Monday, May 12, 2008

My Daughter's Graduation

Thursday afternoon, we flew to Denver; our first daughter (4th child) was graduating from the University of Wyoming. She did this in only 3 years, which is remarkable enough that the Dean of the College of Business knows her by name; he's even told her that the only person younger than she to ever graduate did so about 50 years ago. The weather sucked, at least from my perspective. 31 degrees with snow and a nasty wind does not a happy event make. They made light of this in the graduation ceremony; one of the speakers commented that he was glad it had snowed that morning, because it would have been the first graduation in 7 years without snow. For myself, I'd have made the sacrifice of tradition. This is my beautiful daughter in the processional:
Walking across the stage to get her diploma:And with her empty diploma folder; they will mail her diploma in 4 to 6 weeks!
And with her happy little brothers, one of whom is wearing a hat she bought him:And with her proud but oxygen deprived Daddy:And with her proud Mom (who was not looking her very best that day)Next year, she's headed to law school. She's choosing between 2 law schools, both of which have offered her substantial scholarships. Her brothers think it'll be great to have a lawyer in the family.

Up next: photos of Wyoming in general. Then a tour of the sculpture we saw there (in keeping with our Calvert School Art History course). And, finally, a visit to the Terry Bison Ranch. Stay tuned for our next installment!


Peter M said...

Marjie, congrats to you and your daughter's graduation.

Health & success and happyness, of course!

Paula said...

Marjie, You have such a wonderful family. Your daughter looks so happy in her cap and gown, and I'm sure it meant so much to her to have her mom, dad, and brothers attend her special event. Looking forward to seeing your Wyoming pics.

Pam said...

Congratulations! Wow, law school!