Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hello Again!

Long time, no see! Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. When life and school are crazy, unfortunately the blog has to suffer. I'm sure those of you that are nurses or currently in nursing school can plans are crazy and take over your lives! Currently I'm taking Medical-Surgical nursing and Pharmacotheraupeutics (yikes!), and these two classes alone require about 20 hours a week from me outside of class. The exciting part is that I get to have a clinical rotation in the OR this semester...yay! Hopefully I get something really awesome and crazy, and not an appendectomy. That would be disappointing :(

Otherwise, since I last wrote, quite a few things have happened! I went to Hawaii with Dusty and his family for 10 days over New Years. It was my first time on a plane and I gotta tell ya, I loved it! Why haven't I flown before? 5 hours from MT to CA...that is 100x better than the 20 hour drive! I only freaked out once and that was on my first flight from MT to Denver. The plane was super tiny, like tin can tiny, and I was overwhelmed with this thought....
I'm in a little tin can in the middle of the air. I'm going to die!

Look at me, this is before take-off. So excited, so unaware of how terrified I was about to be.

But THANK GOD my anti-nausea patch kicked in after an hour so that I could sleep the rest of the way. After that little "moment" I was good to go for the entire trip. I'm now a veteran flyer and love it!

After 12 hours of flying, it was all worth it because Hawaii is gorgeous! I fell in love immediately with the Big Island and considered not coming back to freezing Montana. Here is why I loved it...
Black Sand Beaches...

Sea Turtles...




The tropical flowers....

And the ocean.

I could have lived here forever!
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Dusty's family. I became addicted to Macadamia nuts and eating seafood everyday. I also gained 5 pounds, but that's okay because I've worked it off already. It was a blast gaining that 5 pounds, let me tell you what, Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies are freakin' delicious!

But now I'm back to reality, eating light and working on endless care plans and drug dosage calculations. I worked hard yesterday so that Dusty and I could attend the Billings wedding fair today. Hopefully it's not a stinker like the one we went to in the fall. We haven't done much planning since I last updated you, but I've definitely been cutting out and bookmarking ideas I love! I'll leave this blog post today with some of my ideas I've found and love....

I'm in love with this dress and dying to find it and try it on!

Talk to you later!


  1. I can't comment enough on this post.
    1- Hawai'i for two weeks - I'm simultaneously jealous and thrilled you got to go.
    2- I drink when I fly, that's how I deal. Good for your for going the high road with an anti-nausous patch.
    3- LOVING the colors and that dress, totally you in every possible way.

    I heart you!! ~Megan

  2. Yay! You're back! That dress couldn't be more gorgeous! You'd look awesome in it. How cool that you were able to spend *two* whole weeks in Hawaii! What a great winter break. And I'm with Megan--a cocktail on the plane will cure what ails ya! :)


  3. So glad to have you back! Your photos of Hawaii are absolutely goregeous and like Megan I am totally jealous!

    Loving your colors and that dress is stunning! Good luck with all the planning. Excited to see more as the planning continues!

  4. so glad you're doing well. i'm so jealous about the trip to Hawaii; that's one place i want to see.

    the dress is gorgeous; chic, simple, elegant, classic

  5. I love Hawaii! Looks like you had an absolutely fabulous time, I especially love that pic of the sea turtle!

  6. Wow your trip looks amazing!! I am so jealous and happy that you got to fly for the first time and it went well.

    Those wedding cakes, cookies, and that dress....I love it all!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...