Friday, July 24, 2015

Family time

Well, the India family came to the states this summer and we spent a few very full days together.  It was too short, but we are grateful anyway. we aren't perfect and neither was our visit, but it was still a great time.
at my brother's house there were people sleeping everywhere, which is tricky with the bright-eyed early risers

caroline and owen were cute together

uncles and cousins

cheap (and dangerous) thrills

hadn't seen her in a year! 

more morning snuggles

kelly's scones were amazing

crochet lessons for char

Friday, July 17, 2015


back in May, i weaned owen and we celebrated our 11th anniversary. my parents and my brother and sister-in-law all agreed to hold down our fort so we could sneak away.  what a gift!  they even had to deal with throw-up, so we know they really, really love us.  we stayed at my dear late Grandma's house so splurged on good meals and the biltmore estate.  it was loverly... and so needed! 
here we are at lookinglass rock 10 years ago.  i think this was our first christmas card picture

hiking is my love-language

my grandma's peonies were blooming and adam made breakfast feasts

our favorite restaurant from pre-children days

it was super interesting and just a treat to stroll around unhurried and see downton abbey costumes!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Swim team

it was another fun swimteam season for our crew.  miles joined up this year and earned the most improved in his age group.  marit came into her own as a backstroker also.  it was a lot of fun and we made some new summertime friends.
sometimes we walked together while the boys practiced.  here she said "the grass is like a deep carpet"
sporting the "lucky dots" from one of the coaches.  this guy is such a strong swimmer now so that makes me grateful when i take the whole crew to the pool!

waiting for their events at the meets would often give rise to serious card games


After a decade of training, Adam finally completed residency!  Here are some pictures of the festivities.  It seemed anticlimactic since he started his new job the next week, but I am so very grateful that a new season is upon us. Adam has worked so hard and not neglected us in the process. God sustained us and graced us throughout many long rotations when our bodies, minds, marriage, strength seemed to be near to failing at times.  He is good and faithful. I don't expect Adam's new job to be any kind of picnic, but it is fresh and new and something to dig into.  So far he really loves it though the learning curve is steep.

proud class
each graduate was given an opportunity for remarks (makes for a loooong evening) and Adam was so sweet and funny and he made me cry (surprise, surprise)

with department heads...he was given the resident clinician award!

post-boat ride gelato

riverboat with his class

we made this for his last shift when he came home to a quiet house in the middle of the night.