Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nursing School

It has been a LONG journey my friends. A lot of time. A lot of school. A lot of classes passed. A lot of classed failed. Good teachers. Bad teachers. BUT IT IS FINALLY GOING TO BE OVER!

Well...not all over. I still have actual nursing school to go. But, I am finally about to apply to the program! For a while I felt like this day would NEVER come. And I think that's why I procrastinated as long as I did. I didn't feel any urgency to get anything done because I knew I would be waiting forever.

But, this is quite the accomplishment for me. I'm finally doing well in the dreaded Anatomy & Physiology, and for once in my life I actually feel like if I wanted to, I could be an A student. I want to try and impress myself. So, we'll see.

For now though, it's getting through this last semester of math and anatomy. Then I wait. I do have a lot of plans though. While I wait, Adam and I will be able to get out of debt (God-willingly), save up for 6 months of living expenses, and start saving up for our very own home! There is a lot to be done during my wait, and I feel like we are in a great place right now, and are so motivated to attack our debt, then start building wealth for our little family one day. And I do have to note that Steve & Sophie are even sacrificing! We gave them a hair cut and they looked a little butchered. But still cute :)

If you guys would like to pray for me to get in the program sooner than later that would be awesome...and maybe that Adam and I would be able to spend some REALLY good time together so that it can prepare us for year and 4 months I will be workin' my butt off!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Creative & Crafty

I'm coming out! I have had a list lately...of things I want to do... a secret stash in my head full of projects. And finally today I had some inspiration! My beloved friend Heather and I were looking through a magazine that had SO many CHEAP projects in it. And the cool part is, I already have some things at home that I can work on: 1) my bedroom curtains, 2) a mirror in our living room, 3) a curtain for our bathroom cabinet thing above the toilet, and 4) a big Styrofoam headboard covered in fabric for our bed. Yay! I'm super excited. I think that tonight I will start working on the long awaited pillow case that I blogged about centuries ago, and so we'll see how that turns out! So stay tuned and see what I come up with. Hopefully it's good stuff. I love to decorate, but things just seem so expensive, so this is a really neat thing that I can do while we are on such a strict budget. A few dollars here and there should be okay! I love looking at everyone else's cool creations on their blogs, and now I will have some to be excited about as well :)

Until next time...


Monday, March 3, 2008

Our Vacation, Updates, and other Stuff

Hiking with Adam and his parents and the dogs
The best picture of the dogs EVER! They are terribly UN-photogenic normally!

A cool picture of Adam walking on the beach

We took this picture thinking we can make it on the slideshow for worship for all you people that go to MVBC! Ha!

Adam and I at the San Diego Zoo

Encinitas, CA

Well. It has been a few weeks since I last blogged. I have thought about it numerous times, but just never really had anything to write about. And I really don't have anything to say today either except that I have some time. I am home sick from work with allergies and athsma! Ugh. So, here is a quick update. Adam and I went on our vacation to Encinitas, CA, and it was amazing! There were a few unexpected obstacles in our way, but we looked past them quickly and LOVED the whole experience. It's so cool to be able to be together and remember how much you LIKE eachother. I mean, we are married, so of course we LOVE each other. But in my opinion, and Adam's, it's a very different thing to REALLY LIKE each other's company and companionship. We got a sweet refresher of that during those 5 days together, and it has given us some more energy to keep us going for a long while. I am in my last classes before I apply for the nursing program. Yay!!! And doing well in them. I am so ready to be done. Adam got his promotion at Wells Fargo and is in training right now. And we are both really working hard to get out of debt. So far we have paid off $12,000! We have sold stuff, worked our butts off, and sacrificed things here and there to save. It's so exciting and motivating. I am so thankful that we are in this season of life, and that we are really enjoying it. We are also going through a bible study/commentary on the Song of Solomn. It's called Intimacy Ignited and it's soooo good! Other than all that, we are hearing VERY challenging and encouraging sermons at church on the book of Jonah. So, that's the vacation, update, and other Stuff. I will write about something GOOD when it comes to me :)