Postcards From Graduation Day :)

This past Friday was a 2 for 1 kind of graduation day… Starting with Charles’s graduation ceremony in the morning.

graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ Charles and his parents, Nellie & William

graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ My bro, Kris, and Mommy Ma
graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ Me and My Handsome Man

graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ Charles with his brother, Will, sis-in-law, Crystal, and niece, Jada

Afterwards, we stopped by T.G.I. Friday’s for lunch and then, bellies full, we made our way back to campus for my graduation ceremony.

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graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ Me & Gigi :)
graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ Us <3

graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017^^ With my Dad & Mommy Ma

After all was said and done, Charles and I made our way home to change into more comfy clothes for the evening. This is when we realized that we didn’t have any pictures of the both of us in our cap & gowns and so we had an impromptu photo session in front of our apartment building’s rose bush.

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Shoutout to my bro, Kris, who took all the photos in today’s post on his iPhone 7 Plus using the “portrait” setting! I thought photos came out really great. (so great that I’m seriously considering upgrading to the 7 plus myself lol)

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graduation-day-george-mason-university-class-of-2017-relationship-goals^^ Getting this one framed… I promise Charles is smiling on the inside lol.

Everyone has been asking me and Charles if we plan to continue our education in pursuit of a Ph.D. or Doctorate… And while there is interest, we plan to take a break from school for a few years (and, cough cough, pop out a baby or two) before we dive back into the world of academia.

Thank you so much for your words of support and felicitations on my last post and on instagram over the weekend! As the saying goes, it takes a village and Charles and I wouldn’t be where we are without the support of our family, friends and yes, you, my dear blog readers buddies to sustain and encourage us in moments when the “going got tough” and we felt like giving up. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Hashtag Black and Yellow Master’s. :)

xo, Setarra

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  • And again, CONGRATS y’all!

  • Congrats chica! This is new easy feat. Lol, but I’m sure it feels rewarding asl. The photos came out great, but I expect nothing less from that iPhone 7 life. I’m looking forward to wear the next few years takes you two. I think a baby or two would be nice ;)

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    • Thanks Sheriden! I was never interested in the iPhone 7 plus because it’s big and bulky but when I saw the quality of photos my bro was taking on his phone… It’s making me reconsider lol. xoxo

  • 1. Gigi gets taller and cooler every time she makes a cameo here and i almost can’t handle it.
    2. LOVE the flower crown on your cap!
    3. I’m assuming (based on the matching gowns) that you both graduated from the same school? I’m surprised they didn’t do one big ceremony instead of splitting them over the course of the day. In any case, I’m glad the schedule worked out perfectly! <3

    • 1) I know right?! She’s growing up sooooo fast.
      2) Thanks! I borrowed my cap and gown from a friend who graduated the year before so I couldn’t permanently decorate the cap. So a flower crown was the next best alternative.
      3) Yep yep. Same university, different departments. My degree program was in college of visual and performing arts and Charles was in recreation & tourism. We went to our department ceremonies and skipped the big university graduation ceremony because we knew it was gonna be crazy crowded and wanted to avoid the chaos.

  • Kathy Kennedy

    Congratulations to you both!! And , I agree, Kris took great pictures. You are both amazing in ALL that you do! You deserve a rest and I hope you can enjoy the freedom when August is over. Love you both very much. Gramma

    • Thanks Grams! Love you!!! xoxo

  • Great photos! You are glowing with happiness :)

    • Sorry for the super late response! Thanks Marcella! xo

  • So i’m definitely gonna have to look into the iPhone 7 now or wait until to new iPhone comes out these photos are crazy amazing and again congrats to you both on to bigger and better things (cough cough more money =D) and I’m here for the #blackandyellow babies coming soon….. no rush tho =D

    • I know right?! That iPhone 7 Plus is legit. It’s just the big and clunky size that has been holding me back from making the jump. As for babies, We’re thinking we will start “trying” next year so we shall seeeeeeeee. ;)