Wednesday, June 3, 2009

5 years later...

So Jules and I move out to NC 5 years ago for me to go to pharmacy school. It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years but it has. A few weeks ago I finally graduated from Campbell. For my 5 years of hard work all I got was 2 large pieces of paper and this funny looking hat.

At least Cambree liked the hat.

It sure feels good to be done with school though. OK almost done with school. I still have to pass my licensure exams. They shouldn't be too hard though. They just cover everything I have learned over the last 4 years.

Graduation day was nice. My Ma flew out along with my sister Millie. They tried to surprise me with my sister, but my Ma gave me a few hints and I was pretty certain she was coming. It was fun to see her even if I wasn't surprised. Jules' sister Mindy came over with her family to cheer me on and were very disappointed when they didn't get to really cheer when my name was called.



So the green thing around my neck is a hood for my Doctoral degree or Pharm.D. So I guess I got more than some papers and a funny hat. It also comes with the title "Dr." so if you feel so inclined you may now call me Doctor Beege. The yellow hood that Julie is holding is for my masters degree. That's right I finished two degrees in 5 years. What a haul that was.

People ask me how I made it through pharmacy school with a wife and two kids. Well here is the answer...

No, Seriously, I wouldn't have made it without her. In fact I am not sure I would have had enough ambition to get into school without her. I love my wife and I thank her for her support through out my last 6 years of school.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Hooray for Doctor Beege!

I can't believe it's been five years either! Someone just asked me tonight how long I've lived here, and when "5 years" came rolling off my tongue, I had to stop and make sure I wasn't mistaken.

You guys are so great. You're going to be missed dearly. I love your answer to the question of how you were able to do it all. That Julie and you are a great team. And you make really cute kids! :)

Best wishes to you both. St. Louis is lucky to be getting you!

Mindy and Jason said...

Sniff-sniff!!
Hooray for Dr. Beege and congratualtions Boo!
We will miss you and "Our Little Girls" sooooooo much!

Tammy and Alvin said...

Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment! We're sad we're not there to celebrate with you. I think it's cute that Cambree is holding that monkey in all the pictures. Does that go with her everywhere?

josh, erica, nora and wells said...

Congratulations, BJ (and Julie- 'behind every good man, is a WOMAN!!') I can't say I don't envy the fact that you're DONE! Josh still plugs away. What's next for you guys? (well, I guess i'll find out if I keep reading your blog...)

BensonFam said...

Congratulations BJ!!! (And Julie!!!) What a huge accomplishment. Good luck with the move!

April said...

Congratulations Beege! That's awesome that you're finally done!

me said...

Julie has also kept me going in a lot of ways. For example, when I want to go to sleep I am instead forever moderating my blog comments. I am glad she could be there for both of us, even though her and I are miles apart.

Congratulations on Graduation! Perhaps I will write some sort of poem for you that could be framed next to your many diplomas. Looks like I already have a title.

Emma said...

Congratulations both of you - what an accomplishment! And a nice tribute to Julie, BJ, you're a lucky man!

Tassi Smith said...

Congrats Dr. Beege. We will be missing your family. Have fun in St. Louis.