Monday, May 17, 2010

officially official.

announcing the newly hooded Dr. Jones...

we're excited.  :)
words don't come close to describing how proud I am of DJ.  saturday was full of lots of tears, lots of smiles, and lots of happiness.  here are a few of the moments:



and a few of the people:








and, of course, mack and madi up to their usual antics:


thanks to our parents for making the long trip out and celebrating with us.  the day wouldn't have been complete or (let's be honest) even possible without you. 

it all seems completely surreal.  I can't believe we're done, and we're leaving so soon.  I said goodbye to the first couple to leave last night, and I still don't really believe they're gone.  what can I say about the last four years to adequately express my feelings?  it was life changing, personally challenging, character building, and the most amazing four years of my life thus far.  I have fallen in love with pittsburgh, made life long friends, started my own family, and most of all, grown even closer to DJ who has been my rock through it all. I'll miss this place like crazy.  but as my mom says, you have to look forward, not back, so...

here's to the next chapter.  :)

21 comments:

kamille said...

what an accomplishment!! i meant to comment on the last post but your story of DJ finding out he passed his boards totally brought tears to my eyes. i can sense the pride you feel and how much of a relief it was to have the "green light." it makes me look forward to trav's graduation with much anticipation! excited to see you guys soon!

kamille said...

ps...i love your hair color! and outfit. you are the perfect wife! ;)

Amy F said...

I wish we could have all been there to enjoy the day. It looks ideal, and i'm so glad both sets of parents could be there to enjoy it all with you.

now you get to "look forward" to lots and lots of packing!! Hooray! Good luck... We are thinking of you.

AmyLyn said...

Congrats! What a special event! I just read someone's blog who's first child graduated from preschool, and then I read your post...If you think about it, it's such a privilege to "live" these kind of milestone moments through people's blogs!! So excited for you guys! Y'all are a power couple and are going to do big things!

Dad (TMF) said...

the circle of life circles. glad to be on the merry go round with you.

E said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! milestones and thresholds are bizarre things, I'm happy I get to glimpse in on your happenings. I also love your red hair. Keep us in the loop!

Marie said...

Congrates Libby, what an amazing accomplishment! I am happy for you guys that you are moving to the next exciting stage, but you really did sum it up perfectly about learning so much here and what you will be sad to leave behind. CONGRATULATIONS again!!!!

melanie said...

congrats! I remember this time being so bittersweet. I love that most of those children were all born in pittsburgh! oh and I love your new hair color!

Katie said...

Congrats Dr. Deej! I really hope you come down soon so you can tell me if I have a cavity (i'm pretty sure the answer is yes). By the way, who's that red-head hottie with you at graduation? Talk about va-va-voom! Come see us soon and we'll return the favor before you leave the East. :(

Melinda Frandsen said...

Oh, it all feels amazing--even from hundreds of miles away in Utah. I'm so happy for you two and proud of the people you are and the amazing things you're onto doing next. Especially with such sweet hair-dos in the fam. I love DJs curls over his cap and of course, I love red. Always have, always will.

And Mack, do you have to look so darn old? Can't wait to see him out here, even if you guys aren't accompanying him.

Amy said...

There is nothing sweeter than graduation day! Congratulations to you both!! Love your pictures, especially the one of all the couples.

Stephen said...

oh. i love mac's tie.

Christian Jacob Frandsen said...

Congratulations, Libby! P.S. When did you color your hair? It looks great :-)

JoDell said...

Congratulations! Good-luck with what lies ahead. It's just gonna get better from here.

Oh, and I love your hair--gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! It's scary to realize that you're entering the 'real world' for good. Schools done. . . life begins!

Seidi said...

Sooooooooo...exciting!!!! Congratulations Deej!!! Do you really have to be moving to Arizona? Why!!?? Where in AZ are you going? And like everyone else who commented on this post, when did you go red!? Looks good, girl. And seriously, when are you coming to visit!! I need my Libby fix. Love you guys!

brittany said...

Congratulations guys! And Libby, you look gorgeous, as always!

Jana said...

CONGRATS!!! I can't believe it's over and you guys are moving on. It seems like everyone just started. Sad.

Mom and Dad said...

Welcome to the ranks!! I am a phone call away if you need a listening ear. Uncle Kelly

Brooklet said...

Oh, this is such a bittersweet time, but your mom is right- look forward. So many changes are coming (or probably have come, since I am so late in writing this comment). I can't wait to get the next update on where you are, how your move went, and all the good details!

Congratulations to you guys!

Gina said...

Yay! I love this post! congrats on all the updates (job, grad, house sold, new AWESOME hair!) Can't wait to see you soon!