Friday, June 06, 2008

Re-cap Part 2: Graduation

On May 18th Paul graduated from Case Western Reserve University Medical School.  What an accomplishment!  It was such an exciting day for us.  Noah was funny - he kept saying in his prayers, "thank you that daddy can graduate."  He was also excited to see daddy in his "graduation costume."  

Here's Paul walking into the school-wide convocation.  Paul told me before hand what section the med grad processional (led by bagpipes - totally cool) would be coming through but I ended up sitting on the far end of the row.  I stood on my chair to catch his attention and get this shot - totally worth it.
Each student only got 2 tickets to convocation so although both sets of our parents were in town for graduation I was the only one able to attend that part of the event.  However, we all got to go to the med school commencement where Paul received his diploma and got hooded.  It was in Severance Hall which is the most beautiful building on campus.  This time I sat on the right side of the section and he walked right past us - and squeezed my hand as he passed : )
I love this picture!
Severance Hall
This is the picture and information that flashed across the screen when Paul walked across the stage.  Paul was, of course, one of very few to graduate married with kids.

Paul and I with our parents -thank you so much for coming out for graduation.  It was so great to have you there on such an important day!
Paul - what can I say?  You know how I feel.  I love you and I'm so proud of you.

Now the real hard stuff begins...


Anna said...

Congratulations Paul!!! We are so proud of you... Dr. Gunn. Wow, crazy! What an amazing accomplishment. We loved reading your post about your trip to NYC/DC. We're determined to do a trip with you guys one of these days. And hey, if you visit us anytime from now until November we can guarantee it will be nice weather :)

Randy and Tiffany said...

Congrats again, Paul! We are so proud of you and excited for you! Sounds like the graduation ceremonies were fun! You got some good pictures, Summer :)

LEX said...

Congratulations to both of you. Isn't graduation awesome? I think Severence Hall is such a neat setting & I think it's fun the kids can be there to cheer for their dad. The pictures are awesome, way to go!

Melissa said...

I'm so proud of him and I don't even know him!

I love your skirt.

Those caps are way dorky.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! To your whole family :) It looks like you guys had a wonderful graduation celebration with everyone.