Saturday, June 26, 2010

10 things I have learned about being a resident's wife:

I saw this on my friend Kim's blog this morning and HAD to re post/edit! I was dying laughing reading! I thought this would be a great thing to put up on Cal's LAST day as a resident! He is heading up to Kentucky to start the last leg of this adventure. He will now be a Cardiology Fellow...but I am certain that these top 10 things that I learned about being a resident's wife will still apply! ha

Here is My Top Ten:

10) 9-5 does not exist. (EVER)

9) Never put out dinner when he is says he is leaving the hospital. Wait at least 2o minutes, call him back and make sure he really did escape, then put it out.

8) Whatever time he says he will be home, add at least 2 hours.

7) He can fall asleep in less than 2 seconds even if he is eating, talking, showering, or even watching a major sporting event that he has been dying to watch!

6) It is okay to sleep in the guest room when he is on take-home call or you will be up every five seconds listening to pages and orders that will leave you dreaming of hospitals, orderlies and nurses.

5) Family comes first...HA...yeah right! Your wife is having surgery at 10:00 a.m.? Oh, OK...see you at 1:oo. Oh, and good luck.

4) An 80 hour work week is normal and is the limit residents are allowed to work. HA! SOOO not true!

3) There is no such thing as time off to help your family. "Your wife is 20 weeks pregnant with twins and you are moving to KY this week? Tell your wife good luck as she moves by herself....we will see you every day this week at 6:30 a.m. sharp!"

2) You go to everything by yourself! You get really used to sitting through couples dinners, weddings, supper clubs, and family reunions BY YOURSELF! You become VERY independent!

1) If he really loves what he does, then you can live through 3 tough years and even make it through 3 more as a Fellow!


Cal, I am SO proud of you! You have done such an amazing job as a resident. I never once heard you complain. You are such a hard worker and I could not be more proud of you and excited for you as you move ahead in this journey to fulfill your dream. I can't believe that this chapter in our life is over. It is amazing to me. It seems like yesterday Ava and I were standing beside the "Alabama" sign with you taking our picture on our way to Birmingham! You are such a strong and dedicated man and I am so proud to call you my husband. You are going to be such an amazing example for our children! I can't wait to see you this Sunday! HURRY UP AND COME HOME!!!! I love you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary, My Love!

On June 17, 2006- we both made one of the biggest decisions of our lives. We chose one another to spend the rest of our lives with. Every day, I realize more and more what an amazing decision that we both made. I love you, Cal, more and more each and every day! I have no idea why God has blessed me the way He has with you, but I am thank Him every day for allowing me the honor to be your wife. You are the most amazing man that I know, and I am SO glad that Jack and Lucy get to have a father like you. They really lucked out in the "daddy department"! Jack will have the most amazing role model in the world...and you will be Lucy's idol! They are both some really blessed kiddos to have you for their daddy! That being said...Happy Father's Day to you too! I love you!!
2 new posts below...

Nursery in progress!

We got the cribs on our anniversary, and started the process of decorating the nursery. It is SO much fun thinking about the details. It is no where NEAR finished...but the furniture is pretty much taken care of!
Here is Jack's crib~
and Lucy's crib~
the whole room~ Dad made a higher shelf in the windowsill where we put the changing station...it is so pretty...I need to take more pictures.
putting everything together :)
the black furniture behind me is a HUGE chest of drawers and 2 nightstands. My sweet mother-in-law is coming next week to help us paint the set to match the nursery! I can't wait to see it all together!
Jack and Lucy...growing like crazy:
I am LOVING this whole process! It is most definitely one of the best times of my life!!!

Jack and Lucy's cousins come to visit!

We had our first visitors in our new home this weekend! Mark, Becky, Collier and Cadyn came to Lexington to visit! We had an amazing time. Mom and Dad were here too (they had been here helping me move in). It was a great Father's Day weekend!
Ava and Collier made friends...after a few discrepancies, ha!
Cadyn eating his breakfast...
Collier and Dad
Dad and his little twin, Cadyn... (or fondly referred to as Dad's "mini-me")- kind of spooky isn't it?!?
sweet Collier cuddled up with Nonna~
Pretty boy! Just look at those eyes...they will melt your heart!
My brother, Mark, and Cadyn
Collier and Mark on the back porch~
catching lightning bugs in my backyard~
Grandaddy and Collier catching lightning bugs~
sweet boys...
climbing a tree in the back yard...I hope Jack and Lucy are old enough in this house to climb trees...there are some REALLY good climbing trees back there! :)
exploring with Ava~ she knows where all the animals hide...LOL
So glad they came to visit! It was a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

And Then...

This is going to be a SUPER long post. I am catching up on this month, and BOY this month has been a doozie! whew! We have been soooo busy!
In May, these lovely ladies threw Cal and I a surprise Going Away/Baby Shower! It was a "Mexican" theme...and yes, they had a virgin margarita waiting on me! ;)
The cute diaper cake that Areta made...so cute!
a few of my school friends made it out to the party... CUTE margarita cupcakes
YUMMY Mexican food from Cocina Superior...my FAVE!
AND THEN...
I had a LOVELY shower at work. My friend has yet to email me the pics from that shower...I will make a new post with those pictures.

AND THEN...
Cal and I were in Waverly and Micheal's wedding in Jackson, MS! It was beautiful!
...all of the bridesmaids at the Bridesmaids Luncheon. Waverly, the beautiful bride, and I
aren't they super sweet?!?
she was just breath-takingly gorgeous! I'm so happy that I was able to be a apart of their special day. The WHOLE Laney family (Cal, me, Jack and Lucy ha)
AND THEN...
I had an AMAZING shower in Jackson at Cal's parent's home.

Lucy got some really cute bloomers :) (don't worry...Jack racked up himself) :) The lovely hostesses...Nicole, me, Christina, Kate, and Suzan my sweet friend, Christina, made these diaper cakes! How talented is she? They are beautiful and were the first things I sat down in Jack and Lucy's nursery! The amazing spread of food! several of the my sweet friends that made it to the shower.
me and the proud daddy!
opening the gifts from my mom that she bought when I first found out that I was pregnant! She just knew that we were going to have boy/girl twins...mother's intuition never lies! ha
Aunt Leigh Anne MADE these hats for Jack and Lucy. I was SOOO impressed! Thank you Leigh Anne!!! (sorry your eyes are closed girl...this is the only one I had! ;)
AND THEN...
We packed up our house....
and moved to Kentucky....
Now, I am doing this...
and hanging out with these cool kiddos...
my cousins...Jake,
...and Macy!
My mom is still here, thank God! She and my entire family have been SUCH a huge help. I am just so thankful for them! I do not have a clue how I would have done this without them. Cal has to stay at work to finish up his residency and will be up here in 2 weeks. I am missing him so much it hurts. I am SO ready for him to come "home"!
I will update soon with pics of the new house!