Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stephen and I haven't seen a lot of each other the last two months. His job requires 14 hour shifts, 7 days in a row, and when he wasn't working, I was at my rural medicine site a couple hours away. I had a week off before I start my next rotation and so Stephen wanted to go somewhere for a little getaway. We settled on Niagara Falls since Stephen had never seen them, and we stayed at the Marriott Fallsview in a room overlooking over the falls (absolutely beautiful, albeit pricey). As much as we are able, we want to make time for a little getaway together every year. I think that it's something that really strengthens a marriage.

One of the things that Stephen and I have learned after being apart during much of my first two years of medical school is to really cherish the time that we do get to spend together. We enjoyed every minute of this last week: catching up on life, laughing about the most random things, praying the rosary together, talking about the future, cuddling together while we watched movies, getting to sleep in the same bed every night, etc. We'll be together this next month before I have to leave for my away electives in July and August (Obstetrics in St. Louis and then an Emergency Medicine elective) and I'm sure that it will go way too fast...

Sharing 7 pics from our getaway (and joining Jen, even though it's Saturday).

1. The Falls! (And my favorite jacket).

 2. View of the falls from our hotel room (see the rainbow?)

 3. Even though this was my fifth time seeing Niagara Falls, I had never done the 'Journey behind the falls' where you can walk to a viewing point right next to the falls and also take a tunnel to see behind the falls (we are total tourists, but it was really cool).

 4. There is a HUGE casino in Niagara, so I tried out slot machines for the first time (goodbye $10).

5. Colorful fountain (and I love mint with white).

6. The Falls at night.

7. Instapics: road trip/sparkling Merlot/dinner out/amazing fireworks


  1. looks like you had a great time! and honestly reading that you guys have been apart for most of your med schooling gives me hope for when I start mine. I leave in less than 2 weeks :(

  2. I love your jacket! I've been looking for a similar one for a while!

  3. Keep those get -aways with Steven. Derrick and I make it a tradition to leave wo the kids for our anniv. Our favorite spot is Michigan bed and breakfast! A sweet weekend away is always helpful. We love to travel and we are not shy looking like tourists :)

    good luck on your last yr of med school. I love ff you along on your journey. Will you be staying with the pattons for your Ob elective?

  4. I am glad you had such an awesome trip!

  5. I was just there last weekend (on the Canadian side)! It's quite lively, and very nice to see. P.S Thanks for the lovely e-mail response, I'll be getting back to you soon. Maybe with a few more questions ^-^

  6. I love that you and your husband pray the rosary together. What a blessing.

  7. Looks like you guys had lots of fun together. I love Niagra. So pretty.

    Dont' forget to link up this Thursday.



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