When Sam and I moved to Ohio, I was sad to be moving so far away from the Pacific Ocean... although we would be living on Lake Erie. My dad told me to just look out at Lake Erie and it would be as if I was at the ocean because I would not be able to see the other side. When we finally got to Sandusky, the lake was beautiful but I still missed the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore. Yesterday Sam and I went exploring and found a beautiful park with access to the lake. Believe it or not, there were even waves! I was so excited and felt a little more like I was at home! Sam was even excited to find what he calls a "Cloud Factory". Here are some pictures of our discovery!
One aspect of living in OH that Sam and I love is the beautiful autumn weather! Here are some views from our back balcony. Our apartment backs up to a nature preserve. We love watching the leaves change colors!
My cousin DeAnne, her husband Brandon and their kids Jocelyn and Kal came over for Sunday dinner. It was so fun to have them over! We had pot roast, potatoes, carrots, applesauce, cantaloupe, and rolls. I know... I even became slightly domestic for a moment! We finished off the night with delicious brownies provided by the Flammers. They were so yummy! It was so great to see them and catch up. We look forward to your next visit. We love you guys!
Sam is very excited to begin his 3rd year of medical school. For his 3rd year he will be rotating with doctors to find the areas he is interested in. He thinks it sure beats the classroom! I am sure proud of him for what a hard worker he is! Here is a picture of him on his first day of rotations:
Before we left Kansas City, our good friends the Grahams and the Hopkins threw us a going away/birthday party. We sure appreciated it! We had a blast and we will sure miss our good friends in Kansas City!
For Sam's birthday I got him a GPS and sent him on an international food chase. For each clue all he got was an address and a saying in the native language that he would decipher when the night was through. The night included an appetizer at the Panda Express, soup at Pho 97 (Vietnamese), salad at Macaroni Grill, main dish at Chipolte and dessert at The Cheesecake Factory. It was a lot of fun!
Sam and I started dating in May of 2007. We dated long distance until we got married on March 1, 2008. Sam is in medical school and I am a dietitian. We are enjoying the ride of being in medical school. We are currently in Sandusky, OH while Sam finishes rotations for the next two years. We are very excited for the adventures that lie ahead of us!