Thursday, August 27, 2009

HaPpY BiRtHdAy JaMeS!

Yay! Today is J's 22nd BiRtHdAy!!!

I have to admit that i probably get more excited about birthdays (even those that aren't mine) than him...BUT I think I am starting to rub off on him. This year, I wrapped his presents about 3 days early and set them on the buffet in the dining room. BIG MISTAKE! He couldn't wait to open them and somehow weaseled his way into opening one early! Sounds just like me! I have never seen him like this :) So here is a picture of his early gift- his EKU diploma, matted
and framed. He loved it and we are excited to hang it in our house. I guess when he finishes dental school you might some kind of duplicate of this picture?

Anyway, if you think of it, send a Happy Birthday his way today via comment, our facebook or whater! He is such a wonderful, loving husband and deserves an AWESOME day! I could not ask for better!

Today's festivities? J is off to school for the day, but I am going to go eat lunch with him. Tonight, what did he choose to eat?? SKYLINE chili (haha, probably because I will NEVER go there unless it is his birthday!) and ice cream. Then he has a few more things to open ;) I think it's going to be a GREAT day!

-R

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What is a workout room really for?

Can I tell you something HILARIOUS that I have been observing now for a few weeks??

Every night J and I have been driving to Cherokee Park to either walk or jog the scenic loop there. On the way back from the park, it is usually dark (or almost) and nearing 9 or 9:30pm. AND every night (so far) as we pass by the little office building for our apt. complex we notice the light in the work out room is on- not too weird I suppose if someone were working out in there. Inside are 2 treadmills, some other bike like thing, a bo-flex (i think?) and an old tv to watch while you sweat.

Instead of seeing someone using the equipment, EVERY night thus far we have seen people in there watching the tv!!! HILARIOUS?!?!?! It makes me laugh EVERY time we pass as we wait anxiously to see if someone will be diligently sitting in the child size chairs they have in there (for kids if you bring them when you work out) watching their favorite program? It's almost becoming a game.

So, whoever you are who is watching tv EVERY night in the workout room...please don't stop. You are bringing laughter to our lives just a little bit with each program you just can't miss!

In other news, TOMORROW is J's 22nd BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hopefully I will get a few minutes to blog something special for him :)

-R

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?


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The other day at the grocery, I had a weak moment...and I bought Klondike bars. You might be thinking that's not too bad and if I had stopped at one week, you would be right. BUT now both J and I have become addicted to Klondikes :) I almost can't wait to finish dinner just so I can eat one. This got me to thinking...what would YOU do for a klondike bar?


-R

Monday, August 24, 2009

A glimpse into my heart today :)

Just thought I would share something I have been meditating on today...Colossians 3:12-14

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it."

-R

Saturday, August 22, 2009

White Coat Ceremony

It was an early Saturday morning in the Bush household! Though most people enjoy sleeping in and being lazy on Saturdays, we didn't mind getting up early today! Why?? Because my dear, sweet husband officially got his white coat for dental school today! It was exciting and I think made us both realize that in just a few short years, he will be a doctor. Now, J will be dressing in style with his blue scrubs and white coat! He looks so professional in it! I am glad that his mom and sister were able to join us to celebrate!


Man (i can't remember who?) helping him put the coat on :) yay!

Happy Couple....J's wearing the white coat! He didn't want to take it off even to eat!



With the family :)


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J's friend Jeff..from Minnesooooota (imagine that with a minnesota accent :)

-R

Thursday, August 20, 2009

bacon?

A few days ago my neighbor (Shannon) came over and we were watching an Oprah episode about

obese kids and teens (seems to be one of her favorite topics? not sure what the fascination is....but I did learn something new). The guy she was interviewing wrote a book called Eat This Not That. I was astonished when he said that it was better to eat REAL bacon instead of turkey bacon! What???? He compared Oscar Mayer turkey bacon and real bacon. They both have the same amount of calories and fat, BUT turkey bacon has much more sodium in it. Still, I was extremely skeptical considering I have eaten turkey bacon almost all my life thinking it was healthier. SO what was I to do but go to the grocery store to find out the truth!


Here is what I found...HE WAS RIGHT! BUT here is how they trick you...
On the real bacon, they used 2 slices as the serving size and only ONE on the turkey bacon! So turkey bacon has 35 calories, 3g of fat, and 180mg of sodium per slice, while real bacon has 70 calories, 6g of fat and 290mg of sodium for 2 slices. RIDICULOUS! I am so used to eating turkey bacon so I am not sure I will be able to turn back...it just seems wrong! Why make a turkey into a pig if it's not even better for you? I did find that butterball turkey bacon has a few less calories and fat, but i am guessing that it is just not as hearty of a piece.

Enough about that...I am headed to the dental school in a bit to have lunch with J and then back here to clean! Mom Bush and Sara are coming this weekend for J's White Coat Ceremony and celebrate an early birthday for him and a late one for Sara! Exciting:)

Tomorrow, Shannon and I are going to try riding the TARC bus down to the public library. The only time I have been on a bus (that I remember) was in Mexico, but parking downtown costs SO much that I think it will be worth it to ride the bus if we can figure it out...future blog post? I think so! By the way, Shannon is preggo and finds out the sex of the baby today (if it will cooperate)...SO EXCITING! We can't wait to hear!

-R

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Husband DEBUT Spectacular!

Greetings everyone...

Since this is my first blog post, allow me to thank Rebekah for encouraging me to contribute my portion to our new blog, 107 Fenley.

With that being said, the gates are open and we're off into our fall semester with ULSD. The first week wasn't too bad but we'll see what the future weeks have to come. I'm sure in future blog posts I won't have such a relaxed and introspective tone. In sparing much detail, I am nevertheless blessed and excited to be a sprouting dentist and am greatly enjoying my schooling. One of our pictures alludes to the "skull-in-a-box" which I can be seen occasionally carrying around the school; feels like the classic mark of a freshman (or "1st year", they apparently use both systems interchangeably).

Saturdays are normally our date days, but since I had special plans for this one it fell on Sunday. Canoeing had kept catching my attention for some time, and with the 90 degree and sunny weather today I could not have thought of a better co-ed and romantic activity (teamwork involved too!! Maybe marriage counselors should adopt a partner watercraft curriculum) ;)

Anyway, it was beautiful. At some points it was so serene that all you could hear were the river fauna and the occasional breeze; when not paddling the water turned to glass...

Some points were more exciting with flowing currents and obstacles to steer around. But since I'm a natural pro it wasn't a problem. Of course we didn't choose the class 2540.2 rapids but rather the 6-mile leisure something. Stillness here and there, some nice, flowing currents and the occasional swimming spot. No dueling banjos.

The price is reasonable and nice for water enthusiasts. Transportation, equipment, and not charged by the hour for one flat rate on Elkhorn Creek. You can check it out here:


At any rate, Rebekah and I adore Louisville. Right now we are winding down for the coming week and keeping in step with that idea I'll let this entry wind down here.

toots!


-J




new additions to the apt.

Some new additions to the apt from mom (thanks!) and Ikea :) Enjoy....Oh and get excited-today we had an amazing canoeing adventure--stay tuned for stories!

Cute Ikea lamp for the kitchen counter (thanks mom!) and tomatoes from dad's garden (thanks dad!)


Guest room- the shelf beside the bed is new...courtesy of Ikea :)


Another view--beware in the brownish box on the second shelf on bottom is a human skull. eww. guess that's what you get when you are married to a dental student!


Cool stick-on chalkboard (comes off clean and is pretty awesome! thanks mom!) J drew the heart and I am keeping the countdown until his birthday! 11 days!


another view- wow, our kitchen is green! :)

-R

Thursday, August 13, 2009

the last week and a half :)

I have been SO, SO busy the last week and a half that I just haven't had time to blog.

The best thing that happened was that my brother got married!!! YAY! James and I traveled to SC for 8 days to be part of all of the wedding festivities. It was absolutely gorgeous and we are so excited to have a new sister-in-law! Jami and Lauren are currently enjoying 10 days in Puerto Rico and we are super jealous, BUT glad that they get a nice break after closing on a house and getting married in the span of a week. They need it!

We traveled back to Louisville on Sunday- the 6 1/2 hour ended up taking almost NINE hours! YUCK. There was a point where we were parked (literally) on the highway for 30 minutes. After which we were barely moving for over an hour. Needless to say our gas tank dropped SIGNIFICANTLY during that time, until finally our gas light came on in the middle of rural Kentucky with no exit in the near future. We were praying earnestly that we would not run out of gas! Sure enough, God got us through....our gas light kept going back off and we made it to the exit without having to walk there :) Praise the Lord!

Monday, I did so many errands and things that needed to get done here while James was at school- groceries, bills, calling the insurance co., calling the electric co., laundry...the list goes on and on. I also developed a super sore throat :(. So when I couldn't swallow comfortably anymore I went to the dr. on Tuesday...and sure enough-strep throat. Consequently, I have been spending the last two days mostly on the couch and hoping to feel better--which FINALLY today I DO!

Well, off to watch Regis and Kelly with a good cup of joe. I'll post some pics of the wedding soon:)