For the presentation, we had good food and a nice turnout. Two friends from my Swahili class helped cooked Kenyan food (thanks again Courtney and Audrey!!) We used several of my African cloths as tablecloths and I wore the dress I had made in Tanzania last year. It was really a fun defense, despite me being a bit nervous! After I finished presenting, people asked a lot of good questions. I felt like I was able to answer them well and show some of my knowledge and analysis beyond what was included in the presentation.
My parents and Dave’s mom were all able to come for the presentation, which was fun and helpful. My parents stayed through the weekend, though Dave had to work most of that time. I don’t have any pictures from the presentation, and all the pictures of cooking and the food are on other people’s cameras. But everyone went for a walk through some nearby gardens on campus while I met with my committee, and Dave got some fun pictures:
Some daffodils in bloom (speaking of daffodils, the little sprouts in our yard came up farther and they turned out to be tulips after all.)
Courtney got a phone call and Shaun, in typical fashion, was teasing her. My Dad and Dave's mom engaged in some interesting conversation: