Sunday, May 3, 2009


It's official...Kevin and I are college graduates! We graduated from Southern Utah University Saturday, both with our bachelor degrees and me with a teaching certification. It was such an amazing day and we were blessed to have all our family with us. Both our parents and my grandparents came to celebrate with us. And I have to especially thank Kurt who selflessly stayed home and watched Kassidy and all my sibilings. Kurt, you're a trooper! Kevin's parents were there but for some reason we didn't get any pictures of them with our camera, but I know there were some taken on other cameras (sorry Marchants! I'll post some later). We had a wonderful day and an amazing speaker--President Monson. He just lights us every room he's in. Something he said in his address struck me and I'm going to remember it. He said, "We need to learn to love people and use things, and not love things and use people." I loved that and his whole address. Thank you to all the people who made this day possible!
Kass isn't sure why daddy's dressed so funny.

Sweet Mama

Our number one fans, Grandma and Grandpa Hicken. They had a crazy weekend rearranging their schedules and then running out right after the ceremony to drive to Heber to speak in a Stake Conference. They are so special to us and made a big sacrifice to make it to our graduation. Thanks guys!
Daddy-O. Cathy was sick but wanted to be there.

I'm so proud of you babe!

Our buddy Cade Nielson

Some of the girls from my block class and Professor Linda Marriott (back middle) who taught me to write like a teacher.

We DID it!!


Ange said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so fun that you both graduated on the same day. Way to go Marchant family.

Tina said...

Congratulations!! I'm sure it feels so great to be finished! Great job guys!

Megan said...

That is so neat that you were able to graduate together! Congratulations, you are now college grads!

Anonymous said...

Congrats guys!!! That is such a great accomplishment!

The Conders said...

Congrats you guys! What a great feeling! How neat you were able to do it together!

Janna, Will, and Grace said...

I am so proud of you guys. That's awesome and I bet it feels great to be done! Ps. I love that adorable picture of Kassidy with the necklaces and glasses on your side bar!

kim said...

Congrats! We are so proud of you and wished we could be there for the exciting day. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Amber said...

Congrats you two!

Cammee said...

Congrats!! What an accomplishment. Now on to Cali, woohoo!

Cecily R said...

Congratulations to both of you!!!

I was at your Pop's house yesterday and he sure is one proud he should be. That kid of yours is stinkin' adorable!!!

Alyssa and Dave said... and kevin are so cute! Congrats!