Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little Bitty Anne

This is about as much as I can muster up for my sad little blog! I hope to catch the blog-spirit again soon! Life isn't even that stressful, I just think it's a bit too monotonous! I'll have to liven it up a bit...

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Friends!

Jason, Grady, Tyler, Johnathan, Jay, Jimmy (lots of J's!!)
Emily, Claire, Courtney, Devki, and me!

Some of our new peeps here in the ham... Jimmy's orthopaedic intern buds! It is going to be sad that Jimmy will see more of them than me over the next five years!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Better late than Never! - Graduation!

Jimmy and myself outside of the Dean Dome

Kelly, Sasha, Me

Elizabeth, Kim, Kelly, Me, Sasha

At the Carolina Inn for dinner

Friday's on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn
Kelly, Sinisia, Me, Jimmy, Nancy, Adam, Leah, Nate

Me, Sinisia, Elizabeth, Charles, Jimmy, Liz, Sash, Kelly, Adam, Gwendolyn

Elizabeth, Charles, Jimmy, Sasha

Super Seniors!!
Renee, Tinella, Courtney, Adam, Rebecca, Jake, Sinisia, Elizabeth, Me, Sash, Kim, Gwendolyn, Liz, Rupal, Elizabeth, Hallam, Lily, (front), Chamaine, Nick, Kyle, Leah, Kelly, Quinn, Nate, Nancy, and Carrie

John Holder, Jimmy, Me, Elizabeth - the H's!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Thursday, July 23, 2009


July 11 ... spotted.... a little turtle chillin in our front yard!

As you can see, PD was the first one to notice. We kept her away though! Jimmy and I were making fun of how slow turtles really are when we noticed it barely moved from that spot for about 45 minutes despite a heavily panting dog creeping over its back!

Apparently, according to some turtle blogs I've been reading, if the hole the turtle has been hovering around is now covered with dirt, that indicates that actual EGGS have been laid in the hole!! Little baby turtles! I felt a bit voyeuristic when I realized that we'd been spying on a laboring mom! But it made perfect sense, she definitely was doing something funny in that hole and made sure to cover it up with her little back flippers.

So we've got anywhere from 45-90 days of incubation. I don't know what kind of turtle this is, despite comparing patterns of shells online.

We've been challenged to make sure these little turts hatch. I'll be watching...

(Not our eggs above) - I'm too afraid to do anything to them but I hope this crazy Alabama heat doesn't spoil the eggs! We might put some chicken-wire over their home though...

I might want to keep one! I wonder how Piper would handle the competition for my affection?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A little bitty Anne

Guess which one??

I might start a series of 'little bitty Anne' posts as I have recently gone home and rediscovered some amazing pics!



Hello - I've been avoiding blogging so far because the idea of uploading all my pictures from the trip was a bit overwhelming! We had a great time, of course, and are so glad that we went and have lots of cool things we took from it - our cooking class, my leather jacket, Jimmy's Ferragamo's, etc.!

I finally got around to uploading the pictures because we had dinner the other night at Sarah Soule Webb's house - and Cover commissioned her to do a painting for us for a wedding present based on our pictures! While none of my pictures are necessarily star-quality, we were able to show her a bit of what we liked and didn't like, and she is going to run with it and make us a beautiful masterpiece!

Our favorite place - probably Lake Como (above), but as far a cities go we loved Florence (and driving around in our convertible in Tuscany- below). I think next time we go we'll probably hit fewer places and stay in each for longer. We went to Rome, the Amalfi coast (Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Pompeii), Florence, the Cinque Terre (Vernazza, Monterosso), Lake Como (Varenna, Bellagio), and then to Zurich and Lucerne in Switzerland. We probably gained 10 pounds between the two of us, if not more!

Us looking ragged in the Blue Grotto in Capri!

Now that we're back I'm obsessed with the idea of making our own know I love to cook, and it actually isn't that hard! I made some fettuccine-turned-papardelle the other night when Troupe, Molly, Cover, and Jeff were here, with tomatoes and leeks and basil...yumm!! I rolled out the pasta over some wax paper on my grandparent's old mahogany dining room table. I need to try the gnocchi recipe we have and the tortelloni! But, my parents are coming up tomorrow so I think I'll stick with the one I've already experimented on. You might be wondering how I am doing this during my first week of residency.... I happen to be on Radiology first, though, and have been basically forced to go home by noon at the latest every day! Not too shabby, especially considering that I am finally getting a paycheck!!! (First one this upcoming Friday).

Sunday, June 14, 2009

We are here!

We are here and have been for almost two weeks - somehow thought my internet is STILL messing up! So - I have to blog without any pictures since I am on Jimmy's computer! More will come after I muster the energy to call AT&T again. I've spent probably 8 hours trying to deal with this stuff already!

But we love our new house and so does Piper! And our new neighborhood in Homewood! We met our future friends, Jimmy's other ortho interns and their wives/girlfriends, out on Friday night, then made it in time for Wheeler and Laura's wedding in Opelika for Saturday. And worked in a little visit to see Riley-man on our way through Montgomery.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Namaste नमस्ते


I know I took my trip to India forever ago - but I don't think I'll ever shake the vivid and colorful images and sights from my subconscious, and I had the nostalgia to bring them back to the forefront. Just a little bit of color for your viewing pleasure! Click on any of the pictures to see the full version!


itty bitty little 'village' in the Himalayan Mountains

The children of this village

One of my favorite pictures, could be in a National Geographic!

The organization the I went over with - CFHI

Orphan boys affiliated with the Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh

Contrast these women, likely visiting Rishikesh as their yearly holy pilgrimage, with the woman on the bench.

Rishikesh and the Ganges River

Rice fields on a trek in the Himalayan Mountains

Pradeep - notice his school affiliations!

Hemanth in the foreground - trying on her old wedding Saree, and the local OB-GYN, her childhood playmate, in the background