Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I know it's been a long time...

Apparently time as seriously gotten away from me and the summer is almost over!! As I look back over the last couple of months I realize how busy we have actually been and I've been enjoying our hot summer days and haven't been updating our blog! Sorry to anyone that actually reads this! Without further ado, here is a glimpse at our summer time fun...

This summer we have enjoyed LOTS of yummy otterpops- any color will do for our little princess, she's not too picky when it comes to this summer time favorite!
A certain 3 year old learned how to pump on the swings a couple weeks ago, we were at the park when all of a sudden she runs over to the swings, hops on, and just starts going!! I've got no idea where this talent came from all of a sudden, but she sure is good at it.

Hannah had fun riding her "steerin bike" and enjoying the weather outside. Just relaxing in the warm sun...
This summer brought some visitors from Oregon. Great Grandpa and Grammy came to town and Hannah couldn't have been more thrilled. She enjoyed doing puzzles with Grammy and sitting on the couch Great Grandpa.
We went to Six Flags for the first time this year. Hannah loved seeing all the animals and she went on every ride she was tall enough for- she didn't even want us to go on the rides with her this time! I can't believe how big and independent she is getting.
Another first this summer- driving range with Daddy! Daddy bought her her own pink club that is just the right size and she went to town- for about 5 minutes until the geese distracted her! :)
4th of July was a blast! We spent it just the 3 of us and it was so nice! We BBQ'd, played outside, stayed up late, watched Daddy's fire work show, and did the sparklers for the first time.

As if we hadn't gone enough places and done enough things, we went to Funderland, too this summer. This is the BEST place for young ones, it's not too big and overwhelming, and Hannah is the perfect size to go on everything herself, except for the big Dragon roller coaster.

That was probably a fraction of the things we have done this summer, but if gives you all an idea of how busy we have been!! Another exciting thing that happened this summer was that I finished school!! Finally, hallelujah, amen! I know I'm not done forever... but I have finally graduated with a degree that I can use for an actual career! As many of you know, I've been working towards my nursing degree since graduating from High school, and with so much competition trying to get into nursing school there was just no way I was going to finish anytime soon and we were tired of our family being in a holding pattern. So, I decided to graduate in Medical Assisting and I finished my last class- an externship- at the end of July. (I plan to go back and get my RN degree once Hannah is in elementary school).
I did my externship through Sutter at a family practice in Auburn, and I LOVED the office so much!! I wished they could have just hired me there but unfortunately they didn't need anyone. So, I took my Sutter employment test and passed, passed my CMA test, and have applied for roughly 30 MA positions. I've had one interview, didn't get the job but got great feedback from the hiring manager, so that felt good. Since my externship I have kept in contact with one the MA's at the Auburn office and she actually e-mailed me today telling me she's leaving that office and a position should hopefully open up, she's already talked to the hiring manager about me coming back and will be talking with her Dr. about me replacing her!! Of course I have to apply and interview like everyone else, but I know they were all happy with me there externing so hopefully they will just want me back to work! Her last day is at the end of Septemeber so I'm sure they will hire someone by then, and let's just hope that person is me!
Wow- so I guess that concludes our summer!! This post is all over the place and probably doesn't flow well, but I've gotta get back in the groove somehow!! So, bare with me and I'll be posting more soon, I've gotta fill in the gaps I left in this post! :)

1 comment:

  1. We haven't been to "Funderland" yet! Where is it at? BTW, I used to have those same Chanel sunglasses and one day I lost them at the mall! :-( I was so devastated because they were my absolute favorite pair. Oh well! Cute pics of the little one. She looks so much like you!