Friday, January 23, 2009

More Poppin' Buttons!

Here is a man!

He has had some big shoes to fill all through his short life! I realize that it's not easy to be the one at the tail-end of a large family. He has grown up hearing the accolades given to his older siblings as they too succeeded first in high school and then at the University of Alaska. (Marie and Klint were both on UAA's Dean's List.)

Kris has proven himself to be disciplined by earning a spot on the University of Alaska's Chancellor's List , not the Dean's List... the Chancellor's List! He did it by knuckling down and studying hard. Today, we are all proud of my youngest son Kristopher David (link is to the actual Chancellor's list).

BTW, there's been talk from some (haha) quickly claiming a bit of credit for the passing down of smart genes in the family? (All in fun of course). After I've watched Kris diligently and with impressive discipline work very hard to earn his spot on this list, I won't even try to claim any credit for his accomplishment. It is his and his alone!

To those struggling out there with studies, I encourage you to keep on! Kris is proof that hard work pays off. Well done Kris! May God continue to bless your efforts as you work towards an Electrical Engineering Degree.

"I pray that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense, till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Phil. 1: 9-11.

8 comments:

Heather said...

How fun.. I love the photos!! Next time I'm up I would love to look through your albums?!!
No doubt he has worked very hard :)

e-Mom said...

Hearty congrats to Kristopher David. Wow, what a smarty pants! Your kids are all so accomplished. Well done, Mom. :~D

Constance said...

Smart AND good looking! A killer combination! We joke that Charles got his brains from Dave but I agree, it is ALL HIM! Congratulations to all of you, I know you're proud, I think a button has just popped off your shirt!
Connie

Greg said...

Hi, Connie Marie! I see you're following my blog now. Cool!

Farrah and both did Electrical Engineering in college. We can definitely attest to the fact that it's one of the hardest fields to go into.

Proud mommy of four said...

That is so wonderful. You should be so proud of all of his hard work. It has really paid off.
God bless
Joy

Jettie said...

How wonderful!!!! I can see you are beaming!!! I love the pictures too!! When they work hard and it pays off that is truly great!!!
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Farrah said...

Hey now! I think YOU deserve ALL the credit!! Us women are the smart ones! I am definitely the brains at this house! *winkwink*
;-)

mrsjojo said...

A HUGE CONGRATS!!! And you have every reason to be proud. Great job Kris!