Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baby Sister Graduates!

My baby sister graduated from the surgical tech program at CSI on Friday and my parents and I drove up to Twin Falls for the weekend to see it.  Josh didn't come with us, he stayed home with the animals.  We took her graduation present, Yoshi, with us.  He thankfully sat in a box on my mom's lap all the way up.  I had nightmares the night before of him getting out of his box and crawling on me so I was happy!  He didn't like being in the box and my mom kept petting him and he kept trying to get out.  I was freaking out.  We got up to Twin and got him all settled in his new home with his new mommy!  Chelsie was so happy to get him.  The plan was to go take some graduation pictures on campus before we went out to dinner but we didn't get up there in time.  So we went out to Applebee's before the graduation ceremony.  It wasn't a bad ceremony except for the bad organ player, my mom and I felt like we were in sacrament meeting and needed to be reverent!  It wasn't too long of a ceremony, luckily!  Brian was so into it:
Chelsie was on the second row so she got to walk and get her diploma quickly.  She's wearing the gold stole and blue and gold ropes for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA!  She's wearing the green for the surgical tech program that was a gift from her supervisor.
I was so proud of her when she walked across that stage and got her diploma!  She's worked so hard for this the past couple of years!
We found her afterward and got a couple of family photos before the sun went down.
Then my parents and I went back to the hotel, got changed and went back to Chelsie and Brian's to hang out for a while.  
The next morning, after not sleeping very well on hard beds, my parents and I went out to explore the gorge for a while before we met up with Chelsie and Brian and his family.  My mom has a serious fear of heights and wasn't very happy with my dad and I when we went close to the edge on one side.  She did walk out on one of the look out spots, though!
Mom and Chelsie feeding and loving Yoshi, and then he pooped on Chelsie and her couch!
We went out to see the Shoshone Falls before we headed out of town, they are so pretty!

It was so much fun to spend the weekend with my baby sister and to see her finally graduate! She has a couple more months of clinicals and then can take the certification exam. We are hoping she'll be able to get a job closer to home so she and Brian can move back.  I'm so proud of you Chelsie!


Treesa Porter said...

It was a great fun weekend and I am so glad you got to go with us! I love that pic of you and your dad on the edge of the gorge! Scary place ... at least I'm not scared of a little lizard! Love you

the luckiest said...

looks like an awesome weekend!!

Marvett Smith said...

It was great meeting you at the photowalk today too! I love your dogs, and your pictures are excellent! I'll check back often!