Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Things that happen when I should be studying:

Hello!
It's finals week, which means I'm basically a hermit. I wake up early, study, go to class, study, eat, study, and stay up late studying more. 

I eat terribly, consume wayyyy too much caffeine, and discover weird things online when I'm taking studying breaks. 
(I also do things like design and order Christmas cards at 2 AM.... so that happened).

BUT, some good has come of my mindless web browsing that occurs when I can't remember even one more equation or commit one more metabolic pathway to memory and they are THE YEAR-END MASHUPS

I live for these. December rolls around and random awesome people combine all the top songs from the year into one song and it's PURE MAGIC. 

So, without further ado (and because the allotted time I've given myself for a study break is up) here are my favs thus far!

THIS ONE is my favorite - their talent is unbelievable. 

THIS ONE is a classic. 

And THIS ONE might be a 100% Taylor Swift mashup but.... It's amazing so you should definitely listen to it. #1989

Also, here are some medical school pictures, because I'm almost 1/8 a doctor and I haven't posted any proof at all on my blog:
#picsoritdidn'thappen

^^^ we learned how to put casts on each other! 

^^^ this was probably the coolest day of my life 

^^^ I have a friend who takes pictures of me every time I fall asleep in class.... 

Friday, November 28, 2014

The 4th Annual Pie Party!


This party is JP's baby. 
Ever since the first year we were married, he's made sure we've never missed a year. 
The premise is fairly simple - bring a homemade pie, make sure you sample all the entries, and then there's the vote - & no voting for your own pie, of course. 

The coveted pilgrim trophy has been passed down through all the generations of the pie party and this year the grand winner was a Samoan-Girl-Scout-Cookie-Pie and it was delish!!
At one count we had 14 pies entered, making this our most successful pie party ever! 

See previous years' parties HERE, HERE, and HERE!







The winning chef!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Weekend in Park City:

This past weekend JP and I went up to Park City with our friends Eric and Kimmi for a weekend getaway!

We headed up on Friday and continued our halloween tradition of getting Chinese takeout for dinner. 
We played games and went hot tubbing, watched movies and the boys played a lot of FIFA. On Saturday we lounged around and explored shops on mainstreet, followed by dinner at Zoom!
Then, probably the best moment of all was waking up to SNOW on Sunday! It was seriously magical. 
And now we're trying to come up with a reason to go back this weekend haha














Friday, October 31, 2014

The Annual Halloween Party!

So I'm averaging two blog posts a month... which is totally pathetic. But hopefully this post will make up for the complete lack of posting during the month of October 

(let me catch you up -- studying, eating out late at night, watching all the seasons of "New Girl", studying some more, taking a million tests, not sleeping, occasionally cleaning my apartment, and going on a drive to look at fall leaves only to discover we were about 1 week too late haha)

Anyways, one thing we did manage to fit in was our annual Halloween party!
And my goodness, it was such a fun time. 
We had the best turnout, completely halloween-themed treats, and played the most hilarious party game (in which the boys beat us twice but I try not to think about that)

JP and I were Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, and seriously people's costumes were absolutely amazing -- I was so impressed!
















Check out last year's party here!
And our costumes from 2012 here!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Yay! A Fall Wedding!

One of my very best friends Chelsea got married this weekend!
She and her now-husband Chase are adorable. 
So happy, so in love, so thrilled to be getting married to each other. 
The wedding dinner, ceremony, and reception were all a massive party that was so much fun -- I think mostly because they were so happy the whole time! 
And now they're off on their honeymoon, and I have no idea where they're actually going because Chase wanted it to be a surprise but Chelsea kept accidentally figuring out where it was, so then he'd change it haha. 
I guess I'll find out when they get home! :)
I threw a bachelorette party for her a couple weeks ago, but I completely spaced it and took a grand total of zero pictures :(









Friday, September 12, 2014

A BBQ with Friends!

My blog posts have been so sporadic I feel like I might as well give a little update at the beginning of each one, sooo:

Med school is fabulous! Partially because I feel like I am treading water now instead of drowning in it (haha) and partially because we are learning the coolest things! 
Guys! The human body, it's awesome. 
I feel relieved that I am enjoying it -- that was always a tiny fear in the back of my mind, that once I actually got here I would hate it or feel like it was the wrong decision (although I am sure there will be those moments in the future haha).

Anyways, JP is also doing well - he has started back at his 3rd and final year of law school. Him and his friends all have severe cases of senioritis and us studying together is currently the most-popular date night activity.

BUT we also seem to find time for netflix and BBQ's with friends!
This one took place on Labor Day (I know, it was a million years ago, bear with me) and it was so much fun!
We had gourmet hot dogs, specialty drinks, and Kimmi's famous veggie skewers! 
We love living in Salt Lake, but we definitely miss our friends in Provo!