a tall skinny care package

Alex is down to 31 days until her college graduation and she is done. DONE. And when I say done I mean it in two different ways: one: she will be graduated and two: shes tired of school and ready for it to be, well, done. I think right now the latter is her biggest complaint.

Who doesnt remember your final quarter/semester of school?! All you have to do is make it to the last day and then youll be done forever….or until you go crazy and decide to go on to higher education – me I havent hit that point yet! The last couple of weeks Alex has really been down in the dumps and with her birthday coming up (today!) my family hatched a plan, one that would surely put a huge smile on her face! My parents had already been planning on sending Kelly to visit Alex in a couple of weeks, and Alex was aware of it but had no idea of the earlier visit.

All weekend long we racked our brains on the best way to do it. Kelly quickly was nominated for the travel role but we had to figure out how to get her there. Mind you we all will be driving the 12 hours in just a couple of weeks for graduation. Do we fly Kelly down? Does she take a friend and drive over? How long will she stay? If we fly her down do we buy her just a one way ticket and have her stay until the graduation? Or just fly her home in a week or two? All these questions were hashed out at the breakfast table Sunday morning.

The final consensus was to fly Kelly one way into Salt Lake City and then either my mom or Jeff will drive over in a week or so and bring her home. However due to the last minute nature of this the only flight option got in at 7pm and we would have to get Kelly up to Rexburg, a couple hour drive. We figured by the time Kelly would make it into Rexburg Alex would be asleep and her birthday over, so just showing up at her door wasnt an option so we hatched plan B which we recorded….her response wasnt quite what we were expecting….

Happy Golden Birthday, Alexandra Nicole!!!!!!!! We love you!

5 Responses to a tall skinny care package
  1. Chelsie
    June 22, 2015 | 11:03 PM

    Aw, what a wonderful birthday surprise! Are you in Rexburg? We just moved from there and will be going back in a few weeks to visit!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      June 24, 2015 | 9:03 PM

      Alex goes to BYU-I but we live in Seattle!

  2. Robin Follette
    June 24, 2015 | 9:34 AM

    Awww! Talk about shocking the girl! That’s exciting!

    Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only mom who said “can you skip class?” My daughter graduated college in May.
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      June 24, 2015 | 9:03 PM

      My parents are bad influences lol! Love them though!

  3. Jess
    June 29, 2015 | 12:35 AM

    How sweet! Happy Birthday to your sister!
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