Monday, May 16, 2011

The grad!

It was a big weekend for our family with Sean graduating from law school at the University of Utah on Friday!
When I saw him all dressed up in his regalia I had to try really hard to hold it together! I am so proud of him for this huge achievement. I know it wasn't easy, but for those of you who know Sean well, you know he is awesome at keeping things low-stress. Despite working and going to school, he somehow always managed to find time for us too.
Sean's parents flew in all the way from North Carolina for his graduation. We hadn't seen them since Christmas and it was so good to have them there!
My parents also came to support the new grad!
I was worried about how the boys would do during the 2-hour ceremony, but thankfully they were well-behaved. I took Bode out in the hallway near the end and it took quite a few snacks to keep Jackson occupied, but we made it!

Several of the speakers mentioned the bad economy and how many of the graduating class did not have a job lined up (before trying to bolster them up by talking about overcoming the odds, etc.). Sitting there, I kept thinking about how grateful I was that Sean not only has a job, but one he loves. We are really lucky.
It is strange thinking of life without school. Either one or both of us has been in school our entire seven years of marriage (not including summer). I remember when we were first married thinking about how long the road to the end of school seemed, and yet, here we are.

Congrats to you, Sean, for a job well done! We are SO proud of you!


Curt and Shawna said...

CONGRATS!! what an awesome accomplishment! So excited for you to be done with school! YAY! Glad you have a job too! What a blessing to be both done with school and have a job. And Jenny you look amazing for just having had a baby!

Courtney said...

So awesome! Very happy for you all, tell Sean congrats. You guys are staying in UT right? And by the way, did you really have a baby just a little bit ago because you look amazing!!!

Mark and Lachelle said...

Hooray for graduation day!! Congrats Sean! That's awesome!