Michael's cousin Stephanie was pinned for completing nursing school at James Madison University on Friday, December 14th. We drove up Thursday night and stayed through Saturday morning. Michael's fire department Christmas and awards banquet was Saturday night so we were unable to stay for her graduation.
|Kellan was very well behaved at first...and then he got sleepy...and instead of giving in and napping in his stroller, he decided to fight it!|
|He walked and crawled around on the floor for a while until he started trying to escape and got a little feisty when we kept bringing him back to our seats. Look at that sleepy face :)|
|One of JMU's a cappella groups sang a couple of songs before the pinning ceremony began...|
|Kellan was mesmerized...the music kept him in his seat and actually focused on what was going on. This child loves music and singing!|
|As each graduate was pinned, a statement was read that was written by the nurses and their plans for the future announced. Stephanie has accepted a job at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA.|
|Lighting their lamps to finish up the ceremony.|
The rest of these pictures were taken by Erin who does professional photography on the side. She does amazing work and she was able to get some really good shots!
|This is my favorite :) Stephanie's purple and gold heels...JMU colors|
|Michael's grandma Grizzard and Stephanie|
|Michael's cousin Chase, Aunt Tina, Stephanie, and Uncle Jerry|
|We all had dinner together afterwards at Union Station: Michael, me, Uncle Jerry, Abby, Justin, Aunt Tina, Kellan, Chase, Stephanie, Lisa, Grandma, Aunt Pam, and Lauren|