Monday, June 27, 2011

University of Washington Tacoma Graduation

After years of dreaming & hard work, on Friday June 10th, 2011, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies.  It was a great day. Tyler, the kids, my Mom, my Uncle Greg, cousins Emma & Jacob plus my Grandpa's wife Barb cheered me on inside the Tacoma Dome.

2011 has gone by so quickly.  Since Josie's birth completing my homework has been tough. Some days i just wanted to stay home & hold my baby. But I knew that she was safe at home with her father while I attended class.  I look back and I am so grateful for Tyler who has always believed in me & never kicked me while I was down.  Our plan to have children while I attended school was one of the best decisions we could have made for our family. 

Everyone keeps asking so many questions!!! "When will you get a job?" "Where will you work?" 'what will you do with the kids?"  All kinds of personal questions. Tyler & I have been waiting to hear if he will return to work or not before we make that decision.  Tyler has enrolled for Fall courses at Green River Community College.  Before his injury we had decided that I would look for work towards the end of the year and stay home with Josie until she turns one year old.  But only time will tell where the wind will take us. 

I'm so excited to be completed with my undergraduate degree. When I started at UW Tacoma I thought that would satisfy me but now I have decided I want to go to graduate school to earn a Master's Degree.  It is my goal to be at least enrolled in a graduate program in 5 years when I celebrate my 35th Birthday.  To all the haters, thank you for the fuel. To all of my friends and family, thank you for the support. Also special thanks to everyone who made it to my graduation party on June 11th, I know some people had to travel from Ferndale, Spokane and Portland for the celebration. 


June 13th Josie started to crawl.  It is crazy how fast she gets around, from the living room to the kitchen or into play with the cars in Issac's room.  Last week we went to the lake to enjoy the sunshine & I couldn't keep her on the blanket, she loved the feeling of the sand between her fingers. She tries to pull herself to stand but her chunky legs are not strong enough yet.  

June 14th, we took the kids in for their well-child check-ups.  Josie is 6 months, 15 lbs and 25.75 inches tall.  Issac is 2 years, 30.5 lbs & 37 inches. Issac is in the 96 percentile for height, gonna be over 6 feet tall!!! 

Took the kids in get their pictures done, as usual they turned out great.  Here are a few shots. They both cooperated so well, it was hard to choose which pictures to order so we bought the cd with all 64 original pictures.  I hope picture cd's don't go out of use anytime soon!  

 The Fourth of July is next weekend, we are excited to BBQ & enjoy the fireworks with our favorite people.  We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. ~From all of us: TTFN~