Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Oh happy day!

Eight years, an undisclosed amount of student loans, 360 college credits, and two babies (the second one coming soon!) later, Kyle and I have finally graduated from BYU! (Kyle just has one more Chinese film class to finish up this spring.) Both sets of parents were able to make it for the blessed occasion (April 27th) and we hadn't seen Kyle's parents since last August, so it was a wonderful reunion filled with sunshine, farm animals, free babysitting and good cookin'!

Since my college's convocation is about two hours too long , I opted to walk with Kyle in the International Studies convocation so we were announced and received our diplomas together. Ellie even got to "walk" with us, a common allowance at BYU convocation ceremonies.

I couldn't have asked for a better graduation gift from Ellie: she tolerated wearing a bow in her hair all morning for the first time since her arms grew long enough to pull them off.

Group hug with Kyle's parents, Ron and Judy Larsen.

The Goodwin gang: Michelle, Bryce, Dad, (me, Ellie, Kyle), Mom, and Bob

We honored an unofficial Goodwin tradition by topping off the celebration with an all-you-can-eat buffet and then a long nap. In this shot Ellie is giggling at Noelani, a good friend of ours and also my former supervisor and Kyle's academic advisor. She is the one who put on the graduation ceremony and bought us those beautiful leis.