Sunday, June 26, 2011

Moving on, and not really moving on

Ryan had his residency graduation last weekend.  I almost would have forgotten that it's a big deal. I guess just the fact that we're staying here, not moving anywhere for fellowship and not starting a real job like we actually could be at this point just kind of makes it easy to look over since everything is pretty much staying the same.  But it was a really fun evening, and fun to have Ryan and the other graduating residents be the guests of honor, complete with a little slide show of pictures from throughout their life. We even had a spot at the coveted center table this year.  (You can see the gift boxes from Tiffany's as well. Of course every girl hopes to see something other than like a personalized candy dish in there, but hey, it was still cool and still from Tiffany's. :)

So many good friends we've made here over the past few years. It hit me that while we will still be here, a lot of them will not, and that was sad. Our friends the Jacobs are taking a job we've coveted in Minot, North Dakota (believe it or not, and we're just not done like they are or we may have battled it out with them)! I'm sure they'll be missing us though by, say, next January.  :)

Our neighbor, Ryan's ride for the last three years, and "cool uncle" to our kids, Justin (left) is headed to Atlanta, but at least we're keeping his fiance hostage in Miami so he'll have to come back and see us now and then.

Ryan and his fellow graduating residents and their program director:

I always get the shaft though having Father's day be the day after his resident's day so that when we're tired from being out late I have to let Ryan be the one to get the naps.  Speaking of which, happy Father's day.  There were actually a couple funny "telling" moments about my hubby this past week.  On Father's day I whispered to Cash to go tell dad he was the best.  Cash looked at me and said, "He's the best?" And I said "Yeah!" and he said, "Oh, but he never listens to you!"  I had a good laugh that even my 5 year-old can pick up on the tune-out-your-wife technique.

Then we were watching a little of the Bachlorette on tv and Ryan was just staring into the tv somewhat deep in thought and said, "Man, being the bachelor would be like the worst thing ever.  Just having to talk about your feelings with like 20 different women...all day long."  I laughed so hard. Forget 20 gorgeous women vying for your affection and doting all over you, having to talk about feelings is seriously my husband's worst nightmare.

Then we were getting ready for bed in the bathroom the other night and I was trying to discuss some issues and make plans.  When he walked off to go to bed I was like, "What the heck? Why can't you talk to me about this?"  He said, "What do you mean, we've been talking the whole time we were in here!"  To which I said, "Wait, you mean the 'conversation' that went like this?": 
Me:  "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah....??
You:  Shrug.
Me: "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah, blah blah blah,blah....
You:  "Mmmmm."
Me:  "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah????
You: "Dunno."
"Is that the 'conversation' you were saying just happened??"

Ah, gotta love my "typical" guy.  But he's a darn good doctor and a great father, so I guess that makes up for a lot. :)

Anyway, back to the career, it's kind of weird being at that point where I thought we would be done, the time I had originally set my sights for being on a plane out of Miami.  But we're not. So I have to remind myself that graduation from residency is awesome and is progress even though nothing is really changing from my perspective. I'm sure Ryan will enjoy doing more retina surgery and stuff though. But it is another hoop jumped through and three years closer to a real job!  Now onto the two year fellowship.


Jenilee said...

Congrats to Ryan and to you. Three years down, two more to go. You are almost there. I would love to get a gift from Tiffany's just to say that I have.

Melissa said...

Congrats on being done! I didn't put together that the Jacob's were in the same program with you in Miami. They were in our ward in North Carolina during med school! Ditto on the "not so done" part. Be somewhat grateful though that you are staying there. It is a little less adventurous, but so much more convenient. perspective. We move to New Zealand in two weeks and I'm starting to freak out. Just moving out of our house was enough to make me need pills let alone across and ocean to an island!

AnnaMarie said...

Wow, congrats! Wow, Tiffany's...your residency must be a lot different than ours. I think we get a free dinner. :) We just went to the 3rd year's big night, and can't wait until it's our turn next year! You'll have to tell me what's so good about the job in North Dakota! Good luck with 2 more years! At least you're not going somewhere new for 2 years and then moving again!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Looks like you guys had a great night out! You both look awesome! Congratulations with another great year behind you!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Graduating from residency IS a big deal! Congratulations! You look great, I don't know what you're talking about, feeling like everyone in Miami is ritzier than you. :)

Geoff and Bets said...

way to go ryan! we're so glad we get to keep the isoms in miami longer.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you! You made it and you both look wonderful. Great survival techniques, apparently! Happy Mother's Day! Happy Father's Day!


Mike & Britt said...

Congrats you guys! Even though you're not leaving that is a LOT of HARD work and one step closer. WooHOo! You guys look great!

SuburbiaMom said...

Congratulations on graduation! Enjoy Miami while you can--seriously, North Dakota?!

Lindsey said...

Ooooh, we get a whole candy dish for surviving BPEI's residency? I will say that La Gorce cooked an amazing steak. I definitely understand the restlessness... I counted, and we have 734 days left in Miami!

LuAnn said...

Congratulations to Ryan! I'm sure it will be worth it after 2 years. But I can tell you I'm really feeling like by now I should be owning a home and that crap (or as Jeff least having the funds in the bank if we wanted to own a home) and feeling a little more like...okay I'll be honest...keeping up or catching up to our girlfriends. But then I realize I wouldn't give up anything we've done in the last 10 years for anything. My life is right just as it is. You are a Miami beauty and I love your hair. Sorry about the feelings thing...I can relate! :)


Chadlee said...

Wait, was this his chief resident year he just finished? Now you guys have a two year fellowship? I hope it will go by fast for you.