7.06.2011

4th of July weekend

Nate and I had the opportunity to go to one of my friends weddings' this weekend. It was a gorgeous ceremony and a really nice dinner reception just up the street from our house. Ain't we cute! Don't worry that I had several wardrobe problems, number one being we nearly had to cut me out of my dress due to those few extra pounds I am holding on to since wearing it last and the zipper getting stuck!




We decided to spend a few hours up at Niagara Falls, it is always such a pretty little walk with views that never get old.













One of the resorts in our area, Holiday Valley, has a sky high adventure park. It is a series of obstacle courses from "easy" to challenging up in the trees. There were 8 courses that consisted of various ladders, tight ropes and zip lines from tree to tree. We had so much fun. Both of the girls were fearless and we all came home with super tired muscles! And several days later my legs are still a little sore!




































































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I am back in Erie this month, required to put in 60 hours of "on campus" study time for my board exam. Of course this means I am commuting from Buffalo and will probably be lucky to put in 40 hours a week... cross your fingers that I survive! In other school news for me, because I am an idiot I had to retake one of my subject exams last month and as a consequence to this academic failure they took away my vacation month. So I have been pouting for the past month about this but there is nothing else I can do but suck it up and get done with this year so I can be rid of this horrifying experience they call medical school. Looking forward to my test in Philadelphia in a few weeks to sneak in some time with Jen, Mom and Rick!!!

7 comments:

Jessica said...

Those obstacle courses look like so much fun!I Cant believe you are almost done with medical school, it seems like not to long ago when you guys moved back there. Way to go you!

Sheryl said...

OK, seriously next time we come up we need to go to that park. That looks fantastic. You are right, Niagra never gets old. It is so beautiful that it doesn't even look real sometimes.

I'm sorry about your vacation month, that totally stinks. You deserve a little pouting time. Hopefully you are counting down your time now though. I can't believe you are in your 4th year!

Jen said...

I've been counting down the days to Philadelphia, but now I really want to go to that park!

I'm so sorry you've lost your vacation month. I can't even imagine the disappointment. Hopefully this will be your last set-back.

Ang said...

I know I totally want to go back to that park already. We decided after doing it that you have to start with a hard coarse first because otherwise your muscles are too fatigued after doing several of the easier ones. They are just about finished building a mountain coaster too so more incentive to go back! Jennifer I don't know if you can handle the heights my friend!!!

Jen said...

LOL! Don't worry, I have thought about that. I think I would be okay because there are harnesses. I have been rappelling before and I managed to do that just fine. I just need something to hold on to.

Ang said...

Then you could do it Jen... I thought I would be a nervous wreck about the girls doing it. I don't have a fear of heights but watching them at heights usually makes me uneasy. The locking system they have in place was so safe it made me really comfortable, you have to lock into the next rope or attachment before your other clip would unlock from the previous one. I didn't even have an issue when Lex slipped from the trapeze apparatus and had to hang there while the guide talked her through how to pull her self to the next platform... we just laughed, took pictures of her and cheered her on!

Grandmajoann said...

Wow, what an adventure! I would even like to try that. The video's were cool. It always amazes me what ALL YOU GET IN every week. A very busy family. And, it is fun to watch the girls growing up, even if it is just pictures.....Keep them coming.