Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recent Highlights

Since I have been a lame blogger lately I am just going to share some recent highlights in our lives.

1. Rach got engaged!!!! We are so happy for her and cannot wait for the big day. I love this gorgeous girl!
2. We got a new car (well, new to us)! It's nothing super special but we are definitely excited about it. Joey says he feels like a million bucks driving it! Haha, goes to show our current, humble circumstances.
3. Morgsie came to Mesa for a visit so of course I had to hurry there to see her. We are so proud of her for being a brave college girl.

4. Good news... Joey is now an expert on the heart. Seriously, ask him anything. He just finished his six week block on cardiology so we are glad that is over. I work at the Sarver Heart Center so it was fun to pick up on a few of the things he was learning and see him on my side of the building every once in a while.
5. Happy birthday to Morg, Shan, and Laur all within the last month and a half! Love you guys!

6. I have had some visits from my family lately which I always LOVE. A few weeks ago my mom and Jayd surprised us after church and brought a full Sunday dinner to make us and lots of treats. My dad also came down for work one day so I was able to have a quick hang out with him.
7. Yesterday we went on the best hike/jog at Sabino Canyon. It was so beautiful!
8. We are going to Vegas this weekend with some of our favorite friends!
Life is good!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Called to Serve

The latest news in your our lives... We were just called as two-year service missionaries into the Tucson Spanish branch. Today was our first official day and we loved it. No, I do not speak a drop of Spanish and yes, they only speak in Spanish, obviously. But, the wonderful thing about the church is that the Spirit is there despite the language barrier. These sweet memebers were thrilled to welcome us into their branch greeting us with lots and lots of hugs and promises of amazing carne asada and dancing. It will be a challenge, no doubt, but we are definitely there for a reason and excited for another new adventure.

You know, I realized we have quite a trend going on. Everytime we finally start to feel comfortable in our situations something new is thrown at us. First the move to Tucson, then a new, crazy job for me and BUSY medical school for Joey, now the Spanish branch. I'm grateful someone sees the potential in me because I could not feel more inadequate majority of the time.

Newest goal of 2012: Learn Spanish. Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Short-Lived Love

I have been putting off this post for a few weeks because I was embarrassed about how typical this story was. We randomly decided to get a puppy... Seriously, it even shocked me that we did this. Those who know me know that I am NOT a dog lover and they will not even be surprised by this story. But, out of no where we wanted a dog, found one online for sale, within minutes drove an hour and a half away and bought it! She was a little cockapoo and was so cute and sweet. After five LONG days of zero sleep, locking the poor thing in the bathroom for 10 hours in the day time, baking chicken for the dog cause she wouldn't eat (um, high-maintenance?), Joey never home, and not being able to leave the house once I got home from work, we decided we better rethink the dog situation. Believe it or not, we were both so sad! We gave her to a family we know who unlike us has people home in the day, a backyard, an actual house, and people to play with her. So there ya go, our five days of dog love.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We Love the Hospital

We live in the hospital (school/work). We get there at 6:15am every morning and part our separate ways. I go to the Sarver Heart Center on the 5th floor of the hospital and Joey goes to the 2nd floor to the medical school. Some mornings, Joey will bring me hospital breakfast since they don't open until 6:30 and I am already working away. If we are lucky, we meet up for hospital lunch. If we are not so lucky, we eat hospital cafeteria lunch separately. Then, by the time I am done working, I am ready for dinner (yesterday hospital pizza) and Joey stays till all hours of the night (not sure what hospital food he got last night). If we were picky eaters we'd be in trouble.

Long story short, we love the hospital and I miss my husband.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This is literally me. I promise that is how many papers worth of things I need to know how to do. It feels like 12 jobs put into one with doctors needing stuff done ASAP! Ah!! Major learning curve...

On a lighter note, we found a huge rat today chillin between our screen door and front door when we got home. Then, it didn't want to leave so it crawled up the wall by our front door. Super yucky. AND, a huge tarantula was on our back porch Sunday night! It was the size of my hand. Man, the Tucson wildlife is going to take some adjusting.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Starting first thing in the morning, I will be an employee at the Sarver Heart Center at the University Medical Center! You know that feeling you get right before you start a new job? Well, I have that right now.

I will be the Administrative Assistant for several Cardio even sounds scary huh?! Despite the fact that the doctors and secretaries told me it is so high stress, fast-paced, high volume that you will loose weight, dream about it, have a pit in your stomach etc. for the first few months, I feel like it is a HUGE blessing I got this job. There is a long list of crazy things that happened to get me this job and I know there is no way I could have done it on my own. Well, outfit picked out, lunch packed, cardiology terminology looked over :), I guess I am ready to start my new job! Wish me luck!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Okay, most of you who know me know that I am not much of a homemaker. Not a great cook, not overly clean, not extra crafty, etc... It's fine. BUT, over the past few weeks with not a whole ton to do in the lovely town of Tucson I have been teaching myself some skills. My mom got me a sewing machine for Christmas and the box was just opened two weeks ago for the first time. Reading the directions on the box was seriously like reading a foreign language. How should I have known what a bobbin was? Thanks to many youtube videos and lots of hours of re-watching every ten seconds of each video, I taught myself how to thread a machine and sew!

I'm not great yet so don't judge too harshly but it has been so fun learning how to do it.

Our ugly room before:

My work in progress:

Next projects...

Also, I had some visitors this weekend! So fun having Rach, Shanni, and Morg here. Now I just need to talk one of them into moving here with me!