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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pomp and Circumstance

Yesterday was a BIG day for me! Biggest day since our wedding, {but definitely not bigger}, and unlike our wedding, this day has been years in the making. Seven years of college to be exact. {Lord help me if it had taken more than a year to plan our wedding... I would not have made it to today with my sanity intact.}

The morning began with the graduating class being forced to show up waaaaaaaaaay early. It seemed like we were waiting hours to get into that auditorium and graduate, but with the years we've been waiting up until this point, what's a few more hours???

To fill the time, we took LOTS pictures. I will have mercy on you and show only a few, though you'll notice, a few is still a lot!

My clique... and I mean that in the best way =)
Anita is missing but she finally showed up to get in the rest of the one million pictures we took later.

A group pic of all the Kentucky graduates - Go CATS!

I had to take a picture with Aaron - love the bow~tie.

We put it off as long as possible before putting on our caps and gowns. The gowns were fine... but the caps? Who can pull that off?!

Some time later, graduation finally began.

And I got "hooded"!

Then picked up my diploma.

And became Dr. Stephanie Roberts, PharmD.
{Doctor of Pharmacy for those who weren't sure.}

Took a blurry pic with my proud parents.

Attended the reception at our school and took a photo with King Michael.
{Class president, but king? I wasn't aware of this...}

Inspired by the cool musical stylings of the fun band in the background, we began a series of photo shoots with my friends, courtesy of my personal professional photographer, a.k.a. my husband.

Later that evening, we wrapped up the day's festivities with a cook-out at my parents' house. We had a great time! As much as I had looked forward to it, I was r-e-l-i-e-v-e-d to be finished with graduation and relaxing with friends and family, eating great food, winding down from an exhausting day!

By the time I thought about grabbing the camera, everyone was eating. I have their pictures for my own memories, but in order to keep those friends and family close, I won't be posting their pictures.

You're welcome.

My first day as a PharmD starts tomorrow afternoon at CVS.

I am psyched.

And ready to get a pay-check.


  1. DR.STEPH!
    I love it, it has a nice ring (I might even put you in my phone that way now!) Sorry we couldn't be there, but we are soooo proud of you!
    Ok, in all seriousness, We love you so much and know how hard you've worked to get where you are today. You are an accomplished, intelligent, beautiful, funny, loving and caring (future) sister in law. When I marry Chad you are considered a part of the package. Never having a sister, I consider you mine and I'm grateful in so many ways to have you in my life. Not only are you one of my best friends, but you're my family and I couldn't imagine life without you.
    Congratulations on starting work, I'm sure you'll love it.
    With SO much love,
    Lauren and Chad

  2. everyone looks so happy :) love your dress!

  3. yay that is so amazing! such hard work for such a long time... and now you are Dr. Roberts! I love it! Congratulations!

  4. Congrats! You looked lovely too by the way. Love the dress!

  5. How exciting! Congrats and have fun at your first day of work!

  6. Congratulations! Your dress is beautiful!

  7. It was a greay day Doctor Roberts! There were times I thought I would never see it. You worked hard and deserve great things. But The real miracle is today a real job with a paycheck. A forever job not Cracker Barrel. This is a day I thought might never come. Saturday was so special. I too thought your dress was great. Love, Mom

  8. congratulations Stephanie! That cake was so yummy looking! Who made it? (Can you tell it has been 21 days since I have eaten sweets??)

  9. Congrats! It's an awesome feeling!


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