img_1171Yay! We finally made it and let me tell you, it feels GREAT! Granted Sharn’s been done since December, but Convocation and Commencement really bring it home. Before anyone asks, NO we didn’t walk together. She said there was no way that she was going walk with the stuck up Business School (the fact that her Convocation was small enough for a class picture and she also wanted to see her friends and professors probably contributed to this) and I said there was no way I was going to walk with the Kennedy Center (umm…not really sure why, maybe cause I was too stuck up 😀 ), so we just went our separate ways. We were probably the only couple who would choose to do this…very typical us.

img_1097Anyway, Commencement was really cool. I know that a lot of people weren’t happy about the choice of keynote speaker and I know that there were many who just didn’t care enough to go. But it was definitely a memorable and awesome experience to have Dick Cheney, Vice-President of the United States of America speak. Basically, his message to us was to plan ahead, but not be afraid to follow the opportunities that come up in life, you never know where they will take you. In my mind, it was an honor to have him come (and no, I’m not a staunch Republican nor do I fully support the war in Iraq).

We both had fun and memorable times at our own Convocations. As you can see, Sharn got to take a class picture (imagine doing that with the 700+ Marriott School graduates!) and she got done a lot quicker than I did. Mine was hectic and stressful, but extremely spiritual too. I say hectic and stressful because for some reason, they took our photo before we went up to shake hands with the Dean, so everyone literally had to run to the podium. mvi_1149But it was extremely spiritual and powerful because Elder Bednar was there. After the keynote speaker, the Global Chairman of Deloitte and Touche (a Big 4 Accounting Firm), James. H. Quigley (also an amazing speaker), Elder Bednar got up and charged us with a responsibility to represent the Church, BYU, and the Marriott School as we go out, but he also pronounced a powerful blessing upon us as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. While I don’t remember the exact words, the feelings I had when he spoke are something I’ll never forget.

I was really disappointed that we didn’t get to throw our caps like they do in the movies (let me tell you, all those college movies that come out of Hollywood just set you up for disappointment! College was nothing like what the movies portrayed 🙁 ), so Andrew, Sharn, and I did it ourselves! 🙂


So finally, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all of our friends who graduated with us! For the rest of you…your time will come…hopefully!

2 Responses to “Graduation! Congratulations Class of 2006/2007!”

  1. Keesh on May 10th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    YEAHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations both of you! The only sad thing is that you guys will be moving away soon… sob! 🙁

  2. Joanne on May 11th, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Congratulaions on graduation! and being able to throw your hats.

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