Monday, May 21, 2012

Friends and.....Graduation!

A couple quick pictures of the girls with their cute friends....."helping" a church family move....
wearing the same outfits.....
loving on the babies.  Heather and the kids (Nolan and newest addition baby Ainsley) came and spent a day with us and we LOVED it.  The girls loved on the baby and played and played with Nolan.  We so enjoy the time we are able to spend with them!  
The next morning we went to the zoo, of course!  The giant turtles were finally out (only make an appearance 4 months out of the year).....
and the polar bear was swimming and diving and we were where you could see it all.  That NEVER happens!  It was so fun to see.  He had a stick stuck in the rocks and he went down and up 4-5 times before he finally got it out.
Diving down for another try....
I thought it was humorous that they have a rocking chair in front of the window and even more funny that Hadley found it and was rocking away watching the bear.  
Family fun day last week was a gift from someone who had some tickets to the Louisville Bats (minor league) game.  They generously gave them to us and we did enjoy ourselves, rain and all.  
We got to watch funny blow-up guys dance and sing, we shared a snow cone before I broke the bottom of the cup out and poured blue ice-cold juice down my leg, and then to top off the evening.....
WE CAUGHT A FLY BALL!  And by caught I mean it bounced behind my chair and I reached back and grabbed it.  Hadley was super excited (as was I, I'm not going to lie) and we decided we MUST go to another game again soon.
In 1988 Andy started Kindergarten, in 2001 he started college, in 2006 he started Seminary and in 2012 he is FINALLY done going to school....that's 24 years people!  We are super super proud of him working so hard and doing so well AND working at the same time to support us.  He rocks.  So technically he has 3 classes to finish up this summer but he was allowed participate in the graduation festivities.  On Thursday, the President of the Seminary had reception at his house.  Thank you Deb Logan for the cute dresses!
It was the first time I curled Joni's hair and I must say, she looked darling.
Three years ago when we started Seminary, one of my classes met at the President's house for tea (the teacher was the President's wife).  Dr. Mohler (the President) has a library in his house that rivals the Library of Congress.  Saying that he loves books is an understatement.  He has his own librarian.....he loves books.  Anyways, I was able to see it three years ago and Andy has been "jealous" ever since.  Well, happy graduation to him!!!  Believe it or not, Dr. Mohler claims to have read most, if not all, of these books.
His's in there, trust me.
Have I mentioned he loves books?
This is the Southern Seminary logo on the floor of the Sesquicentennial Pavilion or as I like to say, "lobby."
Love you Bib.
Then the following day was graduation.
Dr. Mohler delivered the commencement address.
That is Andy shaking his hand after walking across the stage.  I realize that this could be anybody, but I promise it's him.
Our sweet girls waiting for Dad to come find them.
Our dear friends the Downs' came to watch with us and they were excited to see Andy too.
Yay....its over!  In my defense, it was really long and really really hot.  I know I have nothing to complain about since I wasn't wearing a black robe over a long sleeved shirt and tie with a black hat on my head, but it was hot.
So like I said, since he has 3 classes left to finish, there was nothing but a piece of paper with a phone number and a statement about how he has 3 classes to finish before he gets his degree.
And for all his hard work these last 3 years, the Seminary gave him.......A FREE (SMALL) SLUSHIE!  Woo-hoo, way to go babe!
This picture really doesn't need a comment.  HAPPY GRADUATION DAD!  WE LOVE YOU!

1 comment:

Erich and Maureen said...

Congratulations! I can't believe you are all finished up. We are so excited for you all and can't wait to see where God is going to take you next (maybe out this way we hope!).