Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New adventures and old memories

From Peter:

This last week has been a wild ride. It started with great anticipation on Wed as we waited to receive an email notifying us if I had matched for a position in ophthalmology. Fortunately, a positive email came on Wed evening. Then came the 12 hours of waiting to find out where I had matched. Again, thank God we will be heading to a great program back at UT Houston. The next day, Friday, my brother came out for a few days of skiing. It was a wonderful time to spend with him and enjoy the snowy slopes here in Utah.

Jacob and I got a little bold and skied a couple of these chutes on the Upper Cirque (Snowbird)

By Monday night Jacob was gone and I shifted back into planning mode for our big move back to Houston. Since we will be there for 4 years, we are deliberating between buying a house and renting. Let's just say these sorts of decisions do not rest lightly on one's shoulders. The excitement and stress have made for a crazy week. Just a few minutes ago, I was searching through some old emails to find an old contact and came across some correspondence with a dear friend, John Griffin.

Back in June of 2007, John and his lovely wife, Erin, joined Leslie and me on a 2 week trip to eastern Europe. We initially set out to visit Leslie's uncle in Prague and then thought it would be fun to visit a couple other places as well. The 4 of us had a great time in Berlin, Split & Dubrovnik (both in Croatia) and Prague. It was a wonderful time with wonderful friends. Although John and Erin no longer live in the sweaty metropolis of Houston, we look forward to moving back to be around other such good friends that we made over the last ~4 years.

We took a day to visit a few islands off the coast of Dubrovnik.

The fresh seafood was actually quite good!

1 comment:

Peter and Leslie said...

Wow Peter, I totally didn't know you even wrote a post! Fun! Love you! When are we going back to Europe? The baby will want to see the Eiffel Tower and eat bleu cheese before too long. :o)