I was very curious about what the boyfriend was going to get me for Christmas because it was very oddly shaped and he told me I would never guess it….it was a snowboarding trip to White Pass! I have been wanting to try snowboarding and when we went to Mt. Hood last year we really wanted to go together. So we just got back from renting our snowboards and we are waking up soooo early to head up to the pass and spend the day there. I am pretty excited, to say the least.

Also, I have been taking lots of pictures with my new camera and it is AMAZING! After our trip tomorrow I will definitely be posting pictures!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful end of the year and I am looking forward to sharing all of my pictures with you!

I cannot believe it is Christmas and in a few days it is going to be 2010…weird. Today has been an extremely lazy day just hanging out with our new goodies brought to us by Santa. I got a new camera, which is pretty amazing, so I have pretty much just been messing around with the features and taking pictures. A funny story….
In mid-November my mom bought my brother (who is 12) an Ipod for Christmas. She was really excited about it and she purchased it on ebay. I have owned 2 ipods, both purchased on ebay and I have not had any problems. Today when my brother opened it to put some music on it, I was confused because it does not look like my ipod; needless to say, it is not a real apple ipod, although it says apple ipod right on it. Luckily my mom should be able to return it because she is covered by ebay’s protection thing and she is just going to buy him one at the store tomorrow…which would have been the best idea to begin with. So my poor brother got a fake ipod for Christmas. It will all work out in the end though….
The boyfriend is coming home from his Disney World vacation tomorrow. I cannot wait, I have missed him so much. He said that it was weird waking up this morning because it was not Chirstmasy at all and although it is fun to be in 80 degree weather in December, it is much more fun to be in Christmas-like weather at Christmas time.
I hope that everyone has a very merry christmas and I will be posting some sweet pictures from my new camera soon!

Yesterday was the Christmas party for my mom’s side of the family and it was amazing, as always! We had a ton of food and seeing my family is always so much fun. With eating, presents, wii, and visiting/laughing a ton, it was a great day and night. And here are some pictures from the event!



This week is going to be really laid back and then after Friday, we will begin more family Christmas mania! And I cannot wait.

I have a story…as promised from yesterday’s blog. A couple of weekends ago I was getting frustrated because I still have not received my degree from the community college that I graduated from in June and they told me that I would get it four months after the completion of my classes; it has now been six months. I was looking through paperwork from the school and I decided that I should look at my transcript online to make sure that I actually did get the degree I thought that I applied for. Sure enough, my degree was posted, and even better, it was posted as a direct transfer degree. This means that when my classes got transferred to PLU I wouldn’t have to take any general university requirements. Unfortunately, for some reason PLU did not have me listed as having a direct transfer degree and they told me that I had to take 5 more classes. So I was already registered to take a class during J-term for one of the requirements to get it out of the way and I was so excited when I found out I didn’t have to take it. To make a long story short, I carried out so much correspondance with the school that pretty much went as follows: SPSCC sent my transcripts before my degree was posted so I would have to request a new official transcript, I did this and the school still has not received it (one frustrating thing), in the place of the class I am taking I was going to take a phsychology class so that I could get a minor but they were all full (pretty much a lose-lose situation there), if I did drop the class and the school received my transcript I could do two things: pay $450 for food and not take a class but just work or pay $200 for the late fee to cancel my room and stay home for an extra month and not work (also a lose-lose situation). There has been so much fuss and stress over this (and I am sure there is so much to the story I have left out as I have been dealing with this for the last 2+ weeks) that I just decided to keep the class because J-term tuition is free, I could still work, and then when PLU gets my transcript I would be fine and I would gain some new knowledge from the philosophy class that I am taking (I am trying to look at the silver lining). SOOOO that is the story.

In other more exciting news, tomorrow we are having our family chrismas party and I am really excited; it is my favorite part of Christmas!!!
This is last years Christmas tree…I just wanted something Christmasy on here though! And I won’t be such a butt about posting pictures on here so I will post some pictures from the partay tomorrow! Hope you are having a great weekend!

but I am glad. It has been sooo long since my last blog. The last few weeks of class were crazy with clinicals and papers due every week and then finals…needless to say I had zero time to blog. I have also had zero time to do anything. I feel sad because last weekend I had something planned for every day and I ended up having to miss a christmas party and a celebration/open house for Jennifer’s Lil Love. However, I will add that I am really proud of my self for finishing the semester strong and doing really well in my classes. So without further ado, some things I need to update you on:

1. I am on break!!! It is really nice to have no work or school, only fun!

2. I only have 5 more semesters of nursing school. This semester went by so fast that it is crazy to think that I only have 5 more semesters that will go by just as fast…and then I will be a nurse!

3. I am sick. 😦 It is only a cold and I am getting over it rather quickly but congestion bites the big one.

4. I only have 2 more christmas presents to buy (which is amazing considering I buy for about 15 people).

5. The boyfriend went to Florida yesterday, lucky dog. I miss him though.

6. I am sure there is more but this is just a quick overview and I have to get ready to go pick my brother up from school. It is good to be back blogging and since I have so much free time on my hands I will definitely be blogging every day until at least January.

7. On one last note, and perhaps a blog for tomorrow, I have been stressed so much about technical official transcript things that it is really nice to be on break, away from school, and not have to worry about it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day I will be back tomorrow!

I want to write something so badly but all that I can do is just stare at my computer. Just stare blankly at my screen waiting for words to come. And this is it. Pathetic.

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything on here and I thought to myself just a few minutes ago, “I will go make a new post on wordpress!” And now here I am. With nothing to say.

The holidays have been good to me. It is always so good to see my family and it reminds me what this time of year is really about. I discovered this year that when it is Christmas time, I spend so much time wrapping the gifts that I bought for people just to watch them rip the paper off the package. My hard work and time, destroyed. Then I got to wondering if other people feel this way about their hard work and labor. So this year I made a point to compliment the packages and their wrapping before I opened it. I think that this actually made people happy to see that I didn’t only care to see about what was inside the package, but that I was sincerely thankful that they got me something. I feel very philisophical right now.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday and I hope that the new year brings good things for everyone.