Last weekend my baby brother graduated college. I'm so proud of the boy! The full Kaufmann clan is now done with undergraduate studies and my parents couldn't be more relieved! Congrats to my sweet mom and dad for supporting us in so many ways throughout our time in school.
Pete graduated with a Business degree and will be taking the summer to work as an assistant pro at a local golf course near home. He's hoping to be back in Milwaukee in the fall working full-time, but for now, is able to enjoy time doing his thing on the course.
I thought the WLC commencement ceremony was incredibly well done! It had a strong focus on growing as men and women of God from the beginning to end. The emphasis was placed on who you are more than what you'll do. Boom.
Also a shoutout to Snapchat for providing endless entertainment 1 hour prior to the ceremony!
The next morning, we went to brunch at a neighborhood spot called Storyhill BKC in Wauwautosa, WI. It's about 15 minutes outside of downtown Milwaukee and had the absolute best brunch menu! Below you'll see their avocado toast with radishes and cracked black pepper as well as the greek yogurt panna cotta with fresh berries and honey. Killer!
I'm always blown away by the city of Milwaukee every time I visit. It truly is one of the most underrated cities in my humble opinion. I'm excited at the prospect of Pete eventually living there so I can visit him non-stop (doesn't that sound great, Pete?!) Of course any city with Lake Michigan in it's backyard is a winner in my book.
Instead of flying back to Nashville, my mom and Pete drove me back down so Peter could play a couple of golf courses in the area. I had to work during the day but was able to see them in the evening!
Their last morning in town meant a trip to Five Daughter's Bakery (home of the 100 Layer Donut) before they hit the road. We tried the Chocolate Sea Salt, Strawberry, and Samoa donuts. AMAZING! The company started a few years back by a couple inspired by their five adorable daughters. I remember buying a donut from them about a year or so ago at the Franklin Farmer's Market, the donuts laid out on a folding white plastic table. Now they have two locations and made Taylor Swift a Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut when she played her last show in Nashville. Needless to say they're doing amazingly well! It's always fun to see a local business grow and thrive.
For me, the next couple of months means a whole lot of work and enjoying balmy summer nights when I can get them! Feeling deeply thankful on this Memorial Day to be granted the opportunity to work and live in a place where I'm able to talk about my faith openly. I need constant reminders this is a true privilege in our world.