Congrats to the Grad

This evening was a special one!

We got all dressed up and everything.

Dressed Up: Dress & Tie

Ryan’s work holds an annual dinner for the graduates of a three-year leadership development program within the company. We’ve attended the event ever since Ryan was selected to be part of the program three years ago, and this evening he was honored as one of the graduates.

The Graduate

As part of the program, Ryan did a year-long rotation in three different parts of his company, and earned his MBA while working full-time. I think he had something to be proud of this evening! 😀

The dinner was held at the Orlando Science Center, which was pretty neat since we had the opportunity to explore a little bit.

Heart Exhibit


Me and the Graduate

When we arrived we enjoyed drinks and appetizers. I had a crab cake which was not very good. I am really picky with my crab cakes though and prefer lots of crab and very little breading.

After mingling and munching, we headed into the main room for dinner.

Dinner Time

 We began with a caesar salad which was very good.

Caesar Salad (or what's left of it...)

 I loved all of the Parmesan cheese!

For my main course, I chose the mahi with a citrus salsa.

Mahi + Rice + Green Beans

I’m not gonna lie, this meal was not good. 😦 I ate half of my fish, all the green beans and the rice, but wasn’t really a fan. The fish wasn’t very flavorful which was disappointing, but at least the salsa added a punch of pizzazz.

After dinner, a speaker spoke about the graduates and Ryan was honored with a plaque and an award.

The Big Speech

I was so proud! 😀

After the speeches, we enjoyed a chocolate mousse dessert that I inhaled!


I ate all of mine and half of Ryan’s. Dessert was easily the best course of the evening.

Ryan and I hung out and talked with some of his colleagues and friends for a while after dinner and arrived home not too long ago. I’m ready to hop in bed a little early tonight because I have a 9-mile run planned in the morning.

Time to hit the hay!