Friday, June 27, 2008

Congrats Bryson!

Well....Bryson did it! He graduated from Cornell Medical School and is now officially a MD. When we moved into medical school housing on 1st and 70th street 4 years ago, I was sure that medical school would feel like an eternity. Somehow our precious time flew by faster than either of us can believe. We really loved medical school. It is where Bryson and I spent our first 4 years together and where we learned so much and in the process made life long friends.
Being accepted into medical school and then into a residency has left us feeling blessed and fortunate that all of our hard work has payed off.
Bryson graduated on May 29th at 12:00 pm. The exercises where held at Carnegie Hall, which made for a very memorable graduation. Following the pomp and circumstance, we had a wonderful dinner at Compass where were able to celebrate Bryson and and all that he has accomplished. Here are a few of the pictures from the very special day:
Bryson standing outside the school where he spent much of the last 4 years.

Bryson with friends John Rodney and Anthony Rossi.Walking up to receive his diploma
Daniel was so excited that his dad was FINALLY done with school that he tried to leap off the balcony and onto the stage. Good thing he had his two grandma's there. I am a very proud wife!

Daniel was very excited to try on the cap...he only has 20 more years before he can get one of his own :)

With all of our family that came in town for the graduation

Standing inside the lobby of the Essex house with two very beautiful women (my mother and mother-in-law).

With our good friends Owen and Camille at the Essex House reception.Walking home through Central Park after the commencement.
The day could not have been more lovely
Bryson and I opening up some of the gag gifts we received from the Richards. Some of my favorites where and ice shovel for the cold Rochester winters and No Doze (for Bryson's over-night call). Taylor and Crystal performing a dance to "New York New York" but they made up their own lyrics and called it "Rochester New York". It was hysterical!
The boys cruising Time Square
I also want to thank all of our family and friends for their support. We could not have done it without you!!


stace said...

congrats and cute new family picture!!

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

Congrats Dr. Richards! We are so excited for you! I'll come be your PA when you finish your residency! =)

Steve and Dayna Magleby said...

i SO wish i could have been there. cute pics. you are beautiful btw. so happy for you guys, and can't WAIT for deep creek to see you and bryson and my cute little dannykins!!!

P.S. said...

Congratulations!!! What a huge accomplishment! I will always love my memories of visiting you in New York City! Thanks for letting me and Tiffany crash on the air mattress :)

The Strand Family said...

Hello Richards Family! CONGRATS to the three of you, you made it :) We are so proud of you Bryson or shall I say Dr. Richards ;) Jen you look stunning, as usual. Hope Danny had a great 1st birthday. We miss that little one. Love the new pics. When are you moving or have you moved? Jen you look so happy & relieved. We are so happy for you. We send our love. xoxo.

Trish and Brian said...

Great new pictures! We're so excited to hear what else will happen in your lives. It's such an exciting time for everyone :-)

Holly said...

Congrats to bryson! hope to see you sometime soon!

di said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for you both! Good luck up there - we know you'll love it! :)

Shannon & Kevin said...

I love the update!! I am SO sad that we couldn't be there to honor Bryson. We are all SO proud of him and can't wait to see you guys in Rochester!

Lauren said...

Congratulations - we will miss you guys!! Love all your new pictures!! I hope we will see you at Deep Creek - I will be there the first weekend of August.


Melissa said...

Congrats! And now onto the next big adventure! Good luck!
PS - Daniel is so handsome!

Jeff and Stephanie said...

CONGRATS BRYSON!!!!! That is so awesome! It seems like only yesterday we were living it up BYU style and now you are a doctor! That is so crazy! You deserve it all! Best of luck!

Jessica said...

Yea! That is so exciting! Congrats to you both! Yes, we are in San Fran right now. Mikey is studying for the bar. He takes it the last three days of July. Then we have 2 months of PLAY TIME before I never see Mikey again:-(

Camille said...

Jen - I LOVED your post. Looking at these pictures makes me miss you and NY so much. We must keep in touch!