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Monthly archive December, 2008

San Francisco

What a grueling bit of traveling we’ve had!  After a short day and a half in Nashville, we were headed west to San Francisco to spend some time with my parents.  I hadn’t seen them in 8 months so I was really looking forward to it, even though it involved even more airports, traveling, and...

Blessings

Last night we were driving to go to dinner (mmm Cheesecake Factory) and go Christmas shopping and it really started to hit me. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” came on the radio and I started to cry a little (thanks a lot, Josh Groban). We were finally home, for Christmas, for good. It felt so...

We’re Home… for like a minute

We made it to Nashville successfully.  We’re terribly busy and are about to start traveling all over the US for the holidays, but we’re here, we’re safe and sound, and we’re sublimely happy.  There’s plenty more to say, but if I took the time to tell every story about our trips I wouldn’t be able...

So Far, So Good

We’re in San Juan right now and had a very… unique day.  We were up at 4am to prepare to leave for our flight.  We were ready to go at 4:30 and by 4:35 our ride still had not shown up.  We called him and when he answered he told us he had tried to...

It’s the Last Day!

It’s not even real to me yet but here we are, the last day on the island.  We’ve pretty much taken care of all our affairs and our bags are nearly packed.  Not much else left to do but wait.  Well, that and go to the bank and try to coax them into transferring the...

Would We Do It Again?

Here’s a question Andy and I have received countless times – would we come back to the island and do it again and would we recommend Ross as a medical school?  The answer is yes.  If we had to stay here an additional 16 months right now, I can say that we would not, but...

The Final Days

We have less than a week to go now and there is so much to do still.  I have a very sick husband who is trying really hard to stay focused on studying, despite feeling (and sounding) really awful.  When you hear him cough, you can’t help but feel badly for him.  Studying is occupying...

New Pictures of Dylan

I added a few new pictures of Dylan. I still don’t have all of them, but here’s a few more of our gorgeous nephew who we will finally get to meet in 2.5 weeks! Unfortunately, there’s a picture of him wearing a Gamecocks onesie and that just won’t do… not at all. Need I remind...

A Survey of Our Dominican Experience

I love surveys so I figured what better way to examine some of our time on the island than with a survey. These are my opinions – Andy may comment later with his own ideas that are probably somewhat different from mine.  What is the: First Thing that Shocked You After Arriving The First Time:...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

15 and a half months down, two weeks to go.  It’s been a very long journey for us and thankfully, it is finally coming to a close.  Andy wants me to do a series of posts looking back on our experiences in Dominica, so here’s a quick glance at some of the things running through...

My Last Newsletter

December’s newsletter is out and online.  This issue marks the last of the campus newsletters that I will have worked on.  Having this job was a great extra source of income, an outlet for writing and editing, and a good opportunity to get involved with campus life.  Nevertheless, I must say that I am glad...

December!

Thanksgiving was wonderful, filled with good food, good friends, and good times.  The turkey was great and all the side dishes were fantastic.  We had a four pies for six people, an illustration of just how gluttonous this holiday really is.  Growing up, setting the table was always a really big deal for me.  I...