Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Jeff graduated! He officially is Master Carr, which I shall call him with great delight. He has worked so incredibly hard. It's been a tough year, but he's been great. There have been many nights where he's gone to bed at 4:00 and woken up at 7:00. Jeff has an amazing ability to run on little sleep, but that's another blog.

I missed the general commencement because Adam was napping, but I hear it was... actually, nobody has really said any thing about it. The president of Mexico was the speaker, which is pretty darn cool. He's not really considered to be that great of a president, so that makes it less cool, I guess.

His department had its own ceremony, which was nice and small, as there were 9 students in his program. As each graduate received their diploma, the head of the program spoke about each student. He said that Jeff was the outstanding language student of the year, which is cool and true. Jeff's Russian has gotten really good. I have no way of really knowing that, because he's humble and I can't speak the language, but I've got a good feeling about it.

After the diplomas were given out, we had a ceremonial toast to the graduates. We could have had some Russian champagne (which sounds really sketchy to me), but luckily the good people of Stanford provided some apple cider for the five of us associated with Jeff. They almost accidentally gave some to a lady in front of us, and she was not happy at all. It just made me laugh. It felt like not drinking alcohol was this crazy notion that they had to accommodate, but the luncheon afterwards had all kinds of vegetarian and vegan options. I'm not sure what my point is- it's just strange.

You may be asking, "What now?" I'd like to answer your question with another one, "Do you know of any places that are hiring?" Our future is very uncertain right now.  As of right now, Jeff is doing an internship at a local newspaper and working for the Russian Studies department part time. Jeff applies for jobs everyday. Luckily, we have a place to live till August, but then we are on our own. It's scary, but kind of exciting. I have faith we'll figure something out. We're ridiculously blessed.

We have some job leads, but nothing is set in stone enough for blogging. You'll just have to go crazy thinking about our tricky situation until something pops up.

And now, some pictures.

Jeff's the guy looking up.

The two of us at the smaller ceremony.

If you've been waiting to see Adam pictures, this is all you get. He was NOT good at graduation.

Jeff gave me his academic stole, you give it traditionally to a person who has been a support to you.

I am victorious.

But I'm still really proud of this guy.


Rob and Vienna said...

Props to Jeff! We know he'll find something awesome to do. And then you can find an awesome place to live where we will come stay with you. Even though we have failed to do so in the year that you've been at Stanford. Sigh.

Happy Folk said...

Congratulations to Jeff, and to you for being a good supporter, and for Adam for not sabotaging his studies too much. :) You guys make such a cute little family.

Happy Folk said...

P.S. Happy Folk is Ryan and Christina, and Amy... and Esther Weight

Emily Jones said...

Congratulations Jeff! That's awesome. And Sarah, I don't really know you but I love reading your blog. Hope that's ok. :) Good luck in the job search!

Natalie said...

You guys are so cute. Congrats Jeff!

Karissa said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for the both of you and I'm excited to see what you do next. I'll come visit as well! Holy cow, Adam is so big. So many thoughts in such a little comment. Keep me updated please!

Karlie Ann Ady said...

Congrats!!! Keep us posted on your life!

Jenny said...

Way to go! Best of luck with the job hunt; we'll be embarking on it soon ourselves... exciting and uncertain.