This summer, I decided to refinish our pantry/cupboard. It is an heirloom, passed down from Sarah's parents; her Dad had constructed it many, many years ago. We currently use it to store our cookbooks and serving-ware. Over time, the heritage piece has taken some abuse: scuffs, crayon marks, stab wounds that Sarah insists come from… Continue reading Andy and the Summer Pantry Upgrade Crusade
Wow, it's been almost a month since my last post but in the blog silence we've been enjoying our summer. Andy and I joke that we'll be glad for school to start because it forces us to be less busy. In the past month, we've visited family in 3 different cities and 2 different states,… Continue reading Our 30 Minutes of Fame
This garden has been over a year in the making. We originally intended to get it started last summer right after we moved here. Well, last summer came and went and all we had done was read a book on gardening and buy some cinder blocks. Work and school got going and the garden dream… Continue reading Our Garden Experiment
As you read in the previous post, Andy went all out for my birthday. I could act humble and say that it was way more than I wanted but let's be serious, it was everything I've always wanted. I'm not selfless or holy enough to wish people would just make a big deal of Jesus… Continue reading 25th Birthday Party: The Surprisee’s Perspective
Sarah has always dreamed of having a surprise birthday party. So, for her 25th birthday, I gave her one. It was Tuesday, May 20, after I finished my last exam of the semester. I thought to myself, a very clever thought, "Since Sarah also likes the blog, I will make a surprise blog post about… Continue reading Sarah’s Surprise Birthday Party: A Behind the Scenes Look!
Andy and I don't feel like the average med school couple. I mean, we are on paper, but somehow it doesn't seem like it, and I think it's because we feel settled. In the med school, residency, (fellowship?), and beyond! family life it can be hard to put down roots. As a family you have to… Continue reading Settled.
I've been suffering from some serious writer's block lately when it comes to the blog. There are now 18 partial posts sitting in my drafts folder but I haven't been able to get it together enough to finish one and get it published. Nevertheless, I still wanted to join up with Medical Mondays today so… Continue reading Go Cats?
At 12:30am on Monday morning, we returned from a 5 day getaway to Colorado Springs over Andy's spring break. The American Academy of Osteopathy was having their annual Convocation there this year. One of the clubs Andy is in was going and I thought it sounded like a great thing to tag along on. We… Continue reading Spring Breakin’ in Colorado
Well, Paleo February is several weeks behind us now. Non-Paleo (or possibly Anti-Paleo) March is well underway. What did we think? Did we love the experience? Did it leave us bitter and scarred? We both agreed that it was good. We picked up a few dietary insights that we will carry with us into the… Continue reading Paleo February: A Review and Reflections
Sometimes you wake up and it looks like this outside (which has happened a lot lately) our university doesn't normally close for weather but this is the worst storm we've had all winter so the university actually closed and I got a real day off (yay!). Our county was even declared to be in a… Continue reading Med School Snow Day?