Thursday, October 30, 2008

What does the future hold?

As Todd finishes up his classroom years of medial school in Grenada, he is looking toward the next two years and is making decisions regarding where to spend his clerkship years. (The next two years are spent actually working and learning in hospitals) We have been discussing for several weeks now which locations would be the best for our family and Todd academically and Todd has reached his decisions! The way the system works is, you put down your top 3 choices, and the school does its best to match you in to one of those choices. 80% of students get their first or second choice.

Todd put in his request form last night and we will find out (hopefully) by November 21 where we will be spending the next two years of our lives!

Todd's choices were-
1. Kern Medical Center- Bakersfield, CA
2. St John's Medical Center- Grosse Pointe, MI
3. Brooklyn Hospital- Brooklyn, NY

We are really hoping for Bakersfield or Grosse Pointe. Only 3 weeks until we find out! :) I'll keep you posted, but in the meantime, please pray for us that God puts us where He wants us to be for the next two years!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

When did this happen?

Yesterday morning I woke up and realized that my little tiny baby is going to be 9 months old next week! He's turning in to a little boy! Now that he can crawl, everything else seems to be coming so easily to him! He cruises around on furniture and pulls himself up on anything he can. (even me!) He's even trying to take a few steps on his own! It's kind of scary :) Jackson also is almost totally on table food now, with the exception of one meal a day where he has a puree with his cereal. He's growing up!

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His best buddy, Ralph the dog

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just over 8 weeks?

I just came to the realization that in just over 8 week we will be packing up and leaving Grenada behind. We've definitely had our ups and downs here.... from brown water to hot humid weather- but also beautiful beaches and wonderful friends. I definitely think I'll look back at my time in Grenada with fondness, but we are definitely ready to start the next chapter of our lives- first back in Covington, then wherever Todd gets placed for his clerkship rotations.

WE are so excited to find out where that is going to be! We are hoping for California, but we are confident that wherever Todd is placed will be the right place for us.

Alright. I think that's it for now. Hope you're all having a great day!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A big day for my little boy

Last week Jackson started crawling! He was playing with his favorite toy (a spoon) and it somehow got away from him. Well, he just went right after it! I was so surprised and excited, because I was beginning to think he might just not do it at all! He surprises me every day.

Here's one playing with his favorite spoon-

And here's the crawling boy in action!