Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great News

Andy and I are truckin' right along on the whole moving thing.  We are using paper plates, eating what is left in the refrigerator and pantry, and finishing up odd jobs around the house.  We're so excited to be moving and owning our own home!  And here's the great news....our lender emailed us and said that everything is in order for us to close and now we just wait until the 26th!!!  So excited! 
We are living in Union Park Gardens in Wilmington, DE; a super cute little neighborhood with lots of parks, some restaurants, and is very close to both hospitals for me.  Another perk?  Courtney is living right down the street, about 1/2 mile from me, in Trolley Square.  I'm going to show you some pictures of the neighborhood.  I have another idea for this blog.  For the month or so when we first move in, I'm going to document all of the things we refinish in the house.  It'll be a fun DIY/house decorating segment.  We already have tricks up our wood floor in the basement and kitchen redo???  Yep, get excited all you DIYers. 

Sorry there's no pictures on this post!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Movin' on Up

Things have been totally hectic around here what with the move and all.  Considering that I've never really moved (other than back and forth from college), I didn't really realize how in depth this would be.  As long as everything goes as planned, we are closing on our house on May 26th and moving up on the 25th.  Our house is an absolute disaster right now....obviously there will be no pictures of my house currently because it looks like a 1920s tenement.

The other day as a surprise for Adam's birthday, we went to Pies and Pints.  I need to backtrack to get to the root of this story.  One my first Pies & Pints trip, we didn't ask Adam to come because we thought he was still in Florida. However, he was already back from his vacation and felt left out.  And we felt terrible.  On Adam's actual birthday, he called us all up to grill out because we hadn't planned anything.  Little did he know that we were going to surprise him over the next few days at Pies & Pints.  Needless to say, he loved it! 
We drank lots of good beer and tried some new freakin' good.

Half grape and gorgonzola pie.....and half black bean.  Let me just say that the black bean was off the charts good.  Black beans, salsa, cheddar, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and creme fraiche.

Half steak and half shrimp Mediterranean.  The Mediterranean had more artichokes than you can possibly fathom.  Therefore, it was awesome!!

Last night, we went bowling at Colonial Lanes where it was $1 bowling.  Also, pitchers of Yunegling Black & Tan were $5!!  I am the worst bowler in the world with incorrigible form, but somehow managed to win a game.  During said game, I also managed to throw the ball behind me whilst every "professional" stared at me like I was an idiot.
Had to get a good picture!!!  107!  Terrible score for anyone that's actually good at bowling, but awesome for me.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we won trivia at The Union!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Danielle W., M.D.

I know that I have no reason not to update in over a month...but let me tell you.  What with traveling to Europe, graduation, and trips to Delaware for the house, this girl has been busy.  First off, Europe was amazing but there's not much of a point to post pics because my readers are all friends with me on Facebook.  However, graduation was pretty monumental. 
   Not to get all corny on you, but it really was a special day.  It's hard to believe that after 4 years of intense schoolwork, all of my close friends are moving away to far reaching places.  We're moving to Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Georgia, staying in WV, and North Carolina.  Even though we're all moving so far away, I still know that we'll all stay in touch.  Below are some of my pics from graduation...and also my bomb-ass graduation party, complete with a rousing game of beer pong.

Us emergency medicine peeps with our ER awards...
My amazing hubby with me!

Mi familia at 21 Club...this great little restaurant in Huntington.  Courtney's cousin is the chef and he is phenomenal!!  Our food was fantastic and I ate every freakin' bite.

Pan-seared grouper with rice pilaf and grilled asparagus.  Not sure what those sauces are, but they were good.  This was my entree.  I shared a couple of bites with other people, but otherwise I ate every single bite.

Don't let this roasted beet salad fool you.  Those beets are "riced" (you know, like a potato ricer) and are roasted and chilled. It was served with a bed of spinach and arugula with a balsamic glaze.  I would eat this thing every night.  And now I must re-create it by buying another kitchen gadget that I don't need.  I shared this bad boy with my mom and I'm a little sad that I didn't have my own as well.

Special event called for an extra dirty "special occasion" drink.

Me and my momma...aren't we hot?  I've got some good genes...also my grandparents have all almost lived to 100, so if Andy wants to off me, he won't be able to wait on me to die of old age.

Me getting my diploma...I based my graduation outfit around those shoes...Tan suede Campers with a coral lace-up toe and rubber navy heels from Amsterdam.  Sounds ugly, but ugly they are not.

The whole family including my sister this time.

Me, Andy and my father-in-law. Andy is so proud that he's glowing.

Med school "family" brunch!  (We're drinking Adam's, guy in yellow, nut brown home brew.  That sh$@ will grow hair on your chest, and make you pass out after 1 cup.)

The next pics are from my graduation party at Esquire Golf Course.  Friends and family both came out to celebrate and we had a blast!!  And obviously, it was a medical-themed graduation party.

Part of the food table.  Sushi with personal soy sauce syringes (sterile).  There was also hummus, veggies, pita chips, olives, cheeses, and chips and salsa.  The sushi was a huge hit...even my 92-year-old grandma tried it and like it.  Also, about 4 people at the party had never had sushi and enjoyed trying it for the first time.

For the sake of irony, I put my blood pressure cuff by the cheeses and salami.

The cake was the best part of the night!!  Paula Vega Cakes made this masterpiece scrub top cake...vanilla cake with half lemon filling and half raspberry filling.  I brought in a scrub top for them to color match for my residency and they did perfect!  This cake not only looked pretty but was absolutely delicious.  We also had tons of amazing fresh fruit, caduceus-shaped chocolates that Andy prepared, and chilled mango soup.

My extended family: cousins Beth and Missy with my mom and I.

Beer pong with the parentals...Andy and I dominated.

You can probably guess that this was towards the end of the night.  All in all, an amazing memorable event which left me feeling crappy the next day.  But so worth it!

Can't wait to get back to semi-regular posting.

Also....that 1st house fell through and now we're getting ready for another.  We're moving on May 26th....and as soon as we're in I'll show you pics!!