Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day

We had a FANTASTIC St. Patty's Day.  The weather here in Cleveland was amazingly warm that week.  It was in the 70s and sunny all week.  No one in Cleveland was complaining.  It was beautiful.  Because St. Patrick's Day fell on a Saturday this year, Josh and I were determined to go to the parade downtown.  We had a blast!  It was super crazy crowded though.  I could not believe how many people were there.  I heard on the radio that they were estimating about half a million people!  It was crazy but fun too see a huge sea of green.

We went with our friends/roommates, the Nebekers.  We had a great time.  The only thing that I didn't like was that there were so many people there that it was hard to see the parade.  We were behind probably 5-6 rows of people. 

Here are some of the pictures we were able to take that looked half way decent.

Gotta love the bagpipes!

Some awsome dancers:

More Dancers.  These kids had to be HOT!  I can't believe they were wearing sweatshirts!

 We really enjoyed the parade, but I'm not sure that we would do it again.  It was just way too crowded.  But that was the first time that I have been to a parade in years!

That afternoon, we met up with all the friends we have that are in our year (4th year podiatry students) for a BBQ and fun and games.  It was a great St. Patrick's Day.  Hope you all enjoyed yours!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

4 Years Ago...

Four years ago on March 15, 2008, I married my best friend.  I can't believe how fast time has flown by!  It has been an amazing four years.  We got married in Idaho, lived in Oklahoma, got into podiatry school, moved to Ohio, worked and worked and now we are just about done with school!  It's been a great four years!  We have had so much fun together and have been able to do lots of fun things.  I can't wait to see what the next four years will bring us.  Love you Josh! 

Here are a few pictures of us throughout these last four incredible years.

One of our Engagement pictures-Feb 2008

Wedding Day-March 2008

Ohio-August 2008

1st Anniversary-March 2009

February 2010

July 2011

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I think I have sat down to write this post about a dozen times.  Every time I do, I get distracted and
don't finish.  Hopefully this time I will finish :)

Where has time gone?  I can't believe that we are already a full week into March, but I'm not complaining.  Today it was in the upper 60s and sunny!  It was a beautiful day!  I wish we had days like this a little more often.

February was good too us; we can't complain.  We found out that Josh passed boards!  We were both super excited.  One step closer to graduation!  In celebration of passing, we went out to dinner at a delicious Mexican restaurant.  And I made Josh this...
He has been begging me for months to make him a chain count down to graduation.  On the day that we found out he passed, we had about 100 days to go.  We now only have about 73.  These fours years have thankfully flown by!  We are now just waiting to find out where we are going for residency or if we will end up staying in Cleveland for another 3 years.  The anticipation of where we will go is killing us.  We feel like our lives are completely on hold.  We would like to make a few plans but just can't.  We hopefully find out in 5-6 weeks.

In February, our friends, the Waters, came into town for the weekend to visit us!  It was so much fun!  We miss them like crazy.  We had a great weekend that went by too fast.  On Saturday, we went tobogganing at the metroparks here in Cleveland.  It was way fun.  We had a great time.

That night, Valerie and I made it just like old times and went to the movies to watch a chick flick.  We ended up watching "The Vow."  We both enjoyed it.  We had a great weekend!  Thank you, Waters family for coming!  We miss you guys!

Josh is pretty much done with all things school related until graduation.  He's had nothing to do for the last few weeks.  In the coming weeks, he only has to go to the school like 1-2 days a week!  So, he has found himself a temporary job cleaning out a warehouse.  He comes home covered in dust!  But he seems to enjoy working and actually getting paid.  :)  Between this job and his church calling, he is keeping himself pretty busy.

Not a whole lot is new with me.  Just working and working and working.  That seems to be the story of my life.  Overtime has started back up this week.  It will be nice to have that extra money again but it's getting tiring already.  My allergies are driving me nuts!  All this hot cold weather stuff is killing me.  I have been running some these last few weeks when it's been warm enough to do so and I've really enjoyed it.  I just love being outside for a little while and getting some fresh air.

And that's pretty much us at this time.  Hopefully these next few weeks will FLY by so we can find out where we will be living for the next 3 years.