As you know, my husband is still on his long road to professionalism. We have a year and a half left before he's done with medical residency and from there we might still take the fellowship route, which would mean another one to two years of training... but who's counting?
Residency has been a million times better than I imagined and I certainly can't and won't complain about the schedule or the hours. Chris has a wonderful family of a department and every once in a while we get to go out for a fancy departmental dinner or... wait for it... all expense paid trip.
This October we were fortunate enough to go to Naples, Florida, to participate in the NCS urology conference with many of Chris' classmates and consultants. While Chris worked a good portion of the trip, I sat myself on a lounge chase among some of my dearest friends and enjoyed a fantastic, kid-free week.
We left the babes at home with Chris' parents. This was our first time away from them for more than a night and I think they loved the special time with Papa and Gigi.
Oh how I miss those sandy beaches, leisurely mornings and hours of sitting in the sun. Upon my return home Lakin informed me I could go back. She and Gigi still had things to do on their list. So obviously I was sorely missed. :)