Monday, September 20, 2010

Give me a Break!

     After 6 long and hard weeks of Block 1, Mitch finally got to rest from studying for about 4 days. It was a well deserved break. After 7 hours of testing which included identifying which muscle was which, which nerve innervates which muscle, and actually, I don't know what else. I'm not the one in medical school. Lucky me! Sure I help Mitch study and all that, but I don't learn a thing. I'm not saying I'm not a supportive wife, but here's how our study sessions usually go. Mitch: "Hey Kels. Want to come quiz me on something?" Me: "Sure. What is it on?" Mitch: "It's on the essential and non essential and polar and non-polar amino acids." Me: "Ok great. Where's the answers?" Then I quiz him on the crazy nonsense words (to me at least) and make sure the answers match up. Well I guess I can't pretend I haven't learned some things. Like the fact that your skin is actually considered an organ and it is therefore the largest organ in your body and other cool facts like that. But if it has to do with amino acids, I'm out.
                                               Mitch right before he took his first big test...

Mitch after his big test! If you're wondering about the balloons, I was too. I bought the cheapest ones I could find and they said easy blow up but they lied. I seriously almost blew my eyes out trying to get those things to inflate so I just settled for making them water balloons. It made for a fun water fight after anyway.
I made some limeade pie for a treat for Mitch because he loves key-lime pie. It turned out really yummy, even if it's not much to look at. (My mom would have made this pie look 100 times better.)

     Mitch's last test was on Wednesday so we planned to go to Galveston on Thursday but then that morning, the private school called me in to sub and obviously, I didn't want to turn down a job. I subbed in kindergarten which was very fun. I had forgotten how hard it was to remember how to form a p, or what sound the o made. It was fun to see those little hands try and spell as they tried to sound out big words like computer.

So the next day, we packed up some lunches (we're on a tight budget and eating out doesn't really fit it anywhere...I don't know why but I love budgeting by the way) and headed down to the beach in Galveston. On our way down there, we hit a pretty good rainstorm and from the looks of the dark sky, a hurricane could have been rolling in for all we knew. We just kept driving though, and eventually we made it to the beach! It was so much fun to see the ocean waves and jump in the amazingly warm water. We only stayed for a couple hours though because after a while, we got enough salt water in our throats to last us a few months, and the storm was getting worse so we ate our lunch and packed up.

For some reason, we always have bad luck with weather. Our trip to Oregon in May was like this only worse for the whole week we were there. We just try to ignore the weather and do everything that we had planned to do.

Another fun thing we did over the break was go to the BYU women's soccer game. Someone is our ward let us know they were coming to play Rice and offered us tickets. We decided that it would be fun to go and cheer on our Cougs. The Rice soccer stadium was really pretty with the med center in the background all lit up at night. I can honestly say that this was one of the first nights that Mitch and I felt like we were just comfortable outside instead of blazing hot. I hope Houston starts to cool down because I am missing the fall that I know in Utah. There were quite a few Cougar fans there, mostly from our ward.

 The Cougs did win 1-0!


  1. Kels! I am with you...I never learn anything when I quiz tim. Sometimes it doesn't even make sense to me. And your pie looked perfect...I wish I could do that! I lost your email address...can you send it to me again? You guys look like you are having fun!;)

  2. Thanks Michelle! Yeah my email is Do you guys have a blog? I would love to see it if you do.

  3. Congrats mitch!! Kels, you are hilarious! I was laughing way hard when I read this post. It makes me miss you!! Thanks for updating! It makes my day!

  4. ha.. Been there done that. Jed usually fires me by the time we are half way done because the words don't make sense! You are a cute supportive wife.. GREAT JOB MITCH!!