Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A lot can change in a year!

So I have been absolutely horrible at updating my blog...that is what nursing school does to you! So, rather than try to back track and update the happpenings of the past couple years (it didnt work last time I did that), I am just going to start fresh with what is going on today! And I'm not making any promises of when I will be able to update!

Our biggest news is that we are expecting a little baby girl! She is due March 20th! 5 more weeks! Phew!
I got my RN (yay!) and am now in the BSN program at Weber. Mitch is in MBA school but will be finished by fall. We are also both working. So, needless to say, our lives are hectic right now. I can't wait until I have my baby and take time off, and enjoy hectic motherhood instead of hectic working/schooling.

For now, here are some pictures of my RN graduation.

Couldn't have done it without this handsome man's support

...Or the support of all these people. My nursing school family is the best there is. Our class formed a very special bond over the years that I know will be lifelong.

We decorated our hats!! Mine is the one in the middle. :)

Sat by these two all 4 semesters! :)

Both Mitchs family and my family were a huge support for me. I can't thank them enough for their love.

Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 highlight #2


I finally got to go to Arches National Park! It was great! We went with Mitch's parents and the Maxwells, minus Hillary because she was in the hospital making sure her triplets were growing as safely as can be. We sure missed her!

We look so tiny in this picture!

We took Mitch's car off-roading. Mitch drove like a champ!

Delicate Arch!!!! It was so amazing

These three little girls proved to be quite the hikers! Even little Ella hiked the whole way (1.5 mile one way) to delicate arch on her own, and she wasn't even three years old yet!

Just two nerds balancing by Balancing Rock

Landscape Arch

Me and Lisa

Go Utes!

The trip was great and I am already looking forward to the next time when we will get to go. Mitch and I have always enjoyed hiking together.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 highlights #1

I want to start 2013 caught up with my blog so I can start 2013 with a fresh start! So, this week I am going to try to do some serious updating with quick short posts about things from 2012!

Things of note this year #1:

Mitch's sister Hillary had spontaneous triplets, all three are boys. Since she already had three girls at home, this doubled her number of kids!

Here are my triplet nephews Creighton, Weston, and Paxton. They have come a long way!




It has been so fun to watch them grow and I am looking forward to see what 2013 brings for these cute babies as they continue to grow and develop three already different personalities!

Monday, October 22, 2012

311 Day!

Mitch is an avid 311 fan. He knows every single one of their hundreds of songs and a dream of his was to go to Las Vegas during the weekend of March 11th to go to the massive 311 day concerts. We decided that if we didn't go this year, we might not ever get a chance later with school and then later on in life kids. It is also nice since my parents live there, all we had to pay for was the tickets and gas. So, in March of this year, we packed up and went!

It was a very fun experience! The 2-day concert was at the MGM. We arrived a couple hours early and ate at the Rainforest cafe. It was such a cool experience because the whole hotel was overrun with 311 fans. Randomly "3-11" chants would start up and every one would join in. Everyone was so happy to be there.
On a funny side note....Mitch and I noticed that we just might have possibly been the only ones who did more with our lives than smoke weed and go to!

Rainforest Cafe

MBA and Nursing school

I have decided that I will slowly update my blog as I take breaks from studying. A lot has happened since I last posted and I want to catch up before there is just too much to catch up on.

Mitch is currently in MBA school at Westminster and he is loving every minute of it. I have enjoyed seeing him grow as a business person and apply what he is learning in his current job. He recently got moved from the Provo Fat Cats location and is now the General Manager of the Salt Lake location. While the salt lake location needed a lot of changes and gave Mitch some challenges, this was a blessing for us because this opened nearly 2 more hours of his day since he doesn't have to commute anymore. This makes it much easier for him to juggle both school and work.

I got accepted to the Nursing program in Kaysville at the DATC campus. They work directly with Weber State and when I graduate I will be considered a Weber graduate. While I am now the one commuting, I have no doubt in my mind that this is where I am supposed to be. I love the nursing program that I am in and I am loving all my clinical experiences. I have met some amazing people and love my new "nursing family" that I spend most of my time with. I could not have even imagined just how busy my life would get. The stress and lack of free time is worse than I could have possibly imagined, but I know it will be worth it in the end and my passion for nursing is carrying me through, as well as support from my nursing class family.

Also, we bought a house this summer and we are loving being homeowners. We now live in the Holladay/Millcreek area. We still have some rooms that are not yet furnished, but we have what we need and we will furnish it with time. We love our cute little home and we were both very excited to get away from apartment life.

Mitch and I rarely see each other now, but we are making the best of it by making sure the times we do get to see each other are meaningful and worthwhile. I am so blessed to have such a great hubby.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Great news!

This post is overdue, but about a month ago Westminster College called this sexy man to tell him they would love it if he accepted their offer to invite him into their MBA program! He starts classes this May.

I am so proud of Mitch. He has worked very hard for this moment and Westminster is so lucky to have him. He loves to work hard and he enjoys seeing his current company he works for be successful from his efforts. He is very smart and knows so much about business already.

Might I also mention that this means we get to go on a trip with his fellow classmates to our choice of Europe, China, India, or Brasil. Yes!

Supporting our team

Through good times and bad!