Monday, March 29, 2010


Its official. The only thing J has left to do is graduate. He has taken and PASSED his boards and we couldn't be happier! He is very relieved to have it all over. Now its going to be a breeze for him to finish his internship and get recognized as officially receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I am so proud of him! He has worked so hard, studied so much and slept very little to prepare for his future as a Physical Therapist and he is so excited about it. We all are! Its going to be a whole new experience!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Viva Las Vegas

Well, it became official a week ago. J has accepted an offer from a company in Las Vegas to be their "main" Wound Care Physical Therapist. He is very excited about the job, the people, the offer, and pretty much everything about working! The location itself is not ideal but we feel very strongly that we will be happy and that this will be a wonderful start to the next phase of our lives. To me it feels bittersweet to be leaving the life of a student. It has been easy, secure, safe, fun, and simple. We have enjoyed--and been extremely blessed these *almost* five years we have been married that J has been in school. But alas, it is time to move on into the cruel dark "real" world.

J has done exceptionally well in school and all his internships and has been recruited and sought after by many people. I am so proud of him for working so hard to be the best at what he loves and to do the best he can to take care of his family.

We are excited for our new adventure but we will be sad to leave all of our friends! I guess its a good thing that Vegas is a common visit spot for a lot of people.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Three perfect years...

Three years ago today was one of the best days of my life. It was the day I became a mommy. Not only a mommy, but a mommy to the most sensitive, compassionate, beautiful, funny child I have ever known! I remember the moment he was born when the nurse placed him on my chest and said "go a head and hold him, he's YOURS." I couldn't believe it was real--how could the Lord honestly think I was capable to raising such a perfect little child! In all reality, in the past 3 years he has done a better job raising me! It has been a slightly bittersweet day for me because I love watching T grow up and learn new things but with everyday he seems to need me less and less and I cant believe how fast time goes!

A few things about T-

*He LOVES trains. He shares this love with his Grandpa in New York who he lovingly refers to as "Grandpa Trains."

*He is very sensitive. He is very aware of how people are feeling and recognizes when people are sad or hurt and has a great desire to make them happy.

*He is gentle. It has always been his nature to be soft and gentle with people, particularly with babies.

*He is an incredible speaker. The kid can have complete conversations and is entirely understandable literally all the time.

*He LOVES learning. He is always asking how something works, what it means, how its made, or what is does. On our way back from the airport this morning he asked me "Mom, how do those big airplanes fly in the sky?"

*He can count to 20 (but he forgets 16 a lot...), knows his ABC's and he can spell his name, mom, and dad. He knows what sound about half of the letters make.

*He loves washing dishes, doing laundry, and vacuuming (lucky me).

*He is in the 90th percentile for height and weight. He has always been a big kid. He is built like a brick. One of J's patients calls him a little body builder. J is hoping that will pay off in hockey. :)

Like any mom, I could go on forever talking about my child. I guess that is the way its suppose to be! We are so happy and proud to be T's parents and we love him so much.

Happy Birthday TJ!