Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dione and Her Red Boots Graduate

USU Graduate Dione Garlick...congrats!

It seems our little girl has come full circle.

When Dione was in kindergarten at Wilson Elementary she owned a pair of red cowboy boots. She wore them just about every day. We even made them a part of her valentines cards which said, "Happy Valentines Day from Dione and her red boots."
She is still remembered by those red boots.
It only seemed appropriate as she graduated from college that she once again sport a pair of red cowboy boots.

We took a stroll around campus on graduation day to take a few pics to remember the day.

And these boots...they'll carry her into the next chapter of her life at Boston University where she will soon be attending law school.

Dione has spent many countless hours organizing activities and events as a coordinator of the A-Team at Utah State. One of her jobs was organizing True Aggie Night on the "A".

She said she was allowed to stand on the A, because she had repainted it so many times.

We are so very proud of Dione and her accomplishments. She graduated with honors with a double major in Law & Constitutional Studies and Statistics. And just to make it fun, she also received a minor in Latin during her spare time.

"Seester" support is very important when you graduate from college. Cassandra set a great example with her degree in Biology a couple years ago.

Cousin Katie also graduated from USU on Saturday. Dione and Katie were born just months apart and have had great fun together in their days at USU. Katie Scarlett will be moving to SLC and we are going to miss her. I always say that Miss Katie has the ability to make sunshine out of anything. Love you Katie!

It's such a fantastic feeling when you are able to watch your children achieve great things. I admire Dione for her ability to focus and her tenacity to succeed amidst the tragedy that has enveloped this family.

Uncle Blair came up for his daughter Katie's graduation.

Blair is my older brother...and no we don't look anything alike.

And graduation wouldn't be complete without the pooch!


Dione...we look forward to the next pair of boots that you'll be wearing at your law school graduation. May all your hard work continue to make all your dreams come true.

We love you!


  1. That is one happy, beautiful, bright, spunky daughter!

  2. WOW! What an amazing girl! Good luck in the future. Watch out Boston here comes Dione!! :)

  3. Love the boots, Love the girl! Good job mom.

  4. Congrats Dione! What a great post and darling pictures...how does she just keep getting cuter? Izzy does, too!