Friday, April 6, 2012

Just Because Friday: Graduation Day

My sister and I graduated from college on the same day.
She graduated from the University of Idaho.
I graduated from Boise State University.
Unfortunately, both of our schools scheduled graduation on the same day.
That's convenient, right?
We had to make a decision.
Either we had to have our parents split up and attend our graduations separately,
or something else had to be done.

I made a choice.
I skipped my graduation,
and my entire family headed up to Moscow to attend my sister's graduation.
We were all together, celebrating our special day.
It was fabulous.

Oh—and for the record.
We are NOT twins.
She is 1 year and 6 days younger than me.
We ended up finishing school at the same time because I transferred schools
after my freshman year, and then also changed my major 3 times.
Biology → Athletic Training → Health Education & Promotion = Graduation.
That can set you back... just saying.

Happy Friday

Aunie Sauce



Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

That is so awesome of you! I probably would have done the same thing too. My graduation ceremony was nice, because my class was so small, but it's the memories DURING college that I'll hold dearly, not necessarily the graduation itself. The best part of that day was the party with friends and family afterward, anyway!

Just another reason I think you're awesome, Aunie!

Katie said...

congratulations to you both! enjoy the weekend with your family!!

Katie said...

so I realize after writing congratulations that was clearly a long time ago. : ) congrats nonetheless but quite late. haha. you and your sister do look like you could pass for twins! Happy Easter Annie!

Lindsay said...

wow, aren't you the best sister ever! :) you and your sister definitely look alike, both gorgeous! happy friday!

Leigh-Ellen said...

Love that jumping photo. What wonderful memories to have together.

Allyson McGuire said...

That was so sweet of you to skip your graduation for your sister! Thanks for hosting!


Chloe Innvaer said...

I cannot wait to walk!

I think you did the right thing all being together! You were able to all be together and hangout and celebrate! It must have been a GREAT day! I bet your family was super proud of both of you!

amber d* said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Very awesome of you to skip and even better you both in your own way graduated together! I graduate next month and I am so pumped!

Unknown said...

Your family must be really tight. I love that and hope my babies care for each other in a similar way when they're in college! Love your sweet story! Thanks so much for hosting!

XO, Aimee

Stephine said...

WOO. Congrats to both of you! I also like your career changes, all of them interesting :)

Liz Beechwood said...

That´s so cute of you!And it looks like it was worth seem to have the time of your lifes :)

Have a lovely week!

xxx Lizzy from Fashion-BlaBla

Abby Johnson said...

Congratulations to both of you for graduating! That is so kind of you to skip your graduation! I love it!

Sadie Dear said...

That is an awesome story! I LOVE it! I took some extra time in college, too: I transferred and changed my major once, but that didn't set me back too far. What really set me back was moving out on my own, taking a second job to pay for my groceries and dropping to part-time student! I'm glad I stuck it out and finished- and I wouldn't have met my husband if it weren't for the obstacles. Also? I didn't attend my graduation, either! By that time, I was too busy planning my wedding to worry about a cap and gown... and I don't regret the decision. =)

Catherine Fishback said...

This is fabulous. I also took 5 years to graduate college. Nothing wrong with that! And I never changed my major. Ha!

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Jennifer M. said...

Wow! That is very nice of you!! I'm not sure what I would've done, but I'm sure your sister appreciated your sacrifice!!

erica marie said...

Such a fun post, love these photos.

xo erica

Marley said...

Congrats on graduating!!!! Time goes by so fast!

Melissa said...

How incredibly selfless.

God Bless You!!

Cat said...

That is such an AUNIE thing to do. Clearly your family had an awesome day. That jumping pic is great

Amy said...

That is awesome of you and my brothers are also very close in age. They are 11 months and 24 days apart. So one was born on July 6th and the other one was July 30th. All 5 of us have birthdays in the summer- two in July, two in August, and one in September. :)

Amy said...

I'm not sure if I counted the days right. Oops.They are at least 11 months apart though.

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