Saturday, September 29, 2007


Crazy how life gets in the way of posting, huh? I seem to have time to read other people's blogs, but never seem to have time to post something. Of course, of the half dozen or so blogs that I do keep up on, it appears I am not the only one lately who have been slacking on the posts. So, I don't feel so bad.
Updates: 7 months to go till the wedding, and Shaun and I have been together for 7 months now, all on October 3rd. Crazy how that worked out. We are having fun planning, but really enjoying the engagement part. We still have so much to do, but we are acclomplishing goals month to month. We have picked out the dresses for the attendants, and we are getting the save-the-dates out, slowly but surely. We have picked a photographer, but they are pretty spendy. Why is it that people charge so much for pictures? I know the answer to that, but still doesn't help my pocket book, or my parents pocket book. Hehe :)
Other stuff going on....nothing. I am trying to work as much as I can. I got an extra job, so I can work extra days a week. My last contract allowed me to work extra to get some overtime, but this contract doesn't. So, in order to get extra money, I got another job. I work for a company that fills in where needed, and I get to go to all the other hospitals in the area. I really like being able to do that, because then I get to see what the other area hospitals are like. To see if I want to join their team eventually. I can't keep "traveling" forever, and since we know we will be here for a few years, then I want to start finding a place that I would be happy working at. So far, most of the hospitals I like. That is good. Of course, I have only worked a few shifts, so I am hoping to get more. I can really only work one shift a week, two if the timing is right. 12 hour shifts really make you tired.
Weight loss: I am still trying, but it seems to be very difficult. I wasn't losing much weight with weight watchers, so I stopped paying. I am still eating healthy and making much better choices, but I don't want to keep paying to not lose. My goal is still 30 lbs by wedding time. So far, I have lost 5 lbs. It's a start!
I just can't think of anything else.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm it!!

Natalie tagged me, so I have to use the letters of my name to things that are important about me.
Here are the rules:
Players- you must list one fact, word or tidbit that is somehow relevant to you life for each letter of your first or middle name.When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your name facts etc. At the end of your blog-post you need to choose one person for each number of letters in your name. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here goes nothing:
K is for Kennewick. I graduated from Kennewick high school is 1997. I missed my high school reunion which was in August because I am in MD, and it is too expensive to fly home that often.
A is for Arts. I was in music growing up. I played the clarinet. I was involved in Marching band (and yes I have many band camp stories), Symphony orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. I loved it. Sometimes I still wish I played, but I am not sure if I still can.
T is for three. I am getting married on May 3, 2008. I can't wait. I feel like it is taking forever, but yet I still have so much to do.
H/H&C Coffee
H is for Hospital. I work in hospitals. I love my job. I currently get to go to many hospitals and see what happens at many different places.
L is for ...
L is for Love. I am in love with the most wonderful man alive. He is everything I have ever wanted and then some. He treats me like a queen, and I am so blessed to have him.
E is for evening. We have been trying to take evening walks a few times a week. Walking is a start to my weight loss journey. So far I have lost 5 lbs, but my goal is 30 before the wedding.
E is for email. Seems to be the way I stay in touch with most of my family and friends lately. I wish I could just run over to someone's house like I used to do when we were younger. Crazy how relationships change as you age. Wasn't it great to be kids?
letter n
N is for nurse. I am a nurse. I have always wanted to be a nurse, even before I can remember. I feel blessed that I never had to pick a career, it was always chosen for me. I love doing what I do, and how amazing it is to go to work, do what you love and love what you are good at.

Okay, so I need to tag 8 people, since there are 8 letters in my name. I will tag Mara, Brandi, Lacey, Tasha, Rachel, and Zoe. I know that isn't 8, but I don't know that many bloggers. I like to keep tabs on all my blog friends, and if I have too many, it is nearly impossible. Which means those of you that I do keep tabs are special!! Have fun with it!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


So, the consensus appears to be between two pictures. Many have stated that you like 8/31st pose. Well, good that you picked that one, since it is the one we used on our webpage. We used a variation of pose #1 for our save-the-dates. Unfortunately, we could not wait for the voting because we needed to get those in production, so we can get them sent out before the end of this month.
We just can't decide what pose to order for our wall/frames. Our personal favorite, it pose #1. We love the way the light hits our heads and we both have a great face on. :) But, we love so many, that we just wanted to hear what everyone else thought and saw. Maybe something we didn't see. Thank you for your votes. Voting will continue for a few more days, but I think we have a clear winner already!
As for other things. Work is going great. I love my new job so far. Everyone has been very welcoming. We love this area and are trying to figure out what we will do while I am not working. The whole your company pay for your rent, only seems to work, when you are actually working. This contract ends Thanksgiving weekend, and I want to take Christmas off, so that means I won't be working for a month. I fly home Dec 11th and come back Dec 27th. I get about 2 1/2 weeks off, and Shaun will be with me for a week of that. Yeah. I am so excited to be off for Christmas!! We are spending Thanksgiving at his Dad's place in New York this year.
Weight Watcher update: I lost 0.6 lbs this week for a total of 4.6 so far. I was a bit dissapointed since I did so well this week. I talked with the leaders, and they feel I wasn't eating enough. I had been below my points requirement, so this week I am trying really hard to eat more points. However, I feel like they have me eating too many points, so I am eating more than I was, but still less than I should. They agreed that is best! I will see how this week goes, and update you all later! I hope for at least 1lb loss each week. Wedding is 33 weeks away, and I want to lose 30 lbs total.
P.S. I thought I would just slip a few more of the pics he took of us.

Sunday, September 09, 2007