I decided that I wanted to try Blogspot so our new blog home is http://joshandambergazo.blogspot.com/. See you there!

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We’re supposed to get snow again tonight. Can I just say that I am completely over winter?

WordPress allows bloggers to view phrases or words that people searched to reach their blog. Yesterday I noticed this adorable little thing and while I don’t know who wrote (although I’m pretty sure it was Kelsey) it made me laugh. I miss my Grenada friends dearly and can’t wait to visit in March!

PS, I felt the need to add this picture at the end because recently I finally finished watching A Very Potter Sequel and couldn’t have enjoyed it more. For those of you that haven’t seen the online sensation that this the Potter Musicals you’re missing out. The first show got me through a lot of quiet nights in Grenada when Josh was gone. It’s just pure genius and creativity wrapped all in one package.

 

silly faces on christmas.

Yesterday morning when I woke up and was freezing I rolled over to my side and curled up against Josh and we spent the rest of the morning cuddling before we had to get up. This morning when I woke up and freezing I rolled over and no one was there. It’s amazing how much of a difference a day can make. Now Josh is countries away, ready to start his last term of medical school in Grenada. It was incredibly hard watching him leave. I know I’m going to visit in March but it’s so rough being away from him. Maybe if we hadn’t had to spend most of the summer apart it would be easier but it just feels like we rarely have any time together. I guess that’s what happens when you marry a doctor (or future doctor in this case.)

We had a wonderful break together which always makes it harder to say goodbye when you’ve been having so much fun. His sister Theresa’s wedding was a real great time. I only wish we’d been able to hang out  more and enjoy it together but since he was a groomsman and the DJ at the reception it was understandable that he was busy. With the exception of getting lost in the middle of downtown Washington DC with no clue where I was going or what I was doing, it was an incredible wedding. Theresa and Nick shared their first kiss at the altar and just about everybody cried.

beltsville for theresa's birthday.

Yesterday I got into a small fender bender. The car in front of me slammed on their brakes suddenly and while I had enough room behind me to stop and not hit them, the truck behind me did not and he knocked into the back of my car. Thankfully and amazingly enough there was no damage and no one was hurt. I knew that it was the other person’s fault since he was the one who hit me but I still felt guilty about the whole thing – like I could have swerved into the other lane to prevent it. But either way I’m just glad that there was damage either way.

I received some news this morning that had me furious and I’m going to write about it on the SO Volunteer Blog later. I’ll probably post a link on here at some point because I’m just that angry. All I will say right now is that Kelsey and I worked our butts off working those volunteer programs and poor Kelsey had to work even harder than that after I left and for people to be so negative about the whole thing is just infuriating. So many people spent their days in Grenada doing nothing but going to the University Club on pool days and then complained constantly how bored they were. We offered volunteering because it was not only a good thing to do for the community but a good thing to do on an island that doesn’t really have many social activities to offer. Just because we were enthusiastic about it doesn’t mean that anyone should judge. What was the most frustrating was that people kept saying they would help and check it out and then never did. If these people had never mentioned coming to spend time at these programs then we wouldn’t be asking them why it was they didn’t show. Running Limes with basically only 3 teachers and over 40 children was hard. Of course we were going to be hopeful that people would help. And the sad part is that if more people had just come out and given it a real shot, not just coming once or twice, they would’ve loved it. It wasn’t hard to fall in love with those kids.

christmas eve kisses.

Anyway, I will save the rest of it for my post on the Volunteer Blog.

If you get a chance send Josh some good vibes for his final term. It’s going to be hard but I know he’s going to do great.

Amber

dear josh, i'm getting closer. beware.

Josh and I are obsessively competitive over this Facebook game called Bejeweled Blitz. We will literally sit across from each other at the kitchen table while playing and smack talking one another. Sometimes one of us will reach our hand in front of the other’s screen. It gets vicious, man. I will, however, admit that he is better than me because he can get higher scores without using boosts whereas I completely stink without them.

Josh is with his family for the evening and I don’t care if it makes me lame but I miss him like crazy already.

PS: Don’t you love how updates have gone from real, honest blogs of substance about volunteering and medical school and Africa to stupid games online? Yeah, that needs to change.

Josh is finally home after a long two days of traveling. I have some great photos from today to post but those will have to wait.

Sidenote: Today we figured out that on Josh’s wedding day, Katrina (at 10) was taller and weighed more than his bride and on Theresa’s wedding day she will also be taller and weigh more than Theresa’s groom. Katrina, I love you!

As most of you know, today is Josh’s 24th birthday! So in celebration I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures of my favorite guy! Seriously though, looking through these I have no idea how I scored such an adorable husband! I can’t wait for him to be home on the 11th. Saturday can’t come soon enough.

Also, despite posting this for his last birthday – the point is still true. Joshua, you are my best friend and I love you more than you will ever know. Happy birthday baby boy!

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