Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
Anyone remember that song?
This weekend my family celebrated endings and beginnings. My baby sister, Madison, graduated from college! She’s the youngest, and the last to finish school. Mom is celebrate not having that tuition bill – hahaha!
My cousin came along, and my other sister flew in from Portland to surprise Madi. We loaded up the family and drove to Auburn, AL to celebrate the end of Madi’s college career. Naturally, this started with a toast.
We dined in style at Auburn’s nicest restaurant, Acre. I have been wanting to try it ever since sampling a collard wrapped sweet potato tamale the chef made at Atlanta’s Food & Wine Festival 2 years ago! Seriously – here’s the post.
We ordered all the foods. This is just a fraction of it! The butter bean gnocchi was the coolest thing… but the dessert won the night. We ordered the dessert board (bottom right below) with a sampling of everything… followed by seconds of the sweet potato bread pudding and the goat’s cheese-filled doughnut holes. I get my love of food and wine honestly!
Let’s not talk about how we *almost* missed the graduation ceremony the next morning…
Once we safely made it to the ceremony, we toured the arena
patiently waiting for Madi get her diploma. Turns out the Tigers like to hate on my Yellow Jackets!
Back in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, I squeezed in a beautiful 5K run by the Chattahoochee River before heading to my mom’s for a grill out. Those delicious eats must have done some good because it was my fastest in recent memory. It could have also been the fear of what mom was going to say when she found out I went running instead of coming straight home for dinner as instructed..
The warm sunshine and home cooked food were the perfect way to celebrate a new chapter for everyone. Change is in the air! It’s an exciting time… the unknown can be a bit nerve-wracking, but life goes on and the future will be marvelous!
I’m spending the day wrapping up things here so I can board the place to go visit Lucie in Switzerland tomorrow!!!
Do endings/new beginnings ever rattle you a little?
What did you do to celebrate your graduation? I ate really good food. Obv.