Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Steve

May 27th Steve Spencer turned 34.  Steve is a wonderful father, supportive husband and apparently is very good at what he does at Comcast.

Steve and Kerry engaged, 2000.

Steve and Kerry married, September 2, 2000

Steve and Kerry Christmas 2001.

Steve showing off his sympathy belly in December 2003.

Steve and Sam June 2004.

Steve and Lily May 2007

 Steve, circa 2008 and....

Steve, Lily and Sam and his new iPad on this birthday.

Steve, hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Love Peggy and Marty, aka other ones grandma and grandpa.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

School is In...

I'ts time for our Latin phrase(s) of the week: Today's phrases are taken because it is graduation time.
Congratulations to the seven plus Clifts who graduated or are graduating this semester: Kristin Clift, Jennifer Shaw, Ryan Shaw, Alan Clift, Melissa Aurich, Sarah Clift, BYU friend Karma Kerr, gradeschool friend, Courtney Innes, high school cousin, Darren Clift, and CNAs Aubre Norlund and Amber Norlund.
So we have three Latin phrases in honor of our graduates.
First is: • Summa cum laude--adverb or adjective [literally, "with highest praise"] with highest distinction.
Next is: • Magna cum laude--adverb or adjective [literally, with great praise] with great distinction.
And, of course, • cum laude--"with honor" (direct translation: "with praise").
Good luck to all of you Clift family and friends graduates and remember to "carpe diem" (car pay DEE uhm), [Latin], “Seize the day”; (enjoy or make the most of right now). Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kristin Graduated from BYU

April 22, 2010, five years after Kristin graduated from high school, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology. That's five years of very hard work, done mostly by herself, with superb emotional and residential support (not to mention gastronomic) from Kerry and Steve.

High School: Kerry (L), Kathy, Alex, Mr. Johnson (band teacher--Kristin, as drum major, led the senior song), Jon, Katelyn, Joel and Sam is sleeping.

Marty and Kristin, April 22, 2010
Congratulations! We're so proud of you!