Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


TA DA! That's right, I am happy to announce that my dissertation is finally done. It has been a long process, although more people than I can imagine get stuck and never finish so in that case, boy was this speedy! The overall program including coursework took 4.5 years and of that the dissertation took about 10 months.

I finished writing the last section of my dissertation on September 20 but then had to wait for it to be reviewed by my editor and adviser and make edits and write the acknowledgements and dedication (it's almost like a real life book). This Saturday I finished the last few things and it's now done!

I still have to defend (think big stressful presentation) my dissertation on October 24 but then I'll be done for real. 

Here are a few photos of the writing process for the final two chapters. All of the quotes from my participant interviews had to be put into themes, synthesized and analyzed. That was a messy messy process but super rewarding to watch it all turn into something meaningful.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Davis Family Update

It's been a month since I last posted so here's more of a recap, although know that there will be more specific posts very soon about my dissertation progress, a trip to the state fair, and a new "friend."

Whew August and September we're busy but more in a, wow where has time gone sort of way. 

We went to Canada to visit Ted's parents which was kicked off by an ear infection (and then followed up by another, or the same crappy one, early in September). See top right photo for sick kid.

We had an amazing summer which even yesterday produced immense amounts of sunshine and warmth. See bottom left and right photos for pools and spray parks.

We like to goof around and hang out and make pickles. See the rest of the photos.