Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winds of change...

March came and left faster than I could believe.  Along with all those March winds came a whirlwind of change and excitement for the Palmer family. 

First of all our little sara girl decided to start walking and she has become our little road runner ever since.

we had some beautiful "summer-ish" days in March that got us excited to pull out the summer shorts and tee shirts.  We even gave sara her first pair of crocs (though sadly, sara also learned this month how fun it is to throw random items into the garbage can and before we realized what was happneing one of these crocs along with a couple other shoes got lost forever.) 
Scott man has really grown over the winter and he is becoming such a good helper.  James taught him how to prune our garden and he was immediately put to work.
These two have so much fun playing together.  Its amazing to think that scott lived almost three years without his best playmate. 
One sunny afternoon we met up with some friends at Crocker Park (a nearby outdoor mall in Westlake)
Scott and sara loved running around the chess board with their friends paige and natalie.
and these kids were so cute acting all grown-up with their game of chess.

and i couldn't resist this picture...
my birthday is in march and a big goal i had for myself was to run a 5k.  so on march 17th i ran in the Lakewood St. Patrick's Day 5k.  For anyone who truly knows me you know that running in any kind of race is a huge deal for me.  But I really wanted to do it and i really wanted to finish it in 30 minutes.  The day of the race I wasn't feeling as in shape as i was hoping to so i began hoping to finish it in 35 minutes or just finish it at all.  But in the end I felt great and finished it in less than 30 minutes!  I was very stoked and very grateful for james and the kids who were there to support me.
And the biggest change that March brought in was that we found out that James matched to Phoenix, Arizona for his pschiatry residency.  He will be doing the bulk of his training in Mesa and some in Phoenix itself.  We can't wait for our new adventure and scott's new favorite thing is to say, "Tell me more about Arizona."   
Congratulations James!  And thank you for working so hard for your family.  We love you!!!


Elise said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! I really like Arizona. That park with the chess sets looks awesome.

Kimi said...

First off, I can't believe how big Sara looks! She's one beautiful little girl. And I still love the faces Scott makes for pictures :)

Congratulations on James' residency! That's quite a change in location and weather for you guys :) I hope you have fun as you make this change.

Ryan & Amanda said...

So excited for your upcoming move! And congratulations on the run, nice work!! I think that first picture of Scott and Sara is like my all-time favorite, I love their faces!

Devin & Shalise said...

Congrats again! We are so excited for you guys and just might have to plan a winter vacation to AZ!