Friday, November 23, 2012

So Grateful

I am so very grateful for having an amazing husband who not only supports me and my dreams and aspirations, but encourages me and pushes me to do better and achieve my goals. When we first talked about moving and me continuing to pursue a career in nursing and probably a masters (I'm thinking Certified Nurse Midwife, have I mentioned this yet?) and maybe even something else along the same lines, I was urged to take a break from the workforce and focus solely on school. I was resistant to the idea. I was thinking that I'm a smart, capable, hard working woman and I can do it all and still make A's. In my defense I had done just that the fall after we were married and I was working 40 hours a week as a Phlebotomist and taking 16 hours of online courses in a program that was considered pretty difficult, but I did make 2 B's and I am a stickler now for straight A's (once you do it you don't want anything but perfection.) Now a month away from the end of my first semester at UWF I am so thankful that I am not working right now. I have been so busy with school that there is no way that I would be able to do this well and work full time and honestly even part time would be a challenge.

So grateful that we are able to financially allow for me to drive two hours a day to get to school and back and continue to make my full focus on school. All in all it is the best choice for our family.

Trying to enjoy some wonderful time with family this weekend! Love spending time with some of my favorite people! Project 52 will likely be up early next week, but I rarely post them on time anyway...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let's Talk About Fall: Family

In my opinion the best part about the holidays is getting to spend time with family. Growing up I definitely didn't appreciate it as much as I do now. And while I loved spending time with my family (mainly family other than my parents and siblings), I'm not sure that I truly loved and appreciated it as much as I do now. Also, now I appreciate the time with my immediate family now, but that's not really surprising now is it? As adults we have a far better appreciation for family (at least I think most of us do.)

And as always I'm super excited to get to see one of my favorite nieces (ROO!!!). I will be missing my Bug and Little Man, along with my sister this year, but July will be here before I know it and I'll get to see them and meet the newest edition to their family! Can't wait to hug those little ones and hear that little guy's belly laughs! But until then I'll be more than satisfied by Roo's precious giggles!

The only rotten thing is that since Tye's family lives so far away from us and my family we have to pick who to spend which holiday with each year. So we will be spending Christmas with his family and I'll get to hug his precious nieces!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Project 52! Fourty Six

New Toys

AKA early Christmas presents... My husband got a new toy recently. After much back and forth, and talks of budgets and job security, we decided that he should go for it and get this bike. It's some special edition that neither dealership could guarantee they'd receive another this year. So we went for it and my husband was about as excited as a kid on Christmas. While I'm still loving my early Christmas present, I think he wins best present this year. :) Keep in mind that I did get a new vehicle this year as well.

I got the idea for my Project 52 from Styleberry!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Project 52! Fourty Five

Every vote counts!

I've debated about making this my P52 for the week, but here it goes... Regardless of whether your guy (or my guy) won this week or not, the important thing is that you (and I) got out and voted. These races keep getting tighter and the issues keep getting more important (or maybe I'm just getting older and realize that they are important). Regardless of the winner all we can do at this point is hope that things for all of our families don't get worse (I'm quite worried that they may cut our health coverage since we do rely on Tricare, and hoping that my husbands slight shift in career path will save him from further military cuts). I know really positive, right?

Now I'm back to studying! I am so very ready for finals week and to have a little break! Thankfully we're getting close!

I got the idea for my Project 52 from Styleberry!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Project 52! Fourty Four


Or lack there of.... Halloween was a complete bust over here and we have way too much candy left. Unfortunately my willpower is basically nil so I've eaten far to much of the left overs. However, hopefully my husband will remember to take the left overs to work so that it will no longer be in the house. Also I'm pretty sure that I've eaten so much at this point that the thought of candy kind of sickens me right now... But even if we didn't get many trick-or-treaters, I'm glad that we had candy for them. Nothing worse than making the "holiday" stink for the wee ones!

I got the idea for my Project 52 from Styleberry!