photos courtesy of Jason
Sunday night was great, despite the fact that I planned this event on a night the Badgers were playing. Oops. My bad. We were stuffed into a wittle corner until the game was over. Badgers won. Go Wisconsin! Now everybody else, go home. Go to bed. You have jobs in the morning. I mean, we did, too, but hey! We've got some celebrating to do before we go home! I love how we all just bounce around to talk to everyone because we get pretty spread out. The above photos are some of my favorite and I will cherish them always. Big thanks to Jason for taking them since I was too busy talking/wandering around to take my own photos. If you check Phhhoto, I was able to capture a couple of folks in gif form.
No one was allowed to cry because it was a celebration. When I was leaving, Stephanie started to tear up. I'd like to caption our hugging photo as,"Elis Yells At Stephanie No Crying!" I got a giant going away card, plus a few other ones from folks. I read them and they all made me cry. Every message was so sweet. Eight years is a long damn time! I've gotten messages every other day from people. It makes me miss everyone more! But I do feel loads better in terms of stress and my well-being. Sometimes, you've just gotta take those leaps.