Fluffy Hats and Velvet Robes

In last post’s major catch-up sesh, I somehow managed to forget one very large trip: Boulder, for our PhD graduation! This has to be documented. Weez and I flew back to Colorado to visit friends and family, and were honored to participate in the University of CO hooding ceremony. Felt very fancy and full of tradition/silly hats/photo-ops….

See Ya Later, Boulder!

Life has its ebbs and flows, and it’s been an emotional few weeks that’s for sure. But boy am I thankful to have such a loving husband and family and pup (Cabo knows when I’m sad and sits down right next to me… within arms length for cuddlin’!). Man, dogs are the best. But I…

Defense Weekend

Check #2 of my list of 28 Before 28! What a wonderful whirlwind :) Friday (defense-day) started out the best way possible, as my dear friend/old roomie, LJ, defended her PhD and became a Dr. earlier that morning! Congrats, LJ! After LJ’s defense, I hustled home to get ready. The rest of the day felt…

I’m a Dr.!!!

Definitely a proper blog post will be drafted, but I wanted to quickly let you all know that my defense went GREAT on Friday. I passed (woohoo!!!) with no revisions (double whammy!), meaning my committee thinks my thesis was great as-is and needs no additions or added experiments. I wasn’t expecting such a great turn…