Monday, June 30, 2008
This weekend was fantastic. I was off on Friday because of our summer hours at work. Six extra days off during the year without using vacation time. Fabulous! Anyway, Kody and I had planned on taking a mini vacation to Kansas City to see a game and hang out, but at the last minute he decided he wanted to stay in town and relax and do "Tulsa stuff" with just the two of us. We went to the Aquarium Friday morning. We loved the shark tank. I felt like I was in some sort of under water research station. Very cool. We went to the Parade of Homes for ten total hours over the course of the weekend. We loved every second of it. We navigated ourselves all over the city and looked at homes that ranged from $180,000 to $1,200,000. Kody would chat it up with the builders about the material they used and why they laid things out the way they did. They loved him. He is such a schmoozer. The best part was just being together all weekend, as cheesy as that sounds. We haven't had a weekend with just the two of us and no studying commitments since Christmas! We talked about rotations and residency and our plans for the next five, ten , and twenty years. Looking at awesome homes will make you think about the future! We got to talk about what we wanted in our home in twenty years when we can really afford that type of home. It's just fun to think about things like that and dream. We both have very realistic expectations and are too logical when it comes to money...thank goodness!
I'm excited for Kody to start rotations tomorrow, but also freaking out a little bit when I think about him starting to apply for residencies in 14 months. The time is going to fly.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Lesson: All dogs need collars and tags! If the second dog didn't have one on who knows what would have happened. Put one on your dog today!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Kody and I are hanging out with Kasey and Ashely tonight. YAY! Ashley flew in from Texas this afternoon. I love double dates. :) I'm going to try to persuade everyone to see "Get Smart". I loved watching that on Nick at Nite growing up. So fun.
I have spent the last two hours at work in the "media closet" cleaning out magazine and reorganizing. Friday's are great days for stuff like that. I just put on my iPod and zone out. I feel so productive even though I'm not doing anything super important or difficult.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
- Michelle Obama went to Harvard Law School
- Cindy McCain founded and ran the American Voluntary Medical Team which emergency medical and surgical care to underprivileged children across the world
- Michelle Obama is the founding executive of Public Allies - Chicago which is a leadership training program
- Cindy McCain is on the board of Operation Smile which helps repair facial deformities to children around the world
- Michelle Obama served as Vice President of Community and External at the University of Chicago Medical Center
- Cindy McCain has led 55 medical missions across the world. One of them led to the adoption of her 16 year old daughter, Bridget.
I don't want to just "vote". I want my vote to really mean something and for that to happen I need to know why I like the candidate I do. So many people vote because they don't like someone else or they are a democrat or republican. I want to be able to say why I am voting for the candidate I am and what policies I do not agree with from the candidate I do not vote for. Both websites have a clear outline of the issues and the candidates stance and solution. I encourage everyone to visit both sites and educate yourself!
Over the course of the next few months I will be posting policies from both candidates and solutions to current problems facing our country. I'll still post silly pictures of Kody and me. Don't worry, I won't become too grown up too fast...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This is from Casa Bonita in Denver. Kody saw the balloon making machine and just had to have one. The balloon survived most of the trip. I think it even came back in the car with us to Oklahoma! It was our friend.This is right before our whitewater rafting adventure. You can't really tell how awesome we looked in our wet suits in these pictures, but you can use your imagination. It was special.This is after Kasey's graduation at the Air Force Academy stadium.
In other news, Happy 26th Birthday Kinsey! Salsa class was great last night. I was exhausted afterwards. I always knew dancers had to be in great shape and I consider myself to be pretty fit, but this is a whole other type of fit. My legs were dying. I'm getting the turns down. We started using our hips a lot more last night which made it quite fun! :) Happy Wednesday.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I had a three day weekend this past weekend and I did something I have never done before...I went to a movie alone. It was actually quite fantastic! I could see whatever I wanted and whatever time I wanted to see it. I didn't have to wait on people after the movie or worry about saving seats. It was just me. It was Friday the 13th so I went to see "The Happening" in honor of the day. Plus, Kody would not go see it with me so it was chance to see a scary movie in the theater again. That is one of the things I gave up when I got married...seeing scary movies. Kody doesn't really share my love of being scared. Strange. :) The movie turned out to be a little disappointing. It was actually kind of silly. The cinematography was amazing. I wouldn't recommend pay $8 to see it in a theater. Luckily I get free passes to the movies so I didn't waste a dime.
My first Salsa class went well last week. There are eight people total in the class. One guy. Basically we have to dance with girls when we learn the spins, but that is just fine with me since I have some friends taking it with me. I feel like I got it down pretty well Tuesday night. Hopefully we will learn more in the next few classes, but I have a feeling it might get a little repetitious. Oh well...it's still fun and a really great inner thigh work out!
I'm so hungry...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Kody took a practice board test on Sunday. He passed. YAY! Sure, that really doesn't mean much since it didn't count, but it is nice to help boost his confidence a little. I don't want him to get too confident though. Kody needs a little pressure to stay motivated. He knows now that he has the ability to end up doing really well, so we are both positive about it. Unfortunately, I have absolutely nothing to do with how well he does. I get him snacks and drinks as needed and tell him he is awesome. :)
I have Friday off. It could not come at a better time. I think I am going to go see "The Happening" Friday afternoon by myself. I know, me go to a movie by myself? Who would have thought?!? I'm quite capable of doing things without people and almost prefer it sometimes. Kody doesn't want to see it with me. He claims it is because he has to "study", but I know it is because he is scared out of his mind. He doesn't like movies that are intended to frighten viewers. :)
Friday, June 6, 2008
I'm looking forward to a weekend at home and not traveling. Kody has a lot of studying to do for boards. Three more weeks! I'm looking forward to those being over, of course then we have to wait six weeks to get his scores...that might be more stressful than anything!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I would write more, but I might collapse on my keyboard...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Saturday was the big game. I had been helping my dad "train" for the past few months. I would hit him fly balls and go to the batting cages with him. It really made me miss playing. I miss hitting for an hour straight. It made me feel powerful! Anyway, he played first base at the game. It was fun to see him chatting up Mark Harmon, Frank Marshall (Producer of Indian Jones, Back the Future, Bourne Identify), and Rick Sutcliffe (pitcher for the Cubs and Dodgers) when they got on base. Rowdy from the Dallas Cowboys was there. He has to be one of the best mascots I have ever seen, other than Albert and Alberta of course! To make a long story short, The Bombers, Mark Harmon's team, whipped up on the OSSO Outlaws. However, they did raise over $300,000 dollars for The Children's Center. Quite impressive. To date they have raised far over $1,000,000 for the Center.
Saturday night Frank Marshall hosted an "after party" for all the Bomber players and the OSSO guys. They rented out the rooftop of a new condo complex in downtown OKC. It is right next to the Bricktown Ballpark and Harkins Theater. It was AMAZING. I'm not going to lie, it made me feel pretty high class. Frank Marshall was the DJ and there was a dance floor. Storms were coming in so lightning surrounded us, but it was still far enough away to enjoy being outside. It was gorgeous. It has to be the absolute best location in Oklahoma City. Kody and I fell in love with the rooftop. It felt like something out of a movie....standing on a rooftop with the wind blowing in our hair, music playing in the background, people dancing and laughing...very cool.
In other news, I saw the Gators play in the Women's College World Series on Sunday. They beat Texas A&M 6-1, but then lost again later that night and were eliminated. I got a pretty awesome sunburn on my shins as a souvenir.