Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Your Vote Matters!!!

No it actually doesn't matter, but I thought it would be interesting to get people's thoughts. So, take a look at the poll on the right ---------------------->
and cast your vote.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Recently my sister Marissa wrote a post about her husband's Medical School acceptances. It sounds like he has been given some great choices. Now it's our turn for a post. James has finally heard replies from every school that he applied to. 

He has received acceptance offers from ... drum roll please ....

#1 in Public Health - Johns Hopkins

#2 in Public Health - University of North Carolina


#4 in Public Health - University of Michigan

Pretty great options if you ask me.

We've been given the chance to visit all of the campuses and are now in the process of reviewing the offers and picking a school. He was offered some serious financial assistance from some of the schools so it will be difficult to choose, but hopefully we will have an answer in the next couple of weeks. 

I am very proud of James! He is such a little smarty pants!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bowls of Chocolate!

Recently James and I made chocolate bowls and chocolate covered strawberries for our Saturday Date. We had a lot of fun and the bowls turned out pretty well. Here is how we did it...

Step 1. Melt chocolate and blow up some balloons. Dip the balloons into the melted chocolate so that the bottom half of the balloon is covered.

Step 2. Place balloons onto cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil. Put the cookie sheet into the freezer.

Step 3. After the chocolate has frozen, carefully snip the top of the balloons and allow the balloon to deflate. 

Step 4. Carefully peel the rest of the balloon from the chocolate bowl. 

Step 5. Fill the chocolate bowl with whatever you want... pudding, mouse, fruit. We chose ice cream and chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another New Apartment

We haven't been keeping up with the blog lately but we are back to the United States and settled in Baltimore. Another new apartment. We are quite the little vagabond family. We've only been married for three years and we've already lived in five apartments, if you count our car as an apartment, which I do. I realized the other day that we've lived out of our car almost as long as we lived in our Guatemalan apartment. If that isn't the definition of nomadic...

Anyway, we were lucky to find a cheap, month to month basement apartment. It's very small but cozy and enough space for us. Here are a few pictures for those who are interested...