Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Law School Graduation! Finally!!!!!

On Friday my brilliant husband graduated from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU!! I was soooooo excited!
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures right now because I put everyone else in charge of taking pictures, and I haven't gotten any yet - so that will have to come later - but let me tell you all about it.

Jon has been so calm about all of this! I, of course, could not stop smiling and telling him how excited and proud I was (and still am)!!

He got all dressed up and he looked so handsome! He wore his Grandpa Saline's vest because he wanted a little bit of his Grandpa there with him. I thought that was so sweet!

When we got to the Gammage, he put on his graduation robe and his hat and I almost cried right there!

He left to line up and I met all of the family (thank you all so much for coming and supporting Jon in this!) and we waited patiently for the graduation to start.

Finally it started, and all the graduates walked in - and Jon was smiling so big!!!!!!

The Dean of the school spoke, and then some students and then the Honorable Judge Berch from the Arizona Supreme Court spoke. They were all actually pretty decent graduation talks, and they were not too long which I really appreciated!

Then it was time! The graduates started filing through, and as they got closer to Jon's name, my heart started beating faster and faster! Then they called his name, and he got his hood put on and he received his book and he was smiling the whole time!

Yes, I cried.

Jon is so fancy! His name was in the program 3 times! Once with the rest of his classmates, once for "Highest Pro Bono Distinction" and once for "The Order of the Barristers"!!

The next day we got together with some friends and family for a BBQ to celebrate! It was so fun to see everyone and we were so grateful for all of the support!

It was such a fun celebration!!

Thank you to everyone who came and who helped with bringing food and setting up. I could not have done it without everyone's help!

Jon and I are so loved and we are overwhelmed by the amount of love that has been shown to us as we celebrate this HUGE accomplishment!

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In other news - Joy Lynn got her mission call and she is going to Bolivia!!! Crazy!!! She will be Spanish speaking which is soooo cool!
We were all guessing where she was going to be called to before she opened it, and none of us guessed Bolivia!

Also, my sister is home from Florida for good! It's so fun to have her home! Yay!

And, my little brother has his Driver's Permit, so if you live in Snowflake - stay off the roads!!


So that's about it for me right now!

I will post pictures of the graduations as soon as I get them!

7 comments:

ShawntelRaylene said...

Thats so wonderful Malori!!!

***LIZ*** said...

Congrats!!! What an awesome milestone!

Kay and Krystal said...

yay! Congrats you guys!

Rob and Kimmie said...

That is soooo exciting, and such an enormous accomplishment! congratulations!

beau.shaunalee said...

Um....yep, still waiting for the pictures!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you both and I couldn't stop smiling the whole time I read this post! I can't wait to get down there so I can hear you tell me all about this...(SUPER SAD all day on the 14th) because I knew I was missing this. See you soon!

Miken Harding said...

YEAH!! Congrats to both of you, you deserve a medal for being the supportive wife! Give him a big hug for me! Tell Joy Lynn Congrats too, that's so awesome! Missions are the best.

Richard and Joleen said...

Way to go Jon. We are so proud of you. Congratulations.