Saturday, March 28, 2009

Italy!

We have been going back and forth over going on a big trip to celebrate trey's graduation from medical school. Since it looks like we probably won't sell our house, we finally booked plane tickets to Italy today!! I am beyond excited.=)!!!!!!!!!!!

I know lots of you have been and commented on facebook about what to do and where to go. I haven't even really had time to reply to everyone. But now, I am all ears for any traveling advice, must see attractions, hotel advice, restaurants....... and on and on. So, feel free to shoot me an email or whatever to let me know any wisdom you may have to impart.

Our itinerary is pretty wide open. After much deliberation, we decided to fly into Rome, make our way up to Venice and fly home from there. We are definitely staying in Rome 2-3 days, then it's onto Florence and then end up in Venice. In between is what is not planned yet. Since this is our first trip to Italy we decided it would be best to hit the high notes and do all the things "you have to do/see once in your life" such as the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, gondola ride in Venice...

We are about to start looking for quaint and inexpensive hotels/bed and breakfasts to stay at along the way, so if you've been and stayed somewhere cheap and good, let me know. We may do some side trips from Florence to Siena or Cinque Terre and are considering renting a car vs train. Would love advice on that. Then as far as Venice goes, just what to do, where to stay etc...

Also, if anyone wants to join us, let me know!!! We are definitely doing this on a budget, so any of that type of advice would be great too!

Yipee, I need to learn some Italian!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Drum Roll............................


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You'll have to watch the video to see where Trey matched in anesthesia!


Thanks everyone for all the prayers, texts, emails and calls. We love you all!


It's Match Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is a milestone in the Warren household. Trey has "match day" which means he will find out where he'll be spending the next 4 years doing an anesthesia residency. For medical students, this day is really bigger than graduation. We are hoping that we end up at UAB, but if God has other plans then we are open to what He has in store for us.
The festivities begin at 11:00 am and continue throughout the day. There is a podcast of the matching available if anyone is interested at http://medicine.uab.edu/matchday/ . The whole thing pretty much goes down like sorority bid day, except every person has to get up in front of a microphone and announce to the whole room where they matched. Kinda crazy, but it should be very fun and exciting.
Trey, I am so proud of you and it amazes me how quickly this day has come. You are going to be a great doctor and I know God will use you to do His will and take care of His children daily. You are a blessing to me and to everyone who knows you! I LOVE YOU!We've come a long way, but here is a picture of us at Trey's white coat ceremony almost four years ago! This is just a few weeks before Sophie was born.

Monday, March 16, 2009

You have to watch this....

This is Sophie reading Selah a bedtime story. There are so many little funny things happening in this clip, I was so glad I was videoing. I know we'll watch this many times in the future and laugh. I love my precious girls! You'll have to pause the musicplayer on the right side of the page to hear the video. (My favorite part is when sophie says, " I don't think this is safe. Is this safe?") Happy watching!

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Sooo......

I have not blogged in a really really really long time. I have lots of excuses though. If you'll notice my last post was December 2 and I went back to work December 8. I loved being at home full time with my babies, but after I enjoyed my 12 weeks, I figured someone has to pay the bills so off to work i went. I can't complain too much because I only work 2 nights a weekend so I can stay at home with the girls during week days.
However I do hate it when people say,"Oh you only work 2 days a week, that is so easy." OH contraire, those 2 wear me slap out. I am hoping to drop down to one day a week soon, now that won't be bad =).
Anyway, other things I have been doing include, lots of couponing and bargain shopping, getting our house ready to sell, looking for a new house, and trying not to stress about having to move. I am loving having a baby around again too. I am just a baby person and if it weren't for how expensive they are and having to keep them around for about 18 years, I'd just keep going and going and going. Selah is so precious right now and chubby as ever. Sophie is a phenomenal big sister and loves Selah with all her heart. I'll have to post a video later of Sophie reading to Selah the other night. It is HYSTERICAL! We also just started feeding Selah green beans, and should get some great pictures of her facial expressions when she tastes them. Sophie watched her eat them the first time and said "Mommy I don't think she likes green beans." Then Selah proceeded to gag and throw up everything in her stomach.... That was interesting.
So anyway, lots to look forward to in the next few weeks. Also, I'll have to do a big post this Thursday because........
Trey has Match Day on the 19th. Only 4 more days until we know where we will be for the next four years!