Monday, June 14, 2010


Last week was a big one. Full of celebrations!

Christian graduated college! Go Christian! He deserves much praise. He endured years of being bugged by his school-nerd wife. He reluctantly let me read through his papers before he turned them in. He gave in to my need to be sure he registered for his classes the minute registration opened. And in his final semester, he finally succumbed to my constant offers to help him study, and he let me quiz him on flashcards.

He is a patient man, that Christian.

So after years of hard work, I present to you our official International Business graduate! Good job, babe! I love you!! You are an example to your siblings and to Graham!

And then, as if that weren't enough...

Richard graduated from high school!

Richard moved in with us 3 years ago. He is a great kid, but he needed a little push in the school arena. Just as Christian endured the wrath of the school-nerd wife, Richard endured the wrath of the Molly-Christian duo. "Do you have homework tonight?" "Did you finish your project?" "There's no way you studied enough for your test. Go study some more."

One time, during his first year with us, we stayed up until 1:00am helping (forcing) him to finish a huge project that he had procrastinated. It was ugly. We were all annoyed. We shed blood, sweat, and tears. Okay, no blood or sweat. BUT--we never had to stay up with him to finish a project again.

Richard did so well. He studied. He did his homework. He asked for extra credit when he needed it. He figured out how to navigate school. And by his senior year, he was doing it all on his own. We are so proud of him.

Congrats, Richard!


mj said...

woo hoo! congrats to christian and richard! love graham's 2010 head decorations. :)

Packet of Seeds said...

congrats to you both. two huge milestones in your lives. What next? I know it is a mission for Richard..but what for Christian?

Kerri said...

Wow! Congrats to them, and congrats to you! Sounds like you were just as involved with their success as they were! Hats off!

LJ, DC and ML said...

Yayayaya! Congrats to the Aufdermauer's such a fun month!

Amy Carter said...

congrats! must be a relief to be done with homework and studying! You have five years of reprieve before it starts up again.

Carbonneau said...

LOL! I love Amy's comment about the 5 years off. CONGRATS! GRADUATION IS SO SWEET! great job helping both of those guys get through it all and HOW CUTE is Graham's 2010 head gear?!?!

Jenni said...

Congratulations to the Aufdermauer men! I think that means it's time for a nice, relaxing vacation.