Friday, May 15, 2009


The day has finally arrived...TED GRADUATED!!! After 4 years (5, if you count St. Lawrence University right out of high school) of hard work, perserverance, determination, and a lot of sacrifice, he has earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Affairs/Public Policy from St. Louis University. We are so proud of him, and are happy for him to be finished.

We have been lucky to do quite a bit of celebrating so far. Yesterday, Ted's work gave him a nice luncheon to celebrate, and they invited Nolan and I to participate as well. He is a lucky man to have such a great job filled with caring and supportive co-workers.

Last night we went to dinner with his parents, little sister Jody and his grandmother. It was delicious and nice to be together for celebrating.

Today, we had a fun-filled afternoon down at the SLU campus.

Lunch at a campus hot spot
The really old church where the ceremony was held
Nolan trying to find his daddy
More proof
Daddy and Nolan
Nana, Nolan and Wada
Cute group
The handsome graduate
So, what next, you ask? We have been married for 4 years, 2 months and Ted has been a student for all but the first 4 months of this time. We aren't even going to know what to do with all this extra family time. I guess that now we can tackle those yard projects, organizing our house, camping, hiking, biking... I think we'll find some great things to keep us occupied.
Thank you so much to those of you who sent cards, phone calls, or kept us in your thoughts today and over the past 4 years. It has meant a lot to Ted and me. I am married to a college graduate! Yipee!


Colleen said...


Shannon said...

Thats great! Congratulations to you and your family. That church is amazing. My dad graduated with his doctorates there. There is something about hearing bag pipes in that old church that does something to me and makes you so proud. I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

Lara said...

Congrats to Ted (and you and Nolan, too!) Great pictures- the proof is in the picture!
Nolan is getting so big, and is such a handsome little man! It will be nice for Ted to be able to spend more time with him!

Jim and Kathy said...

Love the craft projects! Congrats to Ted ! Thanks for the pics....Ted looked very handsome....of course, seeing my adorable grandson was tops, too!

Melissa said...

Love your outfit, you are teasing me with just a smidgen of a sneak peek of those cute new green shoes!

Oh, yeah, and congrats to Ted, too ;) What a relief to have school (undergrad at least?) behind you. Yay!