So this is about 4 months late. But I figured it was fitting since my name was in the program from graduation that was on the 9th of April.
I had student teaching in Nampa, so I was going to be out of Rexburg for a while. It made more sense to walk at graduation in December rather than come back and stay in some unknown place for a couple of days in April. So I've already graduated! And now I'm officially a "former student" of BYU-Idaho!
I passed my student teaching and loved every minute of it.
I passed every class. I didn't have to retake any classes once!
I made some friends I will never forget.
I've learned some lessons that can't be forgotten.
I found and married my eternal companion.
I survived -32˚ weather.
I stayed up until 4:30.
I cleaned up a lot of toilet overflows late into the night.
I stayed out past curfew.
I got "Q'd" on purpose. (Q'd was when you got quarantined. They put a big red Q on your door and no boys could be at your house for a week. It was the last week of school, so we did it on purpose. Then we mocked it and put the entire alphabet around it written the same way... they weren't happy. but it was awesome)
I went to the sand dunes for a bonfire.
I went sledding the week of finals.
I made the ugliest tie-dye shirt ever seen.
I had many BAMO parties (boys are missing out).
I made at least 5 tents in my living room.
I never had a ncmo.
I used my senior prom dress just about every semester.
I got a C in a religion class...not my finest moment...
I learned the name of everyone in my children's lit class.
I took the teacher I disliked ALMOST the most twice. and ended up loving him at the end.
I got an award for a high score on the Praxis.
I went Latin dancing almost every week of a semester.
I wore the swimsuit you have to wear in the campus pool. Not as bad as it sounds. :)
I had a class in the Snow at the bottom of campus and then 15 minutes later a class on the third floor of the Hinckley at the top of campus.
I forgot a paper at home and ran there and back in 5 minutes (opposite ends of campus)
I have gotten a 100% on a test in the testing center.
I passed those evil math diagnostic tests. very very VERY evil.
I had LOTS of roommates get married.
I moved EVERY semester and twice during one.
I learned how to cook.
I learned what Relief Society is and what it means to be a member of it.
The list goes on and on...
Graduation was awesome. It was on December 17th and 18th. Convocation was the 17th and Commencement was on the 18th.
We were the first group to graduate from the new BYU-Idaho Center. It's just like the conference center only smaller and it has 10 basketball courts on one end of it.
J and I both graduated the same time but in different departments. So I went to mine and he went to his. The picture above is me right before my Convocation.
I also gave the opening prayer at Convocation. That was a really cool experience.
Mom and Me right after.
Me with my diploma cover!
Sam came too. That was really cool.
Both of my wonderful parents. I would never have made it this far without them.
My cute hubby.
Both of us with my parents.
With J's family.
My cousin Elise graduated too, so it was a great opportunity for our Gma to come. She's Dad's mom and so she came up with them. I'm glad she came!The braved the snow to come to my graduation. I think Rexburg wanted to show what it could do! It snowed just about every day that they were here!
These are the Pixtons. We love them. They were such good friends! They were our first married friends. We miss them tons!
My graduation was awesome. I loved it. I was so thankful to have my parents and brother come especially since I wasn't going home for Christmas for the first time ever. It helped to have seen them only a week before Christmas. I was so thankful they came to be there to see me walk across the stage and to help me pack for my student teaching. I loved being able to show them where I went for the last 4 years. I loved showing Sam the wonderful campus that he plans on going to in a couple years. It was great. I got the wonderful graduation gift of my parents and little brother!