Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
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December 22, 2009

A milestone achievement.


Hey, now this is what it has been about for a few years now!!! Rosie finishes her classes and clinical work, and now she is a Registered Nurse! I am impressed by her drive to accomplish this, supporting herself with jobs along the way and making it through with flying colors.....

I don't have many photos of the actual graduation ceremony. Reasons being that with a standard camera, the flash is not sufficient to reach out far enough, and the ambient lighting was not enough on its own. I did,however, record most of the proceedings with my camcorder, so we'll see what comes of that.... above, after the graduation, the school took photos of all the staff and directors and included Rose in the photo. She had the gold cords which signified 3.5 or higher grade point, and she was chosen the "Outstanding Graduate" and gave the student address. I wish I could have been as motivated and hardworking when I was younger......

Rosie with her mom.

..and with her dad.

Rosie with Peggy.

and Bryn...

and Chris.....

and Wai.....

and with Aunt Sally.

Maybe a little stress release?

'nuff said....

Yee, haa..... a party!!!!

Rosie with her good friend and study partner, Beth.

Rose, Beth and Laura, one of Rosie's best buddies.

Rose, Beth and another of Rosie's good friends, Nicole, from Glidden.

Congratulations, girl!! Job well done!



Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures of all. Wish we could have been there. Congratulations to Rosie for staying the course against all odds. Be sure to stop in Milwaukee again soon.


Anonymous said...

It was a grand ceremony, and a hoot of a gathering afterwards... and a worthy adventure for all of us... but this one really is "Rosie's hour of power",..She has done an amazing job with her studies, and working, and having a bit of a life too. so proud... and happy for have accomplished so much.

So proud of both of our lovely young ladies... and looking forward to another grand adventure for Bryn when her time arrives.

Will need more balloons eh? I bet Hailee will be happy to help, if she can make that one. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rosie!! What a great accomplishment! We are very proud of you!! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Dad. You very much helped me along the way! From doing things for me to answering the phone the day I called crying at the start of this last semester! :) Thanks for all the pics too! Love you! ~Rosie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rosie. And a somewhat belated Merry Christmas to all.

Cousin Bob

Carlo said...

And a Merry Christmas to you and your family, Bob!