Friday, August 29, 2008

HOORAY for the weekend! This means I have exactly one week left. I'm not counting down or anything ;) Oh..back to the subject of the weekend... it's Labor day weekend, the razorback game, AND most importantly my nephew Aidan's 5th birthday party! Busy Busy! I have a lot of family coming in to join in for the festivities so I am so excited! I plan on posting pictures within the next week or so! Have a good weekend.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Momma's house...

I'm officially done with school! Now all that's left is graduation in two weeks. Man, this is a good feeling, quite surreal. I think it really hasn't sunk in yet and probably won't until I'm back home with my husband. I did experience a lot of emotions in class yesterday though. We had a closing ceremony and everyone had to talk about their experience from the nursing program and what they were going to be taking away from the experience. Ok, just imagine a classroom full of emotional women and you'll get the the picture. It was sweet and a good way to end the day. I am ready to move on...it has been a long 15 months for me and it is time. I have been through so much this past year and have experienced self growth and found a greater strength inside me. I feel like a new person. I have also learned that life is too often taken for granted and that we should live each day living and loving. Sounds cheesy, but it true and it's how I feel. So after this emotional week I decided what better way to start the weekend off....head to mommas house. So hear I sit what has to be the most loving and comfortable house ever, surrounded by people that I love, good food, good company and making memories to last. I think that this will always be one of my favorite places to come.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Coffee and morning news...

Ya know, since I started school I have been so out of touch with whats going on in this world it is really quite ridiculous. Before I moved in with my sister I lived in my own apartment and I made the decision not to have a TV so that I wouldn't be distracted from school-SMART MOVE. But, on the other hand if anyone were to ask me ANYTHING about well...anything happening past the cardiovascular system or that pertained to medicine I would give them this blank "huh?" stare. So to get to my point, when I moved in with my sis a few months ago I was reintroduced to the world and cable. I think one of my favorite thinks right now is waking up early around 6:00 and getting a cup of joe and watching the today show. My mom laughs at me because she said last time she was down that I was so involved in the news and what was going on but she doesn't realize that this is my ONLY link right now. haha! I had today off and I thought that maybe I might sleep in but when 6 o'clock rolled around and I heard my nephews rumbling around to get ready I got too excited about waking up and having that sip of yummy hazel biscotti flavored coffee and watching my news so I rolled out of bed happily. I can say that as I get older that I have become more of morning person. I love getting up early and going outside and sitting on the porch with a warm cozy drink when its still cool and misty and the sun is beginning to rise.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Today was my nephews first day of school and I'm not so sure who was more excited...my nephew, or my sister. It was too cute. Aidan, my nephew I don't really think grasps the idea yet what kindergarten really is but he DOES know that he is going to be a "Gator" (the mascot). My sister on the other hand cracks me up! She has spent hours, I MEAN HOURS going over the curriculum, polices and procedures, school supplies to buy and other things that they have planned for the year! She has got sooo organized for his first day and got up REALLY early this morning, turned on some "feel good music" to get the boys juices going and made them a big breakfast. She is such a fun mom and so involved its cute. I guess not being a mom YET ;) I have no clue what its like but the excitement she displayed for her first child to enter school was just too funny. Oh, if your wondering, I'm staying with my sis for the summer until I graduate (which is SEPT 6...OH YEAH!!!) and let me say it has been so much fun and an eye opener for someone that doesn't have children and also for someone that grew up in a household full of girls. My nephews are 5 and 3 and ALL BOY. I like to call them lil monkeys because they are always running, bouncing, climbing, laughing, talking, screaming....and the most sweetest cuddliest little punkins ever.
On another note...It's been a good Monday. I finish my last psych clinical tomorrow, thank goodness, and Friday is my LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF CLASS. Whoa. That felt good. I still have some housekeeping to do though before graduation like a final next week, ATI Review, and a NCLEX review but all worries are out the door after this week. Then I can start studying for my Boards after graduation.
Bo and I received mountain bikes as a gift from my mom and step dad (THANK YOU!!!) and let me just say how much they rock! We love them! Bo has been riding alot more than me apparently because they are in Missouri and well, hmmm...I'm here in AR finishing up school but Bo has been having so much fun and riding everyday! Yesterday he rode 10 miles!!! I know, crazy. But he is so happy and feels so good about himself and I can't wait to join him so I can get in on this action! 10 miles. crazy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Daydreaming...

I have the cases of "I only have a few weeks of school left and I don't care about studying hard core anymore, I just want to pass" blues. It's BAD. No, really. Seriously I have been going non stop since I have been in nursing school and study from the time I get up til the time I go to bed..It's a little obsessive so right now I'm feeling kind of guilty but I'm throwing my hands up and saying I've worked hard and I'm giving myself an early pass to take it easy. I'm still doing great though in my classes so I'm not too hard on myself about it :) I'm imagining it's just because I'm so close to being done I can taste it (sept 6 is my graduation date), and I already have a job lined up!! Your looking at the next Cardiac Nurse!!! This has been the most rewarding and challenging experience. I truly love and am passionate about what I am going to do with my future and look forward to accomplishing my goals.

I came to see Bo this weekend and I am reminded of how much I miss everyday when I am at school. I am so caught up in my whirl wind of a life and when I come home its like a breath of fresh air. I really feel like I have taken a break from life because of school, sounds silly but it consumes me. I think my favorite thing right now when I come home on the weekend is when we take our doggies, Dakota and Mac to the river, going on walks, bike riding, and cooking together. We love being outdoors, and to be all together as our little family is just priceless to me. We have gone through so much together! With me graduating in a few weeks and my husband graduating next year with his Mechanical engineering degree (I'm so proud of him!!) we have a busy year ahead of us. It's exciting to think what lies ahead of us and where we'll be!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Starting a new chapter...

Well, I have done it. I've committed to becoming a blogger. I'm graduating Nursing school in just a few short weeks and we'll be RETURNING HOME FINALLY to my best friend, my husband so we can continue our life together. It has been a long (I can't express that enough) 15 months to be separated from him but the sacrifice was well worth it and we have become closer and more appreciative of each other from this experience. It's hard to believe we have been together for seven years and just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary! We are both ready to start the next chapter in our lives...