Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Official!

Last night Dallin had some friends over. They were up in the bonus room watching a movie. Kaitlin got a phone call from a friend in Utah, he told her to go check her status.... to see if she was accepted to BYU. She and Dallin ran down, got on the computer and checked!

YES!


They were both accepted!!! It is official! They are IN! It was so cute, Kaitlin kept saying, "They want me!"


Congratulations, Dallin!!! You have worked hard. You earned it! We are SO proud of you! Mom

Here is the "letter" that was attached to his acceptance notice:

Dear Dallin:

The Admissions Committee is delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University to begin Fall 2009. Through your preparation and personal achievements you have distinguished yourself from a very strong group of applicants. We believe you will make a positive contribution to our BYU community. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our campus to pursue your educational goals.

In addition, your current academic record qualifies you to receive a half LDS tuition scholarship. We will send you specific details, including the name of your particular scholarship, associated policies, and expectations, prior to your enrollment.

Once you have determined whether or not you will attend BYU, indicate your decision on the "Accept Decision" tab below. If you change your mind, simply come back to this page and select the appropriate response again. You have 30 days from your original acceptance date to make your final decision. Please note that if you select "I will not attend," it will restrict you from registering for classes.

Please click on the links below to find answers to frequently asked questions ranging from scholarships to housing. Please review this information carefully.

Best wishes as you finish this school year. We encourage you to continue to excel in the classroom and to maintain the standards outlined in the University Honor Code. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Warmest regards,

R. Kirk Strong Director of Admission Services

25 comments:

tammy said...

Yay! That is exciting!!

wonder woman said...

Congratulations to both!!! And competition for scholarships is steep, so double congrats on that!! Be sure to plan a get together when you come out here!!

Blake and Alli said...

Yeah! Tell Dallin congrats, that's awesome! =D Guess what Shaila, we're having a baby boy!! I put some pics up on my blog =D

Nancy said...

Very cool Dallin! Congratulations!

The B's said...

Congrats! How exciting for Dallin and for you! I just can't believe Dallin in that old?!?!? Where did the time go - pretty soon you will telling us that Chad is going to school!

KC Mom said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! Chloe got her acceptance too!! I'm so excited for them all!

Rachel said...

That is so awesome!!! I always wanted to go to BYU even though my husband's family is intensely against it, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE BYU!!! Yea for them, that is SOOOOOOOO rockin' awesome!!!

Tanja said...

What fabulous news to go into the weekend with, yeah for Dallin!

P.S. That cake looks divine!

Letti said...

Congratulations Dallin and you to Shaila. That is such exciting news. You must be so proud.

KC Mom said...

We're hoping for Helaman Halls! We register on March 7th. Is Dallin going to live in the dorms?

Tink said...

WONDERFUL! That is truly exciting. I have a neice and nephew at the "Y" right now and they are loving it! Congratulations.

Kaylynn said...

Hip, Hip hooray!

Bren's Life said...

Yeah! You must be so proud!! That is wonderful!

linda said...

Congratulations to your Dallin...and he's getting a scholarship too! Way to go!

Mechelle said...

WOWOWOWOWO! That is amazing. Not that easy to get accepted. With a scholarship! That is amazing. Congratulations to all. m

PS
We have Root beer floats tonight and thought of your sweet dad.

Kaci said...

CONGRATS!!

Mother Goose said...

congrats congrats that is so exciting! and tuition too!! woot!

nikkicrumpet said...

CONGRATS....and GOOOOOO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!! I'm jealous...I wish I got to live in Utah again! And he'll only be 15 minutes from my house in Payson. I hope he loves it there as much as I do!

beth at aunties said...

YaY!!!! Dallin and Kaitlin! welcome to Utah! The scholarhip says a lot about a person:) Wahoo!

Congratulations to parents who raise such wonderful men....

Beth

Cherie said...

You gave my hubby a good laugh today! So I just had to clear up that those were not my grandkids but just a friends kids staying with us for the weekend! ha ha Not quite that old yet:D So funny!
Congrats on your son's acceptance to BYU only the greatest school on earth! You must be a proud mama!!!

Cherie said...

Ha Ha NO worries not an insult at all. I have one who just got married so it won't be too many years...:D Have a GREAT day!

Lisa said...

I discovered your blog and noticed that your son got accepted to BYU. Congratulations! I have a daughter there already and twins who are waiting to hear back. 3 kids in college Ahhh!

You have a beautiful family and a fun blog!

Joneel said...

That is the coolest! And a scholarship too? Wow. I've had 3 graduate from there, and they all loved it. i'd be a proud mama for sure.

McEwens said...

CONGRATS to Dal! What a stud!!!! He is going to do well at BYU

Ashley said...

Wow, that is so exciting! I remember how thrilled I was when I got my BYU acceptance letter. Yay for BYU!!!!!