- We could not travel during any holiday, or 7 days before or after any holiday. That's a lot of black-out dates.
- We had to have a 45-day window between our three date choices, which overlapped black-out dates made it hard to find three dates before our "year" was up.
- We had to depart on a Monday, leaving at 9pm returning on Wednesday, leaving at 6am. DID YOU READ THAT LAST SENTENCE??? Our three day/two night getaway would actually be more like a "arrive in Maui at midnight, crash at the hotel, hang out for a day - but don't stay out too late because you have to get back to the airport at 4am for a 6am flight home!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Ruby (based on her love of all things wood, may be part termite) was eating one of my magazines this afternoon. She got it slobbery enough that some of the page corners started coming off in her mouth. I took it away and stuck my finger in there to get the paper out - I FELT A TOOTH!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Obviously, I can't really blog much about this huge part of our life, so just know that we will open an envelope this summer that will tell us where we are going to live for 3 years while Ryan is a Fellow. You may recall our "match day" experience during med school that led us to Grand Rapids.
I'm so glad I married Ryan when he was in his first year of med school. We've been on this journey together through med school, residency, his year as chief coming up, and then his fellowship training. He is awesome. I am blessed.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
- I had high hopes of getting a picture of Ruby covered in butterflies, but I could not. You see, the event was at night, so they weren't really flying as much as they do when it's bright out.
- Talk about crowded! The place was packed with wall to wall strollers and kids and parents all running around looking for butterflies. If I were a butterfly, I would have stayed high in the trees too!
- While we were there, we discovered that anyone can go see the butterflies anytime they want for free... during the day when it's not crowded and it's bright out... so I am confused why they promoted this special event for members as if it was the only way to see the special butterflies. Did I fall for a money-making scheme? Perhaps!