Saturday, November 29, 2008

I am Thankful for...

Things I am Thankful for:
  • My amazing wonderful, giving, fun, smart, fantastic family.
  • My sweet, sensitive, funny, incredible, good-looking, generous, loving husband. 
  • My job as a nurse. It's wonderful to have such a good job in these hard times! I am grateful to have had a great education, and still learn more every day. I enjoy helping others, and it has taught me so much about people and brought me to places I never even imagined.
  • The mountains. We live in the best place on earth, where the mountains are our backyard. We love to play in the mountains whether it's rock-climbing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc.
  • My health. I see so many people every day in my line of work that have very debilitating illnesses or injury that change their lives very drastically. I'm grateful that I am very healthy!
  • My home. I have been living here for 5 months, but strangely it felt more like home today than ever before! It is nice to have a big, new kitchen to cook in, and I love the view of Lone Peak right out our windows. It's fun to think of starting our family here and making lots of great memories.
  • My knowledge that Christ is our Savior, and he loves us. This might be the most important of all. At this time of the year as we reflect on all the things we are grateful for, we surely can see how truly blessed we are. We have so much to be thankful for and instead of thinking of all the presents we could buy, or how commercialized this season has become, let's reach out to those that are less fortunate and give as much as we can. In giving to others, we can truly feel the spirit of the season. 

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Missing this

Now that it's getting colder, I am missing the warm days when we were out climbing a lot. This in-between season is always hard for me- it's too cold and wet to really enjoy being outside doing things, but there isn't enough snow or ice yet to be out enjoying that either. We did have some nice fall days out with friends before it got too cold at least. Although I'm not really looking forward to shoveling more snow from our driveway, I hope to be on my snowboard (and Brandon on his skis) soon enough, and climbing the ice as soon as it forms! Until then, I'll just remember the nice warm summer days climbing in the sun! 

Monday, November 3, 2008

5 Years!

This past month I received my 5 year certificate working for IHC as a Registered Nurse. It's hard to believe that much time has gone by! I honestly can not imagine doing anything else. I absolutely love being a nurse, and working in the ER is where I belong. I live for the life and death moments, I don't get grossed out by blood and guts, and it's never the same day twice! One good thing I can be grateful for lately is that no matter what the economy is doing, I will always have a job! I love the people I work with, and the patients I get to work for.