Friday, November 8, 2013

Embarrassed :)

Do you ever do something that you just can't help but turn beat red from??!!?

Well I did this today!!! It was one of those moments when I was so embarrassed :) 

My fantastic cousin invited me to the Justin Timberlake concert this weekend and I have been so excited! My Cousin informed me a few weeks ago and gave me the date, time, etc. I added it to my calendar right away. 

We made plans for them to come to Hoboken and shop around before we headed to the concert. I was excited and made sure Ty knew my plans. We made sure to get all of our errands done early, cleaned the house just in case and I started to get dressed. They were to come around 2pm so I made sure I was out of the shower and getting dressed before they left. 

It was 3pm and I still had not heard from them that they left their house and thought that was so weird. This point my hair and make up is done and Ty was asking me what the plans were.... Well I texted my cousin to see if they had left yet and I got a call from my cousin. 

As I sat on the couch in full make-up, hair straightened, house clean my cousin says... "Kara the concert is tomorrow...." :) 

I turn beat red as Ty is sitting next to me smiling :) I decided the 9th was a Friday and just added it to the calendar without even checking...... Man did I feel stupid :) Poor Ty is such a good sport and just smiles at me..... ANYWAYS.. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE tomorrow!! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Where are we now?

We are two months from the end of 2013. I. Can't. Believe. It. 

Last time I posted was January 2013. Clearly life has been quite busy and the blog has taken a back seat. I don't remember why I started to blog but I do miss it sometimes and will try to see if I can get back into it. 

So where are we in life/medical school? 

1. Ty is a 4th year Medical Student and will graduate in June of 2014. Less than a year. 

2. We are in the process of applying for residency which is such an unbelievable experience. (more on this in a bit) 

3. I am back working for the company that I started my career with and am LOVING it! 

4. We still live in NJ, but this could definitely change within a year.

5. I am the Aunt of two precious identical twin boys. My sister and brother in law welcomed two boys this October and I am quite obsessed. 

6. This December Ty and I will celebrate 2 years of being married. CRAZY! 

That is the short recap of our lives this past year :) Medical School is definitely the culprit of our time (and money). My husband is a champ and is doing a fantastic job as a medical student. Medical school cannot be prepared for or taken lightly. It is a bear :) and sometimes a mean bear, but Ty is dedicated to becoming a doctor and I am so proud of the doctor he is becoming. If you have not given your doctor a hug lately please do :) They spent a lot of money, time and energy to get where they are (not that we all haven't) but Med school is no joke. 

So how to apply to residency? Well in short you create one big application and send it to hospitals with thousands of other students :) It is super competitive and not easy or cheap. You hope that your hard work and dedication will pay off but we will not know till match day this March. Fingers crossed for my main squeeze as we get through this stressful time to hopefully light at the end of this tunnel.(really long and extremely expensive toll tunnel) 

We are loving the gorgeous weather in NJ. Fall is fantastic and makes the holidays that much better. Luckily this year we didn't have any storms like we did last year. Sandy really set us back and am happy this year to be hurricane free :) 

Happy Fall to everyone :) 

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Here are two videos that make me smile.. Some times you just need to see good in the world....Its Refreshing.

This one is a bit longer but definitely worth every second..

Monday, January 7, 2013

Life happens when you make plans....

Celebrating our first anniversary with the top of our cake!
It tasted horrible :) 

Well I am now living in Hoboken, New Jersey with my husband who is half way through his third year of medical school; we survived a hurricane and a flood; I am back on the job hunt again; and it is now 2013.. WHEWWWW

2012 was our first year of marriage and it was amazing! We loved every second of our time together and finally moved into our first apartment together. (grenada didn't really count because we couldn't decorate) Moving to NJ was a shock as we thought we would be in Brooklyn, NY. So it was an interesting day for Tyler and I when his lovely school decided to give us a heart attack and place us in Hackensack, NJ. We decided on Hoboken, NJ as it was close to the city and a short drive for Ty to Hackensack. We absolutely LOVE Hoboken and the city which is a quick subway ride away. Moving to NJ was the biggest pain I have ever encountered... oh yah and super pricey! We could have bought a car for what we spent on the moving truck, brokers fees, paint, furniture, ac units and advil for our sore bodies :)

Did I mention we moved in on the hottest day of the year :)
Ty was flying in that day so I "put in"  the AC unit
All of our amazing wedding presents! We were packed full of boxes!!

Back in October as many people saw Hurricane Sandy pummeled NJ. Unfortunately Tyler and I didn't think it would be a huge deal so we didn't prepare as much as we should have. We had about 3 feet of standing water in our building so our car was declared flooded after the storm. Tyler and I could have never seen this coming as we have lived through many hurricanes before. We are lucky we live on the 5th floor as all of our belongings were dry only our new car was gone :( About 3 weeks ago we FINALLY got a new car and are hoping to not have to go car shopping for another 3 years.

We had a hurricane and a snow storm within a week of each other

Our First Snow Storm!

Our second car in 2 months...

Tyler is doing great at the hospital. He has experienced a lot of exciting things and has also learned to live off only a few hours of sleep. Every day my respect level for doctors rises as I watch my husband leave before 530 and come home on some nights after 9... Incredible. He will not let me take his picture  so this is the best sneak photo I could do :)

I am back on the job hunt after working for a NY based company for a few months. After only a couple of months at the company they decided to close the department and lay off over 25 people. Tough day... I was shocked and looking back have learned so much about myself and corporate america. It has also allowed myself some time to really look at what I want to do moving forward. Not to mention catch up on some of my favorite shows :)

Not sure what inspired me to open my blog today but I did.... I should have been blogging the last few months as we have had some entertaining times around here... Just to name a few... failed dinners, mice, decorating, 21 hour drives home, trips down the stairs, trips up the stairs (yes its possible to fall up stairs) Squirrel friends and more..

I will do my best to continue updating but to tie you over here are a lot of photos to document our latest journey..

Repainting a dresser in 30 degree weather.. a first for me!
Our First Thanksgiving in the city.. My dad, Ty and I and my sister  in law and her boyfriend

Our beautiful view.. 

Our apartment before

And After :) 

If your wondering if I still talk to my babies.. well the answer is YES!

Our "pet" pumpernickel enjoying our pumpkin

Our first christmas tree in our place!

FSU football 2012

We drove 21 hours to Florida.. NEVER AGAIN!

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