May is always a special time of in the rhythm of our family -- we love graduation season and have attended and participated in numerous university commencements over a 25+ year career in higher education. Almost exactly a year ago -- May 2012 -- we had an open house celebrating Ethan's high school graduation from Ensworth School and his impending adventure to attend Brigham Young University as a new freshman. Good times!
|The family at Ethan's graduation open house, May 2012.|
|At Ethan's graduation, Ensworth School, May 2012.|
We had little cards that said: "Sending love from Nashville ... to McAllen!" where friends could write a note or share some inspiration with Ethan.
So far, we've sent Ethan a few cards at a time. He has a book where he can insert them and refer back often for continued messages from home.
Here are some photos from Ethan's missionary open house:
|Andrew, so proud of his brother's decision to serve a mission!|
|Doug, our missionary, and Ethan's cousin Ben Hedin,|
who came out from Salt Lake City for the weekend.
|Ethan's Aunt Shannon Seare (Doug's sister), and Uncle Greg Seare,|
also visiting from SLC for the weekend, along with their three wonderful kids.