Friday, January 23, 2015

{Timothy Michael}

Happy 9th Birthday,
Timmy!!!!
We love you SO much!!!


T - Talented
 I - Intelligent
  M - Muscular
        M - Mischievous 
                    Y - You are Awesome!!!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

{Now, officially an R.N.}

1. Nursing School
2. Graduation
3. NCLEX
4. Get a job
5. You're an R.N.!!!!!!


We would just like to give a HUGE
CONGRATULATIONS
to Kelley on
OFFICIALLY
becoming an R.N.!!!!!!

She passed her NECLEX exam this past Thursday, January 15th,
and she starts her new job on Monday, January 19th in the O.R. department at our local hospital!!!

You made it, Kelley!!!
We are SO proud of you!




Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{Kelley's "SURPRISE" Graduation Party}

Friday, January 2, 2015 Emily took Kelley out for the afternoon so we
could decorate and prepare the food for a SURPRISE party for Kelley.
Kelley was truly surprised!

   
   
We decorated the hutch with Kelley's diploma, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society & Who's Who Certificates, a few text books, etc.
  
The two frames on the fireplace held various pictures from the induction into the Nursing Honor Society,
Graduation, and the Pinning Ceremony.  Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing is impossible" was Kelley's
theme verse through college.

Kelley had arranged  her most important Nursing School memorabilia in a shadow box which was a graduation gift from Mom and Dad.

 
Our friend, Cathy, made an adorable cake!



We were blessed by all the family and friends that came to celebrate with us.
A beautiful, unique gift designed by Emily.






CONGRATULATIONS, KELLEY!!!!





Tuesday, January 13, 2015

{The week she's been dreaming of}

After 3 & 1/2 years of school, the moments Kelley has been dreaming of had finally arrived!



INDUCTION INTO THE NURSES HONOR SOCIETY, NOADN Alpha Delta Nu,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014





Kelley with her dear friend and classmate, EmilyYoder

ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND
FALL GRADUATION
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014









It is a longstanding tradition for nursing students to decorate the top of their
graduation caps. (Kelley's is the one to the right, with the red RN on it.)



Kelley's nursing instructor, Diane Friend


Emily was the first of three students to give a speech at the graduation.
It was a tremendous speech, and she did a great job!





This was most of the students in Kelley's class.



The well-deserved diploma!
Kelley worked so hard, and earned a 4.0 GPA -
Summa Cum Laude!



We're ALL so proud of her!


THE PINNING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 20, 2014




Each student's lamp was lit from a candle lit by the instructors.


Once all the students' lamps were lit, the instructors' candle was blown out, leaving only the "new nurses" lamps lit.  That concluded the ceremony.

 
Left: Kelley and her instructor, Diane
Right:  Kelley and Emily


Kelley was thrilled to have Mr. & Mrs. Helmick attend the pinning ceremony.

It was a very meaningful, beautiful ceremony.

Kelley has one last test to study for - her board exam.  She has been hired
for a position at our local hospital, starting mid January.