Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When it rains it poors!

so... I put in my resignation one month ago to quit at my current nursing job.  I was grateful for the experience but working every single weekend was really hard for me.  So I put in my resignation without having another job lined up. sounds silly, but it was a leap of faith.  2 weeks later I got a call from Madison Memorial Hospital where I had an interview as a med surg nurse!  I was soo excited.  Then last week Bryan got a call saying he got a job in Riverton Utah as a full time 8th grade teacher.  He had 2 phone interviews for this job but was not feeling really confident.  So as soon as we find out about his job, we drive down to utah to pick out an apartment, and get to work packing.  In the middle of my packing yesterday I get a phone call saying I got the job at Madison!  Bummer!  I had to tell them i really would love it but we have an unexpected move.  Things happen for crazy reasons!

So we have most of our life packed in boxes to be moved, and crazy plans for the next few weeks.  But we are moving on Jan. 1 to Riverton, where Bryan has a job lined up and I.... am unemployed.  once again!  Here is the floor plan to our new apartment.  It is still small and only one bedroom but much bigger than our current one!  We even have a washer and dryer!!!!


Bryan will graduate this week with his Bachelors of Social Studies Education!!  WOOHOO!  
We will be down in Monticello Utah for Christmas with Bryan's family. I hope you are not bored reading this!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fall Pictures

Our Friend Lisa was testing out her new studio and took some pictures for us!  Take a look!!

I felt like an elephant sitting on Bryan!  :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Break

So the start of our thanksgiving break started out well... frustrating.  I got the last few hours off of work so we could drive to Idaho Falls and catch our flight sunday evening.  We were supposed to leave at 6:00 so we had to be there about 4:30.  I rushed home and threw clothes in our suitcase and tried to get things ready to go.  Meanwhile, outside was a blizzard!  I was afraid we wouldn't be able to fly in it... sure enough as soon as we get to the airport we get a call that says our flight was canceled.  NNOOOOO!  They rescheduled us for 6:00 the next morning.

3:30 Monday morning we are up and ready to go.  We go our to the car, wait.. where's the car?!  It was buried under 2-3' of snow!  We each grab a snow shovel and dig a runway for the car.  45 minutes later we have pretty much shoveled the whole parking lot.  Bryan gets in and tries to drive out of the parking lot.  I am following behind him, and he starts to get stuck.  In my head I was thinking, "Heck no! I want to go home!  We are NOT getting stuck."  So I start pushing the car, and with my huge muscles (not) I pushed us out of the parking lot!!  We got to Oregon that morning and had a blast all week.  Here are a few pictures I had but Mom has more too.

Chris took me and Bryan on the MAX (train system in portland) to go shopping downtown.  We had a blast, and even got 1$ ice cream cones for Ben and Jerry's Birthday.  Mind you the high temperature for that day was only 24 degrees, but it was fun!

Checking out Portland from the bridge

Viking Bryan

They made a good team! 

Highlight of my trip, not only seeing family, but on Thanksgiving morning we were cooking and getting things ready.  A voice behind me and mom says, "hi Mom."  I knew in a second it was Doug but it scared mom half to death!  Doug suprised us and flew across the country to be with us for thanksgiving! He got leave from his ARMY base in Georgia and made it home!!!