Sunday, April 11, 2010

School's Out ForEVER!

This past Friday, Cody graduated! His graduation was great - we only went to the commencment on Friday and not the graduation with the whole school graduating on Saturday morning. Because it was just his college graduating it was only like an hour. The speakers were great and everything went so well (except for the kid behind us that was SERIOUSLY ill. He's probably 20 months old and was so stuffy and coughing the entire time. I was so worried about him being contagious and getting the girls sick....Oh well, only time will tell now!)

Cody has worked SO hard these past 5-ish years. Lately he has been at school for over 14 hours a day and is all about school. We're so glad to have him back at home with us!
At the end of the ceremony they asked everyone to applaud the graduates and let them know how proud they are of them. I almost started crying thinking of all the things Cody does to provide for us and all the things he sacrifices so that we can be happy. I'm just SO, SO, SO proud of him!!!

This was Chloe when she saw me coming back from taking pictures of Cody. So cute!

Today I've eaten two pieces of cheesecake, a piece of a chocolate orange, a brownie, a couple mini reeses, and a mini cadbury egg. ....It's no wonder my cheeks are so big.

Cody with all the graduating engineers and some of his teachers.

Cody's parents, Dirk and Tami, with Chloe and Preslie. We had to crop it close to Chloe cause some boy decided he wanted to be in the picture, too.

Now Preslie is looking!

Chloe and her Papa Walk!


To celebrate Cody's graduation, I made him a cheesecake with strawberry writing (Seth coached me over the phone on how to make it...but we didnt' take a picture because you would all laugh at my writing. I have a long way to go on cake writing....Maybe it's because the strawberry stuff was SO hot and totally burning my hand the whole time.), graduation caps I found on Bakerella, and a big sign.

My grad caps are different from hers in the following ways.
1. I used Ghirardelli chocolates instead of Godiva. Mine had caramel in the middle and only came with 8 chocolates. So we only had 8 grad caps.
2.I stuck mine together with melted chocolate chips - not melted "candy coating."
3. I didn't use lollipop sticks
4. I didn't use the sour belts
5. Because I didn't buy sour belts, I needed something for the tassle. I just used more melted chocolate. Worked like a charm!

This is my sign I made. Cody said it was way cool...but I'm pretty sure I'm its biggest fan :) It took me a week to make because I wanted it to be a surprise and could only do it during nap times (which were pretty consumed with cleaning instead of crafting) and after the girls went to sleep. Once it was finished, I was in love. PS LOVE my wishblade. Saved me so much time!!!

I also gave Cody a little card that I found here with a jumbo thing of smarties taped on. It also told him of his other present he'll be receiving soon - a massage!!! Woohoo! He deserves it after working so hard!

We are SO proud of Cody and all of his hard work. He is so dedicated and motivated and he worked so hard to get the best grades ever! He's the best daddy and husband EVER!!!


sketigal said...

Congrats Cody! You're the sweetest Stacey to make all this for him, I wanna be like you when I grow up haha :D

Gena said...

That is so exciting!!! I bet he is so happy to be finished, and you are such a cute wife to do so many things to help celebrate him! (I love that Love, Actually blog! It's awesome!) Chloe is so excited at the graduation, it's like she knows it was a big, important day! I am so excited for you guys and your next adventures! Keep in touch, K?

Grandma Nell said...

Congratulations Cody! What a great accomplishment! I wish we could have been there with you to help celebrate your big day! Chloe is so cute in her excitement! What a sweet family you have! It great to see your parents too! Great blog Susie! And your decorations and cute graduation hats turned out so well! Good job!

derek and michelle said...

Thats so exciting!! Its a great feeling. I love that dress your wearing!

erin said...

exciting!!!!!! so happy for you guys! looks like a fun weekend.

i already know i'm going to cry at james' law graduation. it just puts me in awe knowing what he does (as cody has done) for our family.

yay for hardworking, lovable husbands. :)

erin said...

p.s. i love your dress!

CHMomma said...

congrats cody! and you did great on that sign and deserts stacy

Lindsay said...

YAY! graduation is so exciting. Way to go Cody! And way to go you, Stacey, for all your support! What a great wife you are. So what's the plan now?

jonandalicia said...

Congrats Cody! Congrats to you too Stacey, it will be so exciting for you girls to have Cody around more! Have fun in Cali!!!

Amy said...

That pic of Chloe seeing you from the audience is soooo stinking cute! And I need more pics of Preslie!! Oh my cute nieces!!!!


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