Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa Claus

Baby girl has been blessed with many opprotunities to see Santa Claus this year, and thankful she has not cried with any of them. We first took her to Bass Pro Shops to see the santa there. She did a great job and even smiled at the end. (Sorry for the poor picture quality, I was taking a picture of a picture).
The next opprotunity she had was to sit on her own dad's lap as he played Santa for a work party we had. It was really funny to see her try to figure out what was going on. She would look at him as he spoke, like that is my dad's voice, but that is definitely not my dad. It was so funny. I unfortunately only have a picture of this on my phone and cannot figure out how to get it on the blog. So you just have to imagine Kenny in a Santa suit with Kenzi on his lap. :)
Tonight she had another opprotunity to sit on Santa's lap. There is a cute old couple in our ward, that sets up a Santa station in front of their house, and allots 2 hours for anyone to stop on by and take pictures with Santa. The man dresses up as Santa and the wife as Mrs. Claus and the put up a backdrop on their garage and sit and talk to the kids and give out Candy Canes. It is so adorable. We even got some pictures with Kenzi's friend Aftynn (they are 3 weeks apart).

I can't wait for many more Christmas's on Santa's lap! So fun!

Friday, December 16, 2011

6 years, a husband, and a baby later....

That's right folks, 6 years, a husband and a baby later and I finally graduated from Arizona State University!

It is hard to put into words the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment I felt as I stood in Wells Fargo Arena and as I walked across the stage and recieved my "diploma." As I went through this process sometimes it felt like I would never make it. It was a long challenging road but I finally made it. I am so grateful for all of those who supported me, helped me with homework, and watched baby girl. I could not have done it without the support of family and friends.

The actual ceremony was super fast and really enjoyable. The speaker was short and sweet. I really enjoyed what he had to say. It seemed like he only spoke for five minutes and then they were reading off names. They read names quickly but efficiently, you can tell that they must do this every once in a while haha or like a million times a year! What a great experience my college career has been, now I am not sure what to do with myself. I may take classes here and there just to keep up the learning. What a fun day!