Friday, June 21, 2013

Graduation and Father's day


It's amazing how many things can happen in just a few weeks! We celebrated father's day last weekend, went to Chicago for my good friend Sheila's bachelorette party (she's getting married in August!), then I graduated earlier this week. Yes, another graduation, but hopefully my last graduation! These pictures are taken in front of William Mayo's home where we had our graduation ceremony.
You may be wondering what I graduated from. That's a good question, because I feel like I've been in training forever. I'm graduating from a geriatric medicine fellowship. For those of you who are not familiar with the career path physician's go through, it's basically an extra few years of subspecialty training after residency. So for example, Cardiologists (heart doctors) go through 3-4 years of extra training after residency specifically to become specialized in the care of cardiovascular health. Usually this is the last stretch of medical training, unless you decide to go through a different fellowship. I guess it didn't really hit me until I got my certificate... that this is it! After this year, I will be completely independent and be able to do things without supervision. It's such a scary thought, and sometimes I'm terrified that I won't do things right by myself. I just need to trust and have faith that all these years of learning have prepared me somewhat adequately to provide the best care possible to people. I will definitely miss this program though. I have had the incredible privilege to work with some of the best and most brilliant physicians in the nation. It has been such an honor. What's next for me? I'll update you on that later :)
My graduation outfit
Dress: Kate Spade        Belt: Ruche          Shoes: My wedding shoes! haha        Necklace: TJ Maxx       Purse: F21




This year, I was inspired by the phenomenally talented Genevive from Scrapping Crazy to try something a little different for father's day. If you guys have not seen some of Genevive's work, you must check out her blog. I'm usually staring at her projects with my mouth open in awe every time she posts something new :) Anyways, this little DIY canvas is hardly comparable to her work, but we used Grace's little finger's and toes to make a finger paint art project! The flowers, butterfly, grass and clouds were all created by Grace, and I just glued on a few buttons and little pieces of fabric here and there. Aaron loved it! So, this is definitely an idea for you guys who have a hard time shopping for your men. I never know what to get Aaron- his interests are guns (or other non-obtainable military weapons), sports cars and video games. NO CLUE where to even begin.... but you can never go wrong with something nice that you made from the heart :)

Thank you for being the incredible father that you are. Grace and I love you!

68 comments:

  1. Christy, your hard work has finally paid off! Congrats on your graduation. Enjoy these special moments they fly by so fast!

    P.S. Aaron is a man after my own heart we are too much alike, Stacie has given up on gift ideas for me a long time ago ;)

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    1. Phil, Ill just tell Stacie that anything Arcteryx will work!

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  2. What a beautiful graduation outfit! Congratulations on completing this part of your journey - what an amazing accomplishment! You should be proud :) :)
    That Father's Day gift is so precious & creative - definitely a great idea for dads who are difficult to buy for :)
    -Carley
    xx

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  3. This is lots of wonderful events! So many things to celebrate about. Congratulations on graduating what an exciting new chapter in your life.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com/

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  4. Congratulations on your graduation! Super exciting and such an accomplishment. Your dress is uber cute too.

    Dani // andbubblegum.com

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  5. Gasp... that dress is amazing! And that canvas is the cutest thing ever. What a cute little family you have!

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  6. Three things
    1. Congratulations on completing your fellowship. I know you will do your profession justice with your big heart (and brain).
    2. The canvas you and Grace made is fantastic and beautiful. It definitely beats anything store-purchased.
    3. Awesome outfit choice. Love the dress. And I can't believe that purse is from F21.

    Van

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  7. congrats on graduating!
    love your dress
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Congrats! You look so beautiful and happy! Keep it that way!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Oksana
    www.makeupbyoksana.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations on such an incredible achievement! And you look so elegant doing it! I am in love with Grace's canvas, how special for your husband. Definitely going to be having my little girl do one for her Daddy soon too. You are the epitome of happiness right now!!! :). xx

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  10. Cool outfit........lovely blue colour........

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  11. Congrats!!! Great choice on the dress. I also love your photos. I love the card you created so pretty and meaningful. :)

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  12. Congrats, Christine! What a great accomplishment. I love love love your dress. You look so beautiful. One question - what kind of lipstick you're wearing in this post? It looks great on you. Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

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  13. Congratulations! There was definitely a lot to celebrate! You looked lovely on your special day. I am sure that you are going to be a fantastic doctor and be a delight to all of your geriatric patients.

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  14. Congratulations Christy! Perfect outfit for graduation, I must say. Love the dress! It's great that you can utilize your wedding shoes, I haven't worn mine since the day. Hm... where is it?? :)

    Allison
    reaches the sky

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  15. Christy, I am SO PROUD of you! What an accomplishment! I have FAITH in you. You're going to be a wonderful doctor. I just want to say, you look divine in blue & white. My mouth flew open when I saw you in that dress. It looks so gorgeous on you! Blue & white is definitely your print. What a beautiful card for Father's Day! I don't do scrapbooking (mainly because I don't have family to scrapbook hahaha) but I love it! So cards presents another option for me. I will definitely take a look at that site! Thanks! Beautiful post!
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  16. Hi Christy! Congrats on your graduation!:) You look mesmerizing, I love the dress the suits you really perfectly!:) The crafty card is so sweet, congrats also on your family, too tender!:) Kisses! xo

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  17. gorgeous dress, d
    and small card does really feel :)
    I invite you, d

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  18. Christy congrats on your graduation!!! You look amazing. Love your dress and your father's day gift is fabulous <3

    xx

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  19. Such a cute outfit :)
    Congratulations on your graduation!

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  20. really amazing dress. it looks stunning on you and i have the same necklace- love it.

    Would you like to follow each other??

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    thanks

    eliza

    xxx

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  21. congratulations on your graduation! you looked really amazing, I love your dress! and your smile :)
    and your father's gift was definitely really special! I'm sure he'll keep it forever!

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  22. Congrats Christy!! Smart, creative...you've got it all :)

    Love the dress...I'm a big fan of the fit and flare dress :) A great color and print too!

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  23. Awwww such an awesome set of photos. My heart just melts >.<
    Congrats on your endeavor dear! I wish you all the best. It's nice to know peeps who still further their studies. Above all you're still pretty and lovely. Great dress! :)

    Keep in touch dear!
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  24. Congratulations on all your hard work!!!! That's incredible!

    It is crazy how tons of things go on in the same couple of weeks. It happened to us as well! But at least they're fun, right?!

    You look beautiful in this dress!

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  25. Congratulations on your graduation! I really love your dress that you wore - the colors are just so perfect. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    xoxo,
    laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  26. Congrats! And what a lovely dress and print -- visiting via the Sunday Style linkup. :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  27. Congrats! What a lovely dress doctor :)

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. Nice dress and congrats :)

    Wanna follow each other

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  29. Congrats on your graduation! Your dress is stunning and you look like something out of Town and Country magazine! Beautiful! Susan

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  30. congratulations!!

    you have a beautiful blog. i cant get enough of it!!!

    stay in touch :D


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  31. Hi sweety, congratulations on your graduation! Thats so well done and you look absolutely beautiful, love the pretty print on your dress. Following you now.Thanks for stopping by.. Hope you have a positive and productive week ahead!

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  32. I'm right with you on the gift buying for my husband! He's such a frugal guy that he doesn't like to splurge unless he really needs something (new running shoes, new biking helmet, etc) and then he gets them right when he needs them! We went the craft route this year too and used scrabble pieces to dress up a picture frame. =)

    Congratulations on finishing!! What an amazing accomplishment!

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  33. Your dress!!!! It's stunning and gorg!! I want it!! And that is the sweetest piece of art I have ever laid eyes on. I know he will cherish that for years to come!!

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  34. I'm so glad I found your blog from Amy's Friday Link Up!!! Love your style, you have a new follower!!

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  35. congratulations on your graduation! who says medicine isnt cool?? you have a lot to be proud of!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  36. Congratulations on your graduation Christy!! That's such an accomplishment. You look absolutely stunning in that Kate Spade :)

    xo, Jessica

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  37. Amazing! Congratulations Christy, you are such an inspiration. You have such an understated elegance, wonderful choice in attire, as always. I haven't read in a while, but I'm so glad to come back and see you're doing so well :)

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  38. You look beautiful, Christy :)
    I'm not much of a dress girl but looking at your photos and how graceful, girly and simply stunning you look I guess I should make move towards little flowy section of my favourite stores.

    Your little sunshine looks adorable. xxx

    www.todaymyway.com

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  39. Sounds like you've had a wonderful past few weeks... and the handmade Fathers Day gift is so adorable! Awww!! And I'm dying over that dress! It's so beautiful - I'm especially smitten with the pattern! xo

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  40. First of all, your dress is beautiful and perfect for the occasion. Secondly, congrats on such a huge accomplishment!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  41. Congratulations on the graduation! That is incredible the amount of patience you have for schooling. I absolutely love the dress and fit and styling of your outfit for the occasion.

    Looks like you had a great Father's Day too!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  42. Waaaoo, congratulations on your graduation!!! That is definitely not an easy career, so you should feel very proud of yourself. Very cute outfit too btw, this dress looks stunning on you!

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  43. Lovely outfit! I love the pattern of the dress and the white accents. That is so great that you are wearing your wedding shoes! You look so classic, chic, and girly. Just started following you on BL. Hope you can check out my blog and follow. I'd love to hear your feedback! : )
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  44. Congratulations on graduating, that's awesome! And that dress is gorgeous!

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  45. beautiful dress ;)
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  46. All the training sounds intense! Congrats on completing the fellowship...love the dress

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  47. you look so elegant and lovely! this dress is so pretty on you and I love the necklace you paired with it!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  48. OMG! blushing over here... im so humbled and happy to know that i have inspired you :) thank you so much for your kind comments.. and that canvas creation is so beautiful!!! I can just imagine the fun while you painted it with her tiny fingers and toes lol! so cute!!! (will pin it later) and i must not forget to say that you are so pretty!

    Thanks again for linking me up.. will share this post to the whole world lol :)

    Love,
    Gen

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  49. beautiful pictures! wish you agreat day

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  50. This Kate Spade dress looks amazing on you! Loving the pattern :)

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  51. GORGEOUS! You look so beautiful in this photo. That last photo is so cute. How lovely.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  52. Such a precious photo and thanks for sharing it. Made me smile :) The dress looks amazing and perfect for graduation! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  53. Thanks for visiting my blog, now following you! :)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  54. Lovely dress!!
    xoxo

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  55. You look stunning in this dress! And that little artwork piece by Grace...too cute!
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  57. Thanks for your sweet and supportive comment on my blog! To clarify though--I haven't been accepted to Princeton. That was just a post about my visit. I haven't even applied yet, but I'm looking forward to and fingers crossed I'll be accepted into a school that fits me well!

    You are seriously so stylish and pretty though. Love that pretty dress with a fun print and all your glam accessories really complete the look. Congratualations on your graduation! Yes, hope it's your last one too! That's so cool that you did med--I've kinda been playing around with the idea of going premed, so I'd love it if you'd share some of your experiences with me or anything else you'd like to say if you have the time!

    That father's day card is so darling too. I'm sure he loved all the time you put into making that beautiful canvas!

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  58. First of all congratulations!! Second, you are so pretty and your dress is fabulous!! ^_^ Thanks for dropping by at my blog I do appreciate it.

    Kim,USA

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  59. Congratulations Christy!!! What an AMAZING accomplishment! My brother is a physician and I know very well (well, can't say I will EVER know completely) what a long long journey it is in the medical field. I am so amazed by every single person I meet who has gone through this - they are so motivated and patient. They are also always surrounded by understanding and supportive loved ones - which I can tell you are :) Anyhow, just wanted to say Congrats and cheers to the next chapter in your life!

    xx,
    Christine
    thefashionpledge.com

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  60. I love this dress! the blue and white print is just so elegant! congrats on your graduation!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  61. Congratulations! you look great! and so does the picture you and Grace made!

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  62. Oh my goodness! Congratulations on your graduation and you look stunning. I love that you rewore your wedding shoes, haha. What you and Grace made for Father's Day looks absolutely stunning and memorable!

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  63. That dress is amazing and you look absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining my Sunday Style Link Up...I would love for you to add another outfit today :)

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  64. lovely dress dear! :) you look gorgeous! <3
    Btw, I have a blog giveaway.. Hope you can join. Thank you!

    xoxo,
    SHERLAINE
    .never settle for less.

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  65. Amazing look! Your blog is really interesting!
    Would you like to follow each other? :)
    With love, Sofia Silva ♥

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