Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So we were actually able to get a shot of all our family (all that were in MD that is...we missed hannah's fam, and Rissa!)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Favorite time of year...

This time of year is definitely a special time of year for us.  The time frame between Thanksgiving and New Years was always so special growing up.  My parents had many traditions and we made so many fun memories growing up. But this time of year is special for another reason too, almost one year ago I became Mrs. Lewis.  The last couple days as we were celebrating Thanksgiving it was so much fun to think back to last year at this time.  I remember it so well, the craziness of school, planning a wedding, and getting ready for the Holidays.  I think I have partly forgotten the craziness, and mainly remember the butterflies and the excitement of becoming Lew's wife.  It's hard to believe that here we are, almost at our one year anniversary, now making some of our own traditions and memories.  And this time of year wouldn't be complete without school craziness, but this week has been a nice little break, I got a full week off!
Yesterday we spent the day at my parents and had a lot of fun eating lots of good food, and spending time with all our family (except Hannah's family, and Rissa...we missed you all!!)  Here are a few cute pictures from yesterday ( I couldn't take too many because my camera battery was dying and I forgot to charge the battery, but I did get lots of Gianna though!)
The order of the pictures are kind of random, I couldn't get blogger to sort them...

Mommy and Gianna

Sitting on the stool... (she loved this little stool, she kept climbing up on it!)

"Meema" and Gianna


Playing Frisbee with Dad

Then today we followed in one of my family's traditions and went to Pine Valley Farms to cut down our first tree...well my Dad really did the cutting, but picking it out was a family effort.   Once we found the right one we loaded it up and brought it home.  What seemed like an "easy" task wasn't quite as easy as we thought, but it was fun none-the-less.  I had to laugh as we were trying to get it to stand up straight for the tenth time...my parents made it look so easy all those years ;)  We finally got it up and added the lights and decorations, then spent a little while trying to clean the needles off of the floor.  But let me just say this, the work was worth it.  Having the tree up made our little place feel so cozy, and the smell is amazing!  Then after the tree was up, and some yummy left overs were eaten, we started a new little tradition... a Christmas movie marathon.  Right now I'm watching home alone 2, with my sleepy husband passed out beside me (he was out after the 2nd one!)
Here are a few captured moments in the process of putting up the tree...

Finally got it inside...now where to put it?

Lew trying to snip away some of the branches so it will fit in the stand

Finally got it standing and the decorations are on...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Life as it is...

So there hasn't been much time for updating at our place. Between school being super busy and a plethora of interviews my time has been consumed, my sweet Lew has been compensating well by doing a lot around the house and being my "cheerleader" when I need it ;)

I do have one big update now though... I got a job!  I decided to work at University of MD Medical Center in the Pediatric ICU.  It was a funny process because originally I wasn't sure about anything...where I wanted to work, or what specialty I wanted...but after I interviewed and got to talk to the nurse manager I just had complete clarity that the PICU at UMMC was exactly where God wanted me to be.  So Lew and I are very excited about it.  I will start in February.  

I only have 2 more days of class, where did the time go!  I have two more days and 2 more exams then I'm done.  Then the month of January will be time to relax and prepare for the boards (although from what I hear...those 2 don't really go together!) But I will attempt to relax some when I can.

I have a few Thanksgiving recipes I wanted to post this week...those will be coming soon!

Monday, November 12, 2007

To My Long Lost Friend

Dear Warm Weather,

I haven't seen you around in a while. To be honest, I miss you. In October we had this talk, and I thoughts things were going to change. You gave me the impression that you were going to be around for a while. This year was supposed to be different, I know that every year you leave to make way for fall and winter, but I like you better, I've always liked you better.

Please don't mistake my glances into the closet at sweaters as a secret desire for you to away. Just because I find fleece comfortable does not mean that I wanted you to go away.

I thought we had something special going, I like being warm and you like creating high temperatures. Some people may try to put you down and accuse you of something called, "global warming," but you don't have to listen to them. They're all just haters. Warm weather, everyone loves you. You're so bright people have to wear shades around you!

Warm weather, there might have been times I sat inside in the AC, but please know that I never took you for granted. Where you ever you go warm weather, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you. You may leave me for a season, but I will be here, enduring the cold, waiting for you to come back.