Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Law School Graduation

Nate graduated from the University of Idaho Law School on May 1st.
I could not be more proud of him.
These past 3 years have flown by.  It seems like yesterday we moved to Moscow to start this journey and now we have been in Boise a year and have a 5 month old.  It is crazy how fast time goes and home much changes in a couple of years.  As fun as it was to move far from home and meet some of our dearest friends, I am glad to be done.  I know Nate is really excited to be finished and to begin his career.  We are ready to settle down in a permanent place.  Nate doesn't have a job lined up right now but he is waiting to hear back about a couple of jobs.  We are optimistic something will work out!  I know wherever he gets a job he will do a great job and they will be lucky to have him.

Since graduation was on a Wednesday night it wasn't easy for family to come celebrate Nate's accomplishment.  We were lucky to have Nate's mom, my parents and Grandma Carlson come for dinner and the commencement. 

Nate had some great friends in law school.  It was even better that his friends had great wives!  We have had some good times with the friends we met through law school.  I will miss the game nights, dinners, frisbee golf, girls nights, intramural football and basketball, shopping trips, the husbands wrestling, walks, workout groups and all the laughing.
A couple of the families also came to Boise for their 3rd year.  It was fun to have friends in Boise to do things with.  Wherever we end up we will miss our law school friends.  I hope wherever we move we meet as great as people to be our friends as we had in law school.  We will not forget the friends we met and we hope to have many reunions with them!

 The weekend before graduation we got together with law school friends to have a party. 
It was fun to get together with the friends we have come to love through law school.
As you can see Kate was having one of her episodes and was not so excited about being at the party.

For the next two months, Nate will study for the deathly bar.  Kate and I hope these next two months go fast because I don't think we will be seeing much of daddy.  We love Nate and are so proud of all the hard work he has put into school for our family. 
See you in two months daddy!


  1. I loved your post Ashley, I have been meaning to do a post about graduation. It was a fun 3 years, we hope you end up in Pocatello so we can have some more fun times!! Good luck to Nate (and all of them) the next 2 months!! Cute little family :)

  2. CONGRATS!!!! What an accomplishment! You're right that he will do a great job wherever he ends up, and they will be SO lucky to have him!!

  3. Could your family be any cuter? You are a babe. Congrats to you both for graduating. You get as much credit as Nate :)