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!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Student Doctor Nelson

So proud of this cute boy! He loves that I make him take "back to school" pictures. Isn't that a tradition no matter what kind of school you are going to!?
This medical school stuff is the real deal... school and studying from 7:30 to 10:00 everyday on the first week alone! I'm sure glad he loves it though because there is a lot to come.
Here he is getting his white coat at the ceremony.
The three friends. I am sure glad we have them here with us. We have already had tons of fun with them. Casey has the cutest little family that I have loved getting to spend time with and Brenner already feels like family. We are going to use this picture as a before and in four years take an after shot. We are expecting some balding and lots of gray hairs.

As for me, still trying to look for jobs at the university and getting ready to substitute teach for this year! Also, loving that we are so close to home. I have already been home once, my family has come once, and Joey's parents came this past weekend. SO NICE to only be a few hours away!

P.S. Next time anyone is in Tucson, you must pay a visit to Eegee's. We have literally gone everyday since we have been here and we have been here a few weeks. This may come close to Starburst jellybeans? Doesn't Joey's face say it all? Ha!