Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So, Charles and I have been a little frustrated because we haven't gotten any of our wedding pictures yet and it's been like 6 weeks since the wedding. But today we got just a taste of what's to come. The photographer emailed Charles 5 of the pictures, with a promise of more to come next week. So exciting!! I will share:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Update on my life:

1) As of July, I will be employeed at Cook Children's Hospital on a surgical floor. I am super excited! I was offered both jobs I applied for, and this is the one I really wanted!

2) Today I have 2 less teeth than I did yesterday. I had my wisdom teeth pulled today. Luckily, I only had the 2 on top, and I was able to have them pulled in the dentist's office without having to be put under for surgery or anything. I feel fine, except for the fact that I though I might starve to death today. Real food tomorrow! Yay!

3) I have the most wonderful, incredible, amazing husband ever. He took spent the whole day taking care of me, bringing me mashed potatoes, taking me to Sonic for a milkshake and french fries, and making sure I didn't sneak any forbidden Oreos. And, he watched The Bachelor with me. I love him!! :)

4) We are still sending up constant prayers as to where exactly God wants us to live and what the job front looks like for Charles. Additional prayers for us would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Just a quick update for those of you who actually read this thing:

Charles and I are pretty much set on moving to the Metroplex this summer. So set that I have not one, but two interviews at Cook Children's Hospital tomorrow! Wish me luck! I haven't been in an interview in a while. I hope I remember how to answer questions!

Also, Charles is in the process of filling out multiple applications for various school districts, and we are just trying to figure out where God wants us to go! Prayers for guidance are welcome!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Well, now that I have been married for almost 3 weeks now, I guess it's about time for an update so you all know that I did actually go through with the wedding. Not that there were ever any doubts!! :) I am absolutely loving being married to Charles! It is so much fun to come home to our place and go to bed next to him and wake up next to him and do everyday life things together. The wedding went wonderfully. It seemed like it went by so fast! I really can't even tell you who all was there or what things ended up looking like. We were constantly being swept here and there to take pictures, or pulled aside for brief hugs and chats. I loved every minute of it. I am also glad I never have to do it again. A lot of planning and organizing and stressing and a little bit of crying went into making it all that it was, and I don't know that I would have it in me to do it again. I am hoping to get the pictures from the photographer in the next week or so, so hopefully there will be some photo documentation soon.

The honeymoon was fantastic. It was so nice just to get away and just be with Charles for an entire week. We had a blast on the cruise, minus the one day we got seasick. Ok, the day I got seasick. I promise I really not that big of a wimp. Even the crew of the ship commented on how rough the water was that day. Luckily, that was the first day and things smoothed out considerably after that. Swimming with dolphins was amazing. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. We even got to get pulled between 2 dolphins while holding onto their dorsal fins, and have them push our feet with their noses so that we ended up basically standing on their noses while they swam. It was incredible. Mostly it was just nice to not have to do anything. Charles and I were so exhausted after the wedding and everything, so we spent quite a lot of time just sleeping and attempting to recover from all of the craziness. Coming back to real life after that was a bit of a shock.

I have been working quite a bit since we got back in town. I think I will finally be done orienting people next week, which will be nice. I reallly don't mind orienting, but after a while I miss getting to just be a nurse. Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I got to just take care of my own patients and actually do things myself. It was wonderful. Today I had to be the charge nurse, which was not bad, but I miss the patient interaction. Dan is wanting me to start charging more now that I am finished orienting people. He told me he wants to give me plenty of charge experience because he knows that I'm probably not going to be at Hendrick forever, and he wants to give me some good experience to put on a resume'. I do appreciate that.

Speaking of resume's, I need to start dusting mine off and getting it up to date. Charles and I are doing some serious thinking about where we are going to be this summer, and we have decided to get a little more proactive in looking for jobs back in the Metroplex. So, I am applying for a couple of jobs at Cook Children's. I don't know if anyone will be interested in hiring someone who can't start until July, but I figure it's worth a shot. Charles has been scoping out school districts trying to figure out where he wants to apply. It seems that we pretty much have our choice. Apparently math teachers are in pretty high demand. So, we just have to figure out what exacty God has plannned for us. Lots of prayers for guidance are being sent up around here. Feel free to send one up on our behalf if you think about it!