Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Trip to St. George

So we have been down in Las Vegas for about 1 month now and I was getting very home sick. So the Graves family were passing through St George on their way down to Paige, AZ on Saturday. They invited us to meet up with them for lunch and to hang out. I was not going to pass up this oppurtunity. We met up and went to lunch at IN & OUT burger. Then we went looking for a movie, there was nothing good playing so we decided to go bowling. (Alex kicked our butts). After bowling it was about time to hit the road and head back to sun shiney Las Vegas. On our way home, in Mesquite we got stuck in a flash flood, this was the scariest thing in my life. In nevada they do not have any drains in the roads so all the water just sits on top. I was driving and I stopped in the middle of the freeway because I could not even see the front of my car. When the rain slowed down we decided to pull off the freeway and wait for the strom to pass. Since we were going to meet up with friends we had taken the camera (we didn't get any pictures of our friends but we did get some pictures of the flood.) Finally we made it home and I never want to be in a flash flood again.

Then on Tues. it was our 3 year wedding anniversary. It is crazy to think that we have been married for three years and oh how time flies. We really cannot even consider ourselves newleyweds any more. This year was very differnet than the past two. I have been very spoiled in the past and this year we weren't able to do much. Alex had a test the next day and plus medical school loans are not for anniversary's. So we went to the store and bought stuff for note cards, then went to Grand China (right down the street) got chinesse food to go. Came home, had dinner went on a walk and then made anatomy flash cards all night. Needless to say this is not the kind of anniversary that I am use to having, but it was great to have Alex at home and help him study. Even if it was just getting to make flash cards at least I got to spend time with him. I think that I am going to start to cherish the small amount of time that we do get to spend together because that time will be few and far between. Well it is getting late and I have to finish the anatomy of the arm flash cards for Alex.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Med School in Henderson

Sorry it's been so long since we've updated this thing, but we've both been pretty busy, I started school on Aug. 4 and haven't had time to breathe.  It's 28 graduate credits with at least 3-4 hours of studying per night. Some of the classes I have are Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Intro to Clinical Medicine and Physical Diagnosis.  I'll try to post some pictures when I have more time.  Charidee has been busy with her new job working as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Alexander who is a plastic surgeon. She has to commute about 30 minutes to work, where school is a mere 5 minutes away for me. She likes it there, and is glad that she is able to work and support us. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful wife who will work her butt off while I'm studying my butt off.  We've been to our ward a few times and the kid to adult ratio off the chart, I feel like Charlie and the Chocolate factory with millions of umpa lumpas running around except they're all little kids. Two weeks ago, Charidee volunteered us to be in the nursery and that was definitely some major birth control. The heat here is almost unbearable, but in another month or 2 we will be sitting in some pretty awsome weather, while all the suckers up north are freezing their Gluteal regions (sorry, the anatomy is kicking in) off.  Once again sorry for the delay in updating this and hopefully there will be more where this came from.