Monday, June 22, 2009

Party weekend


This past weekend was a big one for Ryan's work. They have a bunch of stuff going on to send off the graduating residents and fellows. Friday night they all went out to some restaurant/bar, then Saturday they finished off their Resident's Day presentations (they all present research they've done over the year), then that night there was a big banquet at the Ritz Carlton, after which everyone went to some piano bar, and then Sunday there was a golf tournament. I couldn't believe there was that much going on - especially since they were out until all hours of the night every night and then got up and did it again the next day. They pretty much ate, slept and drank each other all weekend long (heavy on the drank part of that).

It was a good thing for me to go to to sort of re-energize me being supportive of Ryan and his work. A lot of times I have the tendency to be like - can't you just do the bare minimum and get back home to us? But hearing them talk about all the residents made me remember that yes, I do want my him to be the good guy, the hard worker, the one that will stay and help if you need it. Plus it makes me remember what a great program he's in here - the top ophthalmology program in the nation, as I'm sure I've mentioned. They had a really fun presentation at the banquet too complete with a video of hilarious skits they put on, a lot of it making fun of the faculty and the residents and stuff. It's pretty cool that they have such a fun tradition. You can tell a lot of work goes in to it.
















Here we are pictured all hot and sweaty at the drunken bash at the piano bar. Kind of a funny thing that bar going. Too loud to have a conversation, so everyone just sings drunkenly at each other while shifting around in little patterns all over the floor making their way to different groups of people. Don't get me wrong, I think it's fun and I can sing at you with the drunkest of them, but certainly not for a good 4 or 5 hours like many of them did. Maybe you don't notice your legs getting tired when you're drunk?

Ryan had to work for part of the day on Saturday too, and since I'm on kind of a cupcake roll here (and wanted to try a slightly different filling this time), we took in a little treat for Father's Day.
It was a great weekend!

13 comments:

Tennille said...

I'm going to need that recipe--cupcake and frosting, please. :)

Anonymous said...

And then you had friends over Sunday night? What a weekend!

You both looked great. I am glad you could enjoy it with Ryan.

xoxocyhunsaker

LuAnn said...

I'd like to try cupcakes with filling. Can you share the recipe with me, too? You look great! I love your dress! All the hard work will pay off and you will both be all the better for it. Jeff is also one of those who does the opposite of bare minimum. Sometimes I complain, but in the end I am grateful.

Sharon said...

Love those pictures!! I can't believe I didnt know you were going to have such a fun weekend.
You two look gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Sounds like you had a nice change of pace. I always look forward to a weekend that is different from the rest. All these long hours of slave labor as residents will pay off. So they say. I sort of feel like "I'll believe it when I see it!" Until then, we too are just plugging along. I am also pretty sure I have encouraged Jed to do the minimum but that is just not his way.

Jenilee said...

Jen you look gorgeous. Sounds like a wonderfully full weekend.

Rochelle said...

You look amazing!! Isn't it nice to get out of mommy-mode once in awhile and remember you do have that sexy side hiding in there while doing laundry and picking up cheerios??!

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

What a great post to have after your "body back" post! You look fantastic. I'm glad you had a fun time.

Melissa Bigelow said...

You look so pretty. And that party seemed fun. Our end of the year party was a backyard BBQ/pool party. Yours seemed better!

Here's to 2nd year residents!
(Dave is one now too).

Plus, you are smokin' hot right now. I saw those beach photos with you in your swimsuit!

Paul and Nikki Fawson said...

looks like you guys had a good time.

Julie said...

How fun! You guys look great! That is so nice of you to be so supportive of Ryan! He really does work hard! You guys are a great team! You both looked so nice! How fun! I didn't have any idea this was coming up either. Who was the sitter?

Julie

Aloha_Misty said...

You look absolutely beautiful...I would say there is no trace of having twins left...you look awesome! I think you should blog your cupcake recipe! I am totally craving a cupcake with filling in it now!

Rachel said...

Jen, you look absolutely beautiful!