Monday, March 23, 2009

Houston Rodeo!

We went to the rodeo this past weekend with Amanda and Jordan and it was so cool! We didn't get much of a chance to walk around but we did eat some good BBQ and watched a little bit of the rodeo. Then the best part, we got 4th row seats to Taylor Swift baby! Thanks to Amanda, she gave us the hook up for sure! It was awesome- we had a great view and a good time. :D

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Something to Celebrate

So my friend Stacie, I met her through Forrest. She is married to Kevin, one of Forrest's coworkers. I feel like I owe my life to Stacie because she was the first person to give me some direction with nursing. She is an RN and went through the Blinn program several years ago. She put me in touch with a professor at the A&M program (Cathy) so that I could find out more information about the program since it had just started. So Cathy and I got in touch, met for coffee exactly one year ago. It was spring break week last year because I remember Cathy being nice enough to meet with me during her spring break. She is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME and I LOVED meeting with her. She is truly an inspiration to me. Anyways, Stacie has been very interested in this whole process for me because she wanted it to work out so bad. So when she told me I was going to be getting my letter, she said that we could go to dinner and then out on Sat. night either to celebrate good news or to be supportive in case it was bad news. We went to Cafe Excell and then to Murphys Law with some of her friends that are already good friends with Forrest through work. We had a blast and it was the perfect way to celebrate! 

Ashton's 2nd birthday!

So on Sat, we went to Houston for Asthon's birthday party. He turns 2 on March 20th. He is such a little turkey! One thing he does that is so funny is he thinks that if he closes or squints his eyes, that he is invisible. Haha and him and Aiden are so different too- practically complete opposite. Aiden is such a rule follower- When it was time for the boys to take their naps after the bday festivities, Aiden let everyone know that he had to go upstairs for his nap. So as he walks upstairs with his blanket in hand, Forrest messes with him and tells him that the circus is about to show up. He looked at Forrest and goes, "Well, I have to sleep first....they can just wait." HAHA! The both of them are just so cute and have the most entertaining personalities.

I also got to announce to Forrest's family the big news about nursing. It was nice that we were already planning on seeing them when I found out- that way I could just wait to tell everyone in person. They were very excited, of course and probably relieved because I know they were very anxious for me to find out too. Of course, in the beginning as soon as Forrest said "Moof has some news everybody..." I knew they were going to think it was about the nursing program or that I was pregnant. Haha thank goodness we don't have that kind of news to announce just yet! Maybe after nursing school. :)


THIS PAST WEEKEND I FOUND OUT THAT I WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE A&M NURSING PROGRAM AND I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED! I have just been smitten all weekend. :)  I knew the day was coming that I was going to find out and towards the end, I was starting to get really anxious. 

I actually knew I was going to be receiving the letter this weekend because a girlfriend of mine who knows a professor within the program called and told me I would be getting it on Fri or Sat. Well, when my friend Matt (who also lives in C.S. and right down the road from us) called to tell me about getting his letter, I knew I was next! My sister was just on pins and needles too because she knew when Matt got his and that as soon as I got my mail I was going to be calling her! Well after the mail man finally came, I checked my mail, found a big thick envelope which contained my letter, came inside and sat next to Forrest. I could barely open it- I was so nervous! I knew my life was about to change. 

I opened it, and the first word I saw was "congratulate" and it was right then that I knew. I kept on reading just to make sure...I just couldn't believe it. That was by far one of the best moments in my life! I am so relieved to know now. Matt was also accepted so I am really excited that I already have a friend, a really good friend in the class.  We have gone through this whole process, step by step, practically side by side and I just knew if the program took one of us- it was going to have to take the both of us. I can't wait to meet the other 20 people in my class- we are about to spend the next 18mo. of our lives together! Class starts on June 1st and I cannot wait. :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Girls Weekend 2009!

Every year, the women in Forrest's family (Aunt Dede, his mom Cheri, sister Amberly, and usually grandma Nena) go on a trip just us girls and get away from the daily grind. Sometimes we go scrapbooking but this time we decided to pamper ourselves at the Houstonian. We got massages, some got their hair styled, and I got a pedicure. We also enjoyed delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Saturday night we went to dinner at Crapitos and then to the Legally Blonde Musical and it was SO good! Also, while we were there we were good and made sure to wake up early, get a good work out at there nice gym, and then went for a run around the resort. The whole weekend was so nice and relaxing thanks to Amberly who planned it all. I could definitely get use to doing that on a regular basis! :)