Monday, May 23, 2011

We Did It

I'm so happy that we've finished. When I put the count down to graduation on our blog, it started at over 100 days. That seems so daunting. Now it's at zero! We had Commencement on Saturday night. We kept Tryg up so he could see Mommy and Daddy walk across the stage and we had to get a photo with him!

For the entire past two years, my motivation has been the idea of a photo of Erik and I in caps and gowns holding our child who would be just under a year old. I got pregnant the week I started grad all through the pregnancy I had this picture in my
mind. Then Tryg was born...the photo was still in my mind. Without that motivation, I am not sure I would have made it. BUT I DID --We BOTH did! And so did Tryg!! And here we are...
Thank you to all of our family and friends for your support during the past two+ years. Now we'll have more time to spend with you!!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Erik's Final Group Presentation -Check.

Erik's Personal Portfolio -Check.

Erik's Portfolio Presentation -Check.

Erik's Last Class -Check.

Mindy's Final Group Presentation -Check.

Mindy's Last Blackboard Discussion Posting -Check.

Mindy's Last Class -Check.
(including flowers from Erik & Tryg as a celebration)

Mindy's Capstone Oral Defense -Check.

Loving Tryg Like Crazy -Check.

Tryg Learns to Clap -Check. (just in time to cheer on his parents!)

Mindy's Final Draft of her 89 page Capstone --next week.

Graduation --Saturday!

Celebration --Sunday!!

WooHoo!! Life is Good!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Time Swimming!!

While staying at a hotel in Des Moines last weekend, Tryg swam in a pool for the first time. He LOVED it. He kicked his legs and loved splashing his Mom and Dad.

All Ready for the Pool!

Swimming with Dad!

Tryg LOVED to splash.

Swimming with Mom.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

We spent a lovely weekend in Pella, IA for the Tulip Time festival. Tryg has been able to spend lots of fun time with his Mom and Grandma Nan. Tryg and I are very excited that this is Mindy's first Mother's Day with Tryg in the world! Happy Mother's Day Mom! XOXO, Tryg and Dad.

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