Monday, September 17, 2012

Ah November.... Time of Thanks, Food, and Sports Medicine

November! I love it! Nick actually really loved it too. He started a sports Medicine Rotation down in Provo, UT. He loved the Dr.'s he worked with and loved learning new things! Everyone was really nice and were great teachers. Nick is actually interested in doing Sports Medicine when he's done with Residency so this was great for him to get his feet wet and to see if this is something he was really interested in, and it definitely is! We also benefited from Nick being in the sports medicine rotation because the Dr. he was working with is BYU's Sports Medicine Dr. so he gets free tickets in the VIP seating area, he gave 3 to us. So, Nick and I, along with our good friend Katie went to my first BYU football game in the stadium, it was a lot of fun! It was cool too because we got all this free food! Aside from that, We all (Nick, Me, and Alette) flew to Texas for one of Nick's interviews for Residency it was fun but it was also crazy busy. While we were in Texas we met up with some of our old Medical school friends, the Teame's and Johnson's- they are actually a year ahead of us so it was nice asking them how they liked Residency, it gives us something to look forward to!
 Last but not least, Thanksgiving was wonderful not only because we were able to be around family but Nick was actually able to be with us. He's been having to come and go a lot because of school but anytime we get him we're super happy!


Ever since I got pregnant with this baby I have been DYING to know if it was a boy or a girl. I obviously would be completely fine with having another girl because Alette is so darn awesome but it would also be way fun to have at least one of each. SO, I decided to schedule an ultrasound at 16 weeks to specifically find out the gender and guess what they told us.................. IT'S a BOY!
Isn't that profile just THE CUTEST!


When they told me it was a boy, I seriously started to tear and almost immediately I thought of all my hopes and dream for the little guy. Mostly, I thought about how much my brothers mean to me and how much I want Alette and this little one to mean to each other when they get older. So in love with this little boy!

Alette's first "real" Halloween!

I was really excited this Halloween because Alette could actually semi enjoy this holiday, and I could even dress her up and be happy that more than a handful of people would see her! Last year she was a Cuddly Tiger but this year she was a yummy Cupcake! And, the other thing she could actually walk this year so they could get the full cuteness of it all.

Trick or Treat Time w/Daddy!!!

Halloween 2011 (@Trunk or Treat)

Carving a Pumpkin w/mommy!

Finished Product!

Halloween 2010
12 weeks Along with baby#2 (as of the 10th of October)

Moving to Utah

Alright, So the last spot I left off in the blog was when we decided we were going to be moving to Utah. Alette and I packed the entire house up because the rotation Nick was on left him barely any time at home to do anything extra besides studying. We ended up hiring some movers to work through the little HOA rules and it worked out just fine, they packed the moving pods for us and all Nick and I had to worry about was the 12 hour drive to Utah. Nick left to go to Jersey and completed his rotation there without a problem. What we DIDN'T tell everyone was right around this time I was going through my first Trimester with our little sweetheart Grant. I had some morning sickness but no where near as bad as it was when I was pregnant with Alette. So I think, right when we moved I would've been almost past my first trimester and I was happy because I was able to use the same OB I had when I had Alette. I had wonderful help during the periods Nick was gone because we were staying with his parents.

8 weeks along.

Alette in Nicks Hockey Helmet while I was Packing.          

It's Been a Whole Year and I Have Some Catching up to do!

Well, just the other day I was looking at the blog and noticed it has been a year since I last posted. Let me tell you, there has been SO much change in this year it blows my mind. It's a nice little journal to have and I can't believe I've neglected it this long! Anyways, I'll be spending the next little while updating the blog so if you're interested stay-tuned!

Friday, September 16, 2011

We're moving... Again, and it won't be the last time either!

So, this came to us kind of suddenly but it makes the most sense. While we were looking over Nick's schedule we realized that after this month, we would be here in California all but 4-8 weeks in a 6 month period. We talked about it and decided that it would make the most sense economically for us to go to Utah. Nick still has to travel to NJ for a couple more months, a month in Oct. Then, again come March and half of April. And in November he has a rotation in Utah, and then 6 weeks off during December-January. Anyways, the months that Nick would have to leave, Alette and I would be alone in CA, family/ friend-less so we though a much better use of our time, and a much happier use of our time would be with our loved ones. So we're still working through some of the snags (I hate HOA's for the record) but come hell or high water- Nick, Alette and myself will be in Utah October 1st, and we won't be leaving for at least 6 months (well, at least Alette and I won't be) Then, in March Nick will be told where we will be spending his residency.. Can't say I'm excited to be cold but I can say that I'm excited about having good company. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

We're Alive, Just Being Lazy.

We're still here... I have been so terrible at updating the blog. I don't know how other people are able to keep there blog so up-to-date. Maybe I just need to come to terms with my self and admit I'm a bit lazy. Anyways, we have a ton of updating to do. So we'll get on with it.

First things first, we no longer live in New Jersey.... we live in the sunny state of California. We miss a lot of things about NJ but we are really happy here in CA. It's a TON cheaper here and, we are closer to both sides of our family.

We have a great Condo we're living in, it's actually twice as big as our last place and it's a lot cheaper too. I LOVE the kitchen; stainless steal appliances and nice tile floor. I don't love the counters, they're tile and it kinda grosses me out when I think about making bread on it because I don't think you can every truly clean the grout between the tiles. (that's just my weird opinion and I'm a little crazy about things being clean.)

Nick has started his fourth and final year of medical school which totally blows my mind. He is so close, but he still has a few years until he's completely done with the other part of being a Doctor, Residency! Nick has really enjoyed being at this hospital, people have a different demeanor here than they do in the east and it makes them a little easier to work with. He does have a little bit of a hectic schedule right now, but we're use to it now. Nick has started to apply for Residency so it's exciting but a tiny bit stressful too.

I have been doing the same ole thing. I stay at home with Alette watching her little mind grow. We still only have one vehicle and so it's still a little tough in that aspect. With Nick's schedule the way it is he doesn't get home until around 6-7 and so we can't really get out to do anything when he comes home. So, I joined a gym so I could get out at night a bit. I am definitely sore, but I feel so good at the same time. It's so nice to have a little me time. I am starting to be a little more "normal" in that I mean, I'm starting to feel like I can entertain the idea of having a babysitter so that Nick and I can actually have a date night, I haven't done it yet, but I am definitely playing with the idea... I know I'm a little over the top, Alette hasn't had a babysitter besides her grandparents, and that's only when we're visiting them and she's asleep when we leave. I realized this in church when she walked away from me and let other people hold her. I guess in her own subtle way she's been trying to let me know she's ready for me to give her a little "space". As for church, it didn't take long, I got a calling to be in the Nursery. I still don't have any friends really but I haven't been here that long either so I guess in time I will make friends, hopefully before we move again!

Alette is just growing up too fast! She makes us smile but she also can drive us a little crazy at the same time. She's a very smart and funny little girl. She decided she was either too old or big for her highchair, we got her a booster seat so she could sit at the table and feel like a "big" girl. She actually eats during dinner time so I think she likes it. She's very particular about certain things and can get a little frustrated. If she get water or juices from food on her leg she has to wipe it off, if she gets food on her hand then she thinks we are her napkins and wipes it on our clothes. haha She loves her books and loves sitting on our laps when we read them to her. She really loves Curious George. Alette absolutely loves going outside and loves playing in the pool. She's still an excellent napper and night-sleeper. We did a road trip to UT and she was excellent, 10 hours of driving isn't always easy but she handled it like it was nothing. One thing she does that drives me nuts is when she gets mad she hits her head on things, I'm hoping it's a phase and that she'll grow out of it once we can reason with her but for now we just ignore it. Other than that she has us wrapped around her little fingers and we love every minute of her!

I'll be posting pictures soon, but for now I hope this update is enough!