A little history lesson for you: I met Allan after being in college for one year. We got engaged during the first semester of my second year. I tried to transfer to BYU where Allan was attending school, but my GPA was an awesome hundredth of a point below their transfer acceptance at the time. So instead of being able to keep going to school, I got a job and we got married and started our family. I have no regrets about this decision and feel it was the right thing for us. I am also grateful because before I had kids I wanted to be an Elementary Teacher, and since then have decided that is not the way I want to go. Anyway, Allan finished his degree and went on to dental school and I put my focus on having and taking care of our family. When he graduated and we moved back to Idaho Falls, I was close enough to head back to good ol' Ricks/BYU-I. At this time I was pregnant with our fourth child and could only handle one class at a time. So after another year and a half of plucking away at courses and now being pregnant with my fifth child, I finally got an Associates of Science in General Studdies.
So just a side note, the day I graduated Allan had a cancer spot removed from his nose. It was a basal cell carcenoma and basically about as harmless as we could have hoped for. His poor face got a lot worse looking before it got better, when his doctor found out I was graduating that night he told us the surgery could have waited, but it worked out well for Allan because he got to take a couple of days off work as sick leave that he was planning on taking anyway.My parents came up for the evening. Really it was all much more emotional than I had imagined and I was excited that my kids got to be there to watch. I also do plan to someday go back to school and get a bachelors degree, probably after all of my kids are in school. This time around the plan is Home Family and Consumer Science, or basically home ec.