Graduation Surprise!

al swingLast Thursday night I was working on my final project for my college career – a portfolio for my Capstone class when I got the surprise of my life.  Let me explain.

The phone rings and it’s Alex calling to talk to my mom from Rexburg, Idaho where she goes to BYU-Idaho.  Alex has been gone since January, except for a week during Spring Break when she came home.  Anyway, Alex was talking to my mom and I was sort of listening – sort of working on my assignment. 

I hear the front door and hear muffled talking.  Didn’t think anything of it, figured it was Kelly getting home from work and talking on her cell phone … a common occurrence. 

I look up expecting to see Kelly walking through the door, instead it’s Alex!  I wish I could say I jumped up and ran to her, instead I looked at her with a confused gaze as I continued to hear her talking to my mom on the phone.  It took about a minute for my brain to synapse the fact that Alex was standing in the kitchen with me.

Once the synapse finally fired, the tears came a flowin’!

Apparently, my dad and Alex had formulated this whole plan to surprise the rest of the family and have Alex attend my graduation. 


My mom and I were beyond speechless.  We continued to be in shock for the next 12 hours.  Staring at her with our mouths gaping open.  (Kind of embarrassing, but totally true). 

We had Alex for the three days!  What fun we had with her too!

On Friday my mom took me and the girls to get mani’s and pedi’s.  That night we went and saw the Avengers and hung out as a family.  It was really a nice “getaway”.

On Saturday, I worked and my Grandma and Aunt came into town. 

On Sunday was the big graduation day!

On Monday she was supposed to fly back to Idaho.  She left fairly early in the morning and at about 12:30 she walked back through the door.  She had missed her flight (never actually looked at her departure time because she thought she knew the time…she didn’t!) and was back for another 24 hours.  Crazy girl!

Thanks Alex for making my graduation so memorable!

I have lots of photographs to share.  Hopefully I will get a chance to work on that post tomorrow!!

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One Response to Graduation Surprise!
  1. Cassie
    June 16, 2012 | 10:47 AM

    First Congrats on Graduating!! What an awesome surprise and present!
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