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Friday, May 25, 2012



Do you know what today is ??? Joel takes his final exam of his First year of Medical School ! ONLY THREE MORE TO GO!  We have the first year behind us! I can't even believe it. I really can't. I am so proud of you and of all your hard work. You did amazing your first year, and I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of you!

This summer, Joel will be doing pediatric neuro-oncological surgery research in the Children's Hospital, focusing on Pediatric Medulloblastoma {brain tumors}. My family/friends joke all the time that he is going to cure cancer, and well, I really hope his research goes well so his lab team can help cure this kind of cancer and save some children's lives. I am so thankful/proud of him for wanting to dedicate his time to doing this kind of research.

And some more exciting news, today, we are leaving to go home to Louisiana! We have not been home since Christmas, so we are just so hyped up about our trip! First stop will be Baton Rouge for two days, then Madisonville/New Orleans for two days! I cannot wait to go home and spend time with my friends and family that I've missed so much!


This is where I am headed! This is a view from my backyard my parents backyard! Yes, I lived in the swamp, literally.


Now onto
 



I think it's safe to say that this fashion board goes from: 
Classy --> Borderline Classy/Redneck--> Redneck
But, I couldn't make a style board without keeping to my roots a little bit, especially since I'll be in Louisiana in the middle of the swamp for Memorial Day.
If I had these outfits already in my closet, then I'd most likely wear the middle outfit. It's more "Me" and mature. Maybe 3 years ago, you may have spotted me in the far right outfit. 


I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend ! Be safe if you're traveling ! 




21 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I was SO glad when first year was over. Enjoy the vacation!

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  2. congrats on surviving the first year! it does get better, i promise! {and totally worth it in the end too!}

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  3. Congratulations! :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm currently having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  4. Congrats! :)

    My partner is half way through his second year of Med School and starts his exams next week.. he's been studying so hard these past few weeks that we've barely spent any time together. Luckily we live together though so it still kinda feels like he's around. :P

    I hope you guys have a great summer!

    - Felicity. x
    www.pursuitoffelicity.com

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  5. Congrats to Joel! and CONGRATS to you too! John is finishing up his second year and taking boards this summer - it'll fly by for you guys!

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  6. Congrats to Joel!!! His research sounds amazing and you are SO right to be so proud and thankful to him! What a great guy you have there :)

    Your outfits are adorable. I love the transition to slightly more redneck as you get closer to home this weekend!
    Have a great weekend with you friends and family! Safe travels!!

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  7. Have a fun weekend home! Congrats to Joel!!! That's definitely something to celebrate! I think the swamp looks kinda cool!

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  8. Awesome! Congrats to him! How long are yall going to be in LA?

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  9. Congrats to your hubby! That is AWESOME! I know you are so proud of him!

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  10. Congratulations!! The 1st and 2nd year are the toughest, so you are almost in the clear!! I know it doesn't seem like it, but med. school will FLY by. In a weird way, I miss those days. (my husband will be a PGY3 in a month). I felt young then because we were both still in school. We had so much fun with his med. school friends. I hope you guys get to spend some good QT during his summer months.

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  11. Congrats to your hubby - very exciting!!! Hope you guys have a great Memorial Day weekend! :)

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  12. Congrats, Joel!! That's awesome!

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  13. Congrats to Joel!! That's so amazing!
    Hope y'all have a wonderful trip! Ps. Love those outfits...even the redneck one :P

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  14. Congrats to your man and have a great time with your family!

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  15. Congratulations!! That's so awesome that he'll be dedicating his time to doing something so great for the world. Hope you guys have a great time back home :)

    PS - love the memorial day outfits!

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  16. Way to go, Joel!! And too you, Britt, for being such an amazing wife and supporter! You kids have so much fun in LA! Kick back and relax! You deserve it!!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  17. aw, many congratulations! what an amazing next step of your lives you will be taking!
    and have fun in louisiana!! it's always nice to go home after a long time away :)
    xo TJ

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  18. Oh my gosh, my husband is from Louisiana!! Northern part though...too funny! Congrats to Joel!!

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  19. YAY! Congrats to J! That is an amazing accomplishment... for the both of you!

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  20. CONGRATS JOEL! That is so exciting - can't wait to hear about your trip too! & LOVE the simplicity of this - perfect for anything this weekend! And cute! What great thinking :) Love your blog!

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  21. Congrats to both of you for getting him through the first year! That's quite the accomplishment. New follower! You guys are adorable.

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