Friday, May 18, 2007


Well, I did it! I actually took my last final of my undergraduate career, and unless God has some very different plans for me - I do NOT plan to go back anytime soon! I cannot believe it's actually over. I keep waiting for an email or phone call saying "Haha sucker, there's another semester!" It doesn't feel very real, and I guess it probably won't for a bit, maybe the actual graduation ceremonies will give me a little closure.

The last four years have gone so slowly, and yet so fast at the same time. There have been many days when I thought this day would never come, or at least, that I would never make it to this day alive! The last two years especially have been SO hard, nursing school is definitely no picnic. There were times when I wondered if it was worth it, and looking back now, it was. Although there have been many tearful late nights, trying to finish projects and papers, there have been many smiling patients, and will be more to come. I look forward to seeing what God has for me in this coming chapter of my life.

Somehow, even with a severe case of senioritis, I managed to finish out with better grades than most other semesters, which is encouraging. I am greatly looking forward to the life where projects and papers are not constantly hanging over my head, bringing the constant stress that comes along with that for me.

Through the last few years, I have learned several things about myself. #1 - I do not do well with things hanging over my head, and being able to separate the rest of life from the stress of school. #2 - Despite #1, I also do not do well getting things done in advance. Somehow, the effects of #1 are apparently not enough for me. #3 - I do not like mornings. #4 - I do not do well with professors who make it impossible to meet their expectations, because they never tell you what they are, they simply state that what you are doing is not good enough. #5 - While I generally do well in school, I do not really enjoy it (Mom will say that we learned this fact a VERY long time ago) ;)

I look forward to this new life, with three days a week of work, and other times spent trying new recipes, spending time with my husband, finally having time to ride my horse again, time to read something other than huge books with words containing more than 15 letters in them, time to wander around our new town, and just more time to appreciate the life that God has given me.

Now all I have to do is take the biggest test of my life! The nursing board exam (NCLEX) in late June. And hopefully, more time to blog. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

So sad

I read this story this morning when I found it on another blog. Please be praying for this family, and spread this message among your friends and family.

Here is the link to their website in memory of their little girl, Ava.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Alrighty - Danny helped me figure out the pictures, so here are just a few from our day at Longwood on Saturday - enjoy!

The fountains in the back are used for a fountain show throughout the day - it's amazing!

Me and my hubby on our date :)

You should've seen how far they went - everywhere you turned, there were more huge flowerbeds!

There were tons of different kinds of tulips too - I thought there was only one type!

Isn't our God amazing?!
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

My FAVORITE flowers! :)

What a wonderful Day

Last week, Danny had asked if there was anything going on on saturday, and then told me to keep the day free. As many of you may know, I LOVE surprises, and my wonderful husband surprises me all the time, even just with small things. Well, he did actually end up telling me on thursday where we were going. These last few weeks of school are really hard, and I was needing something fun to look forward to.

We left around 10 in the morning, and went up towards Philadephia to Longwood Gardens. For those of you who have not heard of it, it is an amazing place! There are 1,050 acres of gardens, some indoors, some outdoors. The flowers were absolutely amazing. They were having a wine and jazz festival that day, and the weather was absolutely perfect! We spent the day walking around in the midst of beautiful gardens, finally getting time just to talk and enjoy time together. I will try to post some pictures later - I haven't figured that out yet!

We were home in enough time to grill outside for dinner (one of my favorite things about the new house) and snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie. It was definitely a refreshing day, one that was desperately needed in the midst of all this schoolwork. I love having time to spend with my hubby, and any time away from schoolwork is greatly appreciated as well!

***15 days left until graduation!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Figuring out what this is all about!

Well, I finally decided to go ahead and give this a try!

I'm hoping that having a blog will help me keep in touch, show pictures and stories with friends and family that I don't get to see as often as I would like, and maybe, help me get to know new people as well. For a few weeks, it will probably be pretty slow as I get started, but I'm excited to try and see what happens!

Let's see...who am I?
I have been married to my wonderful husband Danny for almost a year, and it has been a wonderful time. Everybody says that the first year is the hardest, but we have been greatly blessed and have had a wonderful first year together! We just moved into a new home in Baltimore and we love living in the city!
I am a nursing student graduating in just a few short weeks, and I am thrilled to be finished with nursing school! It has been a long journey, and an exhausting and frustrating one at many times. Sometimes I don't believe that school will ever actually end, but as I cross off the days on my calendar, that wonderful 23rd day of May is drawing closer!

Like I said, I anticipate starting out fairly slowly as I finish up school, but will try and share what is going on in our life!