Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GRADUATION !!!!

It all started about 3 years ago with a conversation like this,
"Honey, why are you taking classes at LB city when you just graduated from Devry?"
"I don't know"
"Okay, are you just trying to spend as much time as possible away from me?"
" I really hate my job and don't want to work in telecommunications and think I want to get a degree in History and then go to law school"

Well, here we are, 3 years later- Skippy graduated with honors from UC Irvine with a BA in History. He has loved every minute of going to UCI and will truly miss it. We have gone through many trials and have witnessed many miracles along the way. We have had so many people bless our lives with service to make this goal attainable. It's amazing how our families have really supported us in this, we have the best families! I am so proud of Skippy for deciding to do this. It took so much courage for him to quit his job of 7 years and to let go of being the manly provider of the house. (If you know Skippy, then you know how hard that was for him). He has gained so much faith and self confidence, I am just so happy for him.

Friday night we attended the Latin Honors Convocation- Skippy graduated Magna Cum Laude (he has a 3.92 gpa) What a smarty-pants!
Skippy and the Dean of Humanities- She LOVES him!! - Who doesn't??

Skippy and his proud parents. We couldn't have done this without these people- They've given our family a wonderful home to live in. Thank you Mom and Dad!


I made these cute shirts for the kids for graduation day-
If you can't read it, it says, " My dad graduated from UCI with honors- what did your dad do?"


Proud wife and 2 cute kids.

Belen said, "When I get bigger and I'm 4, I'll go to school and get a medal too"
My mom and Grandmother with the Thy-guy. My dad was there too, just didn't get a pic. Thanks for all your support through the last few years- we love you!

We took everyone to Sonny's down in San Clemente. YUM YUM!

The look-a-likes
Aren't we cute??
Thanks to everyone who has helped us out through the last few years. We're giving you all a year off and then we're gonna have to ask ya for another 3 years :) LOVE YOU!




17 comments:

Trena said...

Yay Skippy! We are all so proud of him - I can't believe how good his GPA is. I don't even want to think of what mine was from college. I can't wait for law school!

Thorey said...

I'm really happy for you guys! It is really exciting to be done, and to have reached his goals. I'm so excited to see what the future will hold for you!

Emily said...

I LOVE those shirts! So cute! Congrats on completing part 1 of your goal!

Jessica Stier said...

Congratulations to both of you. What a major milestone!!! Yay!!! We're all so proud of you guys.

Merilee said...

Congratulations! From one Students wife to another, there is nothing better than watching them walk across that stage! Good luck next year in Law school!

Susanna Landon said...

Wow, congrats Skippy! You must have been so proud of him Katie. By the way the shirts cracked me up and your family is so cute.

Brian & Kara said...

Congratulations!!!! I know how you feel. What a great feeling to be finished with this milestone! Enjoy your year off before Law School. Any ideas on where you're going yet? Congrats again!!!!

Maosi Fam said...

yay!congrats=] that is such a big accomplishment...how exciting!

McKenzie said...

Hooray!!! Congrats to Skippy!!

A Rosie Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Skippy!! (Congrats to you and the kids too, I'm sure he couldn't have done it without you!)

The last Unicorn said...

That is so awesome! I never knew Skippy was such a studious guy. Haws and I are so proud of him and bummed we were not able to come to the graduation party. Blame the scouts. CONGRATS!
~Lori and Haws

arroyo fam said...

whoo hooo! who's d'man??!!! okay, really ... who's the really great wife behind him?? = )

Have a great vacation year...

Robert & CeCe

Jeffrey, Meri, and Thomas said...

Scotty...WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yea, it's summer...let's get together!

julesttdmom said...

Who would of thought that skippy could pull it off!! wink!! We are so proud of you!! We had fun a the party and love any chance we get to hang out. Ok, Jason is so jealous... after skippy sent him the pic from yankees stadium. He wants to go back so bad!!!

Pixie said...

Yay Skippy! Congrats!! :)

(Can't wait to see pictures from the grad trip either) :D

Donovan & Tawny Holloway said...

Congratulations Skip! That way awesome

Bobby and Krystal (Rose) said...

Congrats!! That is a huge accomplishment!