The end of the 2016 - 2017 school year has been a bit different than usual. With Ramadan starting next week, many of our usual end of the year celebrations had to be moved up a few weeks. Oddly enough, the staff party was before graduation this year.
After the staff party, Derek and I stayed the night on Saadiyat Island. Derek picked up the boys Friday morning, and we spend almost the entire day hanging out at the pool enjoying the beautiful Abu Dhabi sunshine. (Owen and I perhaps got a bit too much sunshine...) A day at a resort like that is enough to make you completely forget about grad school and getting all your exams ready to go...