmoopiness:


We capped off the evening with a Runway Show in the teeny-tiny hallway:











(my family calls that my "Martha Stewart" face.  And it was a complete fluke that the book I grabbed was the one with a naked lady on the front)

With the exception of missing my guys it was a great weekend.  Full of our usual family hijinks and capped off with Spencer's big event.  Unless anyone heads back to grad school none of us will have to sit through another graduation until LP graduates from high school!  I'm sure it will fly by since I feel as though I was just sitting through Spence's high school graduation and here he is with a law degree!


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