Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Since it was not enough to celebrate Ron's graduation from medical school & Aidan's dedication, we decided to have a birthday party on top of everything! We knew we would be in the moving process during Aidan's actual birthday and had no idea where we would be or what we would be doing. We also knew our family was with us and there is no better time to party! So, this year we themed it Thomas the Train. Aidan LOVES trains...I cannot emphasis enough just how much he loves trains! So, we blue cupcakes with Thomas cupcake holders & candy toppers. We had lots of fun train toys to give him (and so did everyone else). He received a Thomas tent from Ron and I. He made everyone sit inside it and read books with him (boy was it hot inside)! While opening his presents, he would yell the entire time he was ripping the paper. Hilarious I tell you! Of course (and as usual) he made out like a bandit!!
Since all our families were already in the area, we decided to dedicate Aidan the day after graduation. Usually you dedicate a baby, but I was so sick after Aidan's birth that we decided to hold off. For those of you unfamiliar with baby dedications, here is a link that explains it: bible.org/article/baby-dedication. Usually you hold the baby/child so you can lay hands on them during the prayer, but my high energy toddler was having none of that, so he ran around the room the entire time! Made it memorable! Both of my parents, my mother-in-law and Ron's aunt and uncle were all present for this very special day! What a blessing to have so much family to help us celebrate!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Well folks, we DID IT!! We survived four years of medical school, and some days it did feel like survival! My parents, Ron's mom and Ron's aunt and uncle (who live in the area) all came to the graduation ceremony and helped us celebrate afterward! What a day! Ron was part of the Military Track (HPSP Scholarship), so not only did he graduate as a DOCTOR, but he was also promoted to a Lieutenant in the US Navy! It was a big day, with much to celebrate!!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Graduation week was so exciting and exhausting and frightening all at the same time. I think we were all still shocked we had survived the last four years and Ron was officially going to be a doctor! So, they school put on a graduation dinner the night before graduation! Aidan stayed home with my parents and my mother-in-law, keeping them all very busy! Ron and I had a fun evening celebrating with our friends, as we knew that in a matter of days (or a couple weeks) everyone was moving in a new direction to start residency! There was super yummy food, lots of different talks about medical school and what lies ahead in the future! These are my ladies that helped me survive the journey! I miss them to pieces!
Monday, May 26, 2014
Easter was very fun this year! We took Aidan to the city Easter egg hunt and this year he knew what he was doing! There was a ton of kids, but he still picked up a couple eggs! We went to church Saturday afternoon, so Easter morning I had a trail of eggs to his treats and he followed it like a pro! We had a fun morning with our new toys!