Sunday, May 8, 2011

Graduation Weekend





Interrupting my Disney posts (yes, there are a couple more, maybe), to report on the graduation of my oldest son from medical school. Now, if I hear, "somebody call me a doctor!" I know just who to call!




On Friday afternoon, we attended the hooding ceremony where all the med school graduates are presented with their hoods. It was a sweet and special ceremony. We found out that Philip also received an award from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Doctors! He didn't even know about it ahead of time!







Saturday morning was graduation and that included others in the medical field -- nursing, physical therapy, etc. It was a lovely ceremony and we were all so proud. Unfortunately, the lighting was terrible inside, so no pics of the ceremony actually came out. It was a lovely day, so we snagged a couple photos outside in the bright sunlight!






Afterwards, we all went out to lunch with my Dad, Al, who told stories of his youth. We missed my Mom terribly, but know that she was with us in spirit. Connor also joined us to celebrate, but had to leave before we talked the sweet waitress into taking a group photo. It was a special weekend. As you may have guessed, Philip and Catherine are expecting a new baby any day now. I have been hoping for a "Mother's Day" arrival -- I think Catherine is too!



[My 3 kiddos -- being their Mother has been the most fun and greatest honor ever!]

Congrats to Philip and Catherine! Such a great accomplishment and I know it has been a lot of long hours and hard work! They are the sweetest young couple and little Janie is going to be a spectacular big sister!




P.S. Philip has a blog and would love it if you would read it! Find it at http://www.thedoctordad.blogspot.com/ .

12 comments:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

congrats to you son and to the whole family.

lea
xo

Gail said...

Congrats to you all, what an accomplishment!!! You have lots to be proud of!!!

hugs...

Jodee said...

It looks like you had loads of fun in Omaha this weekend! Philip is a fabulous father and I know he will be a great pediatrician too! You must be sooo proud of him!

Erin said...

Wow! What a wonderful day. I am so happy for your family. I know how truly hard it is to have a spouse go through Med School. I was completely unprepared for how grueling it is. We too, had two children during Med School (and one a year later, in internship). It is a brave undertaking. I applaud them (and you too). You look super cute Janet!

Kim K. said...

Congratulations to your son. You must be so very very proud.

Happy belated Mother's day too.

Casey said...

Congrats to your son on his accomplishments AND on becoming a daddy again. And congrats to you too!! Bet you are tooooo excited!!

I also love that Maddy is always carrying a stuffed animal. lol. I SO wish Em was more into little animals. That was always my thing too. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Kristin said...

What an outstanding accomplishment! Congratulations to Philip, his wife, and to you! Hope your new grandchild arrives very soon. =)

Football and Fried Rice said...

You must be so, so proud!

Kim said...

Congrats! What an awesome accomplishment. Can't wait to check out his blog and to hear news of the new arrival, lots to be thankful for this Mother's Day!

Laura L. said...

Congratulations to Phillip and the whole family. I'm sure he will be a wonderful doctor.
Let us know when your new grandbaby comes!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh what a lovely day! I know you are proud of your son on such a special occasion. Being a doctor is such a nobel profession. And it takes such hard work and dedication to get there.


YOU look beautiful!!! I have that same dress and cannot wait to wear it. I think you and Maddie look beautiful!!! Happy belated Mother's Day.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful weekend...I can only imagine your pride!! Congrats on the new grandbaby...sooo exciting!! Maddie an Aunt to 2!!!