Catch up…or relax?


Unfortunately, having a two-year-old means that relaxing is a bit challenging.

So I guess I’ll catch you up on the happenings around these here parts.

First.  I graduated!  That’s the big news, that’s why it first.  And that’s why I need to relax.

Second.  We’ve moved.  And we’re nearly done moving in.  Thank goodness…because moving is not relaxing.

Third.  I’m way into the 3rd trimester now.  Only 5 weeks to go!  Also not helping the relaxing…mostly due to increased exhaustion and discomfort and decreased sleeping.  Oh well.

relaxingThis is how we relax…


Trying to Come Back

Well, needless to say, I’ve been a little overwhelmed by school of late.  Hence the months and months of no posts.  I’d like to say I’m back with a vengence, but mostly I’m burnt out on school and therefore procrastinating (oops!).  However, school is about to be done so hopefully my energy levels rise and I can began posting more frequently.

I do have some big news.  I baked my husband a cake a couple months ago.  It was chocolate.  And delicious.  But that’s not the news.  I actually (kinda) decorated it.


Haha!  It’s true.  We’re expecting kiddo number two in September.  That puts me at 100% pregnant, or 18 weeks at this time (but seriously close to 19 weeks).

Proof?  You say you want proof?  Like a cake isn’t good enough for you?  Well here’s a picture from Easter Sunday where you can see a belly bump.  You can also see SweetPea and how she’s pretty much the coolest kid ever.

Sweet Pea

Baby Bump – 16 weeks

And I’ll be graduating August 2nd, so I should graduate just at the time I start to get unbearably uncomfortable.

We’re also moving!  Not for a while, but soon.  Why?  Because grandparents are good.  And having grandparents around will be awesome.  Oh, and my parents are awesome in general and it will be nice to be closer to two of my best friends.  Oh, and did I mention I may have grown up in one of the  most beautiful areas in the United States?  Because I did, and that’s where we’re heading.  And I couldn’t be more excited to raise my kids there.

You might be wondering just how beautiful this area is, so I gathered some proof.  Feast your eyes!

winter, avalanches, snowshoeing

Avalanche Lake, Glacier Park

And another!  Believe it or not, this next photo was not posed.  My dad and I are just that awesome.


On top of the world – Glacier National Park

Somewhere not in The Park.  I can’t remember the hike though (oops!).

Hiking in Montana

Another one from The Park

Fish at Hidden Lake – Glacier National Park

Needless to say, I’m excited to be moving up there.  I’m excited to hang with  my folks.  I’m excited to play in my mountains.

I’ll try to be better about updating this thing 🙂

25% Done

I finished my first semester of nursing school.

One down.  Three to go.

Not too bad, if you ask me.  I’m sure I could think of more to say, but even though it’s Sunday and my last final was Friday morning my brain is still tired.  So instead I shall drink a diet coke (tequila, wine, and vodka are all contraindicated with percocet, but that’s another story for another post), read Harry Potter, and celebrate the beginning of my two week summer break.


Oh yeah, I have received all of my books (yay!).  I didn’t get them all quite in time.  But I camped out in the campus bookstore for a while and read what I needed to read for an assignment.  But now I’ve got a whole shelf filled with books, so many books.  I can only hope that next semester I don’t need to buy quite so many, that was a hefty chunk of change for one semester’s worth of books.

nursing books, text books

Nursing School

First day.                                 Check
Rampant confusion.                 Check…oh wait, was that just me?  Dang.
Sense of being overwhelmed. Check
Glad it’s finally starting.           Check
Seeing my life descend
into a darkness of studying.   Check

Bring on the learning!

Oh, and cross your fingers all the textbooks I ordered online instead buying from The Bookstore arrive sooner rather than later 🙂