Saturday, July 12, 2008

Almost Overlooked Milestones

As our lack of blogging indicates, things have been a bit busy around here! My pediatrics rotation is going wonderfully, I am working with great preceptors and really enjoying all the kids. And the nice thing about fourth year rotations is that they do not end with a national exam, so when I come home at the end of the day, I don't have to keep studying. But there are plenty of other things to occupy the evenings: Alex has been hard at work on the bathroom project, Jasper needs his walk (which we all like to do together), and I keep my back healthy with some yoga every evening. There's lots of baby stuff to organize, too. And I'm a bit tired...which, I suppose, is par for the course for being almost 37 weeks pregnant.

This meant that my birthday and our wedding anniversary, which are both in early July, kind of snuck up on us. Alex, however, did not forget, and carried out my favorite birthday tradition by making me a super-yummy strawberry shortcake:

For our anniversary, we decided to take an evening and drive up to Lake City for dinner at Nosh, a restaurant that we've been wanting to try for awhile. They do a lot of local food, much of it from our farmers' market (where they kept whisking the last of the apple cider out from under Alex's nose last fall). We had a really spectacular meal! Since it was a weeknight and not too busy, we were able to sit out on the deck with a beautiful view over the water. The food and drink were fantastic. We will definitely be going back!

Here are a few photos from the evening (squinting into the sun a bit for this first one):

The view from our table:

Me, with dessert (the description started out with "rich, gooey chocolate cake"—who can resist that?):


Allison said...

we loved nosh when we went .... i'm seeing a double date in our future!!!

Kate said...

I know I wished you a happy birthday, but I didn't get ahold of you to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Looks like you two had a great time :)

Did you celebrate mother's and father's day this year?