Friday, June 21, 2013

An Apartment in the City

We decided to go against everything we (read Derek) said he would do in life; we moved into the city. We traded his love of dirt roads & no backyard fences to underground parking, elevator riding, and mini grocery carting our fruit & veggies up to the door {Costco trips make this interesting}. We are steps away from shopping, dining & the trolley line runs right outside our place opening up countless opportunities for going to the Zoo, Balboa Park, the beach, & Old Town. Each night we have our windows & sliding door open and hear cars, pedestrians, and the booming of  the Sea World firework show.  I also hopped back on the "employment" train so we give kisses in the wee morning hours, and part ways in the parking lot basement. Now, that's what I call romantic.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Five Things {Graduation Edition}

{first scene pulling in from New Mexico & into the hot desert}
So we don't overload this blog with too many photos of Derek's medical school graduation {because I easily could}, here are our five favorite moments from the weekend. From the ceremony to floating the lazy river with pina coladas in hand, we sure enjoyed our last real visit to the state we spent so much of our  engaged & married life in. Man, oh man, Arizona is always going to be one of those places for me.
{before the ceremony, last time Derek would be a "student"}
{please see any of these fantastic doctors for your below the knee needs}
{the gang celebrating the big accomplishment}
{the doctoral hood; Derek also wore two cords for graduating Pi Delta with honors}