Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the beat goes on

We have been pretty busy the past few weeks I finished the 3rd quarter at school( a couple papers and a test) then had spring break spent in Ames, IC, and Chicago( the same as most any week i guess), I am already 2 weeks into the 4th quarter so only 6 to go. Jen finished her OB/GYN rotation, really enjoying the last few weeks of delivering babies. We managed to get to Ames to send out wedding invitations last weekend which was a lot of work, but a lot of fun with the family. Monday Jen started her Surgery rotation which will no doubt be challenging and a learning experience. 6 weeks until she is through that and I am done with Spring classes. The wedding is 81 days away which feels simultaneously to close and to far away, we settled on what everybody is going to wear, music, and cermony stuff, as well as talking with the flower people photo people (danny mac) ring people (lane) and the band... We also settled on a place to live next year(in the same complex Jen lives in now). Next weekend we will be heading back to Ames for a day for Brian Scott's wedding. I have about 1,250 pages to read over the next 5 weeks(7 papers to write and a test), should be fun....at least jen will be working 16 hour days during that time (balance sort of) thats about it i am heading to boston market... they still have those up here...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First March Blog

Its been a few weeks since our last post. Jen and I have been back to Ames the past two weekends for the E-free marriage counseling class and retreat. We really enjoyed getting to spend some time together learning/reviewing some important principles for marriage. It is an exciting time as we close in on 3 months until the wedding. Spring is always my favorite time of year and this year that is magnified. I finished up the 3rd quarter last week so i am on spring break this week. I will be staying in Iowa City working on wedding stuff/ taking care of some things to transition to married life. Jen is delivering babies the next couple weeks which is exciting for her(though the hours remain long). After the first day she was pretty confident i would not be able to stay in the deliver room if/when that time comes around for us. I almost fainted as she told me about it... We continue to try to figure out what the future holds, specialties/residency for Jen, and school/ career for me, it is a good reminded that life doesn't end on June 20th. Which is a good reminder to live for today, tomorrow will bring enough worries of its own (someone smarter then I said that).