December 2010

December 2010

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Graduation Week Part 1

Sunday was seminary graduation!! We are so proud of Derek and deeply grateful for the great young man he is. Here is a picture of his senior seminary class: (Thanks so much to Fred Leavitt for the pictures!)
Tyler Winston and Derek have been friends since elementary school. He came to support Sarah and Derek at graduation. Sarah has been such a good friend to Derek.
 Cuties! Just in case anyone is wondering...Sarah is Tyler's girl...until she leaves for college, that is.
 Sarah and Derek were the only students recognized for having PERFECT attendance at seminary. This means they were physically AT seminary each and every single day for four years. Many students get 100% attendance, which means if they ever had to miss a day, they were able to make it up by doing some make up work outside of class. But Derek and Sarah had 100% (obviously) and perfect attendance. An amazing feat, really!

Also on Sunday, Grandma and Grandpa Barrow arrived!!! We love having them, especially Jayce. You can't tell, but in his hand is a fishing lure. He was getting psyched to go fishing with Grandpa. 

Grandpa is teaching him the ways of the fisherman...
They actually went fishing on Monday, after a quick stop at "Up and Down Burger" (Grandpa's version of In N Out Burger). When Jayce forgot to order a plain burger with only ketchup and mustard, he got it with everything on it. Grandpa told him he had to eat it...if he was a real fisherman. The other burger would've been a "wimp burger". And Jayce ate it! Only for Grandpa!

 Of course, no visit would be complete without a Padres game!! 
 The Padres lost 3-0, and I hate those kind of games. I watched it at home and had to turn it off in the 8th inning when it was only 1-0. I like more hits and run. Sheesh. But, we still love our Padres!

Today Derek had the senior breakfast where they distributed the caps and gowns. Here is his cap with his tassle!!! Oh my goodness!! And this book was a gift from the stake for getting seminary perfect attendance.
 And the graduation gown. I can't believe it's real. I don't think Derek can either. He's kind of quiet about the whole graduation thing. His routine has been disrupted and change is always hard :).

We are having a great week and looking forward to the next few days! 


  1. yep, I cried when I read this. I miss being home!

  2. I love this post! I cried at seminary graduation. I'm so proud of our kids. It all seems so surreal. It really started hitting Sarah. I can't wait to watch these next few years unfold for Derek.