Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanksgiving In South Lake

My sister once again saved us from having to eat by our selves in Ohio and brought us out to Dallas for Thanksgiving. The best part was that my parents and brother Chad and his family were also there to join the fun. We had a great time as always and missed the rest of the family that was not able to make it. Here are some highlights from the trip.
Ice skating at the Galleria.

Going to see ICE at the Gaylord Resort. Theme this year was Charlie Brown. It was amazing to see all the things they carved out of ice and it was also amazing at how freak'n cold they can get an inside of a building to keep the sculptures frozen!

Eating my Mom's amazing Turkey!
Seeing an old friend from Midland and meeting her incredibly cute little girl, Savannah!

Playing pool tournaments with the family.

Having cousins to play with.

One more post to come about Thanksgiving once I can get on the laptop to get the pics off of it!

30 Weeks and counting

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by, and even more scary, I can't believe I'm on my 3rd kid! I am already 30 weeks along and things are going smoothly. I am so glad for the timing of this little one because Justin has 9 interviews in January and I feel that it will be a good occupier of my time during that horrid month! Plus it helps keep my mind off of March 17th (the day we find out where we are moving to for residency!). I start having an anxiety attack just thinking about that day!

FYI: Justin will be interviewing at these places in January
Baylor Dallas
West Virgina
Tampa, FL
Canton, OH (we may cancel that one)
Beaumont, in Michigan
That comes out to be 2 or more interviews a week in January. We may also cancel the West Virgina one. I'm so glad we are at that point where we can cancel some and not feel bad about it. Justin has officially gotten 15 interviews! GO JUSTIN!!!!

Sacks and Lau Family Photo Shoot

I secretly would love to be a professional photographer. Unfortunately I have a LONG way to go before I could ever get there. But until then, I will just pretend! And plus I'm sure every other person out there with a slr camera wishes for that. Here are my recent attempts to be an amazing photographer.
A special thanks to the Lau family for being my test subjects!

Next project is new born pics... I have a good friend that is going to let me take pics of her baby soon and I seriously loose sleep over it hoping that they will turn out well. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about different ideas of how to take them and what props to use. If you have any ideas, please send them my way!


I finally finished my Utah posts but, since I started them last month, blogger is putting them in chronological order so if you are interested in seeing them, you have to scroll down a little ways. My goal is to get caught up on blogging so I am not blogging about Christmas in February. I don't get it, I am so good about getting my Christmas cards out on time but I just can't seem to do it with blogger!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Provo Tabernacle

My sister in law called me yesterday with some very sad news. The Provo Tabernacle went up in flames a couple days ago. The 7 years I lived in Utah, my single and married wards always held stake conferences in this building. It was such a pretty building and so rich with history. What a sad sad loss. They don't know how the fire started and they don't know if they will be able to save it or not. Click HERE to read the full story.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We've Made It!!!

I am so excited to report that Justin has just received his 12th interview today for residency!!! And the most recent ones are ones we have been really excited to hear from: Baylor in Dallas Texas, Arizona and Florida!!! I will post more about our Utah trip later but I had to make this quick interruption to just say how much we have seen the Lord's hand in this all and how happy we are to have so many of our prayers answered!!!!! With 12 interviews under our belt our chances of getting into a program are around 99% now....ahhh.... let's all take a deep sigh of relief! I love you Justin!!! Congrats!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Utah part 4, last one....promise!

Once the whole Sacks family had arrived in Utah (us and Erin's family were the only ones traveling), we had a WHOLE DAY of picture taking. I am not talking about an hour or so, literally, a whole day. Even though some of us found it a little excessive, there were some good pictures taken. Next time though I am putting a strong vote in for a professional that will get it all done with in an hour or so :) And for some reason, blogger is not even letting me post any of the pics taken!
So on to our next topic.... BOWLING!
We love our friends Cody and Natalie! And we thought it a little funny to find out that they had joined a bowling league, with matching shirts and all :) But we were no longer laughing when we found out that it comes with some free bowling games. We decided to take Cohen along of the ride and he proved to us that he could just about keep up with the rest of us, using the bowling slide anyway! He loved it!

We also were able to meet at the pool one day. I love love love being at the pool when I have prego sickness. It seems to just always make me feel better. Plus I love the smell of chlorine, weird, I know.
Don't you think this would be a great picture in their wedding video some day? We can only hope! If not there is always Jace or this baby moving around in my tummy! We have load of options!
Cohen loved baby Londyn, but how could you not, she is so super cute!

Utah, Part 3

Every time we go to Utah we promise THIS is going to be the time we make it up the canyon... and then we never do. Well, this trip I was bound and determined to do it with or with out Justin. Kathi, my mother in law, and Lori and kids (my sister in law) was happy to come for the ride. We drove up Provo Canyon to Bridal Veil Falls. I used to love driving up the canyon, esp when I was having a particularly bad day. It always seemed to just make me in a better mood. It was such a pretty day and the falls were beautiful just like I remembered! The boys loved playing in the water and seeing the water fall.

We also headed over to the splash pad in Lehi a couple of times. The boys had a ball and Jace made a new friend! This is Ty, one of my good friend's kids (Love you Kim!)

I love this kid's eyes. He is such a good baby. In fact, I don't think I have ever heard him cry!

Cohen and his cousin Jackson

I was also able to meet up with some of my old roomies. It was so great to see them again! I spent many late nights with these girls, I love them to death!
Kathi, Lori, her kids and I also went up to Gardeners Village. For crafters, this is a dream world. I love this place! There was a small petting zoo. The boys loved riding on the ponies.
Coming home we decided to take 3 days instead of 2. Big mistake. By the third day we were so done getting in the car. The boys did do pretty well, but as for me and still being sick with baby number 3, I was so ready to be out of that car and the smells that accompanied it!

One good thing about taking our time was that we were able to stop by my friend Jenny's house and I got to meet Blake, her second little boy, for the first time. Her hubby is a 4th year med student as well and it has been great to have a good friend to talk to about all the crazy things that go on with med school. Plus we got treated to some crazy good ice cream! Thanks again!

" I love my Cousins" Utah trip part 2

Cohen LOVES his cousins. I think he has a special place in his heart for Bella but regardless, he really does love them all. These are the 4 cousins born with in 5 weeks of each other. Bella and Cohen were on the same day. From left to right: Levi, Cohen, Bella and Sammy.
When Cohen saw Bella and Sammy together for the first time he ran to get me. I was almost worried because he seemed like something was wrong. He dragged me all the way to the basement to where Bella and Sammy were playing, pointed at them and said, "Mommy... LOOK! Two Bella's!" I just about died laughing. They do look a lot a like!
The newest cousin, Emma. She is a complete chunk! I love it!My AMAZING brothers and sisters!
The goofy family.

After a great family dinner and pictures, my brother Robb was throwing the ball at the kids. Cohen, Benson, and Sammy were making some great faces I was able to catch on camera. Sammy was esp excited and kept telling Robb, "Hit me right in the face, ok?" She was always so disappointed when he missed.

More to come of our time in Utah!