I snapped this pic when we went to visit our kids just before we moved to Washington. That was 2008.
They are both graduating from their respective master's programs a week from tomorrow.
I'm pretty "wowed" by that. Wowed that they are graduating, wowed that they survived a grueling schedule that has kept them in the books, teaching, and just being a young married couple.
We will miss going to visit them in Flagstaff. We love that place. It holds a lot of great memories for us and I hope I remember to just stay in the moment and take it all in while we're there next week.
I'm sure Justin and Amanda are going to miss Flagstaff, too. It's where they met, made friends, got married, did the school thing, ate bagels at Bif's Bagels, and walked to school in the snow.
One of my favorite quotes:
"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take." ~ Wayne Gretzky
I remember telling Justin that even if we don't know what we want to do, just do something and everything will fall into place. We'll meet people and get new ideas and our path will appear. I don't mind saying I was right ....