Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
After church, we headed back to their house to hang out and visit. The boys watched football-they couldn't get enough of it! The 30 channels on a nice flat screen TV was too much for them to handle. They couldn't decide what channel was the best to watch, so I think they were fair and tried to watch each channel. The girls talked about the smaller details--family, life, work, etc. It was so good to get caught up on everything and to update them on our lives.
Hanging out and not doing much of anything was great! It was a great way to end the weekend...I hate to see weekends end because that means Jason goes back to Norwalk but that also means that another weekend is on the horizon!
I'm so glad that we are close to family, especially family that we haven't lived close to before! It was so great to spend Sunday with the in-laws!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I started unwrapping all the pieces to our new coffee table and realized a few pieces looked a little banged up but because I was so excited to put it together, I just ignored it. I thought maybe the banged up spots would be on the inside and would never be seen. So, I continued putting the table together. I did pretty good with putting it together-the instructions were pretty explanatory and there weren't that many parts to get confused! When it came time to put on the table top and the slide in the drawers, I noticed a few problems. The table top had an area on the corner that was pretty banged up and the edges were starting peel. Still ignoring the tables problem areas, I continued putting it together. It could always have a table cloth over it, right!?
I decided to put in the drawers so I could see the finished product...and that is when I discovered the drawers were pretty messed up too! The sliders that the wheels are suppose to follow on the drawers were all bent up and the drawers wouldn't slide into the table. Along with the sliders that were bent up, one of the drawers fell apart and into three pieces. I was determined to make this table work, so I got out the gorilla glue, strong super glue, and glued the drawer back together. Well being that the slider was bent, the drawers wouldn't slide in. I wanted it to be perfect for when Jason came home, so I used a bit to much force and broke the drawer back to its original three piece state.
Why can't anything be easy?? I guess if everything went as planned then daily life would be boring...but I can live with boring a few days a year!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
He enjoyed the pie so much, he ate it for breakfast the next morning! Who needs cereal when you have coconut cream pie??
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
All the other furniture (kitchen table, TV stand, dresser, night stand, etc) and decorations to make the house a little more "homey" will come later, but for now I'm going to enjoy watching TV on the couch and sleeping in a comfortable bed! Welcome to the Conway house, furniture! You've been away for too long :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Today, we ironed all his work clothes for the week, packed his bags of everything he'll need this week, and loaded him into his car. It's going to be weird not having him around but I know that sacrifices must be made during our med-school journey. I'll probably load the dogs up once a week and pay him a visit. He's going to love the hands on part of clinicals...and I can't wait to hear all his stories!
I'm so proud of my husband...he's always working so hard for his family!
Please keep the Conway family in your prayers these next 8 weeks...next 8 months....or heck, even the next 8 years!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Painted Desert was beautiful...you could see the different lines that made up the rock formations. Years of aging went into making this place a national park...it's pretty amazing to see the different age lines.
The whole National Park was pretty amazing...God has definitely blessed the West with some amazing views! The next stop after we left the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert was the Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona. Out in the middle of a small town in Arizona is a huge hole where a meteor hit Earth a long time ago. The crater floor is about 700 feet deep, the circumference is about 2.4 miles, and it is over 4,000 feet across.
A lot of local Indian vendors had shops set up around the monument so we decided to walk around and find some authentic Navajo goodies! After we finished up at the 4 corners, it was getting late and we were getting tired so we decided to drive to the closest town (Cortez, Colorado) and call it a night.
So...24 hours of driving and 1400 miles later we finished up day 2 of our roadtrip. We had a great time seeing the sights along the first two days of the drive and we were looking forward to the next two days.