Colin, Mandy, and Eliza

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"I Always Get There", San Diego, 2008

Laughter is an instant vacation  ~Milton Berle

Last weekend I met up with 6 of my best friends in San Diego for the most fun weekend ever! I haven't laughed so hard and stayed up so late talking in so long. Everyone came from different places all over the country; Em, from Sacramento, Mel, from Seattle, Lauren and her cute baby, from Texas, Susie, from North Carolina, then Tari, Mindy and I from Salt Lake. We all arrived at various times on Thursday and stayed up talking until ~3am (4am in SLC, I was so tired, but it was so worth it). Then on Friday morning, after breakfast, we went to Pacific Grove to play at the beach. The beach was beautiful and the waves were big and so fun to play in. For lunch we had In N' Out burger, if you haven't eaten there it is not worth missing. Later that night we walked around Old Town San Diego. Saturday we went to Coronada island, which is beautiful. We rented bikes and rode around the island. On the route we saw a crepe and gelato shop so we stopped in for lunch. After lunch we hung out the beach. Later that night we went out to dinner at a great place that was right on the water and we could the San Diego cityscape from our table. As we were finishing up dinner there was a firework show in the distance which was great to watch. On Sunday we all went our seperate ways. Although I was so happy to see my hubby again and glad to be home I miss being with all my best friends! We have promised to get together every 2 years, so in 2010 we are talking about doing a cruise! I can't wait!

Lauren and Em 
Susie, Mel, Me
Tari and Mind

Susie, Tari, Em, Me
Hanging out at the hotel
Tari, Em, Susie
Mel, Mind, Lauren, Aubrey, Me
Our matching white PT cruises 
Coronado beach
Mind, Mel, Tari, Me  in the lobby
View of San Diego from Coronado island while on our bike ride

Friday, August 15, 2008

Its been a while...

Sorry for the lack of a post lately, our life has been out-of-control busy! Here is the summary.

July 19th, 2008 - Bryce Canyon Marathon

I completed my first half marathon in 2 hours and 30 mins (not the greatest time to some, but I am excited that I finished). I ran with my dad, my little sister Kacy, my friend Buffy from nursing school and Tracey, Mike's girlfriend. Things I would do differently next year when I run it again (so is the plan, anyway); I will not try to train for a marathon while in nursing school (big mistake), train better and do a few 11-12 mile runs before the race, get a better nights sleep the night before the race, eat something in the morning of the race like a bagel or powerbar and not eat Gu during the race (it gave me the worst stomach ache, which was quite distracting while I was running). Overall it was really fun and I can't wait to do it again.

August 1st, 2008 - BSN

As of 3 pm, August 1st, I officially graduated nursing school!!!!! I am so happy to be done. Although the past 16 months have been nothing but nursing school it has been so worth it and I am so grateful that I had the support to accomplish the goal I set out 3 years prior to do! I will be working at the NBICU at the U of U. I will take the NCLEX sometime in Sept/Oct so I still have to study but at least no more homework!!!

August 7th, 2008 - Move

Grandma's house sold and we had to be out by the 7th. We spent what was supposed to be my vacation (shopping, lying around reading books and watching movies while eating chocolate) week after graduation packing up the house and moving in with my dad and sister. We are living with my dad temporarily while we are house hunting. We have been looking in Heber City /Midway. We are hoping to become real adults as soon as we find a house we like. For now we will just enjoy not paying rent and for me borrowing all of my sisters cute clothes and makeup!