So a quick little run down of what is going on with each of us and then get ready for a picture show!
Tim: The doctor is in the middle of his OB/GYN rotation right now and actually kind of likes it. Don't worry, he isn't going to become an OB/GYN the hours and politics are too crazy. He enjoys labor and delivery though and has been able to deliver multiple babies. He would kill me that I'm writing this, but he is pretty much rocking this rotation. All of the doctors, residents, and nurses love him :). They keep telling him what a good job he is doing. So proud of my doctor!
After this rotation, he will move onto pediatrics. Then he will take a break from rotations for a month and complete an AI (acting internship) at the Cleveland Clinic for the month of April. It is an internship for Orthopedics and required to apply for residency. Actually, he is hopefully going to do 4 AIs' this next year. Basically he gets to do all the grunt work for 4 weeks in the Orthopedic field. Lovely.
After his AI in April, he'll hop on board the rotation train again and finish his 3rd year of med school with the internal medicine rotation. 4th year starts in July and his schedule is kind of foggy as to what happens when. The only thing that we know is that it will not be as hard and time consuming as this year has been. Halleluiah! He works so hard and is enjoying his time in the hospital...for the most part.
Max: Max has most certainty made the transition from toddler to little boy. He keeps us on our toes with his growing vocabulary, curiosity, adventurism, and crazy personality. This year he said goodbye to nursery and hello to primary! I can't believe I have a sunbeam aged child. So weird. He loves it and actually gave the opening prayer last week! He is into race cars, flying his airplanes around, eating way too much popcorn, his preschool, reading, playing
Jake: Jake is 5 months TODAY! 5 months and quite the chunky monkey! To put it bluntly, he is huge. I am so grateful for a healthy guy though. Jake is the cutest baby and smiles ALL the time. I love it! He will smile at anyone. I get stopped all the time by people who want to "take a peek" at Jake and get to see his sweet chubby happy face. Jake is rolling over, drooling like crazy (we go through at least 3 bibs a day and 3 outfits), laughing, making sounds with his lips and cute voice box, grabbing at everything, wearing out his johnny-jump-up, and for some reason waking up more than I would like during the night. He used to sleep through the night, and I have faith that he will return to that habit soon. If not, I might go crazy. No, I can't complain for one second about Jake. He is such a good baby and has made our family so happy and fun!! I love seeing him light up when Max plays with him. Those two love each other, and I am so blessed to have them!
Me: I love life right now. Even though it is hard and the days are long and cold, I am trying to be positive. After being with both of our amazing families for the Holidays, it was hard coming back to living. BUT, we are living each day one at a time. Literally. I am keeping sane with calls to family, playing with my 3 wonderful boys, reading good books, working out when I can find the motivation, my calling in the primary, and my friends here. The time me and the boys get to spend with Tim is precious and we cherish every moment we get with him!
Here are the wonderful times we had with our families while visiting in December/January:
|Beautiful Annie and Conner...no, that isn't they're baby, that is mine! We love Conner|
and were so glad to finally meet him! Annie and Conner are the cutest couple and it was so fun
to spend time with them!
|My dear friends Brooke and Kathy with our kids! They both have moved from Cleveland|
to Utah, and we missed them too much not to see them! So good to get together!
|The rocket ship museum! Max was so so excited to finally go to the long-talked-up |
science museum by my parents house. He was one happy guy to see all the cool exhibits. And
of course to enjoy them with his cousins and Grandpa Holt!
|Temple Square Christmas Lights! It was a cold night, but my parents were champs|
to take us to see the magical lights!
|A trip to Utah wouldn't be complete without one of these pics :). Sure loved|
being with my sisters (I feel bad I didn't get a picture with Elise! So lame of me...)!
I have the best sisters in the world and am so grateful for them.
|We were so delighted to visit Grandma Ashworth! Tim's Grandma is one|
of the sweetest people I know, and I always love
being with her. She was so wonderful and always
makes us feel welcome :).
|Behold: The Christmas Eve Igloo. Tim gets to take the credit on this,|
but I did help him a little bit. Ashworth boys know how to make a snow
igloo, that is for darn sure!
|Jake staring as Baby Jesus in the nativity. He did such a great job!!|
|Max also stared in the nativity as a Wiseman. My cousin Lily|
organized all the costumes for the nativity and it was so sweet to see. Max
thought dressing up was the coolest thing ever. Love this picture :).
|Playing cars with Ezzy! It took a second, but Max and Ezzy became |
cousin buddies! So fun to be with the Dixons!
|Christmas morning 2013! We had such a magical day with my family! It was|
so fun to be together and celebrate the birth of our Savior. What a wonderful memories!
|Tim and his brothers in a "very serious" air-soft gun war. Not sure if that is|
how you spell that...
I love that Tim gets to spend so much time with his brothers when we visit. He
enjoys it so much, and we all love it too!
|Max and Theo! I am so glad these boys got to play so much together. I wish|
so badly that we lived closer!!
|The two newest Ashworth grandchildren: Miss Adelaide and Jake. She is the|
cutest little sweetheart! So glad we were finally able to meet her!