Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hubby's graduation day!!

Our 4 yr old wore that cape all day.  He said he wanted to dress like Daddy!

I am long overdue with this post.  My husband graduated from The Catholic University of America with his Doctorate in Ministry on May 12th.  The main graduation took place on the side steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  It was a beautiful day!

Walking to graduation
My cool boys
The main "stage"


In typical fashion for us, we got there just in time.  I dropped my husband and his parents off in front of the Shrine and then headed, with the boys, to search for a parking spot.  Luckily, I know the area well (we lived on campus during the first year of his studies), so I was able to park in a secure location, not too far away.  The boys and I walked to the Shrine, met up with Pete's parents and then looked for a place to watch the graduation.  Since the graduation is outside, the seating is open.  As I said, it was a beautiful day, which meant that all the seating was in full sun.  But, because we were so late on time, there were no seats left.  As we walked over to the seating area, I spied a perfect area way in the back.  It was shady and there was plenty of grass to sit on!  It really was a great spot.  We could hear everything perfectly, we were in the shade, and the boys could move around if they needed to.
To give you an idea of how far back we really were.

Cardinal Dolan was the keynote speaker and his address was amazing!  Then, there was the conferring of the degrees.  The Doctoral students went last and were called on stage, by name.  They all came up and officially donned their hoods!  I must admit, I was not really looking forward to going to the graduation, but that moment was so special.  I was so proud of my husband.  And, just to see the big smile on his face later.  I knew he was so proud and happy too.
My hubby is the one on the far, upper right, at the corner of the flag!

After the main ceremony, we headed over to the School of Theology where there was a smaller gathering.  All advanced degrees were awarded there.  Again, it was such a nice ceremony.
Look at that smile!!






Hubby with his parents.
The day was perfect.  The boys were good the whole time (it was hours long).  It was the prefect ending to a long journey.  I am so proud of you Dr. Hubby!!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post!

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  2. What a happy day! Congrats to the whole family :)

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  3. Congratulations to him and the whole family!!

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  4. Wonderful! Congratulations!

    P.S. Is your little guy 4 already?! I can't believe it!

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  5. Congratulations again Peter and the rest of the Murphy family. It looked like a great day for you guys. I know exactly how you felt though when Pete got his diploma....felt the same when I watched Santiago graduate with his from Caltech! I got emotional!

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  6. Congratulations!!! The cape is too cute!!

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