23 March 2012

something to celebrate.

Yesterday afternoon Jurgen called me and let me know that his Phd had been approved by the panel.  

I could tell he was trying to contain his excitement because he was at work, but this was something he'd spent two years of his life working on full time and I knew he was practically crawling out of his skin on the inside... and to be honest, so was I.

This is a huge accomplishment for him, and something that we labored through together.  I was there to witness the late nights, the weekends spent with his face glued to a computer screen, the little triumphs amid a sea of frustrations, the evenings he wanted to give up... and I know just how much work he put into this.  

He really deserves every ounce of this Phd, and I'm so very proud of him.

In February we had already found out that his reviewers had given him positive recommendations, so this was just the cherry on top.  Now he just needs to walk across a stage in May and then bam, he'll be finished for good {and we'll have another reason for an even bigger celebration}!

We decided to celebrate with impromptu dinner and drinks at T-Gun {of course}.  Add some sparkling wine and Martina and Rob to the mix and you have yourself one perfect evening.  We had so much fun laughing, joking, and then laughing some more, that today my ribs were actually sore!  Spontaneous nights like that are the best kind, and the four of us agreed that we need to make them happen more often, celebration or no celebration!


Congratulations Jurg, I love you so much!

22 comments:

  1. Yay! Congratulations to Jurg!! :)

    And I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Congrats to your hubby, that is a huge accomplishment! :)

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  3. What wonderful news, congratulations to Jurgen!

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  4. Hey Jenna!
    I just found your guest post on Bailey's site so I decided to stop by. Love your blog so far! New follower now :) Can't wait to read more! Oh and I just read your "long flight essentials" because we're heading on our honeymoon in less than a month :) Great tips!
    Lauren
    http://lemontreesandbumblebees.blogspot.ca/

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  5. That's so great for him! Congrats!

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  6. yay!!
    conratulations for Jurgen. hope you have a great weekend

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  7. Wonderful and congratulations to Jurg! You sound like such a great supportive girlfiend :)

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  8. Big congrats on the Phd! That is awesome!

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  9. Ohh congrats to your bf!! I know how hard it is to wait for an acceptance!!

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  10. This is awesome. Congratulations!

    PS... I'm so excited for your guest post. ;)

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  11. Congrats to your man! What a fantastic accomplishment!

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  12. awww he looks so excited!! congrats to him! that's some hard work right there! tell him congrats from your blog friend in ATL he doesnt know! haha!

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  13. WOOHOO!!!! Congrats to him! That is amazing...I'm proud, too! Haha!

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  14. You have bagged yourself a clever one! :) Congrats to Jurgen!!

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  15. That's great news! I found you through Nicole's Girl Party! Since I'm in the middle of my PhD, it's always nice to hear of people who finish and live to tell about it! I'll have to stop in more often to hear of your stories and successes!

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