I attended my wife’s graduation ceremony or her completion of her Masters of Arts in Education.
Her mom, dad, and grandma all came to Davis to join in the celebration.
And during the speech given by the university chancellor, the fire alarm went off!
We all had to slowly file out of the building while my mother-in-law helped my grandmother-in-law down the stairs.
We caught up to my wife, her friend, and her friend’s family and hung out with them, taking some “mid-graduation” photos.
After heading back inside we found the seats had shuffled around a little bit and another family was sitting where we’d been sitting before.
I got to sit next to a very well-dressed woman who quietly disapproved of me coming to a graduation ceremony in the same clothes I’d worn to work. Tight scheduling had forced me to do that, but she didn’t know that. Just a little frown out of her though. It was actually kind of funny.
My wife had decorated her graduation hat and we got to see her march on stage and get her apron draped over her or whatever it is.
There were a few more speeches besides the chancellor’s as well. All the usual stuff about moving forward and making the world a better place. The recipient of the faculty award had some interesting stuff to say about the necessity of being bilingual in California that I liked, but everything else was fairly typical for a graduation ceremony for teachers.
After leaving they gave us one of those little cards if you ever want to grab the official photographer’s photos of the events (Never done it. Way too expensive when we have our own photos).
After the ceremony we went back to our house for pizza and cake. My wife loved the cake that I picked out!