Sunday, May 18, 2008

There is another Doctor in the world!

Dr. Justin PalmerI warn you now that this is a long post and contains ALOT of pictures.This has been one eventful weekend for the Palmer family! Justin graduated from dental school this Friday.They are being pronounced as doctors
Right after receiving his diploma

Evan and I are so proud!
The Family
Justin and his Papito
Justin, Chris, Brent, and Quin.
Congratulations Boys!!!!

Thursday evening Justin received the email that he, and every other student in his class, was waiting for, confirming that there would indeed be a diploma in his envelope the next day as he walked across the stage to graduate. Shortly after receiving that large piece of information his entire family (minus Lanny and Mark, you were missed) arrived. We ate the best wings in existence and went to bed.
We all woke up Friday morning and went to the Cracker Barrel for a graduation breakfast and then headed out to take pictures before commencement. Justin's graduation was actually entertaining. All of us were able to give our full attention to the ceremony, except when Evan decided to start screaming at the top of his lungs because Chris wouldn't let him play with the cell phone. When he started wailing and it was so disruptive that the speaker stopped mid-sentence and looked up in our direction. Talk about embarrassing! A big thanks goes to Jared (Justin's brother) who came up the stairs to walk around with Evan so that I could pay attention to the ceremony and take pictures. Because Justin's father is a dentist, he had the opportunity of hooding him. It was a special moment to watch the man who has influenced my husband so much help him move forward in his career and life.
Having the opportunity to watch my husband become a doctor was so touching. I love him so much and I am so proud of him! He has worked hard these last 4 years and it all came together on Friday. Congratulations my love!!!!!!

Following the graduation, my friend Erin and I, put together a party for the mormon graduates. They are all friends and we hang out in the same crowds, so we felt it appropriate to have a final "harah!!" It was a huge success, and everyone had a lot of fun! We had a southern feast of Sonny's pulled pork, beef brisket, and Publix chicken strips. The food was scrumptious if I say so myself. :-)
We finished off the weekend with our family and some friends in St. Augustine.

Aww ... how sweet! :-)
Some of the boys in the group
We had a lot of fun playing games in the pool. Check out Walmir fly!!!
The Family at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine

It was a wonderful weekend celebration of Justin's MAJOR accomplishments. I don't think that it has sunk in that he never has to go to school again, and even less that he is now known officially as
Dr. Justin Palmer.
Congratulations Sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!


Lacy said...

Yeah! I can't believe it is over!!! Why can't Justin just stay in school forever... You guys are amazing- Congratulations Justin! We are so proud!

Fred ... said...

Congratulations Dr Palmer. Your hard work has all paid off. You're now moving on to a new phase of your life and I know you're going to love it.

The Meyers said...

Congrats to Dr. Palmer! We are so proud. Back to Canada. Flippity flippity flop.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...


Lisa L said...

Justin we are so very proud of you and your accomplishments!! We wish we could have been there. See you next week!

Peter and Mandy said...

Congratulations Dr. Palmer!

LHarding said...

Gratz, Justin!! Way to go!! We are going to miss you guys lots and lots.

Kira, love the outfit!

Sarah said...

Congratulations guys! That's so exciting. I wish I could have been there. It looks like you had an amazing weekend. I was thinking about you. Congrats again!

Teresa said...

Congratulations Dr. Palmer! We will miss your starving student money making ideas ($2000 gift cards, Ben & Jerrys, free ipods), but are so excited that you get to be in the real world. You guys made great students, and will make great grown-ups as well. Kira, you look beautiful! One more thing...Uncle Brian's tie was awesome!