Monday, September 10, 2007

More Bloggers!

Check out my wonderful brother, sister in law, and niece on their new blog! Now you get to see more of that B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Ava!

Click on the picture for the site address...

Home Sweet Hotel

Well, I am settling in to old Parsippany nicely. The week got started off well today... busy but well. We had a test to take tonight and had to begin studying for one of our 2 finals this week. I feel a bit OVERWHELMED with all of the info that needs to sink into my head between now and then, but hey... it's ok.

After a very long day of sitting in lectures regarding anatomy and physiology and lipid's and atherosclerosis, I got stuck in the elevator. Let me set the scene. I piled in with lots of people and had not gotten the words out of my mouth, "gosh I hope we aren't too heavy." Boom... elevator stops. Ok, don't panic Katie. Be cool. Well, somehow I stayed cool while the only male in the elevator of 10 + women FREAKS out. He starts hollering about claustrophobia and literally is trying to pull the doors open. I was more worried that he was going to pass out on the floor of the elevator and take up all the standing room, so I pushed him to the back glass wall of the elevator that looked out over the hotel and told him to breathe. He stood there, no lie, sucking the glass saying get me out of here. (Please keep in mind that we were stuck for maybe one minute... 2 tops). We got out and he walks off the elevator in full strut like, oh man that wasn't that bad. Right... nancy boy!

Other than faulty elevators, the hotel is nice. Thank goodness we have rooms to ourselves. I kind of worried that they would give us roommates. One month in a room with a stranger would have been more than I could stand.

My sitting/study area and kitchen.

My bedroom. Kind of fun having a king size bed all to myself. The funny part is that we have six pillows on the bed and I don't even use a pillow!

This is the poor excuse for a closet. We have 2 drawers... 2 DRAWERS FOR A MONTH'S WORTH OF CLOTHING PEOPLE! Not smart. I have clothes in both nightstands as well. Then, they gave us 4 hangers. That makes sense. But hey... I can take lack of hangers for a room to myself!

This week is going to get pretty intense after tonight, so you may not be hearing from me too often. We may go into NYC this weekend, so I will try to blog again on Sunday. Have a great week!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well my bags are packed, but I'm not ready to go! I leave tomorrow for training in Parsippany, NJ for a month! I tell you, I am heartbroken at the thought of being away from Eugene for this long! I hope I can make it. I keep telling myself that Oct. 5th will be here before I know it. I just hope that is the case.

I am really going to miss Sam as well. I hope he doesn't forget me! This is how we spent our last night together... he chewed a bone and I begged him to give me his best "I miss my mom face" for the camera. You can see that I didn't win. The bone was a lot more interesting than me.

Eugene and I went to eat sushi tonight for our "final" night together. :( It was fun. Now I am so full though I just need to go to sleep.

I will have my laptop with me in NJ, so I will hopefully blog a little while I am there. I know the first two weeks are pretty tough, or so I have heard. Keep me in your thoughts if you will...

Monday, September 3, 2007


So sorry that I have been "missing in action." Studying has really kept me busy. I haven't had time to do anything else, much less blog. So, I decided to take a much needed study break this evening a blog a little.

I went to Natchez for the weekend. It was great to be able to see my family. We buried my grandfather's ashes on Saturday. It was a nice private ceremony. It's weird now to think that is is all final, but I guess it is best that way.

After the burial Saturday morning we headed back to my grandmothers for nothing else than a FEAST! After lunch we were so entertained by cute Ava. She is almost crawling!! I had so much fun playing with her. It's hard to believe the next time I see her she will be on the move!

"Kisses from my daddy..."

"Look how strong I am! Someone call the Olympics!"

"Did someone say sweet potatoes?"

"I love to snuggle my mommy!"

"Hey mom, look at this kid... she looks like me!"

"Aunt Katie, I love you this much!"

"I'm gonna be a heart breaker!"

" Don't give me that look of doubt... I am just thinking though my motions."

"Oh, I am almost there... just give me some time!"