The graduate.

My little sister is just about to graduate from UW's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program!!! I'm one uber proud big sis, let me tell yah! She's worked her butt off these past three years - one unpaid internship after another - and I can't wait for her to get out into the real world (and buy me a lunch now and then!)

Since our Dad was going to be in Alaska for the actual graduation ceremony, we though it would be nice to throw her a pre-graduation party so that he could join in on the festivities. You see, the entire fam is just a tad bit excited about this occasion :-) My Mom and I went with a PT theme - walkers, biology text books and stretching bands made up the decorations and we went with a purple and gold color scheme to rep her school. A few ponies here and there rounded out the party look! I bit random, I know, but that's our Liz.

We thought an open house made the most sense and invited all of our fav friends and family members to celebrate with us. Per the usual Sugiura spread, we had lots of smoked salmon, sushi and pot stickers not to mention the most delish coconut cake from Dessert Works. Drool. Overall, it was a really great afternoon spent with amazing people. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate!

Our Mom is so clever :-)

A lil purple and gold!

The infamous Sugiura spread!

The really infamous coconut cake from Dessert Works!


The soon-to-be grad!

Matchy-matchy! This was not planned, but kinda cute!

Some of our fav gals from childhood!