Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2017 BYU Grads, Weddings, Birthdays, & More!

In 2012, we drove our daughter Caitlin up to BYU and dropped her off to start her freshman year...
 Fast forward five years, on April 27 we were able to attend her graduation!
Graduating Magna Cum Laude in Exercise Science,
Caitlin will start her Masters program in Exercise Science as well this Spring. 
Sister Chao attended with us!
And then we realized we had so many more of our children graduate!
Graduating in Public Relations, we're so proud that this beautiful missionary has landed a job in the
Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs and will be a
Communications and Marketing Digital Strategy Analyst!
 Graduating in Microbiology, this sweetest missionary is headed back to Taiwan to teach English...
so excited for you!
 This awesome Electrical Engineering graduate has a sweet job lined up at Jarvis Ventures as
Head Android Developer!
 This Summa Cum Laude graduate majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics and Business Strategy is headed for Harvard Business School for his DBA. 
Why am I not the least bit surprised?!
 Good luck to this gorgeous Nursing School graduate, who is taking a position at
George Washington University Hospital as an RN on their ICU floors. 
We'll miss you, but will have a great excuse to get out to Washington, D.C.!
 Loved seeing this RM while he was attending his sister's graduation! Thankfully, his grandmother (far right) lives in Westlake, so he comes to visit us when he's visiting Grandma!
 So great to be in Utah Valley to attend one of our AP's wedding reception! 
Double bonus to see his AP companion too!
 And FaceTime with his second AP companion who was in the middle of a workout in Australia!
Over the weekend, we celebrated President's 60th Birthday with 
most of his siblings, nieces & nephews! See anyone you know?
President's brother on the far left is currently serving as a counselor in the Provo Mission presidency. He keeps us in the know of missionary happenings in the Church! 

 Many of you know my brother on the far left, who is serving in a BYU YSA stake presidency.
 This niece of ours served in the Korea Seoul South mission together with our daughter Caitlin!

We also celebrated Caitlin's graduation:)
 Here comes the oversized mint brownie!
 Happy Birthday President Dear!
 The treat of the weekend was taking President out to lunch on his actual birthday on Monday, May 1. We celebrated with the stake president of the Taiwan Kaohsiung West Stake and his family, as it was his birthday on Tuesday! I asked him what day they arrived in America and he told me they flew into Los Angeles the Monday before. I chided him for not giving us a call while in LA, but he explained that they had rented a van, spent the day at Universal Studios Harry Potter World, then drove to Utah for his son's wedding. He confessed that he loved Harry Potter more than us! 
 We were so blessed to be able to attend another one of our AP's wedding:
Such a beautiful newlywed couple!
So wonderful to finally meet his mother, who traveled all the way from Thailand:
And we were able to see so many missionaries there! Congrats to the newly engaged couple:
 Our family history couple came from northern California, here together with our Singaporean missionaries! 
At the wedding luncheon:
President sharing some thoughts and wishes for the new couple:

1 comment:

  1. That is one BUSY week, with lots of love included.