Sunday, May 1, 2011

Four Months Down

The purpose of this blog was to be a journaling system for us and also for our families to see what we are up to in Iowa besides studying. I've been terrible and have a ton of catching up to do. I apologize in advance for the low quality pictures. I don't own a Nikon 5000XG6 or whatever they are called so you are going to have to deal with the classy Canon snapshots. Let's get started...


The hubby turned 30!! Yep you heard right, 30! This birthday was honestly not a big deal for him, even though I kinda tried to make it a big deal. He was telling people he was 30 even before his birthday...not how I do things. On his birthday we drove all the way to the movie theater and once we pulled in the parking lot we made a team decision to not go. Neither of us were dying to see the movie for $22 and after some contemplating we decided the movie was Redbox worthy instead. The joys of being in school. We did go to dinner though and played Settlers (his favorite game) for about four hours.
Tried to ring in the new year with some school friends. Too bad they all have kids and none of them were up to staying up late. Awesome.

I started a new job!! I started at Robert Half International on Jan 3 and stay extremely busy there. My favorite part about the job is putting together reports - nerd alerk. Least favorite part, answering the phone.

We attended two 1-year old's birthday party. It was just as expected, lots of messy cake faces and catching up with all of the students wives. Good times.


Honestly, I'm not really sure what we did this month.

For Valentine's Day we were extremely cliche and went to dinner at Cheesecake Factory. Rich ordered an entree he still talks about - Chicken Pana, absolutely delightful. I was more safe and went with the BBQ Chicken Pizza -- it was, eh.

I had a birthday - my 26th birthday! I don't know why 25 to 26 seemed like such a big jump to me, but it truly did. I'm still trying to cope. I worked all day (I think it should be against the law the have any business open on President's Day), but had a great dinner with a bunch of our friends. Sarah even made me a delicious/beautiful cake. Rich did a really good job with gifts -- an air popcorn popper, a robe, (yes I'm a grandma) and my favorite a gift card to DSW which I'm still hanging on to for the perfect pairs of zappatos.


Spring Break 2011 Baby!! Rich was lucky enough to receive a week off of school which conveniently fell on my sister's (Sharice) wedding. So we headed off to Utah for the big celebration. The time off was much needed for both of us. Before Spring Break we hadn't had a chance to hang out for about two weeks...thus MUCH NEEDED. It was really fun to see family and friends, but as always it would have been great if we could have stayed longer :)
Steve seems to fit in just fine


First great weekend of weather + reading outside + long bike ride w/ Rich = First major sunburn of the'd think I'd learn

Saved a huge turtle in the road from getting smashed to pieces. It hissed and snapped at Rich when he picked it up (I was too scared - it was bigger than a small joke), but little did it know that we were saving it's life. I'm still mad I didn't have my camera

New job for my podiatry student. Des Moines Country Club hired Rich on as a valet. The first day was a complete success. He had a blast and ended his shift with $94 in tips. We talked about it all weekend :)

Rich traveled without me. I got to pull out the old suitcase and pack Rich's things for his brother's wedding while he studied his brains out for a Physiology test.

Dyed Easter eggs with some neighbors while Rich was working. Also went on splits with the sister was that intimidating.

1 comment:

  1. hooray for a post! glad to see you guys are doing well. hopefully we see ya in the summa time!