The Siberian American: Let’s Have a Coffee Date: It’s Been a While, Let’s Catch Up!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Let’s Have a Coffee Date: It’s Been a While, Let’s Catch Up!

Hey friends,

I skipped blogging for most of May and all of June, and it felt really strange. I opened up my blog quite a few times and wrote several halves of blog posts, but I just didn’t have the energy to finish a post. I’ve been wanting to share about a million things with y’all, though, so I figured it was time for a coffee date!

Chris is officially done with the hardest year of residency so far! Of course, his medical new year starts with a month of nights, but he will have some free weekends soon! He’s worked almost every weekend since February, so we are super excited. It’s hard to believe we are finally halfway through training. He has two more years of residency and one more year of fellowship left.

Can I just say how proud I am of Chris for how he handled this year? It just hasn’t been easy-many nights and almost no weekends, all while getting barely any sleep. I know he’s a little sad about how much he has had to miss Anthony grow, but it has really made the times we did have together even sweeter.

We decided to book a quick getaway for our birthdays! We found a nice cabin with a scenic view about five hours away, so it will be our first long road trip with Anthony. Fingers crossed he does well! I can’t wait for a little change of scenery.

Speaking of change of scenery, I can’t believe we are so close to our four weeks in DC! I’m a little nervous because it’ll be Anthony’s first flight (we decided against a 20-hour road trip), and he’s super active these days, so I have no idea how it will go. I’m excited to go on some weekend adventures with Christopher and Anthony, though! I’ve never been to DC, so if you have favorite places there, let me know.

Photo by Brittnie Renee Photography
Speaking of Anthony, he is crawling all over the place now, and it’s definitely a whole new ball game! I am getting a workout every day while chasing him. I’m planning to write an update soon, but this month with Anthony has been so much fun! It’s amazing to me how much he has learned. I’ve mentioned about a million times that I think Anthony is just not a great sleeper, and that’s still true. He has never slept through the night, though most nights we are down to two wakeups, so I’ll take it. He’s also had a hard time with naps lately. I’m trying to see how I can adjust his schedule, so he gets a little more rest!

I don’t have much time to read these days, but everything I have read lately has been really good! I missed last month’s book day, so I can’t wait to share my reads from the last two months next week!

Linking up with Kristen for What’s New With You?


  1. What a season of life you're in! It sounds like it's tough work and lots of sacrifice, but you guys are doing your best to enjoy all the sweet little moments you get! I hope all your future traveling goes smoothly! Anthony is SO cute!!

  2. Yay for Chris having some weekends off soon. I knw thats going to be amazing for you both. And your little guy is just the cutest!

  3. ok your son is adorable! Glad to hear that Chris is getting some weekends off. It will be nice for all of you. Best of luck traveling.

  4. How long is the flight to DC?

    Kudos to Christ for finishing out the hardest year thus far!

  5. You are definitely in an interesting season of life! As a previous commenter already said, do the best you can to enjoy the little times you do get together.

    My favorite things to do in DC... I like to walk around the Tidal Basin from the MLK Memorial to FDR Memorial to Jefferson Memorial. I also like taking night tours where they drive you to the monuments at night while they are all lit up, but realize this may not be possible with a toddler. Enjoy DC!

  6. Thank you! We try to enjoy all the moments. :)

    Those night tours sound beautiful! Maybe I'll hire a babysitter for a few hours, so we can do one! :)

  7. Thanks, Steph! The flight to DC is three hours. :)

  8. Thank you so much! :) I am SO excited to get to spend some weekends together!

  9. Thanks, friend! Weekends are definitely special around here. :)

  10. Thank you so much for all of your sweet encouragement, Audrey. It means so much to me. :) We do try to enjoy the little time we get together! I'm excited his schedule is getting a little better soon!

  11. oh my goodness, a 20-hour road trip would be awful lol. hope the flight goes well. i've been to DC three times (i think?) and i love the museums, but other than that i've always gone for events or specific things and don't know much about the city from like a visit point of view if that makes sense. congrats to Chris, enjoy your cabin trip!

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