Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quick Update

Things have been quite busy for me lately and I only see them getting busier in the near future. Here is a quick post before I am off to work for the next six nights in a row....ouch! Wedding plans are moving right along. I have picked out and ordered my dress, picked out the bridesmaid's dresses, booked the reception place, talked with the florist, and photographer and decided on favors. I hope the rest of the planning goes this easy. Mom is awesome and has basically done all the calling and arranging since I am way up here. Thanks mom! Anyway, I am off to work....if you don't hear from me in a week now you know why.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lance played DJ last night at his friend's party. We had a great time. Here are a few pics of our fun. Lily is his friend's Great Dane. She is the COOLEST dog ever. I want one!

The black lab is full grown. Lily makes her look small!
DJ Down was in the house. What fun!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Guitar Hero....good for more than just a laugh!

This past week while Lance was playing Guitar Hero he got a little excited and the Ikea coffee table cracked under the pressure. Did you know they are made out of CARDBOARD in the inside, not solid wood as they appear? Anyway, it was far worth the laugh and the Ikea table has reached its final resting place in the dumpster outside my building. The good news.........

He bought me a new table at the Goodwill, sanded, stained and shined it to make it far better than anything Ikea had to offer. This table will even allow him to perform the entire Guitar Hero concert on it as if he were on stage. Now I just have to find a way to break the two end tables so I can get new ones to match my table. Thanks Lance!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lance and I went to see a 3D movie today in Traverse City. We saw My Bloody Valentine. The name explains it all, it was sick, gorey and everything we expected. We had a lot of fun being scared and it was fun to have things jump at us from off the screen. 3D movies are the future and they are a lot of fun. We even got to wear these sweet glasses. The way home was quite the journey, we are getting pounded with snow! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I got this picture in the mail the other day from my mom's friend and I wanted to share it with everyone. I love it! In the pic we are celebrating my engagement. Finally things are looking up. Work is going well all, I am learning more and more everyday. It is stressful, but I am so thankful to be back to work. I can't wait to get adjusted a little more so I can start planning the wedding. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Betsy and Patrick came to visit me this weekend. We had a good time relaxing and we even went dancing last night which was tons of fun. I just had to try out my "new" back and it did great! I still love my new place and things are still going well. I hope work continues to get easier as I learn more and get adjusted to the new schedule. Lance has one more week until he starts his final semester of school! I think he is going to refinish a coffee table for my living room. I am looking so forward to being comfortable at work so I can start planning the wedding! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, January 05, 2009

I made it!!

For those of you who were wondering....I made it! I am still standing after my first 12 hour shift post surgery. I have a lot to learn and it is going to be tough for a while, but once I get adjusted I think I will be alright. My back is weak and I was sore when I came home, but I rested and now it seems to be a little better. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. I have such a strong support system! I will continue to update. I work two in a row later this week, so that is going to be tough but I CAN DO IT!!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Here I go!

Tonight I start work! This should be interesting. I hope I make it!!! I am excited to finally be getting back into the real world, and I am anxious to get on with my life. Please pray that my back holds me up for the entire shift. I have been stretching like an athlete the past hour so hopefully that will help. I hope this goes a little better than it did last June. I will keep you posted. Until then, think of me while you are snuggled tight in your beds tonight.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A new year....A new beginning!

Welcome 2009! So long 2008 I am glad to see you go. I will never forget the roller coaster of a year 2008 was. I graduated nursing school on top of the world, got knocked down hard by a much needed back surgery and ended on a happy note getting engaged to the most kind-hearted, man of my dreams. I will not miss you 2008 for 2009 is a new beginning for me. I start work in two days and I am very excited to get back to normal. This year will be a good one, I can feel it. This year will be an exciting one, the highlight will come this fall when Lance and I tie the knot. Here are some pics of my new place. It is great, I love it!

My entry way! Check out the cuties on the wall!
No stairs and laundry right in my house. My back loves it!
The kitchen, all new energy efficient appliances. Very nice!

Well I hope that everyone had a great New Years, I know I did. I look forward to what this year will bring. I will do my best to continue blogging.