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Phoenix, Arizona
Growing up my initials were OP, which was pretty cool in the 80's, right? Then I got married and my initials got updated to match our very texting obsessed era that we now live in (and shake our heads at)...OMG. For those who are texting illiterate, I'll spell it out..."Oh, My God!". I pity the girl whose initials are W.T.F. (I won't spell that one out. You can Google it or email me for an explaination on that one!)


Love on the Road Becomes Reality

We have something to show you.....

We went on a little road trip over the weekend. Delilah's first experience in the car that was longer than 5 minutes. There was panting and shaking until the point of exhaustion. Luckily, she survived, although a bit worse for the wear...can you tell?

She cracks us up. Here she patiently (or reluctantly, not sure which) poses for a photo.

Here she is cursing the bright desert sunshine and dust....longing for her cool house with her cozy blanket.

But that's not what we wanted to show you...THIS IS!

We went away for a relaxing weekend and came home owners of this cute little trailer.
We have been researching like crazy, for months, what will meet our needs and travel goals. So when we wondered into a RV dealership, because that's our new hobby, we couldn't pass up this opportunity. The old owners just moved out of it the same day we were in town. We think we couldn't have gotten a better deal and are super pleased with how everything went. I have 3 more weeks of school and then we can go back to Tucson and pick it up.

It's only 18 feet and that's all we need to make Love on the Road a reality!
That's what I'm calling our adventure.
Love on the Road, because what we have is more than just life...we have LOVE.
Sappy, I know, but it's true! What is life without love?
One of the RV salesman said we have "gypsy blood". SO true! We don't care where we go or when, just as long as we GO. KOA and National Forests, here we come!
Life just got alot more fun!


Thoughts and stuff

Prepare to be amazed as 4lb puppy leaps with large toy in her mouth!

She's so fun!

Now, on to other things...

Until now, I haven't had the motivation to take time to put into words all that has been going on over the last month. So much going on in my head. I need time to process things. I'm learning so much about myself and the world around me. I will be 35 this year and finally feel like I really am getting "it". Life is something to be learned and lived well. That's what this past year has been about. The upcoming year will be about having fun and enjoying the fruits of our labor...CAN'T WAIT for that part to start.

First let me say that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is only dimmed a bit by the 2 tests, 1 final exam, 4 clinical days, 2 group projects, 2 case studies, and 3 written papers that are all due within the next 3 weeks. Whew! Then I'm home free!

Between now and then, we are getting away for a much needed weekend away from it all. Two nights at a nice hotel, a drive into the mountains, and more RV shopping. We are taking Delilah with us for her first road trip and hotel stay. I told her to not get used to hotel living because soon enough we will be doing all our traveling in this....

We are 95% sure this is the one we want. Alot has to happen (like finish school and get a RN job)before we get it but it sure is fun to look forward to it. Time to start planning our many road trips!! We both just love this little thing. We always like the same stuff, we are just "that couple".

I got my first choice to do my 96 hour preceptorship at St. Joe's Hospital NICU! I start that sometime mid-April. I am SO EXCITED!! I'm already dreaming of babies.

I've been doing ICU clinicals for the last 4 Saturdays. It hasn't been near as exhausting as I expected. It HAS been just as amazing and exciting as I expected. The technology is facinating. I love the intensive care environment. The nurses have been really, really great to work with. I don't really do alot as a student but just being there is better than any lecture or book.

I can't believe I'm almost done with school. It makes my heart race with anticipation.

Life is GREAT. It's Spring time again. The air is warm and the sky is bright blue. My brother and his wife are having a little girl in June. Soon I'll be out of school and free to travel again. My husband says he loves me more and more everyday. My house is a mess and I don't care.

And then there's this little thing that loves to sit in my lap and gaze into my eyes...


That's all for now.