Friday, May 15, 2009

That's Dr...

Justin R. Marostica! Well, he did it! He is officially a DMD. Here is the rundown of all the festivities the last couple of weeks, and a handful of pictures...


We went to Justin's Senior dinner for all the people graduating in his class. It was held at the Chart House near Penn's Landing in downtown Philadelphia. Here is the view from the deck. The guys had to fork over an additional $50 to have us wives come to the event. We were a little worried that it was going to be a night of cocktails and appetizers only, but were pleasantly surprised when we all sat down for a pretty descent meal. In other words...worth the extra $50!



Justin won't forget these guys. He carpooled to and from school with them. I think they are all relieved that the commute is finally over. Good-bye 422, Rt. 1, 76 and Broad Street!


Some of the wives that survived the 4 years of Dental School. We worked hard too, just not in a scholastic sort of way.

The day before graduation they had an awards ceremony. They awarded some pretty prestigious accomplishments. I was amazed with some of the things his peers had done while in school. Justin was awarded a couple for being such a stellar student. Not too shabby huh?

This award was awarded to him for his interest and commitment to oral implantology and implant dentistry. He also got a piece of the loot for his board score for boards part II. Way to go Justin! All that studying was definitely worth it.

The day of graduation we had prepared Zach for his walk across the stage with Daddy. He was very excited to say the least. He walked off waving and giving everyone a two thumbs up.

Here is the calm before the storm. The actual graduation lasted a couple hours. I promise that my kids have never been so naughty as they were for these two hours. It didn't help that both Kate and Zach were exhausted from being carted here and there with little or no nap in between. I am just glad that we survived and that I didn't kill my kids...definitely tempted!

And he did it! He is now Dr. Marostica! We couldn't be more proud. What an accomplishment.


The kids are still trying to catch up!

11 comments:

li'l mil said...

Congratulations!! Hard to believe it's all coming to an end, right? We need to get together a few more times before you guys head out--we'll miss you.

Devon said...

That is so exciting! But I'm still in denial that you are actually leaving soon...I'll miss you! And the kids looked so cute at graduation. That makes up for the naughtiness, right?

Patrick and Paige said...

Congratulations Justin. We are so proud of you. Love the picture of the kids sleeping at the end. Love you guys!!!!

Em said...

Craziness.
I'm going to be all selfish about it and say
NO
DON'T
GO!

Chell said...

Big congrats to Justin. Glad you didn't have to kill the kids!!

thomfam5 said...

Congratulations Justin! Hope your move goes well. Hope to see you soon...in McCall??

Matt and Suzette said...

Justin Congrats!! Job well done. Good Luck with everything in Utah!!

The secret word was "fless", is that kind of like "floss"?

Brian and Marnae Powell Family said...

Congratulations you guys! What a family effort!!! Good job, excited to see you more often on this side of the country!

Brock and Tyra said...

Yay!! Congratulations!
We are SO getting together when you guys get out here!

and look at Kate's hair!! So cute...!

Krystal said...

Congrats!!! What a nice feeling for all of you. Tell Justin congrats on the awards and graduation. Cody always said he was way smart. I know he worked really hard, and would study all the time, but none the less well done Justin! Ok so now that I said all that I must say your dress at graduation is sooo cute, and Kates, well let me just ask you were did you get that? I LOVE it. She looks beautiful!

McCoy said...

Justin.. i'm sooo proud of you!! congrats you will make an AMAZING dentist! Can't wait to have you guys close for a little while!! I hope your move goes well! Call me sometime and we can get together.. probably at my house since Porters on oxygen and hard to transport!