Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3 Down 2 to go!!!

Well I wrap up my last day at the nursing home today! I have now completed 3 semesters of school with only 2 left! I am so excited to graduate in May! My nursing home experience has been interesting to say the least. It was intimidating and hard to adjust to at first, but just as soon as you get used to something and start to really enjoy a place... your time is up! Thats the way the grad school world goes. I have met some incredibly hilarious and stubborn elderly people. They have taught me a new appreciation for life and the love their spouses often show is inspirational. I have definitely learned a lot about my job and about the love and zest for life. I hope I never become an old grouchy lady... I don't know where I will be placed next semester, but its always hard to really look forward to it. I know it will be a lot of adjusting and tiresome at first, but we will see!
On a happier note I have been "hired" to work another year at my GA site. I love everyone that works there and the kids are so incredible, so I am sooo excited. Thats at least one thing that will be constant. And I have a JOB!!! That means I contribute to the breadwinning right?!?! (It is really volunteer pay almost, but I don't care any little bit helps). So I continue to be gainfully employed and I am so glad that it all worked out.
Looking forward to a 2 week break before classes start again.... And just a cute picture of my

Monday, July 27, 2009

Finally a Break

I am done with school!!! For two weeks anyways! I have my mini summer break and today I took my last final. So... I have time to blog for once. the last month so much stuff has happen. We have made trips to Memphis to visit the in-laws, gone to weddings, had time to spend with our friends, and "home improvement days", but the most important was our vacation!!!! Over the Fourth of July holiday we were able to sneak away from our lives for a while and go with my parents to visit my little brother in Colorado.

We went hiking one day. Here is a pic of Justin and I in JR's territory on Mt. French.

We got to go white water rafting...
It was so much fun for the whole 8 hours!

We also went a train through the Royal Gorge along with shopping.

We got to go horseback riding... we had an amazing guide and got some pretty anxious horses so it was interesting.

Jeeping in the mountains... (it was so scary that
my moms blood vessels in her eye popped, that happens often when she gets stressed)

Our fourth of July was spent in Salida city park listening to amazing music! We had so much fun on our trip and it was really great to see my brother.
Vacations are so nice and very needed every once in a while!