Congratulations to our #1 daughter Aubrey who graduated yesterday with a degree from The University of Phoenix.
We are so proud of you sweetheart!
You have been persistent, overcome obstacles, and have been dedicated to improving your life through education.
Aubrey and Amy were born 13 months apart and I had a strong vision of them being the best of friends.
It's wonderful to see them now as adults, living in the same city, spending time together often and supporting each other.
The graduation ceremony was held in the massive University of Phoenix Stadium
Aubrey works for the University of Phoenix (Corporate Sponsor of the Stadium) and loves her job.
We were honored to hear the Commencement Address by well known television journalist Tom Brokaw
For years he was my window into the outside world as I listened to him daily on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News.
The Superbowl was held here in 2008, and it was the most watched Superbowl in history.
The stadium seats 63,400 and can expand to 72,000.
In fact if the stadium seats were set in a line they would stretch for 18 miles.
The exterior design represents a barrel cactus, but I think it looks more like an alien space ship that has landed in an Arizona corn field.
The stadium also has a retractable roof, and keep their natural grass field on a roll out 12 million pound tray.
They keep the grass outside most of the year because when it's inside it creates rain clouds.
We wouldn't have wanted that to happen during the graduation ceremony :)