Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

On Monday after my lectures we made some time to wander through the Arlington National Cemetery. It was the perfect way to celebrate, honor and pay our respect to those men and women that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. It was the perfect day. One I will never forget. 

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours."
Wallace Bruce

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Washington DC

My Memorial Day weekend was going to be in Washington DC at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) national conference. So of course any chance we have, both Travis and I try and see each other. Then we had also been trying to schedule some time to see his parents and thought this would be a good weekend. So in typical style we tried to squeeze everything we could into a three day weekend. It actually worked out pretty well!

Each day I made time to head to the conference and visit with my classmates and hit some of the lectures that interested me. Then I would meet up with Travis, Doug and Gail for some sightseeing and food. On Saturday night we grabbed some dinner then made our way over to Nationals Park for the baseball game. Who doesn't love drinking a beer, eating peanuts and even indulging in some cotton candy? Not to mention watching some good old baseball. I know, I DO!

Nats vs. Phillies


Then Sunday we made time to head over and to the White House and National Archives. Then it was time to head over to the 8th and I to check out the Marine Barracks and the Commadant's house. I keep telling Travis he will be the first Logistician Commadant of the Marine Corps. Seriously, I think I would make the perfect first lady. Don't you agree?

8th and I 

I have discovered that while in PA school time is precious and you need to learn how to multitask. I had some time with my classmates, participated in the AAPA conference, saw my in-laws, went sightseeing and even spent some time with my husband! 

I chalk up this weekend as a WIN!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


"Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride."

John F. Kennedy

After our little biking excursion in Wrightsville I told Travis I wanted, more like NEEDED a bike. I couldn't tell you the last time I actually owned a bike. Problem growing up in the city of Syracuse was the fact that they were constantly being stolen, so much that eventually we just stopped replacing them. Being back on the bike I felt free and so happy, I knew I needed one back in my life again. That is why I was so surprised when I discovered Travis had purchased the perfect beach cruiser for me for my 28th birthday. This has to be one of the best presents I have ever received. What a dream.

It also probably helps when you have a brother-in-law that works for Giant Bikes.
Thanks again to Travis and Conrad. 

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