When we decided to make the move to New Zealand, we knew that meant we would be making some sacrifices and missing out of events with friends and family back home. One milestone we unfortunately missed today was our graduation for our Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Laurier in Waterloo.

This is a big milestone because it not only signifies all of the hard work we put in to achieve this for the last 3 years, but also our first day of the MBA orientation where we met just 3 years ago. My friend Alex and I were on the look-out for people we could add to our project group, and Jordan stood out to both of us J

Over the next 3 years, Jordan, Alex and I completed every project together (with a few others rounding out the group depending on the class aka Priya, Phil, etc) and spent almost every weekend together working on assignments, projects and studying for finals.

Priya, Alex, Jordan and I at our first MBA group sleepover (March ’11 before Jordan and I were dating) 

Seeing the photos Joanna posted of Alex at graduation REALLY made me wish we were there!! I wish we had a picture of the three amigos with our grad gowns and certificates in hand as the final page to that chapter in our lives. I guess this will have to do!

See Alex! It’s like we were there too!!