We are awful at these update posts. But there might be some more posts in the future, more regularly, about Olivia’s sewing endeavors. Or the holidays.  Maybe! 

As we are now in November (!!!), Olivia’s halfway done with her third year of medical school. Since we are fast approaching the holidays, we thought we’d write this update in a list of things we are thankful for:

1. Thankful for Kyle’s extended stint here in Syracuse: Kyle has had the opportunity to work from home for the past months, which has been a welcome change from the constant traveling! It’s been wonderful having the sense of normalcy and routine with both of us home

3. Thankful for Kyle’s traveling, so that we could travel for fun: We had the opportunity to go to California for a wedding of a friend who Kyle discipled back at Cornell – we came during a heat wave (90 degrees!!) and it was wonderful getting to see friends from college as well as relatives, even if it was a very short visit. Hopefully we will be back again

5. Thankful for other people welcoming us into their home: shoutout to Will and (aunt) Amanda for hosting each of us during our weekend trip to NYC! It was a weekend full of catching up with close friends, eating lots of yummy food (ramen! bubble tea! xiao long baos!), as well as visiting Mood Fabrics, going shopping, and walking along the Brooklyn Bridge. Even though this city exhausts us, we are happy to visit since it contains people we love 

We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! What are you thankful for? :) 

2. Thankful for the end of surgery (and for finishing emergency medicine & pediatrics) and now working on psychiatry!: Along with the sense of normalcy of Kyle being home, Olivia no longer has ridiculous hours since surgery concluded. Her brief two week stint in the emergency department was fun as a medical student, but it is not the life for her, and it felt highly unsatisfying with the lack of continuity of care. She finished her pediatrics clerkship, which she loved, and it’s moved up to #2 on her list, behind family medicine. Now, she is on psychiatry, working in the addiction medicine center for the next 5 weeks. So far it’s been exciting, scary, and intense, but awesome to talk with and help people.

4. Thankful for our home to host people: shoutout to our Missional Community group from church – it’s been a blessing to have 10-15 people over every Sunday night for Bible study and to share and encourage one another in biblical community and evangelism.  We’ve also been able to have various friends over for watching football and neighbors over for dinner. If you want to come over too, let us know!

We need this in Syracuse!

We need this in Syracuse!