A Banquet for Science

Last night Darrin and I attended a banquet at TCF Bank Stadium, which gave me a delightful excuse to wear this fun little Michael Kors number and put on as much “ritz” as I could. It was such a fun night! Some fine dining. Introductions. Conversation. “Mingling,” if you will. A pretty fancy time in good ol’ Minneapolis.

Blue DressΒ While I am not the biggest fan of small talk, I do love meeting the people my husband works with. The world of science and engineering is a realm so foreign to me as a lover of all things language and literature. These people that do so much for the medical world {whether that be inventing, donating, researching, etc.} are truly amazing, and I’m so proud of the work and influence my husband has had and will {hopefully} continue to have in that field. We are most definitely blessed beyond words. And I didn’t sound too much like an idiot last night, so that right there is a blessing for which I’m definitely thankful. πŸ˜‰

Michael Kors Michael Kors

The banquet was held in a beautiful suite overlooking TCF Stadium, where the Minnesota gopher football team plays. While the team is not necessarily the most successful team in the Big Ten league, their stadium is gorgeous. We had such a stunning view of both the field and {on the opposite side of the suite} of Minneapolis. I was one happy girl with my wine glass in hand and the promise of cake later in the evening…!

University of Minnesota University of Minnesota University of Minnesota

These are just a few phone pictures that I took, so I apologize for some of their blurriness. You can see, of course, the monstrous size of my name tag. There were definitely no mistakes made concerning my name…and I owe that to this hefty and fashionable name tag. Thank you, University. πŸ˜‰

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re relaxing!





  • Reply Marla Rogers August 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I freaking LOVE your hair.

    • Reply grcschmd@gmail.com August 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks! I just use rollers! πŸ™‚

  • Reply AJ August 26, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Wow I love that dress! You look great πŸ™‚ And I totally agree with Maria that your hair is awesome as well! Is it professionally blown out? If you did it yourself I would love to see a post/video πŸ™‚

    AJ | TheAJMinute

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Thanks! I’ll have to throw something together! I just threw in some rollers! πŸ™‚

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