Wednesday, May 20, 2009

pediatric nurse practitioner program :)

Well, it's official. I've been accepted! I start the PNP program at UT Health & Science Center in August! I had a meeting with the director on Monday and I got to ask a ton of questions. We also decided which courses I'd be taking each semester. Dr. Busen is wonderful, and I'm really looking forward to getting started! I told Adam that even though I had a feeling I would get in, finding out for sure was even more exciting for me than when I found out I got accepted to nursing school. It's like the last leg of this long journey is really going to begin. I'm doing it!

I remember when Adam and I were engaged, and it was my senior year at A&M. I had decided that I wanted to be a nurse practitioner. It's going to take so long! It's so much work! How will I finish school and start a family? Will I really make it? It's been four years and I've gone through prereqs, the BACC2 program, a year of work and grad school classes, and now I will begin the last little bit of this journey! If things go as planned, I will graduate with an MSN as a pediatric nurse practitioner in May of 2011, at the age of 27. I really, really love what I do. And I really feel like God has called me to this field very intentionally. So... after taking the summer to lay by my pool :) and do some shopping for the house, and work some overtime, I will start the fall with my nose in a book. I want to be the best nurse practitioner this world has ever seen!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

we've moved in!

Saturday was the big day.  Thanks to my dad, mom, father-in-law, and some buddies, we're all moved in!  Just wanted to share a few before and after pics.  I know it's hard to visualize because we changed the house so much, but this will give you a good idea.  :)

This is the entry way, right in from the front door.  We added the arches, notice the beautiful wood floors ;) and the blue paint!

         This was that same entryway before we bought the house...

     This was the kitchen when we bought it ...

        And this is the kitchen now!  :)

I will update more as we get settled in.  I'm still playing house.  :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

moving days!

Wednesday was May 6, the day I've been counting down to!  My finals were finally finished!  Stress relieved!  (I made all A's!)  And it was time to focus on packing...

Now, I sit in the middle of boxes, my whole house (almost!) is packed, and we're about ready to start loading the truck.  We'll spend our last night here on Thorngrove Lane before moving to Water Elm tomorrow.  It has been such a busy two months, and this is the culmination.  Adam and I are exhausted, a bit overwhelmed, but mostly just full of joy and excitement.  What a wonderful life we live.

I can't believe we bought this house three years ago.  Packing takes me down memory lane, and images from the last three years come back to me.  We moved into this house the day before our One Year Anniversary in July of 2006.  For that matter, I can't believe we've been married for almost four years!  We've had two different families live with us for extended time here, we've had tons of company, parties, a baby shower, lots of dominoes (right M&M?), several Monday night small groups, lots of fetch, lots of cooking, lots of American Idol dinners, and much, much conversation.  What a great home.... 
       Bye-Bye first house!  Bye Thorngrove Lane!