my husband, the graduate!

Adam and Papa 2
[Adam’s dad and him]

Patterson family
[my side of the family]

last week, Adam graduated with his Master’s in Physiology and Developmental Biology.
he was able to complete his Master’s in less than a year!
less than a year people!

not only did he receive his Master’s degree in a year but he also
+ published 3 papers in scholarly journals
+ published 2 abstracts in scholarly journals
+ presented one of his abstracts at the prestigious international Experimental Biology conference in San Diego
+ wrote a thesis [and was told it was the best thesis defense one professor ever heard!]
+ received numerous grants, scholarships, and awards for his work
and did all this while
+ working & teaching undergraduate classes part-time
+ going to interviews for dental school
+ taking care of his wife and baby

that all happened this last year!!

Dr. Reynolds 2
[other Master’s student Jeff, mentor Dr. Paul Reynolds, and Adam]

Adam & Jeff
[Adam & Jeff, taken with our film camera so kind of grainy]

i cannot fully express how proud i am of Adam & all the hard work he did this last year.
all those days he was gone from 8 in the morning until after 8 at night became so worth it as i saw him walk across the stage to receive his diploma [holder].
as we were sitting there waiting to hear his name called i started to get really emotional looking back at this last year.
i cannot believe it’s actually over and how much Adam has accomplished!

he did it!!

Adam is such a great example to me of hard work, patience, diligence, motivation, determination, & more!
he never gave up even when some days it seemed so so much harder than others.
i know there were times where it didn’t seem like it was worth all the struggle,
but now looking back,
it totally was!!

i’m so incredibly proud of him!
i’m so happy i am his wife and we were able to go through this year together.
he’s a pretty amazing guy!

you rock my world

little family


Jessica Allen said...


Meghan said...

WOW! Congrats to your hubby! He sounds so motivated!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

Oh my word! How awesome is he! I'm sure it was all worth it, but I bet it's so nice now that it is over!

SJ said...

you are pretty

GingerPeachT said...

Soo awesome!! He's a smartie :-) but its great feeling after you accomplish that.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Congratulations!! This is wonderful!!

Autumn @ Autumn All Along said...

congratulations! that's so exciting :)

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Chrissy said...

Wow, awesome! Congratulations!! xxx

Sue said...

This is so awesome! Congrats to your hubby (and you!) for such an accomplishment!

Unknown said...

Congratulations to your Husband!!!

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Anastasia said...

Congratulations!!!!Thats a lot of work and you must be very proud of him.
My bf finished his phd in a high ranked University in England within 1,9 years!He also presented his work in 3 conferences around the Europe and published 5 papers in 3-star magazzines.He is a genius! Who wouldnt be proud of him?! :)

Ruthie Hart said...

wow! what a hard working hubby you have! congratulations adam :-)

Unknown said...

Very cool!!! Congrats to Adam and your little family!!! :)

Unknown said...

Wow, that's such a great accomplishment! Congratulations to your husband Adam! (My husband's name is Adam too! haha)

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Amanda said...

I love this post! And congratulations to him and you too!

Alexis Kaye said...

So sweet! :) And what a hard worker! Seriously that sounds like a TON of accomplishments in a short amount of time!

Stacey said...

Congratulations to your husband!! Such a great accomplishment! You all have lots to be proud of :) And a congratulations to you as well - the encouragement (and sacrifice) of wife & family should not be overlooked!