Friday, May 15, 2009

post number 2...

....and we're back! perhaps our most exciting news as of late is that jordan graduated--yipee!

it's one of those things that you think will never come when you are in the thick of it--but it did, and we are so proud of him! he now has his b.s. in physics... which means he is now a legally registered physicist:) on april 22nd we attended commencement, which was great. president uchtdorf and elder nelson were the keynote speakers, and they gave some great advice to the graduates. the girls did great the two hours we were there...
... as long as they had some hands to chew on:)
these are the graduates coming into the marriot center. believe it or not, we know where tiny little jordan is in this picture... but i won't make you look for him:)
the girls were tuckered out by the whole event and so was jordan, probably.
the only time i got a tinsy bit emotional during commencement was when president samuelson asked the graduates to give the people who have supported them and helped them accomplish graduation a round of applause. while i did very little in actually helping jordan with his schooling, it was nice to be given a pat on the back for surviving the long days while he was away:) love my graduate!
jordan with his younger sister leah and mom priscilla
the moms
it was fun to have my mom here for the ocassion. she is always such a big help... not to mention lots of fun:) the next day we had jordan's convocation--this is where he and the other graduates in the school of physics and astronomy actually walked and recieved their diplopmas.

video
it's like you were there!
jordan and friend brian at convocation

following the convocation we went to the eyring science center where they had a lovely lunch prepared for the graduates and their guests. the eyring will always have a special place in jordan's heart, since it was pretty much his second home for two years...


jordan and friend jordan--ha!


the stickers on the girls' backs read 'guest of jordan stutz'yes, it was a wonderful graduation and it made me excited for when i can actually participate in my own:) now it's time to find a job--the hard part. please send any good leads our way!

7 comments:

lindsey said...

hooray for physicist jordan! we miss you and the beebs already.

Gary said...

So apparently they have BYU grads wear blue robes now? Sweet.

Melissa Fisk said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a huge milestone for you guys! Good luck finding a job...don't forget to look for some in central new york: we'd love to have you guys near us again!!!! :)

Team Bowers said...

Seriously--you guys are awesome! Way to tough this all out. Jordan is so blessed to have you Mace!! Keep on havin fun!!

Brian and Lori Faulconer said...

Isn't it nice having a man of science around the house? I know Brian would be really jealous to see Jordan in front of the Eyring bldg. He is one of his greatest heroes. Congrats on sticking it out! It's all downhill from here! (Not really, but you can let yourself believe that for a little while!:})

Darla said...

So much to say, so much to say. First, your hair looks GORGEOUS! It's so long and pretty! Second, Jordan's mom's name is Priscilla?! Love that. You'll have to use that as a middle name. Third, congrats to Jordan! That's so exciting that he's already done (it seemed like forEVER for us.., maybe because I married a young 21 yr. old). And fourthly (;, I got goosebumps when you wrote about the graduates applauding for all that helped them reach that point. It's not easy being a mom and wife, Mace! You DID help him along. Good for you! And lastly..., Physics? What a nerd/smarty pants you have for a husband! Love it!

Emily said...

Congrats to Jordan!