Monday, October 20, 2014

Three Months


I can't believe it's been three months since
we welcomed Ryder to the world!

He has changed so much in the last three months it's crazy!
He is just discovering his hands and LOVES LOVES LOVES looking
at the handsome baby who starse at him in the mirror.
Seriously.... if you put him in front of a mirror he will be happy just talking 
to himself and smiling!

Over the weekend we celebrated Masons 4th birthday Peter Pan style (post to come soon) 
and went to the German Days that is a few towns over.

Mason loved the German Days and the weather was absolutely
beautiful! I was worried about it being to cold for Ryder 
but it was in the 70s by the end of the day.
We could not have picked a better day!
Mason learned all about the way people lived over a hundred
years ago. This is definitely something that we will have to go see again next year when it opens.

His favorite thing was watching the old saw mill run and 
watching the blacksmith.

And I will leave you guys with a picture of the best birthday 
cake I have ever gotten...

Mason picked me out a birthday cake for my birthday.... 
can you tell he loves Batman?! LOL As soon as I got home from work he was excited to show me 
and as soon as we cut into it he wanted the batman off the top!

I love being a mommy of boys! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Swirlgear Sale!!!!

Have you ever heard of Swirlgear? 

Its a wonderful company that sells designer women's running apparel.
I love this company and I love their clothes! 
I am so happy to be an ambassador for such wonderful people!

Right now they are running an October 
special to clean out inventory to bring new stuff in.
So what does that mean?....... that means that
you have the chance to purchase some Swirlgear at
a ridiculously awesome price! 

60% OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Use the code below to get your hands on some of
your very on Swirlgear products and see why 
hundreds of ladies are falling in love!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another Year Older

I love love love October! I love the cooler weather, the bonfires, the scary movies and haunted houses, fall colored leaves, and any excuse to wear a sweater and boots......
but most of all I love it because it's my BIRTHDAY!
I love celebrating my birthday and I love that I'm another year older. 
Age is nothing but a number ;)

I have a lot to be thankful for this past year.....

I created another human being!..

I joined Thirty One... which has allowed me to provided extra little fun things for my family and help pay off some debt......or just add to my bag addiction. I haven't figured out which one yet! HAHA

I became an Ambassador for Swirlgear. I great company out of Chicago that designs
 women's running apparel.

I got to witness my sister in law become a mother for the first time and get to continuing witnessing my nephew grow up into a handsome little boy!

I watched as my oldest got his first bloody nose... and I'm sure not the last, went to his
 first day of preschool, and 
got to see his face light up when he met his little brother for the first time.
I cant wait to watch these two grow the next year and bond with each other :)

This past year has brought me so much joy and I cant wait to see what this 
next year brings for me as I start my journey to 
my first half marathon and through nursing school.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I Gave Notice

Well... I did it. 
After three years of taking prerequisite classes while working full time 
I am now at the point that I can no longer work 
and go to school.
I gave my boss my notice and told him that I would be leaving 
at the end of this year. 
So far I have taken all but three prerequistie classes to get into the Nursing Program 
at my school. I turned in my application and all the
supporting documents needed back in January and have taken the entrance test. 
I only scored an 84% on the entrance test so I will be taking it again in November (The higher your score 
the more points you get towards getting accepted).
Next semester I will be taking A&P I and II. The
first 8 weeks of the semster will be A&P I and the second 8
weeks will be A&P II.
Then next summer I will take Microbiology and "hopefully" will be starting 
the Nursing Program in the Fall of 2015. Has anyone ever taking A&P I and II or Microbiology? Any pointers or studying tricks would be most helpful!
I'm so scared and nervous and excited all at the same time!
I wont know if I'm accepted into the program until March....yes... I said March. 
I have to wait over a year to see if I 
am accepted into the program.
The program at my school is very competitive and there are only 30 spots but my fingers are 
crossed that they pick me.

I decided to take the Nursing path along time ago but just lost track of my goal.
Straight out of high school I was originally a nursing major but changed my mind 
and switched to Business. I graduated with my degree in business and
started my life with my husband but
always felt like something was missing. I was never truly happy with what I did
which made it dreadful to go to work. After my first son turned one I realized that I wanted to go back to 
school and finish what I started. So.... fast forward a couple years to where I am now with a four year old and a two month old  waiting on my acceptance letter to come in the mail.

I'm so thankful that I am in a situaion where I am able to leave my job 
and follow my dream. I am thankful for the support from my husband, he has 
picked up where I have been slacking when it comes
to studying and he has been there for me emotionally when I have just felt defeated. 
I'm thankful for all my family and friends that have helped
support me and I'm thankful for the current job I have. They have worked with me 
while I have been completing all my prerequisite classes.
I could NOT have done any of this without them.

I found this quote online somewhere and it has
really inspired me on the days that I want to give up. 
It's been a long journey and it's not over yet but o man will it be worth it!