Monday, May 2, 2011

We Graduated!!

And yes, I said "WE".
While it was most certainly Will earning his Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture, it was a combined effort and sacrifice on both of our parts.
Each of us gave up a LOT to get to this point. 
Our children gave up a lot of time with their Dad to get to this point.
This degree was a family affair!

Friday's Commencement Ceremony was certainly a big celebration not only for the 4 of us, but also for mine and Will's families. We couldn't have gotten to this point without the help from my parents, his mom and grandma and my grandparents. 
They were the ones chipping in for groceries, helping pay a bill and listening to me grumble in utter exhaustion and stress overload for the past 4 years.

Will worked his tail off for his good grades (good enough to make the Dean's List several semesters) and the past 2 years has done all this getting by on little to no sleep. I worked my tail off at home, keeping our life going and taking care of these 2 boys as well as making sure Will was taken care of many days/weeks seemingly as a single parent because his courseload required SO much of his attention that he wouldn't be home or would be working all day and night long. 
It's worth it.
It's done.
And I couldn't be more proud of my husband.

His 'dirt and worms' cake.
It's pretty fitting for a graduating Landscape Architect, huh?

Pre-Awards Banquet
Will, his mom and grandmother in front of his senior Capstone project 
Will was awarded the "Plants and Environment" award as the most knowledgeable of plants and environmental considerations out of his senior class.
Pretty good stuff right there.

Tripp was fairly certain we was wearing this "fancy hat" to graduation.
Tripp and Cadence, precious cousins as always.
Big Family Picture Moment :)

Congrats Will! I'm so proud of you and all your accomplishments. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you in your journey as a Landscape Architect!


  1. Congratulations to all of your family!!

  2. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment! Now take a load off and relax at the beach!

  3. congrats to will and the rest of the family!!! such a great accomplishment and something to be so proud of!!!

  4. Congratulations to all of you! You deserve a much needed vacation!