Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Wow-been a while again! I feel like I always write that as my first-liner!! Anyway, not much is new for us, except that we are in our last year of medical school, which is amazing! We traveled to Alaska for a family cruise when we were supposed to be studying for step 2, oops! Had an amazing time with Josh's family. Our favorite part of the trip was salmon fishing and catching over 20lbs that we had sent home. We had the most interesting guide who made the entire experience worth every penny that we paid. A few pictures are attached! After getting back we studied for what seemed like forever for Step 2, and then headed straight to Kansas City the following day! We were in MO for the National Conference of the America Academy of Family Physicians where we were busy checking out the fam med residencies across the country. That is what we have coming down the pipe right now for us. We are not sure at this point where we are going to end up in less than a year, but we know that we are considering some amazing places and that God will take us where He wants us! That's all for now folks!

This is us fishing which I obviously needed some help with!

Us in front of the Hubbard Glacier!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Minnesota Nice

So there is this unwritten rule apparently that everyone in Minnesota is nice...the rule is called Minnesota nice. And you know the funny thing is that everyone really is nice! Josh and I were privileged to spend a couple weeks at the Mayo clinic in January...dead winter. We rotated with the family med department there and made a whole host of new friends. We enjoyed our time so much there, that when I went with the in-laws to see "New in Town" (based in Minnesota) I was DYING to go back! We stayed with an Indian couple who took us to a Bollywood movie-which we liked more than they did. Although it had its cheesy moments of music videos in the middle of the film, a little too much animation and men wearing green scarfs with their shirts open...we walked out of the theater happy we had gone. We also got to spend time with some little haitian people. I am not being derogatory...they really are little people. They lit up our hearts every chance we got to see them. Josh and I had a first in our marriage as well...we went sledding. I hadnt been able to pack us a lot of winter snow clothes due to the suitcase situation, but we made due with jeans and borrowed athletic pants. I realized at that moment that the daredevil that was once alive in me, is dead. We had a lot of other memories and amazing times especially in the -40 degree weather. A few pics so you can live vicariously through us...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

woh, been a long while

Ok, going to try to do better with the whole blogging thing! We have been really busy this year with rotations in the hospital, and finished a crazy hard fall semester. It is hard to believe that we are only a year and half out from getting our degree and moving on to residency! Wow! We have a lot to look forward to this spring and next year!!! I will have to keep some of that a secret so I can have more to blog about.
So the biggest thing for us in our life over this holiday season was the fact that we finished our first year of marriage!!! AWESOME!!! What a year it was. We are not like a lot of couples, we spent many nights apart (on call in the hospital), and have had to study during much of our free time, but we have made it and are stronger today than we were last year when we said "I do!". I am thankful for this first year and we keep saying that we hope for 70 more!!! Lord willing. Well to celebrate we went on a cruise to Mexico and had a great time...of course Josh loved the food, and I loved to fact that I had a reason to where all of my best friend's dresses!! haha. We are heading to Minnesota in a few days to check out the Mayo Clinic for residency! We are hoping to get an idea of what the place is really like and if it is somewhere we would like for a few years of our lives!! I am off...more hopefully before 8 months goes by, maybe?!