Thursday, August 14, 2014

. . . more than 14 pictures for the 14th of August of 2014 . . .


I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree and it just so happened that graduation fell on the 14th of August 2014.  Serendipity.  Because of that, this event is well-documented.   

Jane:  Picking up my cap and gown and wearing a bracelet my good friend
Melanie gave me. The bracelet says "1980 -  ngu-nngu  - 2014."
That stands for the year I began college,
"she never gave up, she never, never gave up"
and the year I finally graduated.

Calvin

Ande

Ty and Eliza

Michelle

Grace

Abe

Cali

Ray

Nephew Ryan

Niece Haley

Brother-in-law Bruce

Niece Charlie

my sister Chris

Nephew Justin

Niece Jesse

My very own cheering section:  L-R
niece Jesse, Abe, Grace, Henry,
niece Haley, nephew Ryan, great-nephew Cooper,
My sister Chris, niece Charlie, brother-in-law Bruce,
me and Calvin,
 Afton, Michelle, Ty, Eliza,
nephew Justin holding Atlas, Levin, Ray, Ande, Zeph, Cali

The Grandkids.
I just needed a few more laps and legs and one more arm and we'd have had a postcard picture.
I'm sure of it.

Ringing the victory bell with Levin, Afton, and Atlas

With the exception of Joe, who wasn't able to come, everyone came to cheer and support.  It was such a generous outpouring of love.  Victory.  Happy 14 on 14 indeed.



16 comments:

melanie said...

A few tears fell with every hug, what a great crew to have with you. Congrats on achieving such a huge goal! You did it and I'm proud of you.

Those grandkid photos are simply the best. The very best.

Alisa said...

This was such a happy happy post!! I loved seeing you with your kids and grand kids. So happy. Way to go Jane!

Deanna/Mimi said...

Congratulations to a most wonderful woman. You are an example to all women. You did not say what your degree is in....I hope it is part of your plans for the future. You are truly remarkable. Many blessings have come your way and many blessings have come to us because of you. Carry on the good works Jane.

David Earl said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!!

David Earl said...

That was from Peggy. I don't think David knows how to comment. But I'm sure he congratulates you as well. ;)

katles said...

Congratulations, Jane! Looks like you all had a grand, and well-deserved, celebration! :-)

Cassidy said...

Congratulations, congratulations, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy for you!
Much love!

Going bananas said...

You're a good writer and I enjoy many of your posts, but this one is my favorite. Congratulations, Jane!!

Nicole said...

WAHOOO!!! JANE PAYNE!! YOU DID IT!!

Deidra said...

I am so impressed! Way to never, never give up. And what a sweet cheering section you had. From the looks of it, you need arms and legs as long as Ray and you could have wrangled those grandkids better! :)

(I was telling Chris how impressed I was with your dedication at finishing your degree. He said, "So, today, one of the primary kids came in and showed another boy a rolled up piece of paper he had. As he unrolled it he said, 'It's a scroll... from nineteen- eighty!!'" Those primary boys would have been wowed with your perseverance! :) )

Melissa said...

You are the woman! What a feeling to finally graduate. You must be breaking out in spontaneous smiles all the time. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Kathy Page said...

Congratulations, Jane! You are amazing and I am so inspired by you!!!

Jill said...

Congratulations Jane!!! What a HUGE accomplishment. The pictures are wonderful and I feel teary looking at your personal cheering section! Way to go!

Susan Jensen said...

Congratulations Jane! Aren't family cheering sections the best thing ever?

Barb said...

Congratulations, Jane. This is a big deal!

Katie said...

I'm so very proud of you! Way to go! The pictures of you with the grandbabies are the best!