Saturday, May 3, 2014

Willy Wonka

On Saturday we met for a late lunch/early dinner at the Masa Tortilla Bar in Lindon.  It is just like the Tortilla Bar in Orem which is one of our favorite places.  They are usually closed during this time but they agreed to stay open for us and prepared a delicious meal for us.  It was fun having the restaurant to ourselves.

We did it early so that Cali could join us to eat since she had to be to school by 5:00 p.m.

We were all able to attend her performance of Willy Wonka that evening.  The kids did a great job and everything went great.

Grandma Wilkes was also able to join us and Emily and the girls!

Cali's good friend Brittney was there too.

After the show we all went to Ritas together for dessert!

Sunday we went to church with Grandma and then Emily and I fixed dinner at her house for the family.  We were able to see Cade and Eryn too which was great.  They had just gotten back from their trip to Argentina.

Graduation Day #2 - Convocation

Convocation was on Friday.  Convocation is when the individual colleges/schools have their graduation.  The Law School Convocation was held in the deJong Concert Hall in  HFAC.

Before Convocation there was a reception outside of the law school for graduates and their family.  We were able to meet several of Clark and Jessica's professors.

 Clark with the Dean and Associate Dean(?)

 One of the highlights of Convocation was that Jessica sang a beautiful solo.    She sang "Savior. Redeemer of My Soul"  With a piano and violin accompaniment.
 The hooding ceremony!

 It was raining after the ceremony so we took a few photos inside -not the best lighting!

 We loved that Emily and the girls were able to join us!

 They did it!!  And have the diplomas to prove it!
When the kids graduate from college I make them a quilt.  Here is Clark & Jessica's graduation quilt.

Somwhere in the border I always have the gal that does the quilting for me right what the event the quilt is for - this one says Law School Graduation 2014.

Graduation Day #1 - Commencement

The main Commencement was held on Thursday afternoon in the Marriott Center.
They lined up down by the Administration Building so I went down to get a few Pre-commencement photos!
  So excited for and proud of these two!

 I then headed up to the Marriott Center to try and catch a few of them marching in.  I managed to get a couple.

 One of the perks of getting a JD is you get to sit on the main floor!
 Elder Uchtdorf had a grandson graduating so we got to hear a few words from him.
The main Commencement Speaker was Elder Craig Cardon of the Seventy.
 President Samuelson conducted. This would be his last BYU graduation as he is retiring.

 Outside the Marriott Center for a few photos - love these two boys!!
 And love that cute little photo bomber in the background!
 My three handsome men and another photo bomber we didn't know!

 Proud parents!

 Unfortunately it was Cali's opening night for Willy Wonka so she had to be at school.  We missed her!
 Proud little sister.
 Jessica's sister Julia and her parents were there for the graduation too.
 Proud mama!
 Clark wore the C tie tack Jim had given to him.  We had gotten in from Grandpa Wilkes things after he passed away and he had gotten it from James Clark (his father in law) after he passed away so it was very appropriate that our Clark James now has it!

After commencement we enjoyed a delicious family dinner with the Jardines at LaJolla Grove.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


The day before graduation I was able to have a  little photo shoot with the two law school graduates.  We headed over to the law school and got some fun shots.  It was the perfect day to do it as the weather was great and no one was around!

 We even re-enacted one of their engagement photos or two.

 They did it!!