Happy Father’s Day to Dad. I remember asking him once why he didn’t make us go to church most Sundays, and he replied, “You know our Sunday trips? Where we go somewhere as a whole family and hike, or see waterfalls, or play on the beach? That’s our church. That’s where we find God.”
I’m down in NJ for Easter weekend and this is what’s happening RIGHT NOW:
- Peeps are chilling in the hot tub.
- We’re enjoying Jello shots, almond champagne and sangria.
- Steaks are on the grill, lumpia has been served as an appetizer.
- Gramps is watching the Masters on the big screen TV and I’m sitting next to him oohing and aahing at the skillful shots while I post this.
- Ashley’s dog is taking a nap (under a blanket).
- We are bearing the windy weather for some sun on our faces in the backyard.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I. LOVE. MY FAMILY.
So, my little brother got into Cornell and is transferring in a couple of weeks. Sean’s path was different than most of his NJ high school classmates. Long story short, he ended up taking classes at a community college to continue his education, but his real focus was being the general manager of a chef-owned family restaurant. This past year he got to a place in life where he decided to go back to school… but not any school. He specifically wanted to go to the Cornell School of Hotel Administration because it’s ranked the best in the country for its hotel and restaurant program. He applied at the end of last year with the thought that if he didn’t get in, he would reapply for the next semester and keep reapplying until they said yes (he’s absolutely the most stubborn one in our family).
Not only did he get in (AWESOME), but because his path has been different and he’s been supporting himself for some time now, he was declared an independent… and just found out that his cost to attend Cornell is PEANUTS compared to the aid he will be receiving from the university. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for him and even more convinced that the traditional path high school graduates take is not necessarily the best way to go. Sean will be going to school with a supreme focus. He won’t incur ridiculous student loans. He won’t piss away his education and wonder what’s next when he graduates. He knows what he wants and he’s prepared to work his ass off.
Anyway! I had to share because my heart is overflowing with happiness. He wanted this so hard and he got it. Cornell is going to be stoked to have him as a student and eventual alumnus. Kudos to the university as well for giving him this amazing opportunity!
2012 is off to a great start! <3
I am so very, very proud of my little brother Sean for getting into the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He’s transferring in this January!
We took a road trip this summer to check out Cornell, visit family and friends, and do general “when you’re up in northern NY, you should do these things” things. Can’t wait to visit him and dive off some waterfalls this spring!
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While walking around Princeton with the family...
- Syd: I love this store! The dresses are so pretty!
- Me: Seriously?!
- Mom: Oh please. They look like a bunch of bad ideas sewn together.