Graduation Day


Between the two of us we have spent nine years in college (four for Alie, five for Tyler), received two bachelors degrees, one masters degree and have given birth to a kiddo in the middle of it all. Not to mention we (and our gracious parents) have collectively spent over $70,000 just on tuition and books. Tyler guesstimates including housing, we'll have spent nearly $100,000 in the past five years.

Yet, against all odds, we are officially Brigham Young University graduates.

Both of our families, right after commencement

We ate at Chef's Table, which is supposedly a really good restaurant. It was won several awards in the past few years, but Tyler and I were disappointed. We've eaten at better places for the price.

Dad, Mom, Jack & Alie, Tyler, and Todd (Tyler's Dad)

Todd, Jack & Alie, Tyler

(The Jones family:) Ben, Todd, Jack & Alie, Tyler, Kendall

The Naked Indian Statue. He's not really naked (he's got a loin-cloth on) but everyone calls it the Naked Indian anyway. In the winter months when it snows, people put scarves on him to keep him warm.

You really thought they wouldn't have a statue of a young family on BYU campus? C'mon now.

The family, at the family statue. Uh, yeah.

In front of the library.

In front of the ASB.

Believe it or not, there was actually quite a hefty line to wait in to snap a photo in front of the cougar statue at the stadium. And I look like i'm holding a toddler, not a not-quite-6-month old baby.
Part of Tyler's cap&gown was a hood (because he was a masters student). He tried to put it on like Lord Voldemort but it was windy. :(

Tyler, riding the cougar.

Alie: "I'm graduated!"

Tyler: "Yo. I'm graduated."

BYU's motto: "Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve"

In front of the Brigham Young statue. We made it!


Nikki said...

YAY congratulations!! Are you excited to move back to Cali? :)

Life is Good said...

Congrats!!! You guys got some awesome pictures!

gbrooks said...

Congrats! Enjoy your new adventure!

Kim said...

I love that you guys took time to get good pictures! I also love whoever you got to follow you around to take them!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on both of your graduation!