Saturday, June 7, 2008

Grad Time!


Yesterday was a beautiful Ivy Cutting ceremony on SPU campus, held indoors due to the weather. And they did it so nicely, that someone could almost pretend it was the real ceremony. Complete with bagpipes, band and invocation, speaker, the whole bit! Except that they didn't toss tassles and get their names read. They did get a little cut of ivy, as is tradition.
Today was the actual graduation ceremony for the class of 2008 from Seattle Pacific University. It was held at QWest field on a typical Seattle day. Fortunately, Michelle did not have to use the very attractive SPU ponchos they gave out at check-in. This is the stadium from outside. We'd never been there before...

They managed to graduate all these kids in 3 hours, including giving out the doctorates and honorary awards, the whole bit! It was very well done! This is the cute duck on top of Michelle's hat! It was very easy to spot her in the sea of black robes and mortars this way! Very good idea! Some of the other graduates really got creative with their mortar boards as well. This fit perfectly for Michelle's love of ducks as well as the weather! Now it all feels "real" and it's over. This is a fake diploma cover, but we have the real diploma at home! You did it! Hooray! Congratulations, Michelle!
Cum Laude-2008

4 comments:

Joan said...

Yea Michelle! She looks beautiful and so happy. I am so glad it didn't rain on you. And I love her idea for the hat! :-)

Beatriz said...

What a great picture of Michelle. Congratulations to her and all of you for helping her reach her goals.

joyof8 said...

Congratulations Michelle! You look just like I remember your Mom back in the good ole days living in LA! We are very proud of you! Joy sellers

Jessica said...

I have to agree with my mom...Michelle looks just like YOu back in la!! my goodness, has it been that long that she is now graduating?!...we were just babies back then I guess.