Our baby girl is graduating from college! 

Typing that brought tears to my eyes. Oh, dear. I’ll post pictures of this year’s festivities later, [her friend already took some great ones – see here] but thought it would be fun to do a “remembering” post today. So, here you go!

Once upon a time, many years ago, we graduated from BYU. Such an exciting time, with no idea of what lay ahead!

1984 ~ B.A. Music History ~ B.S. Finance/Marketing/International Business

It’s been a wonderful journey, though, much of it spent helping and encouraging and supporting these wonderful children as they traveled the path to adulthood. Four years ago we crossed “our children’s high school graduations” off the list of goals we set for ourselves.

And in one more year we can cross “our children’s college graduations” off the list. (There are still a few advanced degrees to be awarded, but those aren’t our goals; our kids are great goal-setters themselves!)

Nine years ago we made the trip to BYU for Weston, who received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Three years later he graduated with both an M.B.A. and a Master’s in Engineering. Elizabeth graduated at the same time with a degree in nursing. Megan received a BYU degree in Communication Disorders the year before.

We weren’t able to make the trip to Utah, but the next year it was David’s turn to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management. Cody graduated at the same time in Statistical Science.

We did make it three years ago for Brad’s graduation in Electrical Engineering. Alicia graduated at the same time in Elementary Education, but we didn’t know her then.

Last year it was Jeff’s turn to graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science.

Next year it will be Steven’s turn; he’s working on a degree in Electrical Engineering. And in 20 years or so we hope we’ll be able to help the next generation celebrate this grand achievement.

Wyatt thought it should have been his turn already!

However, this year we’re celebrating Michelle and her B.S. in Technology and Engineering Education, or TEE for short. We’re so proud of her and her accomplishments and look forward to seeing what the future brings!