"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Friday, May 2, 2014

Graduation Day!

Today was the culmination of a lot of time spent schooling.  6 years of papers and tests.  6 years of loans.  6 years of late nights and early mornings.  6 years of commutes.  6 years of missed events. 6 years of school poor.  6 short years compared to the career that will bless our family for a lifetime.

Worth it.  Every moment.

Even he couldn't hide his smile.
It was the best day!  One of the highlights of my life.  Dallas' sister Sierra Schvaneveldt also graduated from the University of Utah that morning with her Doctor of Pharmacy.  She is my hero!  We could not be more proud of her and are so grateful for her example to our kids.
We spent the day spending time as a family at our Aunt Laurel's in Salt Lake.  I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect day; great weather, great food, great company.  Dallas' brother Austin even drove all the way from New Mexico just to be there for the day.

Not only did Dallas and Sierra graduate, but Seth did, too!  His commencement was last week and he graduated from Weber State with a degree in Technical Sales.  Such a smart family I married into!

Laurel Morris, Seth, Sierra, and Joel Morris.  We had our graduation BBQ in their back yard.  They are huge Ute fans, if you can't tell...

Grandma Kaiserman says I earned my PhT.  "Putting Hubby Through."

Grandpa Kaiserman was a huge influence in Dallas getting his degree in Civil Engineering.  Grandpa is a Civil Engineer, and his dad was a Civil Engineer as well.

This picture right here is why I wanted Dallas to walk.  Will is going to remember this!  Maybe one day he'll want to follow is father and be a Civil Engineer as well.  We have high hopes for our smart boy!

Grandma helped put us through school one Sunday dinner at a time.

We have been so very blessed by family and friends that have supported us through this journey.  We have always been taken care of, and are so thankful.

When Dallas walked across the stage with his degree and fist pumped the air as we cheered, there was no greater moment!  HE DID IT!

1 comment:

  1. I love that Dallas has the biggest smile on his face! I also like the Ph T, you definitely earned it! Congratulations to you guys!