Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cheers to Dr. Davis!

This past weekend was a HUGE weekend in our house as Matt graduated with his Ph.D, eeek!  He is officially Dr. Davis! There are no words to describe the joy I felt this weekend watching Matt get his degree.  It has been a long and crazy journey, and I couldn't be more proud of all his hard work, dedication, and success.  Without further of the newest Ph.D in town :)

DSCN5189Me and the oh-so-official Dr. Davis!  This day has been so long in the making, it felt totally surreal!

Matt grad 2Matt getting his degree and his fancypants hood.  PS: It's hard to believe we spend 6 years of our life working on these degrees, and all we get is an oversized piece of paper and a bad, blue velvet drapey hood :)

Matt gradMy favorite four people on the planet :)

DSCN5207Me and Miguel (aka Dr. Cano.)   Neither Matt or I's grad school experience would have been half as fun without this guy!


DSCN5209I love you both more than words and am so so proud of you!  And I'm giving you a month to rub it in my face that you're doctors and I'm not.  Then for the next 11 months, not a dang peep from you two!

Matt grad 3After graduation we headed back to my parents for a graduation bash, complete with friends, family, neighbors, and of course, Texas BBQ!

DSCN5240What's a party without personalized napkins? :)

DSCN5212My best friend Steven and his boyfriend, Jesse, drove in from Austin for the occasion, and I'm so happy we were able to celebrate with them.  They always keep us laughing, and we don't see them nearly enough!

DSCN5220Matt and his celebratory flamingos!  My parents have the most fabulous group of neighbors, who take advantage of every reason to celebrate.  Whenever someone has a big event, the flamingos "mysteriously" arrive in the yard.  This time they were accompanied by some fabulous sidewalk chalking, courtesy of the little girls next door.

DSCN5223Saturday night, after a day of thrifting, lounging, and BBQ leftovers, we headed down to Montrose to eat at Cafe Brasil.  Ryan recommended the spot, and with an apple bacon pizza, how can you go wrong?

DSCN5225Still wearing my turban, even though Matt calls me Rambo and Steven called me Aunt Jemima all night.  Boys seriously just don't get it.

DSCN5232After dinner we headed back for game night, a major event in my family.  And though I am normally an Apples to Apples champion, I lost miserably.  But with two new doctors at the table, I had to let them beat me :)

DSCN5229The winner of the box game, a crazy hilarious game my family plays at every holiday/special occasion.

DSCN5227Fabulous stairstep friends :)

DSCN5206A last picture of me and the graduate.  The weekend was truly special, and I'm so grateful for all the people who made this celebration of Dr. Davis so very special.  A big thanks to my parents, who hosted the party, made a million airport trips, and let all us grown up kids sprawl out all over the house all weekend :)  A big congrats again to my sweet husband, Matt.  What...did you really think I'd start referring to him 24/7 as Dr. Davis?  Please, until I get those big initials next year, he can forget about it :)


Natalie said...

What a huge accomplishment! Looks like you guys celebrated wonderfully. (And I totes love your turban, I hate when guys don't get stuff like that.) Huge congrats to Matt!

Norma said...

Awww looks like you guys had an amazing time! Sucks I had to miss it :/ Congrats Matt!!

Chrissy said...

Congrats to Dr Davis ;) what a major accomplishment! It looks like a fabulous time spent with loved ones!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations to Matt!!

Nicole Marie said...

yay! congrats! and the thing about the flamingos is hysterical!

caknitter said...

Congratulations to your hubby, Matt,er... Dr. Davis! Tremendous personal accomplishment, yay!!

Miranda from PSS said...

Congrats to Matt! And.....I love your blouse (from the grad celebration)? (you look chic, as always!) Where is it from? :)

Glitterista said...

Congratulations to Dr. Davis! What an exciting celebration. I love the flamingo tradition in your parents' neighborhood. ;)

Whitney said...

Congrats to Dr. Davis! Very fun you get to have a year of being "a doctor's wife" before becoming a doctor yourself, ha!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Yay congrats...and you're next! :)

LaLa's in the Land of Enchantment said...

HUGE Congrats to Matt!! I can't wait for my husband to walk across the stage to get his Maroon Tube! lol! You are so gorgeous in the pictures! I wish I could just have an inch of fashion sense like you! I just wear my jeans and boots!