Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jumping for Joy.............

We got these best news on Wednesday and we are all jumping for joy!

Remember in the spring, I told you our son was home for 5 months to study for a

big medical board-exam, his biggest exam ever.

He passed with flying colors!

Soon he will head out to his clinical rotation sites in the U.S.
We'll be back to the empty nest....but a happy one.
If our kids are happy, then we're happy. True?

Well done Austin........................very well done!

We are embarrassingly proud of you (and we should be)

It's a holiday weekend ahead......

so have a little fun. We will be for sure!

Something that makes you feel younger!

Coming wrapping posts of a practical nature.
Get those scissors ready.
Top photo by Chris Everhard ~ Sarah Kaye/Second photo -unknown/Bottom photo by Polly Wreford ~Sarah Kaye


  1. Happy Celebrating Sande!

    Congrats to Austin!

  2. Oh I'm so happy for Austin and you guys! What a relief for you all. Sounds like you have one very bright son there!

  3. Sande, I full agree with you that parents are happy when their children are happy. I believe, your son will make you proud and happy many times.

  4. What fantastic news, you must be so proud of him......have a wonderful week-end!

  5. Congratulations to you all.
    Way to go~
    So proud as well.
    Love Jeanne♥

  6. I was keeping him in my thoughts and knew that everything would have a glorious outcome. Please congratulate your son, and remind him that while he is making the rounds, he needs to call his Mother!
    I am sure that you already have that point well covered!
    Best of Luck!

  7. Congratulations Sande, you must be so proud!

    Looking forward to the gift wrapping posts.

  8. Congratulations ~ You deserve to be a proud mother! I hope you've done something special for yourself to celebrate. Your words are so true ~ when they are happy, we are happy.

    Enjoy your weekend ~

  9. YAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to that Gorgeous Austin!!! Celebrate, play, dance, rest & eat cake!! You both deserve it!
    Have a Great great weekend proudest pretty Mommy!

  10. Sande,
    Congratulations to Austin, I know just how proud you are! My daughter came home to study for her boards last spring. It was such a gift to me to know that she thought of our home as the best place to be during such a difficult and stressful time. I loved being able to take care of her again. Isn't it wonderful to be able to celebrate their successes with them. Thanks for sharing, Jenny

  11. I am so happy for you Sande (and of of course for Austin) but as a parent I know exactly that feeling of euphoria you are enjoying...Have a very happy weekend, xv.

  12. CONGRATULATIONS Austin all that hard work has paid off, Sande you have every right to be shouting your news, I would be!! I have a long way to go yet with my 7 & 11 year old's. Hope you have a great time to all celebrate together. :)

  13. That's wonderful. It's a mother's job to be embarrasingly proud.

  14. Sande,
    That is great news I have 4 sons. Their sucess is our success.

  15. Good job Austin! And good job Mom & Dad!
    Oh...I am so happy for you Sande...It has got to be such a feeling of relief, joy, & pride when your baby boy accomplishes such a big goal!
    Be proud Mom & tell the whole world!
    xoxo Lisa

  16. Congratulations, Austin! And I know you will all be celebrating. yay!! And you just go right on being embarrasingly deserve that.
    xo Lidy

  17. As a mom looking for moments when I can actually say "we have done a great job at this parenting thing", I think that you have definitely found one here. How incredibly proud you must be of him. Don't forget to give yourself a little pat on the back, as I don't think we do that enough...
    Bon weekend,

  18. So nice to meet you, Sande.
    I can't believe I haven't been here before.
    Congratulations on your son's accomplishment!
    I look forward to many visits to your beautiful blog!
    I added you to my blog roll as well :)


  19. Congratulations! My son's are 5 and 8, I can only imagine how immensely proud you must be! What a beautiful blog and new sit, I will be returning...
    Have a great weekend,

  20. Congratualtions Austin!!!
    I"m in awe at anyone who not only has the dedication & desire to help people through healing but go through the extensive journey to come out the other side a doctor.
    Get your sleep now before the rotations begin:)

  21. that is something to celebrate about! Congratulations!

  22. There is no better feeling for a mother to see your children happy. Congratulations, you must be very proud.

    xx Coty

  23. hi sande!
    oh my goodness, the buttons must be a flying around your house ~ and so they should be! many congratulations to your son on his accomplishment and best wishes for his future ~ good for him for entering this much needed field! you bet you can burst with pride!
    i am SO far behind in commenting that i also wanted to send my congrats on receiving the perfect potager garden drawing from pve, you lucky girl! and of course for the launching of your most elegant and exquisite (i can't for the life of me think of a better word to describe what you do!) web site ~ completely gorgeous.
    you must be glowing all over ~ inside and out ...
    best wishes always,

  24. congratulations! you should be proud, and any good mother brags about what her children accomplish! i'm happy that you're happy!

  25. Congratulations to you and Austin! How wonderful to have a Doctor in the family!

  26. Congratulations! Our boys are 2 and 4 and I love each day with them knowing that down the road they will have big things too. Life is such a treasure!! ~Kristine

  27. Sande ~ So incredibly happy for your family. Way to go Austin. I would be bursting @ the seams as well. Happy children at every age is the greatest satisfaction. Makes your heart glow.

    All the best to you proud mama.

    Xx deb

  28. hi Sande! congratulations to Austin and your entire family! what a great accomplishment! i know you are sooooo proud of him. i am so happy for you and him. a Doctor, you go boy!!! what a blessing from God, when our children grow up and accomplish such challenging goals, it is a blessing from God. i pray that he will have much success in his future and in his career. doctors are truly special people because they sacrifice so much and they truly care for others. doctors have a special calling i truly believe this. as the old saying says, your children are a reflection of you. good job Sande to you and Austin, congratulations once again.

    God Bless,

  29. That's great news! You should be proud :) This is a great accomplishment and I'm certain that it was not without the help and support of his awesome family!

  30. Hi, I absolutely love this post ! You have a great site here - thanks for sharing it ! It's all completely beautiful and perfect - so, best wishes to you...


Your comments are such a lovely addition to my day. Thank you.


Related Posts with Thumbnails