My fourth (and final) graduation

Aug 14, 2012

When I received this little package in the mail a few weeks ago I panicked.
First of all, I don't have a clue how to wear a Masters hood (thank goodness for the instructions).
Second of all, I was worried we were gonna be a Mardi Gras themed graduation.

Come to find out, the purple and gold was for LSU (as expected) but the green represented medicine.
Appropriately so. 

Josh came to town and surprised me with a few sweet gifts.
Sprinkles cupcakes and Rogue Voodoo Donut Bacon Maple Ale.
(Which was terrible, btw, contrary to what you may imagine after reading that label)
Side note: apparently Sprinkles doesn't have a "congraduations" sticker
He thought he was being witty by combining congratulations and graduation.
I just thought Josh couldn't spell.

. . . oh and Charles came to town just being plain cute


Anyways, Saturday morning my classmates and I spent our final moments together as a class transforming into what we have been aiming to be for the last two years: Physician Assistants.
It was a rather quick ceremony, but it was filled with memories that will last a lifetime. 
It really is official.
They can't fail us now.
We are Physician Assistants.

We were the first Masters class to graduate from LSU.







My family, as well as Josh's, celebrated after at Cantina Laredo. 



. . . and then we headed to my grandmothers afterwards for some potential wedding cake sampling.
(We accept any excuse to celebrate with excessive amounts of sweets)
We had chocolate praline, carrot cake, and peach cake!

Allison said Josh and I needed to practice cutting the cake for the wedding, which turned out to be great advice, doing it together is kinda hard.
(That's what she said)

I received this book for my high school graduation, and I gave it to Ellie for her high school graduation as well. 
It truly contains many of my favorite quotes of all time.

You have brains in your head. 
You have feet in your shoes. 
You can steer yourself any direction you choose. 
You're on your own. 
And you know what you know. 
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go . . . 

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So . . . 
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So . . . get on your way!

3 comments:

Lisamarie said...

Congratulations on your graduation! That is amazing. Best of luck in your career!

Alex Butts said...

all too exciting! and those cakes! holy yum!

Empirically Erin said...

Love this!! I especially love Charles in a bow tie. I am a huge fan of dogs in clothes. You can pretty much never go wrong...well except for dog tutus. I'm not a fan of those. :)

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