Thursday, April 28, 2011


Well, even though sometimes it seemed like it would never come, I finally graduated! I think when I started at BYU I just figured that getting a bachelor's degree was something everyone did. My parents always talked about attending college like it was a given, not like we couldn't choose to do something else if that was what we wanted, but that it was just the next step after high school. After my five years of an undergrad, I understand more why people consider a college degree a big accomplishment! I'm kinda embarrassed that it took me five years to finish, but I think if you take into consideration that in that time I also had mono, got married, had a baby, had a C-section, and had to take care of a NICU premie, I think I'm still doing okay :)

Skylar was mesmerized by Mom's tassle and funny hat :)

My parents and my brothers came into town the week of my graduation, which thankfully was also their Spring Break. During that week we ended up packing in about every big life event you could imagine! My sister had her second son, Daniel, the Friday before and had his baby blessing on Easter Sunday. My brother Jayson also recently received a mission call to the Colorado, Denver South mission, so the Saturday after my graduation he received his endowments in the Jordan River temple. Needless to say, it was a week of Andersons! We loved having all our family here, but it has also been nice to get back to our regular schedule. Skylar loved being adored by everyone, but it definitely wreaked havoc on his sleeping patterns. Let's face it, why would you want to sleep when there are so many people who want to play with you?!

Couldn't have done it without all their love, encouragement, and support.

After such a hectic week, we're having a hard time getting back to normal life. I'm somewhat driving myself crazy not having assignments and projects to complete every day. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being finished with my undergrad, but I got used to the daily grind of school. It probably won't be long before I go back for my master's :) I do love being home with Skylar though and not having to drop him off at the babysitter's. We were so blessed this past semester that two of my friends were willing to watch Skylar T/H on campus during my classes, and that our neighbors took care of him on MWF. They have the cutest little girl who is two months older than Skylar, and they have become fast friends. I almost feel bad that Skylar hasn't gone to play with her for the past two weeks, I think he misses her.

Aren't they super adorable together?!

We'd definitely approve if they decided to date in the future :P That's life for us right now! We're just helping Dad finish up and get his degree. Ryan has been working full-time and going to school full-time since we were married, and I'm ready for him to be able to slow down a little bit. I'm looking for a job so he can focus on school, but either way just having one of us done is a bit of a stress-relief as it is!
Now we just have to get pictures of these two in a cap and gown!