Thursday, June 16, 2011

he's a Captain! oh- and a doctor, too!

Graduation!!!

The big day came and went in a giant whirlwind of chaos!

The seven military graduates wore their dress uniforms instead of the typical grad gowns and I think they looked pretty impressive.  This is their 'military face' picture.  Kent's military face isn't too intimidating :)
I'm a pretty big fan of the dress blues! and it was nice to have Kent stand out a little so I could see him amongst all of the graduates!
During the ceremony all of the grads are 'hooded' with colored hoods (all doctorate programs hood their grads. it's some sort of weird scholarly tradition)- but the hood was placed over kent's arm instead over his uniform because it's against military rules to alter the uniform in any way.
They did get their own special part of the program where they were all commissioned to the rank of Captain.  It was pretty cool. 
Here's Kent with his four other friends from BYU who all did school together here. We were all in the same ward and they got to know each other pretty well.
Kent's parents came out for the big event and were a humongous help with moving and cleaning and watching kiddos!  Thank-you!!!
After graduation we went out to dinner with Kent's parents and Laney and taylor and it was great.  Laney and taylor missed out on the actual graduation (although I don't think they were too upset about not having to sit through three hours of hearing 200 people's names they cared nothing about!) to watch our kiddos.  It would have been torturous to wrestle Zeb and Ike for the three hours- so thank-you Laney and taylor!!

Dinner was delicious and I'm really sad that there is no Elephant Bar and Grill in Dayton!!
I realize that I make this face in quite a few pictures- but I do it so you can all sense my enthusiasm and excitement about things.  :)   Here I am pointing to Kent's Captain bars. I got to put them on him. I'm told it's tradition for the wife to do it.
The day was pretty bitter sweet. So sad to think about this chapter of our lives coming to an end. I really have loved living such a crazy/busy- yet pretty simple life. I can't even begin to try and write about how much I have loved Toledo- but the past four years of blogging have partially shown that!!  It's also so crazy and exciting to think about everything that Kent (and I) have done in the past four years.  We took a HUGE and ridiculously heavy tub full of kent's school notes to the dumpster the day we left and Kent told me that's what his brain feels like sometimes.  I can't even begin to understand the amount of information he's piled into his brain. It's unimaginable.  Kent's amazing and I couldn't have found a more perfect person to be with forever :) Thanks for your fabulous brain capacity, kent!!  Way to go муж! тебя люблю.

15 comments:

Linz said...

Yea!!! Congratulations Captain Kent!! What a great day!!!

Angie said...

How exciting. Congrats, Kent! And you too, Leisy.

Pat and Brent said...

What a great day that was. We are so proud of both of you. That's my boy! Kent good job. Miss you and love you. Love Dad and Mom

Jessica said...

Congrats to your hubby! That's a HUGE accomplishment!

yaya said...

How proud you all must be and how happy Kent should be with this part of "school" over!! Now for the fun...I was getting teary eyed seeing the military honors, congrats Capt. Miller! I hope you let Dayton know what it's in store for with your family moving there...I know you'll come to love it just as much as Toledo. Now on to more adventures! Congrats!

Romney Family said...

congrats to you guys and so so exciting!!!!

M- your favorite said...

YAY KENT!!

What a lot of hard work and faith and a great wife to have that done! You are AMAZING!!

Michelle said...

SO fabulous! You look so handsome.

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

Dave and Michelle Howell said...

Happy Day for you both. You should go on an amazing trip to celebrate - oh wait, you already did!!

Rachael said...

Wow - 4 years really has flown by! What an exciting beginning and end for your family. I can't wait to hear (or just read) about Dayton. I know it's going to be another fantastic chapter in your lives. Congrats to both of you!

ahewitson said...

Yay, congrats! I can't believe that you guys won't be in Toledo anymore. I'm so excited for your next chapter, though. I hope you have so much fun! You guys definitely deserve it. :)

LauraJ said...

Congrats!

Susanna George said...

Way to go Kent!!!! And way to go Leisy....I know with all the studying and what not, it is hard to be the wife sometimes.....you are both amazing and I am so happy for you. I even more happy that you are moving closer to US!!!!! Can you say PARTY!!!!!!!

Jason & Shannon said...

Congratulations Kent!!

Cynthia said...

congrats! Kent definitely does a better smiling face than miliatary face.
Hope you are getting settled in Dayton!