Ashley & Andrew came to visit the second week in March while on their Spring Break. We had such a great time visiting with them. Nothing says fun like a seafood dinner at Cortez Kitchen followed by wine and board games at home! Although the visit went by quickly, we are looking forward to doing it again real soon.
The following weekend, we spent in Orlando with Gary & Brandon. We spent the weekend together, along with Gayle, celebrating Gary's 30th birthday. Friday night, we spent the evening outside cooking steaks on the grill, drinking wine and playing board games. Saturday was spent by the pool. The weather was gorgeous! We then ordered wings, ate Italian ice and played board games. If you have not played Balderdash, we highly recommend it! We were also excited to be at Gary & Brandon's home over this weekend, as they welcomed home their newest puppy, Bella. She is an adorable miniature greyhound!
This past weekend, Christopher was busy with his fraternal organization, Kappa Psi, as they inducted their newest pledge class. Sunday evening was a night of celebration as they participated in their first inaugural founder's day and initiation dinner. We enjoyed a great dinner, slide show and awards ceremony. Please give a round of applause to Christopher as he won the scholarship award for the third year pharmacy student with the highest grade point average in the fraternity!
Some other things we have been able to enjoy over the past month include: dinner dates at Hickory Hollow, flower and garden shopping, date nights-in with fondue and cooking on the grill and more.
This past month, Christopher also received his rotation assignments. He will be able to enjoy 3 rotations in Kentucky and the rest will be in Florida, mostly within driving distance to Bradenton. We are both very excited for the opportunities that are before him as it will better help me decide what and where he wants to practice pharmacy. Although we know the 3 months he will be away from Bradenton will be difficult, we know that is a short, temporary thing and it is for the betterment of our future.
As April approaches, we are excited to celebrate our first Easter together and welcome Holly's mom for a week long visit. Also, Gary, Blair and their children will be coming for a visit. As the weather continues to get warmer, we hope to make trips to the beach, go for walks outside and maybe play some golf.