Thursday, May 22, 2014

Josh's Graduation!

Last weekend Josh graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Advanced M.Div from the School of Theology. He is one of the hardest working, most self-disciplined people I've ever met, and I'm so proud of him.

On Thursday they had graduation practice, and then afterward there was a reception for the graduates and their families. We also got to visit the Mohlers' house, meet them, and tour Dr. Mohler's personal library in the basement of their home. It's impressively huge and filled with an untold number of books and relics.

When Josh graduated from Boyce, we took little three month old Jude with us to the Mohlers' house, but we were so glad we decided to leave big five year old Jude at home with Karen, because there were so many valuable breakables!

 Friday was chilly with a threat of rain. I checked the radar a couple of times during graduation, and it rained on pretty much every other part of Louisville all around us except where we were. I think we were the only people who brought blankets, but we were so glad we did!

It's hard to tell, but this is Josh shaking Dr. Mohler's hand and receiving his degree. At least you can see the the way the stage is set-up.

This one was taken by the official SBTS photographer, and they've made all of the graduation photos available to download for free on flickr. Isn't that great of them?
My fellas.

Josh's parents with the graduate.
Trying to get a family picture. 
So proud of my man.

With Jim and Ethan Ashby.  The same Ethan from this picture.

With Dr. Schreiner, whom Josh will be doing his Ph.D. under.

We were so glad Jessi got to come up for the weekend, too!
At Mark's Feed Store after graduation.

The sweetest boy that ever lived. I'm a little biased.

Josh wanted Comfy Cow ice cream for dessert. He said, "Some people celebrate with alcohol; I celebrate with sugar."

Life after graduation isn't going to change much for us, because he'll be starting on his Ph.D. in the fall at Southern. But we are enjoying the break this summer in spite of an already long list of books he has to read before next semester.


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  2. Hi Ross! I'm so glad you found this! One of the main reasons I wanted to blog about it was because I couldn't find anything online about campers like it, so I wanted to put it out there to maybe help others. :)

    I can't 100% confirm that it's a '74, but I think it's a pretty good bet that it is. Like I said in the post, Papaw said he bought it new in '74. I don't know where to find the VIN yet; it's still at their house 3 hours away for now. We may bring it back here in July. If I figure it out at some point, I'll reply again and let you know!

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