Friday, May 28, 2010

Vacation Recap

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We had such a fun trip! If you follow Jordan on twitter or facebook, you already know most of what we did!

We made it to the 4 big parks at DisneyWorld: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. The rides were all really fun, but my favorite part was probably the fireworks every night.
Epcot-IllumiNations
Magic Kingdom-Wishes
Hollywood Studios-Fantasmic!
Fantasmic was not so much a fireworks show, but more of a laser/water show. It was amazing. The stadium seats about 2000 people (or more!) We had to get there 90 minutes early to make sure we had a seat. Crazy, but worth it!

Of the fireworks, I think Fantasmic! was Jordan's favorite, but mine was Wishes! It was so fun seeing the castle change colors, Tinkerbell fly down, and the music was incredible! The last part of the video above shows part of Wishes.

Our favorite rides were Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Expedition Everest, Kilaminjaro Safaris, Tower of Terror, and Rockin Rollercoaster.

We saw several shows while in the parks, including Finding Nemo, the Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. We also saw the Indiana Jones stunt show and Lights, Motor, Action! stunt show. Finding Nemo was definitely my favorite. The costumes were amazing!

Hope you enjoy the video!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Can you guess where we're going???




DISNEYWORLD!

I'm so excited! It's my favorite vacation destination! It will be our first time to go together!
Do you have any good Disney vacation tips for us?




Can't wait to see Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our House...Before and After

A few weeks ago we had our house painted! Jordan bought this house in 2007 (if my memory is correct!) and since then it has undergone some drastic changes! We've painted the inside (in some rooms twice!), redone the floors in the kitchen and master bedroom, replaced the old deck with a bigger and nicer one, new appliances to the kitchen, painted kitchen cabinets...I'm sure there is more! But I think the latest project is definitely one of the best! As you can see in the before, we had a yellow-ish color, some lovely cedar shingles, and a green door. There used to be green shutters to match!

Painting day! One of our good friends recommended this painter to us and he did a super job! They finished painting our house in about nine hours! Amazing!

And here is the finished product! A nice, crisp white! Bright blue front door! New black shutters! And new lighting fixtures for the outside. Also notice the brick flower beds Jordan and Chris made for me so I could plant fun things!


What do you think of our Extreme Makeover?
We love it!!!



Becoming a Doctor...

On March 18th, 2010, I got to open a very important letter. It said, "Congratulations, you have matched at Arkansas Children's Hospital!!!"

What a whirlwind day! For such an important day I really didn't take many pictures...crazy, I know! Here is my family on Match Day though!

A realty company sponsored a huge party for our class at West End. It started at 10:00 AM. We couldn't open envelopes until 11:00. At 11 they started randomly drawing peoples names out of a bowl, and as your name was called you went up on stage and opened your envelope! We were so excited (and relieved) to know that I get to stay here at Children's Hospital. Residency officially starts July 1st! (But we get to warm up a little with orientation the week before).
A few weeks ago, Jordan's mom and dad took us on a trip to New Orleans! We had a blast and ate some amazing food!

Oak Alley Plantation

The French Quarter


We had a mini photo shoot at the plantation! These trees were huge! 300 years old.


Of course, we had to have Cafe Du Monde! No New Orleans trip is complete without it!


Have you ever eaten at Commander's Palace? It is soooo delicious! So glad I got to experience it!
The signature dessert is, of course, bread pudding! This was the plate my bread pudding came out on. We were celebrating my graduation and acceptance into residency at ACH!
On the morning before we left, we went back down to the Quarter for breakfast at Brennan's. This was no ordinary breakfast! Strawberries with double cream for an appetizer, salmon with eggs benedict and roasted tomato, and strawberry crepes for dessert! If you ever get the chance to go there, it's a must!
Such a fun trip! It really made me want to go back to New Orleans and explore some more, especially all the great restaurants!