Saturday, June 14, 2014

Update on our lives!

Well, the last time I posted was before graduation a few months ago so I have some catching up to do. After graduation Zach and I went home to my house for Easter weekend. It was a good opportunity because I planned on finding full time employment when we got back so it was a good time to visit. We had some car trouble on the way back from Spokane. We had pulled into a gas station in Missoula when our car started shaking really bad and almost shut off unless we put our car in park. Unfortunately, it was Sunday and no car shops were even open to get it checked out so we decided to say a prayer and get back on the road. It was such a blessing because we made it home safely driving another four hours to find out that a spring in the engine was completely broken. Let's just say it wasn't cheap to fix haha. 

The semester started off busy for both Zach and I. I was busy studying for the NCLEX and Zach has a full load of difficult classes this semester, lots of chemistry and microbiology (gross). I chose to take the NCLEX quickly after graduation so that I could just prepare hard and get it over with. I found out within about 3 weeks of graduation that I had passed the NCLEX and was a registered nurse! I was also offered a job that same day. Getting this job has been such a blessing and I find it a pretty cool story. About a year ago, our class had to sign up for preceptorships but I didn't want one because I wanted one for my last semester in OB/peds because that is what I always thought I was into. I was randomly assigned the 7pm-7am preceptorship on the cardiac care unit that no one had signed up for. I decided that it would be a good opportunity and to take it. I ended up LOVING it there and wanted to work there after graduation. I had been watching the job postings all last semester when a fellow classmate of mine came into the lab where I tutored and had told me that there was a posting on the floor I wanted to work on. I decided to apply after thinking about it for awhile. The next day I called and the director happened to be looking at my application when I called and invited me to an interview that Friday. The interview went well but she said that she would like me to contact her when I passed the NCLEX. That is exactly what I did and I was offered the job! I know that prayers are answered and blessings are awaiting! 

As for Zach, besides being busy with school and work, had the opportunity to go on a trip with the school to visit PA schools in Phoenix and Las Vegas. It was such an awesome experience for him to be able to see more in depth of the kind of schools that are out there and what they require. As of right now Zach and I are both hanging in there right now until the end of the semester! At the end of July we are going to Texas for his family reunion and it will be a blast. And then hopefully in September, we will fly out to Florida to see his dad and all of the fun stuff to do over there. 

I think that is it for now....but here are some pictures!

Most of my family was able to come for my graduation, it was such a fun and rewarding time!

Here is everyone who was able to make it: Hayden, Mom, Pete, Melissa, Logan, Gen, Brooke, Marci, and my Dad!

I absolutely love chalk paint. I have taken a few of pieces of wooden furniture that needed an update and made some new pieces. I absolutely love chalk paint and I will never use anything else!

 Painted our night stands as well!

This is what they looked liked before I painted them. They were nice but I love the look after the chalk paint.

This is probably my favorite piece that I've done.

I love my nephew Boston, I was able to see him when I went home for Easter. I was able to see a lot of family and it was awesome!

I love my Reesie Girl!

After 3 years of living in Rexburg, I finally made a trip to Yellowstone!

On Zach's PA school trip, he was in Las Vegas and was able to go to the pawn shop that it is in the show Pawn Stars. My step dad Pete was jealous, he loves that show.

Zach and his friend Michael attempted to make DIY air conditioners. It worked for other people, but they failed miserably..

I live in such a beautiful area! Reminds me of good ole' Spokane. This is at lower Mesa Falls.

Fire time at our good friend Travis' house!

I saw this ring at the farmer's market and I had to buy it! Such a perfect little token for what I do!

 Love going to the drive in with our friends!

Probably one of the most prized possessions I have! I worked so hard for this license!

Passing the NCLEX!

On a completely different note, I just wanted to take a moment to share my feelings that I have had lately about my faith in Jesus Christ. I have had the opportunity to experience so many blessings in my life. I have seen many of my family members struggle for so many years and I wish I could give them the feelings I have so they too could understand what blessings are awaiting them. I know that prayers are answered and I am so grateful!

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