Tucson Drivers...

This is the darn speed limit on the I-10 in the construction areas...I will go 60 but that is it! Sorry I do not want a ticket...grr! The crazies that are going 75 or 80 still and even doing so next to the barricades drive me nuts, LOL! Sorry for the venting, but we deal with this every weekend and I just thought I would share:-)!


~Theresa's Bachelorette Party~

Theresa's party turned out wonderfully! Becky and I (even Mary and the spa lady Kelly) were running around like crazy right before it started! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and most of all Theresa loved it! We got facials, pedicures in a bag and our makeup done. There was pizza, brownies, pop, and cake! Between all the spa activities and games, we ate and ate :-)! Andrew's party is this Sunday and then it is on to the wedding!!!


I have some kind of sleeping issue!!!

So I think it is official that I have some kind of insomnia! It is 2:02 am and I just finished a bowl of Top Ramon and am drinking a Dr. Pepper! Ever since I began working at the hospital my sleep pattern has been seriously interrupted and I am not sure what to do :-(. Since I hurt my knee I haven't been able to get comfortable once I am in bed due to the pinching and burning feeling going on in there. Well I guess I am just being a big baby now and complaining way too darn much! On to better things...

Tomorrow *today* is Theresa's bachelorette party and I am quite excited for her! It will not involve any alcohol or naked men, LOL, but it will be so much fun. I was so glad when Becky let me help her with it. I still need to go to Costco for fruit/veggie tray, a cake, and roses but it will get done. I also need to get her present...something Theresa like...not too crazy HEHE! Before we know it their wedding day will be here. I was able to try my whole outfit...dress and shoes...together the other day and I am very excited (I know I know I need a different word but it's all I got)! I can't wait to see how everything comes together!

I was quite sad last night that I was not able to see my sister play her last softball game last night due to the pouring rain:-(. She was doing very well with it and I know it was important to her that I watch her at least once. We were able to get a movie and some candy last night, though, and I hope that made up for it! She is growing so fast and will be in high school in just one year! The other day she asked when I got my laptop and I told her right before I went to college...she said ok good that is when I will get mine! I loved hearing her say that...she is going to college and no one has to force her into it! She wants to be a nurse or a social worker, but doesn't know for sure yet. She wants to go straight to ASU or ASU west and not mess around with Community College (not that anything is wrong with that but we just know so many people who got screwed when they tried transferring to a university after their two years was up). I am also very proud of my brother who is so adorable :-) but she has her head on her shoulders a little more in consideration to life and the real world. Anyways...just thought I would share!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and is actually sleeping right now!


I LOVE these girls :-)!!!
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Some pictures from the Sacramento trip last year that I absolutely love!
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Work has slowly been getting better...still not my idea of fun but better. I am thinking of asking to transfer to the Women's Center and hopefully get into the nursery. We'll see how that goes! I don't mind the floor I am on and I don't mind the physical demands, but I would much rather be doing it on a unit I truly enjoyed going to...ya know? I recently hurt my knee from standing/walking so much there...actually thought it was a blood clot at first, but I don't seem to be showing any other symptoms of it except for the pinching and burning so the nurse who looked at it thinks it must be a tendon and told me to keep it wrapped. I am sure it will get better soon.
I was recently reading something from a girl who we went to school with in high school. Freshman year of college, after getting engaged, she sent me some pretty interesting messages on Myspace about Brant and I getting married so young. She was not for it at all and felt the need to tell us so even though we didn't really know her. Anyways...it just got me thinking. Before we got married I was a little worried too about how it would be with being in school and all but we knew this is what we wanted so we could handle anything that came our way. A lot of people actually told us how it WOULD be getting married young. A year later I haven't really thought about any of that stuff until now, but it is definitely not as scary as people made it out to be. Yes, we have a few more students loans than we were going to have but that is about it. I realized that we have the same bills, except for health insurance, that we would have had not married. Anyways, LOL, my point is I am so glad that we didn't let people scare us into not getting married when we did. I know it could have easily gone the other way, but I guess you could be 45 and loose your job or something and be in the same position. Of course you need to think of the things that could happen and be prepared but you can't hold back on everything in life just because it isn't the "perfect" moment. There are always "better" times for people to do things but that doesn't matter if you aren't happy. We were talking to Meg and Mark the other night and Mark made such a good point about having a plan. When you have a strong plan for your life anything is possible! I just thought I would share my new little realization, LOL! The first year is obviously tough for anyone...esp. when your hubby is also married to a little thing called Architecture HAHA, but anyone can also do it! It is a really wonderful and exciting time getting to know someone you thought you couldn't know any better because of dating so long and the you realize there is always more to learn! I cannot wait for our close friends who are getting married to enjoy all those little gifts that marriage has to offer too:-). I am just so excited for them! I think I may be rambling now, LOL, but hopefully you understand! Brant and I growing even closer this past year has made me think more and more about kids...a good and a bad thing, LOL! It will be three years of marriage before we can even try to have children and some days that just seems like way too much to me. For a while I thought I would have to wait until grad school was over and I would be about 27...but then we got married and I guess some sort of hormones kicked in HAHA! I was also pleased to hear that my grad school is 2/3 online and I will only have to go to the campus a few times a SEMESTER...very cool! So this puts my dreams of little ones just a little bit closer :-) and I guess makes them more real considering I have actual dreams of being pregnant or us with a baby all the time, LOL! Oh not good HEHE!

As for life...things are going well. I am actually very excited to start school again! I realized this summer that I really love the Nursing program even on those tough days. The knowledge I have gained in school helps me in every day life and I can't wait to put it to good use in the NICU one day.
We have been hanging out with friends more this summer...especially Meg and Mark. This makes me incredibly happy considering Jenny and I lost Meg somewhere in this past semester, LOL! It just means so much to Brant and I to have such wonderful friends:-) who are always there for us!

Well I guess I should go to bed now :-(...I have to get up for work.


P.S. I added a wedding pic that I really love and have never really put up before. I think it's the one we are going to have made into a 16x20...tell me what ya think!