To Every Thing There is a Season

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Today, I’m think about this book. We got it in a box of books from Dave’s mom (she was a teacher) and it’s one of my favorites to read to Alta. Next week Dave starts another hard rotation (80 hr weeks) after being on a radiology elective + vacation for the past few weeks. I’m starting to accept that life is this way – a time for fun, a time for work, a time for happiness, a time for frustration, a time for loneliness and confusion, and a time for absolute peace and happiness. And I’m starting to realize that there is something lovely that comes from each of those times.

cross country move

Well, this post might be all over the place and may need a second post later if i find more pics. Dave graduated and both parental sets came out to help and celebrate! How awesome is that. We did some fun things and then, a lot lot of hard work things. Lots of packing, LOTS of moving, lots of babysitting Alta. Oh and it was like 90 and humid and we had no A/C in our apt. Their help was beyond appreciated.

We took everybody to see the lovely Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and to lunch at Chavellas. Cutest place, bestest food.

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oh this is Jacob’s Pickle. (same description as Chavella’s but more expensive)

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Our empty apt. I thought it would look big when it was empty but it didn’t.

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Well, I guess these are out of order. Here’s Nashville, which was so great. I want to go there again

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And the grass at Chick Fil-A before we had a delicious dinner at something. One of those chains (not Chick-Fil-A because they are closed on sundays. which was sad because we wanted the play place)

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Lunch in Little Rock

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Stopping for gas and mexican food in Carrie Underwood’s home town

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Wished we could have hit all the Route 66 sites. A sleeping baby in the car means you just have to keep going a lot of times.

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Lunch in Amarillo

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Santa Fe – another favorite favorite place – i had breakfast tacos, dave had a breakfast burrito, alta was feeling tired and sick of the road trip life

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grand canyon (where i was ready to quit)

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but this panda express made me happy

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before we left and said goodbye to our giant airplane print

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eating dirt at chick fil-a

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Cadillac Ranch. So incredibly hot – I think this is where Alta’s heat stroke was happening

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Here’s another at the grand canyon

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Everybody surrounding the Alta

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Oh another pic of Jacob’s Pickles. Go there!!

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Lincoln Center pre-graduation crawl

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Sleeping, the night before our move.

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last meal on the steps

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malls have really great indoor crawl zones. thank goodness

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nashville again

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outside a hotel somewhere

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that same place in Amarillo

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Yeah, that’s hail, outside of Santa Fe. I’ve never ever seen anything like this

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Verdict: Super fun road trip, really exhausting with a one-year old who can’t stand and wants to crawl everywhere, glad we did it, not sure if we could do it again. see you again next June, UHaul.

atlantic city – in april

After a long cold winter, I was determined to go somewhere fun and so a day and night in Atlantic City happened. It was cold and windy and pretty empty. We loved the boardwalk – the old buildings, the treats, the rides – but didn’t really love much else – the hotels and food, not the best or exciting. But it was a getaway, nonetheless.

(i should mention that dave is working nights and i’m getting really bored which is probably good so that i will go through all of our pictures!)

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In and Out

One of Alta’s favorite activities – in and out and in and out of her toy bench. She even has a little no hands stand going on! Sometimes I think Alta has two sets of eyebrows – her light orange eyebrows and the bottom of her cranium

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This last photo I got by sticking a hand puppet on my foot.

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graduated

Dave’s graduation from med school in May. We ate dinner at Jacob’s Pickles (big success, except for my mom getting left behind on the subway platform and having to take a cab) and then the subway to Lincoln Center.

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Alta had a rough time outside but did quite well in the graduation. (If you count crawling around in the hallway for awhile – we even got stuck behind the procession again just like at the Harvard graduation)

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Dave carried Alta across the stage which was really fun (although not fun for me holding her for a long time while we waited for his turn!)

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Karen met them on the other side and Alta was a little sad to be passed off again

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