Quite the Achievement

My best friend Joy had a huge achievement this past Friday. She graduated with her a Ph.D in Art from the University of Georgia. We all drove down to Georgia for the day to celebrate her and attend the graduation. We toured the art buildings/campus, ate at her favorite Indian restaurant and then made our way to the coliseum to get our seats. That evening we made our way back to South Carolina for a chili dinner and champagne toast. It was fun day with great friends.

To Joy:
Congratulations, sweet friend! This is such a huge accomplishment. You dedicated your time for years to this and didn't give up when it got hard. Not everyone can say they got their Ph.D while teaching middle school art, maintaining life, commuting to UGA and now being pregnant with a sweet baby girl. You are amazing and I am so thankful to call you my friend! 
David & Joy and their nephew Powell
 baby Powell and his dad Ben
the Meade family
Melody & I
Matt & I with the graduate
Dr. Joy Bertling
Joy's sister-in-law Eliza
Joy + baby


  1. that is one cute maternity dress she has got on!!

  2. She's so stinkin cute pregnant ;)

  3. Umm not sure why it just listed me as Lawrence :/

  4. awesome pictures! looks like so much fun! and she is adorable preggy!

  5. That's awesome. What a fabulous accomplishment.

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