Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dr. Stanley Hall !!! (Ph.D.)

We did our 2nd road trip to Utah last weekend to celebrate Stan's graduation. We're all so thrilled to be done with school. His parents came out to celebrate with us and we all stayed at Dana and Jason's house. Just after he was officially hooded. Did you even know Stan's smile could get so big? That is one happy guy right there.
Everyone at the convocation- Amanda, Dad, Mom, Me, Stan, Mom Hall, Dad Hall, Dana in the back.
showing his hood

Israel, the future graduate:)

My good friend Liz graduated with Stan. She earned her master's degree and just moved this weekend to Claremont for her PhD- we're practically neighbors:) only 2 hours apart!

Dana was so sweet. While watching the kids for the general commencement she not only took care of 5 children, she also made these cute posters, decorated the room with balloons and streamers, and made Cafe Rio Chicken- yummo!
Eliza modeling her and Julia's new pop guns and awesome hiking boots. Don't you love the wool socks Stan got them?

Israel hanging out with Grandpa

Look at these kids sleeping. This is how we found them one morning. Julia's legs inbetween Israe's and Eliza's legs around Julia's neck.


Brian and Michelle said...

Congrats on the doctorate! I bet you're all glad to be done. The sleeping kids picture is unbelievable!

Wheeler Family said...

Congrats! Graduating day is so fun!

Thompson Family said...

Yay for Stan! We had such a fun time together and I am looking forward to seeing you all again in December!!

Mommydew said...

Congratulations to Stan!

That picture of your kids sleeping, priceless. And did I see a bump on Amanda?! Would you please tell her I said hello?

Robin said...

Joni- yes that's a baby bump. She'd due Dec. 15th!