Thursday, April 29, 2010

So Glad it's over!

In the last post we found the family attending the graduation of daughter Diana and her husband Nick from B.Y.U. Oh, it was a long day! We arrived at the Marriott center at 10:30 am for Diana's convocation at 11:00. It was the College of Humanities. The speakers were eloquent, the music elegant. The string of graduates took around an hour to cross the stage and receive their diplomas. When it was over we all stretched our legs. I took my girls outside to take some sister photos because Britt had to head off to work. The men went to Subway and brought nourishment back to us and we were grateful.

Nick's convocation started at 1:00 pm. My legs were starting to complain about the lack of leg room in the Marriott Center, even in the chair seats! Nick's was the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences which includes Psychology, History, Foreign Languages, and English among others. The atmosphere was less artful and more homey. The speaker was engaging and personal. The music was pretty routine stuff. It took nearly two hours for all of the graduates to receive their diplomas! By the end of an hour and a half, if your graduate had already walked, your attention was gone...gone...gone...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *

I now present to you "B.Y.U. Graduation Day - The Out Takes".

Waiting to hear her sister's name called.

Caught snacking at the end! I was jealous!
Giddy to be out in the fresh air!

Brittany encourages Nick to go find his place in line.

Hanna and Diana...Sisters-in-law that rhyme!
They started out Nick's service happy enough.

Sarah squeezing in some doctoral research while the long list of names is read.

Will they ever call his name?

There is still a glimmer of hope that they'll make it!

Nope! No way!

Grandpa is mad, Grandma is losing it!

There is no hope.
It is gone.

At last!! Nick was near the end.......

Home to party!!!!

The end, but not, if you know what I mean!

1 comment:

URFAVE5 said...

That is so awesome! I'm just so proud of these two.

Sorry these graduations were so long. That is one thing that is not fun about graduations they can be rather long and boring. They ought to just cut out all the speakers and just read the names and be done with it. Seriously, no one cares about the speakers. Do they?