Thursday, January 31, 2008

Help the chilren of my hospital--PLEASE VOTE

Colgate is offering to build a fun room for one of the pre-selected children's hospitals based on who gets the most number of votes. My hospital, Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital is in the running. We're in third place as I type this post.

So PLEASE!!!! go there and vote. You can vote once a day, everyday, until Feb. 29th.

The link is:

Click on the city of Houston and then select Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy 60th birthday Mom.

So tomorrow is my mother's birthday. As the title of this blog implies, it's her 60th. We just returned from a weekend in Lubbock at my sister's that served 2 purposes. First, it was to meet the newest addition to the family, Alyxandria Kay or "Xan" or "Alyx" or "Aly" or "Isabelle" as Tori is wanting to call her. She was born on January 2nd, 6 days before her Mommy and Daddy were expecting.  She is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and looks just like her Big Sister Tori did when she was born...all I can say is that my sister sure knows how to grow 'em.
We also spent the weekend celebrating the fact that tomorrow my mother turns 60. First of all, let me just say, that she is living proof that 60 is the new 50. I'm fairly sure it was me who convinced her to stop dying her hair some 5 or more years ago. If she were to dye it again today, you would swear she's 45. Mom was quite adamant that she didn't was anything new to dust.  We thought for a long time about what we wanted to get her.  We decided that I would make her a Powerpoint presentation of family pictures and that Kristina would write her a poem.  Having a 2 week old in the house doesn't lend one time to being Kristina has until our April family vacation.  Tori has also promised us a musical rendition of something worthy of Broadway.  Beth is also going to put together a Scrapbook of pictures from this weekend and give it to Mom.  Mom doesn't know about any of these other than the Powerpoint HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!
Lastly, I will apologize for my absence.  I know it's been too long since I last blogged.  Things here are going really well.  I am working in a Med/Peds clinic in Pearland that has been a GREAT experience in showing me what a true private practice is like.  Beth and I are doing well and hope that 2008 is the year of the baby, more specifically, our baby.  We're trying, ok.  There.  It's said.  In Public.  Now you all know.  And yes, we realize that January 6th was our 7 year anniversary.  But James and Shelly waited 15 years before they had Echo, so we're not THAT far behind.  But the offer has been long standing.  We were happy to have children at anytime before now so long as someone was willing to move in with us and offer to take care of our baby for free.  It's one is 7 yrs even hinted that they were willing to do that.  Anyway, I digress.  I am studying for the last part of my U.S. Medical Licensing Exam: the USMLE Step 3.  I take it on February 13th and 14th.  Then I can apply for my state license and look for moonlighting opportunities.  But I still won't write you a prescription for Vicodin or don't ask.

Lastly, this weekend was the first time that my luggage has managed to NOT make it to my destination with me.  Long story short.  Delayed 2 hours in Houston.  Original flight from Philly diverted to Dallas.  New plane to fly from Houston to Dallas.  Changed planes in Dallas to original plane from Philly that was waiting on us.  The 25 of us from Houston to Lubbock managed to make the plane change.  Our luggage did not.  We arrived in Lubbock at 11:45, 2 hours later than expected.  Our luggage arrived at 10:00 a.m. the next morning accompanied with a $50.00 travel voucher.  Gotta LUV Southwest!

We have less than 18 months left in Houston, so if you're going to come see us, the clock is ticking.