Monday, May 31, 2010

A much needed long weekend

The phrase "it's who you know, not what you know" is one of my favorites of life. It has been something that has been true for much of my life. This weekend is no different. As many ups and downs as I had in optometry school, one of the MANY ups is the friends I made. Since there are so few optometry schools in the U.S. there are students from lots of different states in one school. Some of the friends I made in school I will cherish forever and I hope we can stay in touch for the rest of our lives. This weekend reminded me just how lucky I am to have these such friends. I got to spend Friday-Monday on the lake in Beaver, AR. If you have never experienced a lake in AR, you MUST check them out. They are the next best thing to an ocean :) I also took my friend Ellen with me. She fit in perfect and I hope made some new friends.

Here is Ellen, Kendra & me
The Baureis family. Joe is giving Master Luke instructions how how to ski

Is this not the cutest thing of life? He did so good!
Tammy, Megan & Leslie
Julianne & Kate
Close up!
Joe chillin' on the Beaver
Megan & Leslie
Devils in the blue suits :)
Julianne & Megan
Captain Joe
Derrick getting ready to try out his trick ski's
He's up!
Megan getting ready to wakeboard
She makes it look so effortless
Pretty girls :)
Derrick & his hair after his afternoon/evening nap
Joe & Dan
Cruise ship shot

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Graduation!

This past weekend my baby brother graduated from high school. I am so proud of him and can't wait to see what the future holds. Congrats Jeff! I love you! (p.s. more pictures to come)

Showing off the cake my mom made
The awesome cupcakes my mom and sister made

Getting his diploma, walking across stage
It's official!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Colored Contact lenses

This was a bit more of a problem when I lived in Memphis but here is a good video reminding us that contact lenses are a medical device and should be fit properly by a medical professional.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A little bit unconventional

You could probably say my picture hanging style is a bit unconventional... Here are my tools.
1. A solid wedge heel
2. A free measuring tape from my mom
3. My handy iLevel thanks to my iPhone App :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My retreat

Slowly I am making my house into a home. I just got cable this weekend, which has made me happier than I thought. One thing I found out before I got cable was how ridiculously quite my house is, too quiet at times. I am really enjoying it and have lots more work to do, mainly in the yard. Here are pictures of my room. I love the wall color & of course the PURPLE in it :)

All the closets - not as full as I thought it would be ;)
Ah... my bed. I love it.

Notice the lounge chair right outside my room, it is an extension of my bedroom.
And my bath. I really love the colors in it.