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!