Monday, June 20, 2011

graduation details

Over graduation weekend we were so lucky to have family able to come visit. First came my mom and my sister, Hailey. They helped get the kids and I outfitted for summer and graduation! Thank you! Then came Chris' brother's family: Thom, Brittany and Jackson, followed closely behind them was Chris' parents and later on my dad. They graciously helped Chris watch my and my friends' kids so we could go run on our last long runs before my friend does her marathon this Saturday and I do another 1/2. She ran 20 miles and I did 14! I've never run that far in my life. It was hard, but strangely felt good.

I'm sad we didn't think to take a picture with everyone who came. But Thom was nice enough to take some pictures for us. Here is their little Jackson:

Sunday was Graduation, we only went to the Computer Science Convocation and watched Chris get hooded by his adviser. Pretty special. I loved hearing the kids cheer, "go daddy!!" as he walked across the stage. We got lots of looks as I'm pretty sure we were the only ones with kids under the age of 10 there! They served lunch after and Martinelli's. Then we had a delicious stake dinner with Chris' freshman roommate and his family, who also graduated that weekend. Fitting to start and end their post-high school academic careers together.

But, of course, the highlight of the weekend happenings was the AGA golf tournament that Chris, Thom and James all played in: Saturday at Stanford's beautiful course, and Monday at Half Moon Bay. Maybe it was long-drive/jet-lag or maybe they were being nice to the man of honor, although probably it was just the fact that Chris is extremely talented....but anyway you look at it, Chris won! Farfel Miller III, one of the usual AGA Tour reporters, wrote about it on the AGA blog.

It was so fun to have family share this huge milestone with us. I'm grateful they could all come. At the top of my emotions; however, is pride....the good kind. I'm SO proud of Chris. There have been some real challenging periods but mainly he's balanced work with family life so well and took the brunt of the balancing act which, for me, will make our time here remembered as one full of fun, sweet, relaxed memories. He is amazing.


Ryan + Jess said...

congratulations! so awesome. wish we could have been there.

and good luck on your race! you are amazing :)

dixie said...

We loved being with you for this wonderful celebration! Thanks for posting the pictures. We had such a great time with you!