Is There a Chiropractor in the House?

December 17, 2007

Yes, it's true...I've neglected the blog. But trust me when I tell you that it's all for a good reason. You see, this was Jared's graduation weekend...finally. We had tons of family in town, Jared now goes by "Dr.", and I guess I'm just getting chunky. James is already with his grandparents in New England, Gracie has her typical stress toots, and our cross-country trek in a super-sexy Budget rental truck will commence this week.

Life has been a complete whirlwind, but rest assured, it's been a good whirlwind.

I wanted to take a few minutes and bring you all up-to-date with a photo recap of the weekend's events. It started with one hell of celebratory banquet, and it ended with a lovely graduation ceremony that continuously stressed the importance of good spinal health.


Here is a picture of Jared, his two fishing buddies boyfriends, and the wives. Don't mind the guy on the right. His name is Blake, and the moment you hold up a camera and tell him to smile he puts on that constipated face. I'm like, "Blake...they told you to look at the camera, not look like you're taking a freaking dump. Geeze!"


You know it's a classy affair when there is upholstered furniture in the ladies rest room. I don't know about you, but I always like to kick my feet up after a good hand washing.







But let's face it, no matter how swanky a party might be, men will always splatter their pee on the walls. Urine splashers get folding chairs, not Lazy Boys. Suckers.






I'm swinging from the chandelier.


















I'm mooning the City of Dallas from the 48th floor of of a downtown high rise.

















Jared was like, "Take my picture with Courtney!" I was all, "Wow, she's pretty. Sure I'll take your picture."

















Jared was like, "Take my picture with Jamie, too!" And I thought, "Wow, she's pretty, too. What does she weigh...like 120? Sure, I'll take your picture with her, too."






Then Jared said, "Hey Amy...take my picture with Missy and Nicole." And I was thinking, "Ok, now he's got two. Yes, damn it, I'll take your picture."


And then he asked me to take his picture posing with his friend named Abby. I was like, "Did you graduate with any ugly girls?"










Finally I made Jared stand next to this guy. He was all, "Amy, I barely know him. I can't even remember his last name." I said, "I don't care. Just stand next to a boy."






Here is Dr. Lawson walking across the stage at the commencement ceremony. The bald guy was like, "Listen son, if a patient ever passes some nasty-ass-rat-gas while you're adjusting her, just excuse yourself and take 100% of the blame. Trust me son, follow this advice and you'll go places."







Never tell my child that this was actually a microphone and not a pirate's spy glass--that would break his tender little heart. James was concentrating intensely, as he was hot on the trail of some "bayweed twezzah." (translastion: burried treasure)








And finally, here's the happy graduate, the super proud wife, and the unamused toddler. Look at that picture, James is like, "Oh, c'mon you stupid treasure, where are you?"



CONGRATULATIONS JARED, I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER BEEN SO PROUD!

38 comments:

Catherine M. said...

FIRST COMMENT!

You're going places guys. I can't wait for the Christmas Card.

Amy said...

wow catherine...you're quick!

chattypatra said...

You looked pretty
Oh, so pretty
You looked pretty and witty and bright
And I pity any girl who wasn't you that night!

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. & MRS. LAWSON!

Amy, I still love you even though you don't return my calls. :)

Charlotte said...

Congrats to you, Amy! Being the wife of a grad student is hard work, too!

Hilary said...

Congrats to all!

Amy said...

Congrats to Dr. Lawson!

...and those girls don't hold a candle to you.

You clean up good!

Sue said...

YAAAAAY! Congratulations Amy, that's beyond awesome. And you looked beeeeeyoutiful.

jkrunning said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to both of you.
And you blew all those girls out of the water. You looked amazing!

Amy said...

Chattypatra....Yes, I stink at returning calls. I'm good at emails though!
I promise I'll see you before I go...I still have to drop off that vaccuum. And I want to say bye to your Dad, too!

Few ox said...

They may have been pretty, but would they have mooned Dallas in their classy dresses too? Probably not. And that, my friend, is the way to a man's heart!

katieo said...

Congrats to Jared! ! ! !

(And Good luck with the move...wishing you were moving to my neighborhood...)

Bethiej said...

Yeah Amy & Jared!! Can't wait 'til you are in New England!

P.S. You looked super hot!

Marathoner in Training said...

Wow, that is awesome, I wish I graduated with as many beautiful girls as Jared. I am looking for a new Chiropractor, are any of those girls moving out west? Amy, you are a good sport with taking pictures.

Jess said...

Great pics! And pass along my congrats to your husband!

Topher said...

Are you freaking kidding me? Where are the grillz, guys? If there was ever an occasion for oral bling, that was it!

Oh well, at least the Dr. had a Texas ranch-hand belt buckle on. Seemed a little small compared to the ones I've seen my pa wear (he's from Texas - mullet and all).

J~mom said...

Congrats to your husband! And dang, that is nicer furniture then my living room in that bathroom.

The Roberts' Report said...

AAhhhh Amy you look so beautiful. Don't worry about those skinny chicks...You look 10 times better then those hoes!! =)

And thanks for that 2nd full moon in the sky. I was wondering where that spotlight of white was coming from!!

jjstringham said...

Hey look! You're wearing the pretty new dress your mommy bought you. Very cute. :-)

www.theskinnyonjanuary.com said...

I am so excited for you guys. WOOHOO! I can't believe you are done. I can't wait to hear about your move and adventures of the Lawson's relocation. Have fun honey!

p.s. i don't know what brandon did, but my sign in isn't working right. he's always messing w/stuff!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! And, shockingly enough, your hair looks pretty! ;)

Rob & Katy said...

Your hair looks fab there- so do your dresses- why 2? I'm confused?

Oh, and congrats Jared, of course. :)

MK Stover said...

Way to go!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to update your blog amidst all the chaos going on in your lives. Wonderful graduation pictures. You look MAHVELOUS! Congrats to the new Dr. Lawson and Mrs. Doctor Lawson!

I suppose you think that last family graduation picture should be on your Christmas card this year, but I'm voting for "Moon over Dallas"!!! :-) You are as usual, hilarious!

Have a safe trip north, you guys!

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Brad and Becks said...

Congrats you guys! You both endured it! Excited to see you back in maine for the holidays!

The Carrie Collection said...

Wow. I'm so jealous that you got to moon Dallas. I really wanted to moon the whole state of Texas and I'm flying home on Friday so I think I'm going to try it. It'll be tough in uniform but I'll find a way. So I made it to Dallas on Sat. for the branch temple trip. I'm sad I missed you but I can imagine that while graduating medical school, packing your whole life up and chasing a toddler around you hadn't scheduled your daily 'meet up with a stranger I met online' time so it's cool. I hope you guys have a safe trip and love your new house. The house that's not in Texas.

Heather said...

Congrats! And you couldn't be cuter! Love your hair. I'm all about the hair!

Good luck in the move, and congrats to Jared!

Vanilla said...

Congrats to Dr. & Mrs. Lawson. Good luck with your cross country trip, I'm sure it will result in lots of good blog posts.

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P.O.M. said...

You look ab fab! Congrats to you both.

Definately looking forward to your cross country blogging. Life on the road can be oh so entertaining (I would imagine, not that I really know).

Jes said...

Congrats to Jared!!! *applause* Amy you look spectacular! Wonderful pictures!!

Grandma said...

great pictures and a great weekend! Congratulations Jared!!! Amy..48th floor...I guess it's ok to moon...just not the 4th or when the traffic helicopter is going by.That dress is beautiful! love the captions w/ Jared's classmates!

Grandma said...

Amy,check my blog to see what James is up to!! xo

Anonymous said...

congratulation DOC.........

MB said...

Congrats to Dr. and Mrs. Lawson! You both look amazing and giddy happy. The pictures are great ... especially the full moon.

Hope you're looking forward to seeing snow 'cause we got plenty here in the northeast. Can't wait to hear the road adventures from your long drive north. Have fun!

Melissa said...

Congrats!

Oh and at least you remembered to shave your pits before you went swinging from the chandelier. ;p

amy@runnerslounge.com said...

Congratulations to you and Jared! Best wishes in your move/drive. Happy Holidays!

Penny said...

Congrats Jared! Very exciting. Am loving the big hair, Amy.:-)

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Viv said...

Congrats to Dr. Lawson and the supah cute supportive family! Great pics!!