Friday, September 19, 2014

Chinese Pumpkin Spiced School Days

Yup, that's what these are :-) Beautiful fall days with lots of rain from that awesome hurricane that popped in to say hello.  This evening we went for that yummy Chinese buffet that's right around the corner from us and finished the night by walking through Hobby Lobby (window shopping), David offering to push me through the parking lot in a shopping cart (so I could SAY I'd done it), and watching The Hobbitt to close out the evening. 


Going over our budget went nicely with dinner :-) lol I feel like mom and dad, working on our budget and talking about finances!


And.....a pumpkin spiced latte helped me study for almost six hours.  Yes.  Neuro-sensory homework completed.



Gotta love a husband that valiantly kills flies with a spatula....*sigh* lol

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

From the Jug

Yes.  My dear wonderful husband is drinking straight from the milk jug :-)  lol I love it!!  I guess that's when you know you're comfortable living together.   (Have I mentioned I love this guy to pieces?!)

Yeah I know the picture is blurry (it's from my phone) but it was a moment I had to capture so there. :-)

Awesomes and Interestings

1. Going to lab and having to identify 20 safety / infection hazards in a mock-hospital room they had set up.  It was really gross :-/ It was funny though, because the manikin's name on its arm band read, "Fester, Lettum".   It makes sense when you think about it for a sec.....

2. Talking in Elvish to each other while going running the other.  So we've kinda been watching Lord of the Rings recently :-) And now I keep having nightmares about being under orc-attack.  Nice. lol

3. Putting the car in drive when I was trying to back up out of the parking lot this morning at 4am while singing Mandisa's "Beautiful Day" and getting my husband to work.  Uh huh.  I didn't go very far. 

4.  Realizing that doing laundry is not just a chore, but an expense.  YES I knew this before I got married but when parents provide all the stuff....well, all you gotta do is the work!  And now I find myself constantly hunting for quarters.  And getting completely feasted on by mosquitoes when I go to the laundromat to get'r done. 

5. Sleep-talking.  Embarrassing yup! I talk in my sleep whenever I'm under stress; so used to, I'd be trying to do Starbucks transactions in the middle of the night.  Now I find myself waking David up to ask him something about my schoolwork or labs, all in blubbery sleepy jargon.  :-/ David's only talked in his sleep once.  And it was about army tanks.  

6.  Learning that, in nursing, sometimes they make very simple things complicated.  Just for kicks I guess.  Like, the definition for "falling".  It's not....falling down.  It's, "an accidental change in altitude".  Whatevs.  :-)

So....life progresses!  It's been raining all day and I'm making cheesy broccoli potato soup for dinner.  Mmmmm yummy:-)




Saturday, September 13, 2014

One Month Today / THANK YOU !


It's been one month.  One beautiful, amazing, outstanding month of marriage. :-)

“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”  -Fawn Weaver
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So, to EVERYONE who was involved with our wedding, we wanted to tell you thank you!! Please watch our video below!!!  :-) 

video

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What I'm Learning In School


Yeah, so there's this pain scale you use with patients for the ADPIE process (Asses, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate) for assessing pain levels.....





0: Hi. I am not experiencing any pain at all. I don't know why I'm even here.
1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.
2: I probably just need a Band Aid.
3: This is distressing. I don't want this to be happening to me at all.
4: My pain is not messing around.
5: Why is this happening to me??
6: Ow. Okay, my pain is super legit now.
7: I see Jesus coming for me and I'm scared.
8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help.
9: I am almost definitely dying.
10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.
11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Of Romantic Dinners

One of our favorite wedding gifts was from David's cousin, Nora.  She's super creative (she made those bridal sandals ya'll saw on my mom's blog) and has so many good ideas!!  Her gift to us was a big box of individually-wrapped gifts; one for each month of our first year together.  Each gift has a card on it with "instructions" for how to use the gift.  And then we have to report back to her each month to show her that we did it.  Is that cool or what??


We did August's right after we got home from our honeymoon.  (movie night with m&m's and skittles).  And now that it's September...yippee, time for another one :-)  



 With this gift, we got ingredients for spaghetti dinner, including a perty red vase with a flower in it AND candles for our dinner.  So cute!!  So we'll have to plan a "date" night soon and do it.  (Though so far, every day has been a date with David!!)


Italian music?  DEFINITELY.  We like music around here. Pandora is perpetually on at our house :-) I laughed when I read that "flirting with each other IS OKAY!" I still have to get used to that lol.  We've each had one night where we're like half-asleep, roll over in bed and are like "AGGHHH! Whoa who is that other person.....oh yeah, it's my husband."  Kinda scary when you forget you got married and then wake up to find someone laying next to you in bed.......


Sunday, September 7, 2014

So Happy :-)


I just have to say.....I am SO in love with this amazing guy !!  I pretty much can't stop talking about my wonderful husband.  :-)  Being married is the bomb :-) 


We went to church this morning together as usual and had a great time! I studied on the drive in, prepping for my Pharmacology test tomorrow.  But David is so distracting......lol as you can see....what we do at stoplights.....


We also met my parents at Costco for lunch (yummy and cheap) and then went to my church, Cornerstone, afterwards.  It was the first time being there since we've been married, so it was pretty cool. :-) Wow, we're like.....offish now!!  I keep wanting to like whip our marriage license out of my back pocket, point to David and be like, "yeah, we're....like....MARRIED.  Jealous?"  lol


I miss seeing my sibs, it's good to get to see them :-) And of course my parents too :-)


So I'm kind of getting into a routine of making dinner every other day or so.  Then we have left overs for lunches or freezer meals.  So far I can only make about two Mexican-ish dishes...the rest of my cooking is so American-comfort-food-inclined.  Like, sloppy joes, or chicken casserole.  But I'm working on it :-)  This dinner was chicken enchiladas, pasta veggies (not Mexican I know), and beans.  For the record, my husband makes INCREDIBLE beans.  Like, really really good.  He is officially the "bean king" and I'm not even going to try making them again :-)


Speaking of David....wouldn't you know it, yesterday he comes home from work early to surprise me with these beautiful roses AND chocolate.  (Dark chocolate.)  I don't know how I got blessed with such an incredibly sweet and thoughtful man.  He takes such good care of me and is literally the most selfless person I know.  Almost one month of marriage and I've never been happier - and  I'm so not exaggerating. 


Yesterday morning I got to go on a early morning run.  It was so nice and cool out, kinda rainy, and beautiful with the sunrise.  I was reminded yet again of how grateful I am for everything God has done in my life!! Like, to be where I am in life, living where we are in a beautiful apartment, with a man who loves me, being in nursing school, and supportive godly friends......it's just too wonderful for words.  God has been really, really good to us.