Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So we were getting ready to eat dinner tonight and Amit looked out the window and saw this rainbow. The picture doesn't do it justice, just wanted to blog about it. We thought it was so cool - first rainbow of the year.
Even though there wasn't a pot of gold at the bottom,
it looked like it ended right by one of the islands...
Happy Spring everyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Quick Update

Yikes. Its been a while since I posted. Sorry! It looks like this month hasn't been living up to my New Year's Resolution. Oh well, next month is looking to be a lot busier! We're looking forward to a very special birthday road trip that should be a lot of fun to blog about.

Besides working and studying, there haven't been too many exciting things happening here, so I guess it is time for a random blog update.

Our attempt to be more creative, yet simple and quick, with our meals is still working. We've been on a pizza kick lately, which I don't mind one bit.
Amit loved when I decided to make meatball subs!
I haven't been as creative with my cooking, but he's been staying late at school to practice, so it isn't worth it. Maybe I'll try to make fancier meals this summer... I guess we'll see. ;-)

So I've been trying to expand my crafting horizons and take advantage of the crafty genius that is Tamsen... Check out some of my projects, I was pretty impressed myself.
I saw the idea for appliqued onesies on Martha.
I like ours better.
My favorite was the sailboat, so I made one for Ben and one for me. 
We also made a baby quilt for Derrick & Mel's soon-to-arrive baby girl.
Tamsen found the idea for the quilt online, it was so cute!
I am very proud of myself - I actually sewed straight lines!
Here's a close up of the cute fabric flowers.
The baby quilt was a very exciting project... I used the sewing machine and learned how to hand sew so that the finished quilt looked super nice. I think I'm going to have to find a new quilt project to do in the next two years, so I can fine tune my new sewing skills.

Let's see, what else do we do to keep busy? Well, on Saturday night we babysat the Keyes kids. Pizza, three cute (well-behaved) kids, and some Mario Kart made for a fun little date night for us. Oh yeah, and their parents. ;-) In case anyone needs to amuse a baby, 5 year old, and a grown man, I have a great solution. Stick them all in front of a video game.
Look how focused all three of them are...
Too cute!
The kids were great! We always have a good time with them (and their parents). It was a nice, relaxing evening. Free of studying, too. Woo-hoo!!

That is about all that we have been up to this month... Nothing too exciting, sorry! I hope that April showers will bring not only May flowers, but some fun outings, as well.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Quick Thought

91 degrees...


The beach...

Enough said.
(Yeah, we know you're jealous.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Our first married Easter has come and gone. After a very nice Easter service, Amit needed to get some study time in before we went to the Keyes' for Easter dinner.

So off we went, to the best place in the world to study. Can you guess?

The Beach!
It was beautiful out and we were so excited to be able to hang out at the beach. We picked up lunch from a little beach front restaurant. Food, crashing waves, a good book (at least for me), and the sun beating down on us makes for a heavenly afternoon. 

For those of you who doubt that Amit is capable of studying while on the beach, I figured I would take a picture for proof. 
Note the notecards in his right hand!
After several hours of the bright, beating sun, I was ready to go inside. Its a good thing I did, I am a beautiful shade of pink. ;-)  I don't mind, in another day it'll turn into more of a tan color and it was worth every minute out under the sun. (I totally got my daily dose of Vitamin D though!) 

Sadly, those are the only two pictures I took of our Easter. I forgot about my camera when we were with our friends. The DMDs studied for a while before dinner, which was good, from what I hear their pharmacology test went well today. I had brought grape salad and crescent roles for dinner, so somehow I got lucky enough to be little Ben's cuddle buddy. While Ben was sleeping on me, his big brother Aiden wanted to play some Battleship. Needless to say, I practiced some good multitasking skills during that game. Dinner was fantastic! Tamsen is an amazing cook and Melinda had baked a delicious lemon cake. It was a nice break for our dedicated studiers. We are so blessed to have such a great dental family!

We totally enjoyed our Easter. It isn't too difficult to convince ourselves that we have to go to the beach, when its 70 degrees out. I think we'll need to find a house close to a body of water, those crashing waves do wonders for your stress.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Special Delivery

We got a special package in the mail today! Look who it was from -
I wonder what he brought us...
Whoa, jackpot!!
 The first thing Amit did was to 
divide our candy up evenly. 
We share a lot of things, not food though,
at least not willingly.  ;-)
We had to take a picture of how excited we were.
Thank you, Easter Bunny (aka Dad & Grace)!! We love our goodies!