Yep. The day finally did in fact arrive. I thought it might not ever come. But here it is. The day Eric became (officially) Dr. Beal. We are so proud of him. Four years really have flown by. It was so great to be back in Kirksville, see old friends and remember those first couple years of med-school. It felt like closure. It was good, it was sweet, it has been such a crazy adventure. Medical school is no easy feat and Eric did it with flying colors. Seriously could not ask for a better man, husband, father. He has been a perfect partner through all these crazy hours and schedules and I know he is going to be such an amazing doctor. I'm excited for him to finally be able to spread his wings and do what he does best...help others. I adore him. :)
I did my best to capture graduation, some of my pics are blurry and I do apologize.
Our last drive to Kirksville.
The commencement ceremony. I was there long enough to snap these pictures then Nixon kept me busy outside. Little did we know he had a raging fever. Poor boy.
Nixon and the Dr.
Eric's parents. Bostyn is pretty excited, obviously.
Me and my Dr. Dee. I look freaking nasty.
Eric with his good friend and mentor, Ron Gaber.
Eric and my ex-boyfriend, Sam Sparks. (Seriously, he was my first boyfriend, we dated in Jr. High)
Papa and Boppy.
The whole clan. Sam took this pic, that's why it sucks. :)
My parents. Sorry you're blurry, Dad. I have no one to blame but myself. :(
Karen and Jeff. Proud parents.
The newlyweds, Garrett and Katie and poor feverish Nixon.
Eric and his friend Arindam Gosh.
It was such a great day. I was bursting with pride and cried numerous times throughout the week. I love this man with all my heart!!