Monday, May 21, 2007


HE DID IT!!!! Tim graduated on Saturday, May 19, 2007, with a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

I felt a mite teary as we sat in the Luce Auditorium for his graduation, because we had finally arrived at the point for which we have been here the whole time. School has been our life so far,and now we have what we came here for. Along with two children, 6 years of marriage, and a happy little life here in KY. He would have you know that he actually still needs to finish 90 hours of cross-cultural ministry before he is "officially" graduated, but I don't really count that.

Gabe conked out while Grandma Edith was holding him during the ceremony. He had a good ol' Granddaddy shoulder to lean on for a while.

We had an absolutely great weekend, with both sides of the family showing up to celebrate with us. Gabe had a stupendous time with all these people to play with him and admire his drumming abilities, and Israel got all sorts of hugs and kisses and leg squeezes.

We had a graduation party for Tim on Sunday evening. Gabe had to play "football" while we were getting ready.

All football players need a Dorito now and then for energy needs, as EVERYONE knows....

Nana Carol and Aunt Lynette took Gabe and Israel to the playground during the afternoon.

We had school friends and church friends for Tim's party. A great time was had by all. We had hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, veggie tray, chips, and icecream cake. Mmmmmm.

Other things to note:

1. Israel is starting to push up on to his hands and knees as off this weekend (7 months 5 days)

2. Gabe started to pedal his tricycle today (2 years 9 months)

3. My husband is an amazing singer and songwriter. I wish you guys could hear him singing a song he wrote and playing his guitar as I am writing this. If I were more tech-savvy perhaps in fact you could, but alas it is not so. Seriously. He has "it", whatever "it" is.

***All pictures except the party pictures are courtesy of my amazing photographer sister-in-law Lynette. Thanks so much, Lynette....


Anonymous said...

Wow, good job on the pictures, Lynette. I was actually thinking, wow, Carrie got some really great pictures there- they almost glow! Congrats to Tim- it must feel really good for both of you to finally reach your goal! Praying for your next step......
Love you, Candice

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. What an accomplishment for all of you!

Angela said...

I can imagine you would be teary at such a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! Where is God leading now?

Anonymous said...

Pass my congratulations on to Tim! What an accomplishment for both of you. I remember how grateful I felt for all of Jason's support when I graduated. It was a huge commitment for both of you and it's finally over! I'm praying for you as your discern what God has for you. Love, Carmen

Anonymous said...

By the way, I loved the picture of Gabe with his "helmet" on. What gorgeous blue eyes :) Carmen