Monday, July 11, 2011

Life Lately

Things sure have changed in our lives lately! With the exception of living in a new house that is. The house we REALLY wanted ended up going into foreclosure because the owners declared bankruptcy.  Unfortunately, we didn't we have over $100,000 in cash to buy it at auction. Bummer.  So, we took a break from the house hunting mostly because our financing changed.  Our financing changed because I quit my job to go to PT SCHOOL!!! And, Steven got a NEW JOB! He is the new assistant manager for a Bank of America branch.  He finally has Sundays and every other Saturday off.  We are so grateful for his new opportunity considering the current job market.  We went on a few shopping trips and bought him a bunch of new suits and new dress clothes.  It was so much fun shopping for him. He wasn't very thrilled when I insisted on taking this picture of him on his first day of work.

I am now halfway done with the first quarter of school and it is kicking my butt.  I have never studied so much in my life!  For your information: Grad school gives you acne.  Seriously. I have not broken out like this since I was a teenager.  I am 23!!!  Its ridiculous.  Hopefully I will get used to the fast-pace and crazy stress very soon.  I spend about 4 days a week in the cadaver lab.  By the time I get the formaldehyde out of my skin/hair/clothes its time to go back into the lab.  My poor family just cringes when they catch the scent or when I tell them all my cadaver stories over dinner. Like that time that we had to flip my body (who was a very tall and broad guy that died of head trauma) and the juice splattered ALL over me. Yeah... The bodies are so cool, and I love what I am learning I just wish it wasn't so fast-paced.  Another thing I love: We have a lot of T.A.'s who just finished their first year of Med School. In order for them to be T.A.'s they had to get over a 95% in Anatomy which is no easy feat.  Nearly half of our T.A.'s are LDS.  I think that says a little bit about the work ethic a lot of LDS people have! I love Midwestern and I am so so grateful we didn't have to move out of state!