Tuesday, June 30, 2009

naked watermelon

Our new favorite food. But only if it's served naked on Aunt Tammy's porch.


Warning: Mimi will not like these pictures. However, I assure you that no small toddlers, beds, or husbands were broken during wrestlemania 2009.

The staredown

The hangman

The sidehold

Upclose sidehold

Screams of joy

The freefall

Still smiling.....

Ready for Round II

The flip

Another freefall

And one happy, tired-out girl.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Creative Climber

We have a climber! We're now onto level 5 of baby proofing. Just when I think we're done...
The laundry basket.....

The table...

And finally, the piano Jasmine gave her for her birthday....

(I played around with the tint on the camera---I lost!)
Be on the lookout for a wrestlemania post coming soon!


I'm apparently never going to take any more pictures with my awards (although the checks are deposited) so here's what I have from the banquet.
Lisa-my co-chief next year

Riding in Cars With Boys.

Abby had her first car date last week with a neighborhood kid named Vaughn. The funny thing is he's a year older than her---but they're the same size!
Apparently Vaughn was not a good driver though, because the date ended like this:

She's learning early never to trust the boys. Especially if they're wearing cloth diapers.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Thanks to all of you (meaning Ashley) who left an opinion on my camera dilemna. Luckily for me my husband solved the problem and had a pretty shiny new fancy camera waiting from me when I got home from my last call!! I'm loving it, and I think everyone is tired of me taking pictures. Here's a just a few of the cool things I've learned how to do in the last 78 hours...
(black & white/ blurry background)

(up close portrait setting)

(zoomed, playing with the white balance--plus I think there's something artsy here)

(action shots)

( blurry background)
We also had our peds end of the year banquet, and I cleaned up on awards. I'll post some pictures of that in the next couple of days.
Thanks for the camera, my wonderful thoughtful hubby!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I guess I'm officially done with residency. Not the chief part, but the other stuff. Our banquet was last night, which was a lot of fun and pretty humbling for me. And I know have 3 awards, a graduation certificate, $100 in gift certificates, and a LARGE bag of candy (for next years' residents, not me) sitting on my counter.
Dave and Abby are both napping, and I think I'm going to join them.

Life is good.

Pictures pending.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bad news/ good news

Our camera is broken. Which makes for one sad Stephanie. I'm trying to convince Dave to get a new one, but my heart is set on a $600 camera, which he tells me just isn't going to happen right now. Damn.

So the dilemna is....to buy a cheap point and shoot digital camera, and then save up for the expensive one, or just buy the expensive one but maybe miss out on some great things in the interim? Decisions, decisions...... I'm open to suggestions.

But in happier news, I'm going to my very last call ever as a resident tonight!! Yeah for me! And yeah for 27 days until residency is over....wooo hoooo!