Sunday, May 18, 2008

Congrats, Ryan!

We thoroughly enjoyed having Gregg, Julia, Launa, and Sarah in town for Ryan's graduation this weekend. It was fun to show them our apartment, take them on a walking tour of campus, and introduce them to a lot of our friends. Friday night after they got in at about 10:30, we headed right for the grotto. Saturday was our walk around Notre Dame, commencement mass, and a formal dinner for Ryan's program. Sunday was graduation for the business school in front of the library and the infamous Touchdown Jesus mural. It was such a fantastic location for graduation, and I could hardly believe it was happening. What a fast year! After graduation was a brunch put on by his program, and then we chatted for a while at our place before sending the Nielsens on their way. (Thank you so much for coming!)

Thank goodness it didn't rain!

Us in Ryan's building, the Mendoza College of Business. (Can you see my little bump?)

The baby wanted to have his/her picture taken with the golden dome.

The girls by one of the lakes.

Ryan and I with some of our closest friends here, David and Ashely. We are going to miss them and their cute kids! This was taken at the fancy dinner Saturday night.

Everyone in Ryan's program. (He's toward the top, on the left.)

Ryan, Dwight, Austin, and David--friends from his program.

Next stop for us...Utah!


  1. Erica,

    You look so great! You are a very cute mommy.

    See you soon!

  2. Holy cow, you are the cutest little pregnant girl! You look absolutely amazing!

    Happy graduation for Ryan! It has been a fast year, hasn't it? I'm sad I'll be missing everyone in Utah, but I love you all just the same. :)

  3. Ahhhh... I got goosebumps seeing Ryan in his cap and gown. What an exciting time. CONGRATULATIONS, RYAN!!!

    Your little baby bump is so incredibly cute, cute, cute!!! Can't wait to pet it!

  4. Congrats, Ryan! And you look adorable, Erica. :)

  5. Yay for Ryan! We are so proud of him! And of you for being such a beautiful mom-to-be! You guys should be so proud of each other! Congrats!

  6. Way to go!!! And now you ARE in Utah! Hooray.

  7. Wow congrats on the graduation and best luck with the upcoming move! Did he graduate with an MBA?