Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Rebecca, Jeremy and Alexandria

We spent a wonderful four days in Utah to witness the graduation of our son, Jeremy, our daughter-in-law, Alexandria, and our daughter, Rebecca graduate from Brigham Young University. The commencement for all of the graduates was on Thursday afternoon, while the individual convocations were on Friday morning at 8:00 AM in different locations. Barbie and I split up to attend both and kept in contact through texting as the separate ceremonies proceeded. Soon it was evident that Rebecca's smaller class in Advertising and Communication was already walking up to receive their diplomas so I raced from the Marriott Center to the Fine Arts Building and made it with two minutes to spare to see Rebecca. I yelled loud so that she would know that I was there. I ran back (I actually never run) to the Marriott Center with Barbie, Caitlin and Lydia (my mother-in-law) arriving soon after so that we could all see Alexandria graduate in Food Science and Jeremy graduate in Physiology and Developmental Biology. Thanks to modern technology we could be in two places simultaneously. Additionally, my nephews Doug Hulbert and John-David Anderson graduated in Electrical Engineering and Law respectively.
Saturday morning we cheered as Jeremy and Alexandria finished a half marathon at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. We are so proud of our children and the responsible choices they continue to make. Now on to the next chapter, Rebecca and Jason's wedding on May 21st.
The last three weeks have been tough physically as I am back on chemotherapy which leaves me tired and unmotivated. I still function, however, mostly driven by duty. I know when I am feeling better because I want to cook and to write (in that order). Work is very busy and I cannot keep up in a three-day work week, but I stay afloat. Speaking of drowning, I have to wear a splint on my finger for 6 weeks due to the ligament tear I sustained trying to save myself. I have a 'mallet finger'. It makes surgery challenging, but it is better than the alternative. I still have flashbacks to the underwater terror, although they are less common now. Next time I go snorkeling, I will be better prepared.



Penney Family said...

You have every reason to be proud! What a great family you have. Glad your back in town! I went snorkeling in Maui, didn't have the experience you had, but it was fun! I'll be your snorkeling partner next time and will be there to watch over you :)

Alexandria said...

Ha! I told Jeremy that was the picture you would post :)