Lots of fun stuff to share on the blog this week. First up is the Florida Hospital Graduate Medical Education
Ceremony that took place on Sunday. I have been looking forward to sharing this event as it is a fun and happy time that includes not only the graduates but their families. It feels like a full circle moment where everyone reflects back on how they've arrived at where they are and what they've accomplished. Lots of emotions.
is neat. Even though it's in the city, everything is lush and green. Looks like they took great care in planning to include huge oak trees and lots of natural habit. My kind of place.
The Hotel has a beautiful atrium and I'm constantly looking for just the right angle to photograph it. This time I tried lying down in the bar and looking up. The staff, I'm sure, wondered if I'd already had too much to drink but I was undeterred. Finally, I just went up the glass elevator to the 5th floor and that gave a nice view. I wanted to go up one more floor but it seems that floor requires a special key and no one would give it to me. Miffed!
The gift shop is always fun while waiting for the event. I wonder how many family members stop by and buy something for the graduate. Just don't ask the gift shop clerk what these ceramic things are used for...........apparently they're valuable collectables and I'm totally out of the loop on that subject. She gasped when I asked her. In fact, I had to ask her twice and she said, in all her years, no one had ever asked her that. Just just pretend you know if you go in but she said something like "If someone gave you a ceramic angel, what would you do with it?" I told her it would probably end up in a closet. Case closed!
Are these not the cutest kids ever? The Mom told me their Mimi made their dresses.Where in the world do people find these "Mimi's" AND I hope my grandkids never have such high expectations! Seriously, these kids are pretty excited about Daddy's graduation. I think it must mean something like "Yay! Now Daddy can buy us some fun toys"............meaning cool toys, like Ipads, IPhones and more. While the girl to the far left said the graduate is her uncle and not her dad, she still knows fun stuff is in the works! Kids are instinctive.
This is Rebecca getting a special award for all her work in co-ordinating the event. She's the hardest working and most loved co-ordinator ever.
I hope these Docs are scrutinizing the program and not the blue card. That's the photo viewing info. Did I make a typo? Docs have hawk-eye vision, you know. And you want them to...........they're you Doc and you don't want them to miss a thing when you visit them.
Is is just me or do these Doctors look extra fabulous? Congratulations to all of you!
After all the accolades, hoopla and fanfare, this is how it always ends. While they're pretty proud of their graduating parent, sleep is going to win them over. Take a look at those sweet faces. They'll be among the next graduating class of Docs in the coming years! All that money that you're about to make Mom or Dad? Save a nice big chunk for tuition!