Thursday, April 30, 2009

And So It Begins...

Graduation is finally here! Be prepared for a lot of posts and pictures over the next several days!

We started off the celebration(s) with a 'low-key' lunch with several of Seth's classmates and their wives/fiancee. This was actually put together so that we could finally meet Petko's fiancee, Nellie (I'm sorry if I spelled that wrong). She got in last night from Bulgaria and it was so great to finally meet her. Petko, Jake, Ben and Seth all became friends during their first semester. Petko was the only one without a wife, so the first chance he got he went home and proposed to his girlfriend of 6 years! Guess those "family guys" started to rub off on him. Petko has become such a dear friend and family member!
(This is a bad pic, I know, but the only one I got of these two today - Hopefully Wendy will email me the group shot - hint hint! :))

Later on was the Graduation Reception for all of the graduates. Seth received 2 awards. One for being a Campus Ambassador and the 2nd for being on Honor Council. While we were sitting there, it really hit us that we're done, FINALLY! (Now we just have to work on the job thing!)
Here is Seth recieving his medals! (With the Swine Flu going around, they asked the students to not shake hands or hug and they had them all come up afterwards to recieve the awards - instead of going across the stage and shaking hands with the President - So, I had to improvise this shot!)My beautiful and talented friend, Erika Decaster. Erika and her husband are BOTH graduating tomorrow!

Oh and did you wonder what we did with Colton?

He stayed with our neighbors, David and Linda. They are the BEST neighbors ever! We have loved having them right next door these last 2 years and we are going to miss them terribly!










Colton LOVES their son Brent and Brent is always so kind and sweet and gives in to all of Colton's whims!

6 comments:

TIFFANY & CO. said...

Congrats to both of you!! Such an exciting time! So ... are you only looking for jobs in the Phx are? You'll have to do a post about job hunting. Are you hoping to go back to the East Valley?

The Nunes' said...

That went by so fast! CONGRATULATIONS... we love you!!!

Wendy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Okay now come back to Canada!!

Darci said...

Congrats Cuz! So happy for you both. Must be quite a load off...and what exciting times ahead! Not sure if I ever asked you to email me so I may send you an invite to my private blog, so here is my email address: dtgtaylor@gmail.com Hope to hear from you soon!

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Good luck with the job hunt - we know first hand what a pain that is. Dave said if Seth wants to talk to him about doing a PhD, he would be happy to talk to him about the pros and cons! Good luck with the next phase of life!

Bellows said...

YAY! Both of you are awesome and deserve a break fo' sho'! Good luck in the job hunt Seth. Love you guys...love seeing how big Colton is getting. Wow! What a big boy now. Miss you Becky. My neighbors up here aren't nearly as funny or fun.