Saturday, May 8, 2010

GRADUATION!!!! (better late than never!)



I wore a gratitude stole that you sign and give to the person that made going to school possible. I gave it to my dad. It was fun to see him wear some Ute red. Poor guy, none of his kids graduated form his dear BYU


Thanks mom for always encouraging me and for getting just as excited as me over a good grade! I felt like a little kid again calling you up to tell you my scores and knowing you would be happy.






My cute friend Ann was there to cheer on her Hubby Ian who graduated in finance



I took my parents to the roof for dinner that night to thank them. I thought it would be fun since that was where they took me back in 2001 for the good ol' East High graduation celebration.

I have been waiting to write this post for ages!!! I graduated this week!!!! YEAH!!! I am so excited! I received two bachelor degrees from the University of Utah, one in Psychology and one in Human Development and Family studies. It has been a long road and I have heard a lot of jokes. Yes a lot of people DO go to college for seven (or nine) years, and some DON'T end up as doctors. But it was all worth it in the end. (I would like to point out that I didn't go all those years though. There were three or four years in there of no school. Just in case you were wondering.) So two years ago after doing just hair for a few years I really got the itch to finish my degree. I thought I would just take a class or two and chip away at the credits but I became obsessed with school and getting good grades, something that my freshman year lacked, and not to brag (OK bragging a little) but since returning to school I got nothing less than an A-. I'm pretty proud of that, especially since that means getting A's in Math and Statistics. I ended up being in both of my majors honors societies. ( I can just hear my high school friends laughing) So I feel like I just accomplished a huge feat for me. Sorry enough boasting, but I really thought I would never see the day!
Thank you so much to my parents who paid for tuition and made going back to school possible! I never could have done it without you. Thanks for believing in me even though I changed my mind about finishing almost a million times.
Thanks Quinn for supporting me, believing in me and being proud of my accomplishments and dealing with many many lost hang out nights due to studying. (for some reason I think you will miss those many nights with the boys)
So if anyone knows the perfect job for a cosmetologist/psychology/human development and family studies major/soon to be mom please let me know!! ; )

19 comments:

Bart and Michelle said...

Wahoo!!! You are awesome and I'm so proud of you! You've accomplished quite a bit that it's really the perfect time to now have a baby! ;) Love you!

Cheeseboy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Two things: I had no idea that you went to East High. Did you know that Cathi and I went to Highland? But we both had tons of friends at East because we both went to Uintah and most Uintah kids go to East.

2. I graduated from the U with two bachelor degrees from the, one in Sociology and one in Human Development and Family studies. Lovely Cathi graduated from the U with a degree in Psychology.

No wonder you are so cool.

Congrats again!

Barb said...

YEAH!!! Way to go! I walked on Friday, too, but I won't officially be done until August. It's so great to be done, finally, right?? And it's so great that you finished before the baby came because it's even harder after!

Barb said...

And to have such great grades and graduate with honors!

patsy said...

Yeah!!! So proud of you!! The perfect job now is to be a Mommy!!!

Cotter said...

I'm with patsy about the perfect job being mommy! Congrats!! Seriously such a cool accomplishment finishing school!! I think you had a great timetable. If 1 bachelors degree takes 4 years then 2 should take 8 or 9!

vintageblueballoon said...

Way to go! It wasn't Marine Biology like you said when we were kids but still very impressive! Hang in there with the pregnancy too, I know Sarah is about to burst and can't wait to get our little girl out. You guys will be great parents.

Zane and Lexi said...

well I'm not laughing. I'm super proud of you and really impressed with the A's. It was probably smart to go back later when you're more mature and focused. CONGRATS!! You're so well rounded and little Lila will have one amazing mommy :) Can't wait to see you!

Zane and Lexi said...

ok, I just re-read my comment and it sounds bad. I just meant that I for sure didn't get A's because I was a silly, gitty, little 18 year old. so I really look up to you for going back to school :)

Tiffy Ann said...

Congrats! That is all so exciting and with such awesome grades. One day I will go back and get my degree (although I don't know if I will be able to get as good of grades.)

Kelli said...

congrats.... and I'm with patsie. the greatest job IS being a mom!!

Ali said...

Congratulations Kristi!!! You are a ROCK-STAR in my book! Way to go on the honors and straight A's!!! Wish we could have been there :( I would have loved to have cheered you ON!!! Love ya tons!!

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. Congrats! It must have been a proud day to you and your parents. Your grades are impressive too. Good job!

Have an awesome day..:)

~*Felts~* said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations! And honor society on both, that is amazing!!

Brynn and Jesse said...

Congrats! I know how hard you have worked for this and it must feel like such an amazing accomplishment. I am so impressed with your dedication and when we were freshman if you had told me this is where you would end up I would not have believed you. :)

blythe said...

yay for being done! you look beautiful in your cap and gown. im so glad i was able to see you while i was in town. i miss you. now plan a trip to visit after lila comes!

Daphne A. Quist said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We have got to celebrate!! I'm so proud of you and happy you survived with the crazy work load you had! Way to go!!!

Brandon and Lindsey B said...

Congratulations!! That is a major achievement and so nice to have done before the baby comes!

Job idea: Open a salon and psycho-analyze people about their development and family problems while you work on their hair. The 'mom' part can come in when you show up for work yawning in your pj's and smelling like spit-up. Ha ha okay maybe not but it's an idea right?!

Lindsey

Anya said...

you are amazing and I am so happy for you! ..a very belated Congrats to you my love :)