Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

Yesterday was a day we have been waiting for a long time! Greg graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from BSU!!! Wahoo!!

Words cannot express how proud I am of him. He has worked so hard these last few years, they have been filled with sacrifice, stress, tears (from me) and frustration but all that hard work has paid off and I do have to say it seems like it's gone by fast!

When Greg called me this week and said he was done with his last final I almost started to cry and then we laughed because he said, "What should I do now?!" I said go home and just "chill", he couldn't remember the last time he could actually do that! I then come home from work and he had mowed the lawn and cleaned the house...really Greg?! Don't you know the meaning of "chill". I think he was just excited to do something that wasn't homework related.

Although the commencement was a bit long and liberal for my taste it was still very emotional and exciting seeing Greg go through the whole process...

WAHOO!! Look at that smile! Finally!
With a little move to the left and a LOT of time and $$ later he graduated! :)

 After we got to spend some wonderful time with family and friends. Without the help and support from them, the last few years would have been a lot harder. The phrase 'Thank You' doesn't seem like enough...
Greg's Grandparents from California came over to celebrate and it's been a great weekend with them! Wish we could see them more often, they are so much fun to be around!
Greg and I have been blessed to have these two! They have loved us more than we deserve!

Proud moment for any parent! I can't tell you how lucky we are to have these two in our lives! They did a wonderful job raising their two boys and I hope that we can be half the parents they are!

Yesssss!! That's pretty much all I was thinking all day long!!!
Look closely...yeah...only the cake that we would get would be done incorrectly, it was really good never the less.

Sorry Megan I had too, to cute of a face to pass up!

Whew! What a weekend! I can hardly believe it's come and gone! Now what...the job search is still on but we know God will provide for us just like He has all these years! He's pretty good when it comes to that :)
For now, Greg is blessed to have a full time job with St. Luke's as well as a full time research project with the Idaho Transportation Department which will probably end close to September. Until then we are just going to keep preparing for our little girl and enjoy this new season in life that DOESN'T include homework! Can I get an Amen?!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Oh Momma!

With this being Mother's Day Weekend I thought I'd talk a little about my mom! Who doesn't love their mom?! I'll be honest there were times I didn't "like" my mom to often...shockingly it was between the ages of about 14 and 17...surprised?! :) I'm happy to say it's not like that now, I only wish we had more time to spend together.

My mom is an amazing person! She raised me and my brother without help from my dad, and now becoming a mom myself I can't imagine how hard that was! I know she gave up more than she will ever admit and her sacrifice made me the person I am today!

I'm so proud of her too, in the last year she quit her job in the rat race and followed her dreams of owning a successful consign and design shop! I know how scary that was for her but with her wonderful husband and us behind her we all knew she would succeed!

I know we all have our own sweet words and special stories about our moms, I hope we all take the time to show and tell them how we feel! Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there, have a wonderful weekend!!

I hope I can grow into a mom like you!