Monday came WAY too fast so we decided to just hang out and rest again before the work week started up again. We started out the morning with a nice bike ride...Jason thought it was necessary to wash them before we started our ride.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I know there must be some perks but I'm not sure we've seen too many of them during our journey.
Lets take a look at June's call schedule. The last four weeks of call during his surgery rotation!
Lets focus in on his first day call for the month of June...Sunday, June 6, also known as MY BIRTHDAY! I know my birthday isn't quite a big deal now that I'm going to be 26 and not 6 but I'm still a little bummed. He's going to try and persuade another student to trade days with him but we'll see how that goes.
In all seriousness, there will be some amazing perks once we reach the light at the end of the tunnel. One year from now we will be back on the island watching Jason graduate and moving to a new city to start residency....and then we'll start seeing the perks. Until then, it looks like I'm going to have a lot of cake and ice cream to eat on June 6th!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Once the rock was washed, then I could start adding some of my ideas and color! I wasn't really sure what I wanted to paint on the rock but once I started painting, then ideas just started coming to mind. I wanted to paint something that represented each member of our family.
The cross is for our relationship with God, the stethescope is for Jason, the book is for me and the puppy paws are for the boys. I feel like I was able to capture our little family. It might not be the greatest but I had so much fun making it. I couldn't wait to get it outside by our front door...
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The difference between first place and last place was only a few minutes...this stage of the race couldn't have been closer! Peter Sagan of Slovakia was the winner of stage 5...it was an amazing finish--he sped past two other competitors just in time to claim the victory!I'm so glad that I was able to experience the 5th stage of the 2010 Tour of California. I was part of Bakersfield history!! After watching something so awesome, I decided to go home and ride my bike. Hey, if these men could ride 112 miles in the crazy heat, then surely I could work up the energy to ride a mile or two!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday morning started off with a trip to Costco to get a few things. We got a little distracted at these massage chairs...we just had to try them out!Jason obviously didn't want his picture taken sitting in a huge leather massage chair in the middle of Costco...doesn't he know that I blog regularly and I need pictures??
Once we were both settled in the massage chairs, his chair reclined all the way back so he was laying down and getting a massage. The foot rest squeezed and massaged our feet and legs while the chair took care of our booty, back, shoulders and head. I never figured out how to lay my chair all the way down, so I took a few more pictures of him! Ha--if he only knew! He put on his sunglasses so the lights weren't so bright...he actually dozed off for a little bit. Surgery must really be exhausting....falling asleep in a massage chair in the middle of Costco on a Saturday is not an easy task!
Saturday evening we headed to the car wash. The weather has been so unpredictable that we've put off cleaning our cars because we didn't want the rain to ruin our clean cars. Wouldn't you know that since we cleaned our cars on Saturday, the rain decided to make its presence on Monday. At least they were clean for a day! Well at the car wash, as we were vacuuming and cleaning my car out, I locked the keys in the car. Keys that look something like this were locked in the car at the car wash vacuum area on one of the most busiest days!Yes, I said it! Locking the keys in the car was partly my fault. Jason handed them to me as he parked the car and got out to dry it. I put them in the front seat because I didn't want to lose them in the shuffle of cleaning everything out of the car. I guess as I was cleaning the door, I accidentally hit the lock button. If you hit the lock button on the driver side door, then all the other doors lock and that's what I did. As soon as it happened, panic set in. Everything was inside the car...cellphones, wallet, keys and anything else that would be useful in getting our keys out. I walked across the street to a pharmacy to borrow their phone to call a locksmith. I couldn't find a locksmith that would answer their phone, so after about 15 different companies I gave up and called a tow truck. The tow truck said they could unlock our door and get the keys out. When I got back to the car wash, we couldn't help ourselves...we had to laugh. We really wanted to scream and get upset but the damage was done and all we could do is laugh. It was probably the highlight of the weekend. About 30 minutes later, the tow truck arrives, fiddles with the door for about 15 minutes and finally frees our keys.
Sunday we spent the day with Chip, Sue and Timothy. They came up late Saturday evening and we had a fun day of rest and relaxation planned for Sunday. After breakfast, croissant sandwiches (Jason's favorite), we put on our swimsuits, grabbed a book and made ourselves comfortable beside the pool. The only time we moved was to jump in the pool or to flip a page in our book....it was perfect!!
Our weekend couldn't have been better...well maybe without the part where I got a little frantic when the keys got locked in the car, but other than that the weekend was wonderful!
I do know one thing for sure--I'd lock my keys in my car and wait on a tow truck for 30 minutes every day if it meant that Jason and I could spend time together. I really dislike call schedules!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Spending an itty bitty bit of time with my mom driving to the airport on Mother's Day wasn't enough! I wanted Sunday to be full of things that focused on no one else but her. Well unfortunately, I had a plane seat reserved for me, a husband that was missing his wife and an office that needed their program coordinator back. Yes, I did get to spend a few wonderful days with mom but Sunday is the day designated for special recognition of moms and I hated that I couldn't spend more of the day with her.
My mom is so special that I don't know what I would do without her. I know I always say how big of a mama's girl I am but when it came to writing something special blog for Mother's Day, my words fell short. I decided that a letter to mom would be the best way to let her know how special she is to me......
Thank you. Thank you for being the best mom I could ask for. It's so hard to start with all the thank yous because I'm not sure which ones are the most important. Are the big or small memories the best? All our memories, from the time I can remember, hold a special place in my heart. They have made me the person that I am today!
Thank you for singing me to sleep. Thanks for teaching me about Jesus and his unconditional love. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made just to do the small things-like staying up all night to make my Jasmine costume for my Halloween party, helping me build a life size Valentine's Day box or making 100s of cupcakes for school parties.
Thanks for knowing the right words to say when I've had a rough day or knowing when to just sit and listen when I feel like rambling on like a crazy woman! Our daily phone conversations mean more to me than you'll ever know!
Thank you for sending special packages. Packages that have no significance at all. 'Just because' packages. You always find the best cards and put the most thought into the smallest things. All that thought is definitely appreciated!
Thanks for teaching me to cook your signature meals...they will never be as good as yours but they are getting pretty close.
Thank you for setting such a positive, uplifting and Godly example of a mother. I pray that when I become a mom, I can be half the mom that you are. If I am, then I know that I have done a pretty good darn job of being a mom.
I couldn't have asked for a better mom! You know me inside and out...yet, you don't judge. I love you and I'm forever grateful to you and your love! On a scale of 1-10, you are off the charts!!
Saturday was a little more hectic...the birthday party started at 1:00pm so the morning was filled with errands that had to be done before the party. I didn't get too many pictures of the party because I forgot about my camera for most of the day. I did get a few pictures of everyone singing 'Happy Birthday' to the birthday girl and boy. As you can tell, Brock was not a fan of all the attention and the singing!
The birthday party was so much fun! I loved watching the kids open their gifts and play with all their toys. I'm so glad I was able to celebrate with them...I wouldn't have it any other way! Sunday morning came way too fast!
We had to leave for the airport bright and early--my flight took off around 9:00am. I hate that I couldn't spend more of Mother's Day with mom and more time in Missouri so I could visit my other family but I ran out of time. My visit home was WAY TOO short but I'm so glad that I was able to successfully surprise everyone and enjoy a fun filled weeekend with mom.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Happy Birthday, Anastasia! You'll always be my special girl!
Well, the good news is that even though I won't be holding a little one of my own for awhile, I still have a little one to hold. Brooke was born three weeks ago and I think I've been to visit each week! She is the sweetest little girl...Jason was on call this past weekend so I volunteered my babysitting services to the new parents and they agreed! They were in the need for a night on the town and I was in need for some baby time! She was on her best behavior while Thane and Desiree were out...she didn't make a peep the whole evening. The 'baby fever' is slowing getting better! My weekly visits to Brooke are proving to be the perfect medication for this reoccurring fever.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The curtain dropped after a few lines into the song and we got to see the set. It was pretty awesome!
The concert was awesome! It was so much fun singing all the songs that I knew at the top of my lungs and dancing around like a crazy person, as if no one was around. They definitely put on a good show! After the concert, Sugarland is still one of my favorite bands!!