We have three graduations and five graduates in our family this week! Katie, our almost daughter (in-law), earned her Masters degree in history from WSU last Saturday. Andrew is graduating with his Bachelors degree tonight from New St. Andrews college. This Saturday Noah, Samuel, and our nephew, Caleb are all graduating from the University of Idaho. Noah’s degree is in finance, Samuel’s is mechanical engineering, and Caleb’s degree is in math.
It makes for quite a week! We had a celebratory lunch for Katie last Saturday, are having a champagne celebration for Andrew tonight, followed by a BBQ for Noah, Samuel, and Caleb this Saturday. Andrew’s family arrived from Texas on Tuesday, and the kids had fun swimming at the hotel pool yesterday. My sister and her family, and my parents arrive Friday night.
Once I decided to stop sweating about my imperfect yard and house, I began to look forward to everyone coming to town. I’m taking the week off of homeschooling to enjoy having such special people with us.
Noah completed his classes a year ago and postponed taking his degree until he had been accepted to medical school. Had he not gotten in this year, he would have taken another class in the fall. Thankfully he had several schools to choose from (we’re so proud of him) and I’ll write a post about that soon. Despite our urging, he decided not to walk in the ceremony – the penalty is that he has to sit with me and his little brothers 🙂 Russ will be sitting with the faculty decked out in his academic regalia.
We have so much to be thankful for.
Do you have anybody special graduating this spring?
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