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Getting Graduated

A few weekends ago, all of the medical students in the 2014 class “got-graduated.” The school puts on a white coat ceremony the night before graduation where each student walks across the stage and receives his or her long white coat they’ll wear during their residency. My favorite thing about these coats is that they’re embroidered with the person’s name, school, and area they are going in to – IN THE COLOR OF THE SCHOOL! It’s the little things… and I thought the color coordination was so cute/fun. Each person graduating can invite family/friends to attend the ceremony, which goes on during a sit-down dinner. It was really special since…. (well, I guess it was special because all these people received what they had been working so hard towards for the past 4 years – a medical degree)… but really it was special because it was the last time we were all together. Over the course of countless hours spent studying and studying some more, you really do become such good friends with your group of classmates. We called each other “law school friends” in law school, and I’m sure David’s group did the same. But really you just become great friends with these people who have sat to your left and your right over the last few years, and with everyone headed to different states to start their residencies. This dinner was the perfect way to celebrate and hang out one last time. 

I love that North Carolina blue used to write his name on the coat

right after Rob walked across the stage and got his white coat

My parents pictured above, David’s parents pictured below. Both of our grandparents were able to make it as well which added to the specialness of the weekend. 

Leaha and Rob are Birmingham bound for 1 year then on to Charleston, South Carolina for 3. I’m already ready for those Charleston play dates since the city is just a car ride away  from Chapel Hill.

Snapped after the ceremony with everyone sporting their white coats

doctors, y’all.. “and we’re the six best friends that anyone could ever have”

Greenville South Carolina Bound

Charlottesville Virginia Bound

Chapel Hill North Carolina bound

Birmingham Alabama bound

the next morning was graduation, and after graduation our families went and ate at Nick’s. Little did we know that restaurant would close the following week. It was fun to sit at a big booth for a big lunch at that restaurant one final time – actually I think that was David’s first time to eat at that location of Nick’s haha. Whatever, we also unknowingly caught the last brunch at Nick’s. 

 

David’s grandparents there for the weekend

We headed to David’s parents’ lake-house at Lake Bruin to celebrate graduation and memorial day weekend. It’s so pretty and peaceful out there (minus the recent sitings of alligators). We watched movies, cooked out, and had white wine while watching the sunset…. can that be considered a hobby? It’s one of my favorite things to do in the summer. 

I have seriously considered hanging one of these swings in my den. They are just so comfortable and fun. A wicker basket nook swing! Oh yes yes yes!

all in all a great and special weekend – congrats, again, to all the graduates!!

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