Saturday, February 28, 2009

Here I come Vanderbilt!

For those of you who don't know I have made yet another career change and I am planning on going to Vanderbilt School of Nursing to become a Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner. I am so excited! I think this is it! No more changing! This is what I have been looking for; it's my passion! I just didn't know how to get there! I went to the Open House today and it confirmed my decision. I am applying for the Fall 2010. It will be VERY demanding, but I'm not even worried about it. I know that in the end it will all be worth it to be able to do what I love! Below are pictures of the Nursing school building and where I will be 5 days a week for 2 years of my life!!

My Beloved Sugar

Sat, Feb. 14 mom gave me the news that Sugar passed away. I'm sad mostly because she suffered and also because I couldn't be there to help her. That's something I have struggled with a lot since we've moved away-- not being there in times like these. Even though it's been 2 weeks, I still cry over her death. She was the most cautious cat of the bunch and it's sad she had to go the way she did. I feel almost guilty about what happened and blame myself for not taking her with me. I really bonded to her as a child because of what she went through as a kitten. I was about 9 years old when I got her. We rescued her from a horrible place and she has always been so scared, but I think she always felt safe with me. She was the best mother to her kittens and was even nursing one of them while giving birth to the next litter! There are so many memories I have of her. Everyone in the family called her scaredy cat or "flash" because they didn't see her too often. I remember how she always let the other cats eat first. She was so sweet to the other cats and never tried to start any comotion. I remember when she made her home in dad's old car in the shop. I remember how she always purred when she saw me. I remember her "silent meow". The list goes on... she was such a sweet, gentle animal and I will miss her dearly. It will be different coming to the house and not seeing her. I hope one day to be able to see her again. I know she is in heaven right now with Texas and Trickster. I love you Sugar.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Love Day!

So, I usually don't like Valentine's Day, and when I found out Sugar died... I wasn't very excited to do anything. Terry surprised me and took me to the play "Pride and Prejudice". It was a great surprise and definately cheered me up because it is one of my favorite books! It was so thoughtful of him! He is such a great husband and I am so greatful to have him in my life and as an eternal companion. Happy Vday to all!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What A Beautiful Day!

Sundays are always wonderful! This past Sunday, after church Terry and I went to the dog park with Rubi and Slater. They absolutely LOVE going, but after 20 minutes of running around they are exhausted and want to leave! Slater torments the other dogs and chases them while Rubi wonders around peeing on everything... It was such a gorgeous day.. we finally have SUN and warmer weather! (It probably won't last very long) We are so busy during the week it was nice to actually relax! We were able to uncover our grill and cookout... it was so nice! What a great day! Without my consent, Terry bought Rubi and Slater HUGE rawhide bones! Needless to say they love them!
Slater was very protective of his bone.. and Rubi's!
Slater is psycho in the car! He is OBSESSED with sticking his head out the window!
Leaving the park... exhausted!

Even when we are driving fast he tries his hardest to keep his head out!
Full moon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Study Buddy

Terry and I have been so stressed with all of our schoolwork we barely have time to do anything! This semester's classes require a lot more attention to studying and reading! I have been in the computer room almost every night trying to get something done... every night Bucky comes in the room and joins my studies! Most of the time he will be on my lap giving me a massage! He is wonderful!!! If he's not on my lap, he is sitting in the chair next to me... staring! ... and people say he is Satan's cat... he is only evil when other people bother him from his normal routine! I love him to death, especially for massaging my back... that's only in the mornings! Thank you BUCKY! Aside all of the schoolwork, Terry and I were able to go to the temple on Saturday! It was a wonderful thing to do the Lord's work... I wish I could keep that feeling with me everyday!

More SNOW!!!!!!!!!
So, here is some ice that was frozen on our back porch! WHEN WILL IT EVER END!!!! I am only smiling because I got to smash it!