Monday, May 16, 2011


Last Saturday, May 7, was Josh's graduation from grad school. He graduated with his MBA and officially completed the class section of his MSHA (yet to complete the year internship...) We have been looking forward to this day for a long 2 years and it was finally here!! I am so proud of how hard he has worked and so excited for him as he begins a new career in Healthcare Administration.

The weekend was full of lots of activities - On Friday, Josh's parents and my Mom arrived in the afternoon. We had planned a cookout/party for Josh up at the clubhouse in our complex. It was a wonderful time to relax with with our parents and friends - and eat good food of course.

Small Group

Proud parents & wife with the graduate :)

Josh with the cake he requested - homemade yellow cake with chocolate icing

The next day we went out to lunch and then headed downtown to take pictures/meet up with friends before the MBA graduation ceremony began. After a few minutes of prepping and trying to figure out how the hood worked on his "Blazer" green robe - I present to you... a graduate school graduate :).

Josh with his parents

Josh with Mom and Me

Josh's friends from the MSHA program, also doing the MBA

And... walking across the stage - It's official!!

Streamers?? STREAMERS!!

On Saturday evening, we headed over to The Club for Josh's MSHA graduation dinner. The location was very nice - The Club is one of Birmingham's historic landmarks and it has amazing views of the downtown area. The dinner was delicious and it was a great time for Josh's classmates to meet each others families. During the night, each graduate had to get up and tell their favorite memory about the program - Josh's was pretty funny - you will have to ask him about it. After their stories, each student had to stand up there while their mentor-professor roasted them/gave them an award - Josh's award was the "Florida Gators/Urban Meyer" Award. As you can imagine, Josh was the only one in his class who was a gator fan and he let everyone know it... it was a fun time.

Josh and I with the view of downtown Birmingham

Our good friends Jordan and Jess at the Graduation Dinner

Sunday, to top off the weekend was Mother's Day. We have a relaxing day - we went to church in the morning, out to lunch at Jim N Nick's BBQ (of course) and then relaxed and cooked dinner that night. We were so thankful to be with our Mom's (and Dad) this year on Mother's Day. We love you!! We are very thankful for all of the love and support that you have given us during grad school.

Josh and I with our sweet Mothers

The weekend was a blast - I can't believe that has already come and gone... we have already moved on (literally) to the next big thing... more on that in the next post!!


Cindy H said...

What a great weekend!!! Congratulations again to you & Joshua.

msha training said...

Congratulations. Finishing that course is not an easy thing to do and it is good that they have included the necessary safety training along with it. MSHA can do a lot of help in ensuring health and safety in the working environment they may have to go to.