Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hail the Conquering Hero! (Picture heavy)

I can't even say how proud I am of Derek for graduating. He graduated with his Bachelors in Psychology. He really enjoyed the program, and even thought that he might have pursued a career in counseling, if he hadn't had his heart set on being a police officer.
Here are some pictures of the big day:
It started out raining off and on while every was getting their seats. When we left Spokane it was sunny and bright, so I didn't bring an umbrella or anything to protect against the rain but as we drove to Cheney, it started sprinkling.... I got seats on the bleachers off to the side and it had a puddle of water all the seats. I stood for awhile while waiting for Derek's family to arrive and rescue me with something to dry the seats and umbrellas because I had called to warn them.
I like this picture though, and partly because of all the umbrellas that are opened.
The banner for Derek's department. They are all filing in, and we were able to stand by if we wanted to get pictures of them as long as we stayed off the very distinctive Red track.
Here he is! Next to him is a good friend of ours, Aaron Hamilton, that is also graduating in Psychology. His wife, Amber, and I are due two days apart, and both of us having boys. It's been fun hanging out together.
Aah, aren't they cute?


Walking up to get ready to receive his award...
Congratulations Derek!!!

Bob Wood (Dad), Cheryl (mom), Derek and I.
We all are so proud of him! Now, on to life's next great adventure: Parenthood, and (hopefully) a career in law enforcement...

5 comments:

Leslie said...

awwwwwwww...congrats to Derek!!!!

Jenny said...

How exciting! We've got one more year to go, so your post has reaffirmed my belief that it is actually possible to graduate from college :) Congratulations to both of you!!!

courtney said...

Awesome job Derek! I am excited for you to become a police officer! It would be cool if it was closer to all of us down here in the Idaho/Utah area...maybe someday!

Rachel said...

Congrats to Derek. We can high 5 when I see him about having bachelors degrees in psych. On a separate note, it was so great to see you!

Queen of Chaos said...

AWESOME! Congrats to Derek for all his hard work and for graduating! I wish we could have been there to see it in person. :)

I hope it works out for Derek in Law Enforcement...preferably in Utah. hahaha