{CO2011 UNTHSC PA Banquet}

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Last night went off without a hitch! Tim was looking dapper in his new suit and did a wonderful job speaking before the faculty and his fellow classmates.


Jazz hands to everyone on the planning committee for pulling off a such a memorable evening. We laughed until our sides hurt, cried, and maybe might have even thrown a few fist pumps and leg kicks. Maybe.


Tomorrow our friends and family begin arriving for this weekend's big celebration. Tim reminded me this morning how excited he is for everyone to see him dressed like Harry Potter at his graduation.


In the meantime, I've been marching around the house in his cap and gown trying to imagine what it feels like to be REAL Physician Assistant.


Words can't even begin to express how PROUD I am of Mr. Loerke for working his ars off these past three years. I've seen him get up at 5am to study, spend evenings at home learning how to tie knots, crash on the floor after hours of surgery, be resourceful with his medical books, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. He's grown in both character and discipline and I am beyond blessed to call him my Beloved!

HAPPY (almost) FREAKIN GRADUATION, MR. LOERKE PA-C!
xoxo

22 comments:

Kayla G. said...

Ow ow, Em & Tim! I know you are more comfortable in woobie capes and smartwools but you definitely rock a dress and a suit!

Kim Williams said...

We had a great time last night! It was so good to see you again, Emily! Tim did a fabulous job with his speech and rumblings around the office this morning are that this was the "best banquet ever!". Congrats to Tim and the rest of PA2011. They will be missed!

Han said...

Happy Graduation Tim :) Well Done!

dede said...

Congratulations Tim! Best of Luck on the next part of your journey! May God Bless you and Emily in all that you encounter! Shine on!!!

Autumn Star said...

What an accomplished couple you both are! Such proof that there is always reward for hard work and passion. You both just amaze me. Congrats Tim. :)

Alysa said...

Congratulations Mr. Loerke!!! Em you look beautiful :)

LatteLove said...

that green dress is SO lovely on you! congrats Mr. Loerke

annie h. said...

you both look snazzy! where did you get your dress? jcrew? it looks like a bridesmaid dress i got for my friend's wedding in june.

~Chris~ said...

Y'all are adorable!
Congrats to Mr. Loerke PA-C!

Katharina said...

Congratulations Tim! Em, you really look amazing!
"Behind every great man, there`s a great woman!"

Kayla said...

you look gorgeous!! congrats to the hubby- and to you for putting up with all the late night studying and whatnots. yeah for PA-[freaking] C!!

Melanie said...

congrats to you both! tim for his giant beautiful brain for three years of hard work and em for supporting tim (and looking mighty fine in green, i must say). meow. you make a fine team.

Jessibee08 said...

beautiful!! on a side note~how in the heck do you know Jennifer Johnston?? We were pi phis at o-state together and knew each other through HS stu. co as well! The world just got smaller.... xo

Timothy Loerke said...

Jessibee08, she has been in PA school with me over the past 34 months. She is a great girl!

yourstruly said...

Loved this post for so many reasons! 3 of which are 1. celebrating with you both on this awesome accomplishment. 2. imagining Em in a cap and gown marching around the house 3. the sweet love Em shares for Tim with all of us in celebrating Tim's accomplishments and her pride in him. You all are so darn cute! Congratulations Tim!!!! P.S. Do I detect some mascara in that first pic of you in the green dress? Lookin' H-O-T Mrs. Loerke!

Livyb said...

Can't even imagine how good things feel right now for you both! NO MORE HOMEWORK! The thing about school is there is always something more you could be studying for or doing, etc.!! You all deserve this next stage of life that you are embarking on, and congratulations on the stage you are leaving behind! I know Tim is the one graduating, but Katharina's quote is so true. Always a great woman behind every great man.

Kayla Romjue said...

So excited for Mr. Loerke!!! And you look stunning in your green dress, Mrs. L!!!

Today's Letters said...

kayla, you know me well ;) tim and i were both surprised how much we enjoyed trading in our chacos and woobie capes for a night. we need to do this more often!

kim, i asked tim who really makes everything for the banquet run smoothly. he said you! i believe him. thanks for consistently serving behind the scenes and for loving on those students. you are a woman to be honored and celebrated! job well done!

han, dede, chris, thanks for your words of encouragement!

autumn star, and i am counting down the days until i get to meet you. wish you could be part of our ground crew this summer ...

alysa, did you ever think you'd see me in something green other than grass stains on my knees?

lattelove, styroch never lets me down in the dress dept.

sweet annie, i'm not sure where steph got it. i think the tag said something about phoebe couture.

katharina, thank you for your sweet words! i am most definitely blessed to be married to a man who shows me so much grace.

kayla, only 9 more days of studying until the mr. takes his boards. after that i made him promise to put away his medical books until after mexico. woot! woot!

melanie, i felt like dorothy in the wizard of oz at the emerald city. it was awesome.

jess, 7 degrees of separation. it's all it takes. love it that you know jen!

yourstruly, mascara, purple eye-liner, blush, tinted foundation, tyroch did the works on my face! she made me sparkle like diamond in the sky.

livyb, we're definitely looking forward to this next stage of life. let the big school debt payoff begin! ;)

kayla, thank you! grateful to have you reading our bloggy. xo

Beth P said...

Congrats Tim! I've been following your (PA) blog since the beginning, and I now am a semester away from starting my own rotations. Your wife officially gets 1x10^6 points for having to deal with a PA student's schedule ;)

amy ♥ said...

Congrats Mr. Loerke PA-C on a great achievement!!! Both you and Em are glowing ;) I'm so happy for you! Gorgeous pics! Have fun celebrating this weekend, you totally deserve it!!

I can't wait til it's my turn in a little more than 2 yrs to graduate Pharm school! :D

<3

shauna said...

congrats mister! you're a rockstar!

em, where did you get that dress? you look smokin'!

Today's Letters said...

shauna, i wish i knew! i borrowed it from my friend steph.

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