Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Graduation and Family

Last week was a very busy week in the Nelson household because RICH GRADUATED! He's officially done with school. I wish it was me, too.

Rich's parents came into town on Wednesday, and we started off our week of celebration with a meal at the Roof at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake. It was beautiful, and we had a perfect view of the temple (we had a hookup).

The next day, we had a luncheon for the graduating student athletes. Again, more delicious food. And it hit me just how amazing it is that Rich has been able to run with BYU for 5 years. It has been such a cool experience for him.

Later was the commencement ceremony where they ran out of seats for the graduates. I feel like whoever runs graduation should know about what to expect every year for graduation, but they ran out of seats about halfway through the processional and had to seat the other half of graduates behind the speaker. Maybe far more people decided to walk this year than usual. I don't know.

Rich's convocation was Friday, and it was exciting up until they read Rich's name, and then it was a lot of sitting and really wanting it to be over. We did, however, get to see Sandra Bullock and Alicia Keyes walk in the same ceremony (obviously not the famous ones, but this Sandra Bullock still got the loudest applause). I think when Rich's name was called I heard a "Yeah Richard!" from the graduate section - my guess is that it was Kyle (the same yeller from the Y Awards).

We spent pretty much the rest of the weekend hanging out with Rich's parents, Cami and Ethan, and Grandma Farnsworth in West Valley. It was so weird not to have any deadlines or assignments or even anywhere to be. We had no schedule on Saturday, and I don't know if I liked it or not. We just don't know what to do now that we don't have homework.

So now Rich is graduated, he is officially done with school, and we are officially done with eating out for a while now (we ate at least one restaurant a day last week, plus pizza two nights). Now, I just have to remember how to cook.

I felt like a picture slideshow is the easiest way to show pictures from last week, otherwise this post would be way too long. Enjoy!


  1. Wow... what in the world is that?

    Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS Rich! You did it! What a great feeling! Looks like a fun weekend. All those pics make me miss BYU!

  2. Yeah for Rich! Looks like a fun week, made me think of my graduation and all the fun festivities. We all wish you a big congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! I can't believe they ran out of seats... Don't they have a list of the people graduating?

  4. Glad they finally got BLUE gowns!!!!