Sunday, October 19, 2008

State Fair of Texas

Yesterday morning we decided since it was the last day of the fair we would use Jody's parents free tickets. Everything opened at 10am so we thought we would be there when it all opened so we could get back to see the end of the Cowboy game. That was such a great decision. As we were leaving there were so many people it was crazy!! The traffic to get in looked like a nightmare and if we would have had to sit in that we would have just turned around and gone home! We just had to eat our favs... fried cheesecake and corn dogs. We usually add in a turkey leg and a few more fried things, but it was just too early. I love anything fried, but I think they are taking things to an extreme. I mean fried PB&J, fried latte, fried green beans and the list goes on and on. I will admit I have liked every fried thing I have tried so far. Now, for the Cowboy game.....give me a break. They don't even look like they are even trying. Ugh, we rushed home for that!

Salt Lake City

I just got back on Friday from another conference! This one was much different than the one a few weeks ago. Don't get me wrong I love, love, love learning about my specialty, but this trip was just handled much different. Salt Lake is beautiful and it wasn't too cold yet! In the distance you could see snow on the mountains, but in the city the temperature was just right. On this trip as opposed to the last there were more important people from the hospital with us and the conference held a little over 5,000 people! We are a magnet hospital which is excellence in nursing. It is a standard of nursing and all the people at the conference either work for a magnet hospital or are trying to achieve that status. It was a bit of a learning curve for me because the topics were a little deep. It was a lot of the business side of things like recruitment, money and legal issues. I couldn't believe how well we were treated! They put us up in the nicest hotel and took us to the nicest places to eat. We stayed at the Grand America Hotel and it was absolutely beautiful! I would definitely go back. All in all it was a fun trip!

Our group from Cook Children's!

My good friend Lana and I at dinner!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

2nd Anniversary

September 30th was our 2nd wedding anniversary! (I know I am a little behind) Last year we went to San Francisco for our 1st, and since we just got back from California we decided to just go to a nice dinner. We went to Del Frisco's in Ft. Worth. It was so wonderful!! The service was so great and we usually don't do gourmet fufu food, but the food was great too! We actually ate so much that I thought I was going to be sick! Overall, a wonderful anniversary! I am married to such a wonderful man and I can't believe we have already been married for 2 years!!


So, the past few months have been so busy with so many destinations! Jody and I love to travel, so I'm not complaining! Starting in June we took a trip with Jody's family to Pitkin,Colorado. It is a little town outside Gunnison. We stayed in this cute little cabin in the mountains and enjoyed a week of adventure there. We did a little white water rafting, fishing and a little four wheeling. I have to say the boys spent most of the time on the four wheelers since I am a big chicken.In August my mom, my sister and I all went to Las Vegas for a few days. We stayed at the MGM Grand and it was a great place to stay. While we were there we enjoyed the show Mystere by Cirque du Soleil and it was amazing. I have to say my feet haven't hurt that bad in a long time!! We had a great time and didn't lose too much money! (I actually came back $10 up!)Labor day weekend Jody and I went to Pasadena, CA to see his brother Jon who goes to seminary out there. Pasadena is a cool town outside of LA and it seemed to be great place to stay outside of all the madness. We like the more low key side of things, so we loved it! It was so fun seeing all there is to see in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. I do have to say we weren't that impressed with Hollywood. It was just a street! It was so glamorous in our minds, but not as cool once you get there. While we were there we also went to a LA Dodgers game and enjoyed some dodger dogs!After the LA trip I went on a girls trip to the river that was almost ruined by hurricane IKE. It actually turned out to be the best time to go because there was no one on the river and we seemed to have the place to ourselves. It also didn't even rain on us!! Meanwhile Jody was dove hunting with his buddies.

My most recent adventure was to Albuquerque, NM for a nursing conference. I am a member of APHON (Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses) and the conference was for its members nationally. It was so cool to see the upcoming treatments for cancer and all the new technology.
Somehow between trips we seem to fit in a little work! We are also continuing to work on our house. That seems to be a never ending project. One day when we finally get everything the way we like it, it will be time to move!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NEW BLOG.....well almost new!

Ok, so after weeks of reading other friend's blogs I decided to start one of my own. When I told Jody about it he said we already had one. I didn't even remember that when we started planning our wedding he made one for us (in 2006). As you can see it didn't exactly take off. So, I am giving it another try!

Just a little update on us....No, no kids yet.....we are still living in Arlington, Jody just took a job in Ft. Worth at Southwest Architects Inc. and I am still a Hematology/Oncology RN at Cook Children's Medical Center in Ft. Worth. We have 2 dogs that are like our children. Cooper (german shorthair) is Jody's pride and joy and is a little over 1 year old. Ziegen (basset hound) is my bud that I got in college and he is 5 years old. We have been so busy traveling and working that this blog should be a great way to keep our family and friends updated on our lives.