Wednesday, December 19, 2007


jenna, myself, and rubes at dave's wedding
our little dave is married
best men toast
the beautiful couple

some of the boats from the light parade
cool, pirates
fellow nurses, yep, i work with these guys
another wedding picture, so pretty


Whoever thought blogging would be so difficult.

Here comes the list of updates/thoughts from the past few weeks....

1. I am a part of the Big Brother, Big Sister program, and my "little" and i hung out the past couple weeks and i love it. She is 7 and she is so cute...One of our outings, going to the nickel arcade. It is fun to act like a kid again.

2. I had the toughest week of work last week (emotional breakdown included). But i learned from it, and feel that i am a better nurse, even if that means being a tough nurse, instead of the nice nurse.

3. My excellent customer service and barista skills finally paid off. During my graveyard days of starbucks i made my fair share of the Portland cops lattes/mochas, etc. On saturday night, some portland cops were going into bettie ford to do some scoping, and they let my friends and i cut in line. i guess it was my gift to ruby for her bday. inside, i knew one of the bartenders because he was a starbucks customer which equaled free drinks for me.

4. it was great to see ruby and lewis this weekend. i miss them a lot. i guess that means vacation to cali soon.

5. it was great to see everyone else too from corvallis and such at dave's wedding. sometimes i wish that we all just lived in the same town and hung out all the time. i say sometimes cause you know what they say about abscence makes the heart grow fonder.

6. christmas is in 6 days. i'm still getting over the fact that it is december right now.

7. for some reason last week i was very emotional. there were many factors playing into this, but a huge one was the fact that i only worked out once....i know once! what is wrong with me. for some reason during the holidays i have gotten lazy. it is amazing what working out does for my mental sanity. i learned from last week, not doing that anymore. i even ran 3.5 miles today. yay!

8. my roommate jen cooks some good food/treats. i want to learn to cook like her.

9. i want to buy a car soon, but i'm scared to take out a big loan like that. and i can't make a decision on what type of car i want. i keep changing my mind.

10. dave is married. that is crazy, and exciting at the same time.

11. i love acting like a little kid during the holidays. walking around downtown seeing the xmas lights, visiting santa, watching the boat light show, drinking hot chocolate, and hot cider. i just feel like a kid during these times.

12. my roommate tom just got an iphone. another friend has one and they are pretty freaking awesome. i kind of want one (never thought i would say that.)

13. i went to bingo on monday night. my friend garron (who is the bingo caller) had us play a game dedicated to me where you had to form the letter "T" to win bingo. so nice of him. and even crazier, i won (someone else won too, so i had the split the pot, but 25 bucks is still nice.)

14. it was willesha's bday on monday, she is 28. a great age. and she has all her ish together. she just moved into her own apartment. she just bought some nice adult furniture. it makes me want to get a place of my own, but then not at the same time cause i love my roommates.

15. my sleep schedule has been so weird. when i want to sleep i can't and when i don't want to i feel so tired all the time. must be the weather.

i think that is all my thoughts for right now....i'm sure there is more to come. this is actually kind of fun.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Ruby!

Happy 23rd birthday Ruby! I'm so excited to go dancing with you tonight to celebrate. I'm super excited you are in town too....
The OC good

yay for fun times in corvallis

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas photo shoot....

A christmas is never complete without holiday photos in front of the tree. So here you go for your enjoyment....and yes my roommate tom is wearing a suit in true east coast fashion.
deep thought.....calvin klein ad is what tom wanted us to go for here
not paying attention of course
yay (i know mom....sit up straight)

Ramy's 25th birthday!

For my friend ramy we a organized a surprise limo wine tour. She had no idea. We went to four different wineries in the gaston/carlton area. We had a late lunch in carlton at a cute little cafe, and continued on in our wine tasting. (the pictures aren't in order, sorry, too much effort)

willesha, ramy, cristina and i before the beginning of the wine tour
all of us including ryan in front of the limo at the beginning of the tour i think this is halfway through the trip, i am getting the crazy look from ryan
first stop of the wine tour, elk cove...
last stop of the wine tour....great photo op spot, the sun was setting

third stop of the wine tour, anne amie.....i'll be honest, i did not like any of the wines here

ramy and i

drink up ryan the birthday girl looking awesome
willesha and i having fun
cheers to the birthday girl

lennez....last stop of the wine tour, lennez means "nose" in italian
pretty sunset
hanging out in the limo

yay for limo tours

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy 25th Birthday Ramy....

Today is my best friend, Ramy's 25th birthday! Details and pictures to follow...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My first real Christmas tree...

My roommates and I went and got a christmas tree on sunday night. It was quite an experience for me because this was my first real christmas tree. My parents have always had a fake tree, which i have come to find is so much easier to put up, then a real tree. jen and tom did a great job, while i supervised. i felt kind of like a little kid because i was getting in the way.

tom near the tree shaker, which shook all the excess needles off. it was awesome, i have never seen it before. jen turn the tree shaker on and off. looks like you have found your new calling jen.

me and my supervising skills. jen and tom trying to get the tree on the stand.

good jobs guys. there was this amazing house completely decked out in lights. i like the white christmas trees. jen and tom in front of the house.
we are still working on decorating the tree, and i will post pictures when it is all finished.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Beavers Win!!!!!

The beavers pulled it through/held on for the win. Yay. It was a great game. Let's just say i came to work happy. Although, in the midst of my excitement i forgot to wear my beaver scrubs. oh well, i guess there is always next year.

Go Beavs!!!!!!!!!!!

Football game today at 130.....Can't wait.

Happy 24th birthday Rennifer!!!

It was Jen's birthday on wednesday. We celebrated it last night by going to dinner at Henry's Tavern followed by a drinks at Blitz Bar and the Life of Riley. It was a fun time, and jen enjoyed herself. We then came back to our house to enjoy some wine. All in all it was a fun time. Happy Birthday Ren!
jen's friend erika and her boyfriend mike
one of jen's friends from her first days of college danielle and her boyfriend wayne
jen and wayne's friend jeret

jen's favorite two roommates, probably the best picture of us ever (just kidding)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Type of Stool

I know this is kind of a dorky nursing thing, but someone put up this scale around our unit last night. It was quite funny. At first, some of us thought that we were going to have to start using this scale with our patients, luckily, a fellow nurse was maybe a little sleep drunk at 2 in the morning. Feel free to use this tool in your life....

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy 25th birthday Denny!!!

happy birthday denny! i love that you and my sister have the same birthday, it makes it easy to remember. i hope that you have a wonderful birthday. congrats on being a quarter of a century.

Happy 21st birthday Nicole!!!

That's right, my sister is officially 21! Wow, it makes me feel old. She turned 21 at midnight, so in true fashion she went out the cantina in corvallis. i met up with her with tommy, my roommate tom and his friend. it was nice knowing half of the people in the bar, and especially seeing my sister's friends there, crazy. Anyways, happy birthday sis. I love you .