Weekending: strawberries and studying

Monday, May 18, 2015

This weekend was boring spent hunkered down in my family medicine notes. I have my end-of-rotation exam on Thursday which I am getting super nervous about! I was talking to my husband yesterday about how ready I am to be d.o.n.e. with PA school. Then I stopped myself. I don't want to wish my life away. I want to enjoy all the precious moments that are happening in my life this year. And, I am super blessed to be in PA school chasing my dream of practicing medicine. No matter how stressed I am and how much studying I have to do, I will never take that for granted. So, while I am ready to be done with school in December, I am enjoying the little moments in-between the stressful ones.

After my exam Thursday I think I will reward myself with becoming an AUNT again! Sissy is being induced Wednesday night so I am praying she doesn't push baby Jack out until after my exam is over.

Can we take a minute to be jealous at how adorably preggo my sister is??

Friday I drove 2 hours home from work and met hubs at the gym. I have been super lazy since our trip to Key West and haven't been working out like normal. It felt good to get back at it this weekend. Then it was a trip to Target for "a few things for the house" aka an entire cart full of stuff. For dinner we met my family at Moe's, a casual mexican restaurant that has live music and a "bounce house". Beer and live music for the adults, bounce house for the kids #everybodywins.

How flipping adorable is this??

Saturday morning I was up early to study, womp womp. I took a break to go strawberry picking with my sister, niece, and mom. This little diva got the hang of it pretty quickly!

We got SO many delicious, juicy strawberries! Then we got home and I slightly panicked, realizing it would take a small army to eat all of them before they go bad. Solution: strawberries for every meal! In my oatmeal, for snack, and strawberry shortcake for dessert!

Saturday night we cooked out with my sister and brother-in-law while my niece played in the sprinkler. I looove Summer meals! And the strawberry shortcake was amazing, duh!

Strawberry Shortcake:
-Angel food cake
-Cool whip

Cut strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle them with sugar and let them sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to get "juicy". Top the angel food cake with strawberries and cool whip. So easy!

Sunday after church, hubs and brother-in-law decided to do a "food challenge" at a local burger restaurant. They have been talking about it for weeks. You have to eat a 55oz burger [disgusting], order of fries, and large Coke in under 30 minutes or you pay $30. My husband is a health FREAK and he basically only eats grilled chicken and vegetables. So halfway through this torture challenge, he thought he was going to be sick from all the grease. Being the concerned wife that I am, I was slightly pissed that we would be paying $30 for a burger. Much to my delight, they powered through and FINISHED and got applause from the whole restaurant… then went home and died.

How was your weekend?!

Linking up with Meghan and Biana


  1. Good luck with your studying, lady! Yay for becoming an aunt again – this week sure will be special for you :) That photo is so precious – a girl and her pup, what more do you need! Strawberry picking looks fabulous!

  2. Coming back from vacation is hard - coming back and going to the gym even harder - tack on studying and it's almost not possible! Wishing you luck with your test this week and yay for your sweet arrival this week! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Ahhhh that food challenge sounds crazy!! And I 100% agree with you on the first paragraph- I'm getting a little burnt out, but do want to enjoy this time with my roommates and getting to live in another city. It will feel so good to have that degree though :)

  4. Such a fun weekend!! Strawberry picking looks like so much fun, especially with an adorable niece! Your sister looks amazing!! Congrats on her having a baby super soon!! Only a few more days :)

  5. I sometimes think the same kinds of things - that I can't wait until B is done with residency. And then I realize that that is 4 more years. Caleb will be 6 by then. And Vivian will be 4. And I would NEVER want to wish away these years when they are tiny. So, as frustrating and hard as these times may be, I want to soak up every second. I feel ya on that, sweet girl!

    Your preggo sister is adorable! I know you must be so excited for a new baby in the family:) And good gracious! Your husband deserves a definite pat on the back for eating that massive meal. The thought of it makes me a little queasy, but at least he doesn't eat like that often, lol:)

  6. What a fun weekend! I love picking fresh strawberries and making all different treats with them! That pound cake looks yummy too! Xo, Stephanie

  7. I'm glad you took some time for yourself. It's so important to look after your mental health! And that food challenge sounds disgustingly awesome. xoxo


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