Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We had a Halloween party at a friends house and it was a blast. We had over 20 people and had soup, salad, and home made rootbeer! The kids had a pinatta full of candy and also a cake walk/dance party :) The couple had fun doing a donut on a string eating contest and Matt and Kenzi DOMINATED with eating that dounut in 10 seconds!!

Happy Halloween
ps next year we'll be in Michigan and spending Halloween with my sister and here family!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Party

We are so lucky to have great friends here in Kirksville. When we move next year I am really going to miss all them all and the little things we do together.
Our friends invited us over to their house to carve pumpkins since Halloween is THIS SUNDAY!! Ryan and I stopped at Walmart and bought a cute perfectly round pumpkin to carve.
Thanks Earl and Rachel for having us over and hope everyone is ready for Halloween!
ps does anyone have any good costume ideas???

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Future Doctor!

Today we found out where Ryan will be working and continuing his medical education. We gave the school our top six places which were Grand Blanc MI, St Louis MO, Wyandotte MI, Columbus OH, Detroit MI, and Trenton MI....

We got our 1st choice!! Next June we will be moving to Grand Blanc Michigan and couldn't be more excited. I have sister that lives in Canton MI which is a little more than a hour away from us!!

Wish us luck :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ryan's Ankle

Last Saturday Ryan was playing intramural flag football and decided to roll his ankle! He jumped up to block a pass and landed on the the opposing teams foot, causing Ryan to roll his ankle. He hoped off the field and stayed on the couch icing his ankle all weekend. By Monday he was able to put some weight on it.

His two feet after it happened... before the swelling was at its biggest

During class, Ryan was moving his ankle seeing how if felt and noticed that he could move it front to back but wasn't able to go side to side and was worried that he might have fractured the bones on the side of his foot. So we drove to Macon, MO to the doctors office that Ryan works with with ortho club. They took some xrays and everything is fine and the doctor was surprised that he didn't fracture the blah blah blah bone....

His two feet and my foot.... You can't even see his ankle bone!

All in all, his foot was super swollen, and not it is bruised all over! Looks pretty cool :) but don't worry Ryan is fine and was playing goalie in soccer later that week. (the goalie only stands there anyways!)

The next day the color started showing on his ankle and toes

Friday, October 8, 2010

Do you ever....

Do you ever see your husband?? That is probably the most common question that I am asked... Every time I say yeah and never really think about it, but I figure I will designate a post just to being a medical student wife/widow!!

I was thinking about this the other night and remembering what it was like being married to Ryan while he was attending BYU and the differences between undergrad and medical school. I realized that life really isn't different! I came to Missouri prepared to never see him and cherish the little moments we had together between tests. I was surprised when he was home ALL THE TIME!

During undergrad Ryan always took a full course load, worked on campus or off, and still kept a really high GPA. I think that work ethic really helped him adjust to medical school and the pressures it has on a student.

One little difference is that Ryan can't skip class and head to Snowbird for the occasional snow day and snowboard in all the fresh powder :)

Another difference is that I we eat more at home now... In Provo we would either be eating out or switching nights cooking/eating at other family members house. We were blessed to have my brother and sister attend BYU while we were there and we would switch nights cooking for everyone.

We still are involved with intramurals. Ryan played soccer at BYU and he still has a night once a week to play. He also plays raquetball, football and we play volleyball together.

I am not saying medical school is easy and that it's for every one but you really get out of it what you put into it. Ryan works hard so we can enjoy time keeping a normal life... But he really can't wait to enjoy some snow days again :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Temple Cleaning

So my friend Kenzi and I went and helped cleaned the Nauvoo temple this week and it was a really fun experience. It was a little strange at first just walking around inside the temple, but it was fun to see some of the things that you usually wouldn't see while doing a session.

We were able to walk down the hall way with some of the original temple clothes from saints that lived in Nauvoo, keys to the original temple and we saw Joseph Smith's sword. They head custodian lady showed us part of the painting in one of the rooms that President Hinckley painted and she also showed us some of the "secrets" to the murals in the rooms.

She told us that next time we could go up in the tower that is on top of the temple!

It was fun to get out of Kirksville and have girl talk on the way to Nauvoo. Thanks for going with me Kenzi!!