Saturday, March 28, 2009
Today Brandon graduated from ITT with his Bachelor of Science degree in Information System Security!! We were talking on the way there about his first day being on March 17, 2003. It took nearly 6 years, but we stuck it out & got it done. When we arrived and were greeted by his program director, we were informed that Brandon was awarded the SALUTATORIAN for his class!!! This is quite a feat for any student, but even more for one that is married with 4 young children & who works full time. I could not keep from crying as I saw the rewards of so many years of hard work, dedication and determination. Brandon's desire to do his best has been his priority throughout his education with ITT and I admire him so much for excelling in so many areas. The Lord gave Brandon a keen mind & the ability to retain information and I'm glad he has had the desire to fill his mind and feel he will be blessed for utilizing his gifts. I feel so blessed to have been able to be beside him in this quest and am so grateful that we are still all in one piece. There have been many ups and downs, but I'm so glad this day is finally here!!! I am also so thankful to the many wonderful people that have donated their time & talents to getting us through these last few years-Thank you, thank you!!
CONGRATULATIONS DEAR!!! I love and ADMIRE you!!! : -)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I think they now knew the long ride home they were in for. We stopped in Vegas & had lunch with Tiffany and her family along with Bill, Jeanette, Tracy & Ray who were visiting Tiffany. We stayed over night & left early to get home & do some unpacking.
This was such a fun vacation for us & the memories made were incredible. Each of the kids wants to go back again so bad, but they understand the sacrifices that are made in order to get there and they know it will be another year or two before we're able to go again. I'm so glad we got to share it with my parents and for the memories they have helped create with us. Thanks MOM & DAD!!! We love and appreciate all you do for our family!!!
Today we went to the San Diego zoo. It had been probably 20 years since I had been there and it was a great way to slow down before the long ride back home.
Today we went to Disneyland/California Adventure for the last time this trip. It was really sad because we had saved the final day for the weekend day when they have a bunch of extra shows that are not during the week.
One was the High School Musical show which we had to see. And they added a few participants from the audience. So the girls got to be celebrities for a few minutes.
They were so excited!!
My Little Chicks posing in the O
We had to go back to Disneyland to see the Parade of Dreams.
We had to go back to California Adventure as we couldn't miss the Main Street Electrical Parade.....Sniff, sniff, cry, cry. This was on of my all time favorite parts of Disneyland growing up. It's so fascinating. The music alone brings tears..... I know I'm a bawl baby-I don't care.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I just love the walk to the entrance-The Gorilla is my favorite!!
These guys fit right in!
I was looking forward to the Miami Vice show, but I guess that has been gone for some time. At least the cast of the Waterworld was equally entertaining. Alaina loves the movie Waterworld- She and Brandon watch it all the time.
The contestants of the Incredible Hulk look-a-like contest
Alaini Lou Hulk
Braxty B Hulk
Xanna Du Hulk
I don't know where this guy came from???
But this is just the cutest little Football player ever!!!
Unfortunately, we lost Atticus's Buzz Lightyear hat somewhere inside Universal Studios...... What a sad, sad day!! Good thing we're going back to Disneyland tomorrow.