Wow…I knew I had awesome readers, but you all have been so sweet and thoughtful about Matt’s exciting dissertation defense this week. I can’t thank you enough for all your kind words and well wishes. Matt was equally impressed and grateful for all your support. So seriously, thank you, thank you from my bottom of both of our hearts :)
After a morning filled with anxiety and nerves (oh yeah, and getting up at 6:00 am to make 40 little sandwiches and a complete spread for the defense), we breathed a huge sigh of relief around 3:30 when Matt got the official word he passed. Our friends cheered, he smiled, I squealed then cried. Lol, a perfect example that we all respond to joy differently. Most of us had blocked off the entire afternoon for the defense, so we quickly dropped off our stuff and headed out for a few celebration drinks. Quick disclaimer, I typically do not drink at 4:00 pm in the afternoon, but this was a special occasion :)
The soon to be Dr. Davis and me (though it won’t be too much longer till I’m Dr. Davis as well. Weird!)
THE celebration shot
Some of our sweet friends who helped make the day so special for Matt. I have to say, I knew our friends were great, but seeing how each of them made a point to really make the day memorable for Matt really made me grateful for them. We are so blessed to have found good friends in this strange little town.
What is a celebration without fried pickles?! If you don’t live in Texas or have regular access to these, you are seriously missing out! Though you probably don’t have to grease yourself into your jeans the next morning like I do :)
Proud me…happy Matt lol :)
We had a celebration at our house later that night, and I wish I would have taken more pics, but I was wrapped up in the moment and enjoying Matt’s exciting day. Another big congrats to Matt and another big hug to all of you for your sweet thoughts. This is sort of “Matt’s week” as he is also celebrating his 27th birthday on Saturday. And you know me…I love any reason to celebrate, so two in one week is quite fabulous in my book!
*Several of you have asked about how Matt and I met, and never one to leave you hanging, I’m working on a little post about that. Perhaps with this week being “Matt’s week,” it’s a perfect time to dish :)
Happy Friday yall!