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Proud Momma

Brandon graduated yesterday from Kansas State University - with a degree in Computer Engineering. I am so proud of this young man. He's a shy guy, but was determined to go to K-State. His first year he lived in the dorm with his best friend Brady. His second year, he lived in the Jardine Apartments with Brady and another friend he'd made in the dorm, Dom. Then Brady had to leave at semester break, and Dom studied overseas second semester; so Brandon moved back in the dorm, with someone he didn't know. He survived that, and while going to school full time, continued to work at Dillons part-time. Junior year, he lived with the twins and his friend and former roommate, Dom, in a 4 bedroom house off campus. He left Dillons when he got an internship. After Kaitlin decided to come back home, he, Kaleb and Dom rented a 3 bedroom apartment in a house a few blocks from campus for his senior year. So he's moved around a lot over the last 4 years, and still managed to get his computer engineering degree! His life is undecided right now, as he's debating whether to take an internship for the summer with a company in Wichita (with a possibility of a full-time job in the fall), grad school, or continuing to look for a job. No matter what he decides, his dad and I are behind him 100 PERCENT!

Pics from graduation:

The graduate

The graduate with his twin brother and sister

with mom and dad

with his Aunt Mel (eyes closed of course!)

with his Uncle Terry

and with his best friend Brady

the whole family


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