Monday, October 18, 2010

"So Help Me God"

As you well know, Phil passed the Indiana bar!
Upon passing the bar exam one must be sworn in during an Indiana Supreme Court proceeding.
So cool!

Luke was looking for his daddy! When we saw him he gave him the one finger wave... know? The one that he gave the turkeys!

There he is! The girl in front of him is the one that he sat next to during the test. She had quite the fan club. Signs and everything! The sign read "Future Senator"

Each candidate stated their name in the microphone. All 440 of them!

Phil, Phil, he's our man!

Micah made friends with the iphone.

Babies + technology = peace and quiet

Motion for admission. "Now all raise your right hand"

"I, (state your name), do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation, or purpose of evasion and that I will demean myself as attorney, proctor and solicitor of the United States District Court for the (Southern or Northern-both in Phil's case) District of Indiana uprightly and according to law so help me God."

Powerful words.

The boys stayed nice and quiet throughout the whole ceremony. Nothing like watching a little "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Drew's iphone!

We think that there were about 440 people there out of 600+ bar takers. If you do the math that is a low pass rate.

Phil was sworn in 3 times!

The Supreme Court Justices were there to carry out the ceremony. They said things like:

"...being a lawyer is in fact a place that by doing well one can do a lot of good" and "integrity is the rock on which your career is placed"

The program:

It was fun to have some family there to share it with!

Aunt Lisa, Drew and my mom

I LOVE that they boys have been able to be at all of these ceremonies including graduation!

A peanut butter sandwich to tide over the restless tummy.

I whipped out the official documents before Phil even had a chance to look at them!

I married a man that grew up to be a lawyer!

We have certainly enjoyed the ride!

We are thankful to have guys like this along to share it all with.

And family and friends too!

Superman was there too!

Another ceremony down, which begs the question:
What next?
I was teasing Phil about going to another ceremony all about him which is silly because I have had my fair share of the spotlight along the way.

But really we wonder, what could POSSIBLY be next?

What could top these past few months/years?

Celebrations were continued at the Cheesecake Factory.

Phil really liked the fish but Micah might pass next time.
Too much lime!

We were even assigned our special booth!

Towards the end upon realization that the banana pieces that Micah was eating were actually in his lap, behind his ears, and on the floor my brother declared "I think that this family would be more comfortable at home!"

Good insight Drew! We have a weakness in our hearts for home. So off we go.

Oh, and one more! I have never noticed until now but look how similar Luke and grandmas eye color is.

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