Saturday, May 30, 2009

Feelin' Like a Porker!

Nick and I were able to get away from our uneventful lives for an hour. We decided to go out for dessert! While Nick and I were getting ready I had a "normal" feeling come over me. Could it possible be Nick and I were actually going to go out and have fun without the worries of Grenada and school. YES, it was possible. We went to "The Beach House". It was a pretty nice restaurant. It only took us an hour to get dessert, I know that sounds like a long time but for Grenada its actually pretty fast. We did make reservations though, and I think that helped our time along. Nick and I decided to get the Grand Etang Mud Pie. It was great! I didn't think I was hungry at all because we had eaten dinner just before going down, but I guess I was because I managed to out eat Nick if you can believe that! We also sat a while humming Disney songs seeing if we could guess the right movie, as sad as that sounds. Needless to say, we had an absolute wonderful time. 
P.S. The Mud Pie was twice the size of the picture, I know out eating your husband isn't what most women would like to admit to, but I have a little competitive side. :D

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Early Mornings and Funny Stuff

Today, Kuulei and I brought some of our friends to the airport. It was sad in some ways because we had to say goodbye to our friends the Weirs for at least awhile. The McDaniels and Schaffers will be back in a few months but the Weirs were done with Grenada for good so that was the last time we will see them in awhile. We woke up at 4:45. I purposely did not take any pills that I normally take to help me sleep so that I could drive while not being under the influence. Normally, it takes me 2-3 hours to fall asleep without pills. Even when I fall asleep I wake up a lot because I am such a light sleeper. Sure enough, I took 3 hours to sleep and woke up numerous times. It must be because of the two tours I did in 'Nam. Anyway, after getting patchy sleep I woke up in the morning and went to wash my sleepy eyes to try and pucker up a little. I looked in the mirror and to my surprise Kuulei was behind me in the distance making a thumbs up sign with a ridiculous smile on her face. Immediately, I thought of Ace Ventura. The resemblance is uncanny! It was a fun day and maybe that is because we did something out of the norm. It was great to talk to my friends and see how excited they were to see their families again and Kuulei always makes me crack up.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Clutching to a Shred of Light

I don't have anything super fun to write about. I just thought I would write a post about something thats happening NEXT MONTH. Ok, its nothing like winning a million dollars or even Nick graduating from med school. BUT, I'll take it! On June 26th we will be boarding a crappy smelling disgusting plane full of people who could benefit from deodorant. We will stay the night in scary crime infested Trinidad and than we board a plane going to Texas. We are on American soil! We will dash to the nearest fast food joint get a nice breakfast and hop on a plane to Utah. Home, sweet home. We are starting to get excited. I know you all may think our excitement is a little premature BUT, we can actually say "there is an end to this darn tunnel". We have been thinking about going home for a really long time and now we can do it... next month. All of our friends here get to leave in the middle of next week. The fourth term for Med students is the longest and "hardest", Nick has been doing a good job. He ALWAYS makes sure he and I have time to talk and spend time together. When we get back we'll have been married for SIX months(almost, just a few days shy), that time really did fly by. We've even decided on a few places that are a must while we are there. So keep your calendars clear!