– I visited Minnesota to meet my newborn nephew, Wynden Robert.
– Michael and I started to make lots of endless decisions about our wedding.
– I began to grow in my friendships with my “med wives”– a group of women whose significant others attend medical school with Michael.
In the months to come, I’d discover that these relationships are priceless. I’m so thankful to live alongside women in the exact same stage of life as me, who understand the unique difficulties and triumphs of making it through medical school with our spouses.
– Michael and I started attending marriage classes.
– I began working on a huge project at work– getting funding and support to start the children’s garden at my library.
– Our niece, Darcy Rae, was born on February 22.
– Michael took his last “regular” exam for medical school, and started studying for Step One (of the United States Medical Licensing Examination).
– Michael and I went to Austin, Texas to meet our niece.
– I flew home to Minnesota and had a lovely bridal shower (thanks, Lori!). Amanda and Megan surprised me by traveling up from Kansas and Iowa to attend.
– I had a million wedding things to do– meeting with florists, getting my dress fitted, picking up rings, mailing every last invitation.
– I saw my vision and hard work on the Noble children’s garden become a reality.
– Michael took the Step One Board Exam (and passed with flying colors).
– We began moving into our new apartment, in the house we share with our med school friends, the Hedges.
– On May 31st, we got married, surrounded by loved ones, and had the best day ever.
– We took a road trip to Maine for our honeymoon.
– My mom and dad celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
– We took it easy and enjoyed summer in Cleveland.
– I got to have Michael home most of the time as he worked on research.
– We went to the Adamek Family Reunion in Hocking Hills, Ohio, with 50-some members of the extended Adamek family. I’m so lucky to have married into such a loving group of people.
(I couldn’t resist sharing a couple more photos from beautiful Hocking Hills.)
– I celebrated my 25th birthday.
– I chopped off all my hair.
– Michael started his clinical rotations, and our daily lives changed drastically.
– In cahoots with my parents, I surprised my sisters with a weekend visit home to Minnesota.
– I met Katherine Paterson.
– We carved pumpkins.
– Michael started his surgery rotation, the most difficult season for us yet. (So glad that’s over!)
– Michael celebrated his 25th birthday.
– I staged an all-ages poetry reading through the library’s community-wide reading program.
– We celebrated Thanksgiving with Michael’s family and the extended Adamek family.
– I started this blog!
– We celebrated Christmas for the first time as a married couple.
– We went to Minnesota to celebrate Christmas with the Wible side. (See previous post for pictures!)
– We got to attend Wyn’s first birthday party. (See previous post for pictures!)
– We are ending the year tonight by celebrating a late Christmas/New Year extravaganza with the Hermelin side!
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What a year, 2014! So many changes, challenges, and joys. We are looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the coming year.
Bring it on, 2015!