Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As is tradition for ETSU's college of nursing, each graduating class has a large framed set of photos of all the students. One of my nursing school buds took a pic of our class' wall of fame pic:


*Geoff and I are on the bottom row, 6th and 7th from the right*

(Geoff and my pic's up close)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas cantata

Sunday I got the pleasure of seeing my brother George, sis Angie, nephew Cody and niece Carrigan in their church's Christmas cantata. It was AWESOME and what made it even more special was that all of our family that lives up here got to attend. Here are some pics:

Carrigan the angel and Cody the Shepperd

More shepperds

My brother George was the narrator

The church was beautiful

Church choir singing

Angie singing her solo with Billie *the angel*

The manger

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas stuff

Okay, so now that school is finished I can post fun things!! *YAY!*

Before I go on with photos of our decorations, I've got some photos for a photo shoot I did back on the 6th as well as nursing school pinning ceremony *which I didn't get to attend b/c of work, but my brother Geoffy got to!*


The church (I still have pics to edit so keep checking periodically)

Geoffy looks so cute!

Stockings for each kitty!

We love our cats...can you tell??

We cannot forget our survivor kitty...

All together with our snowy village on the fireplace

Now for the kitchen...I think a ghostly friend
visited us for the pic...

Teddy kitty looks like a turkey...

Thursday, December 11, 2008


By the incredible grace of God, I passed hesi!!!

I will post more details later, but for now....


I'm officially a graduate of ETSU Nursing school!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Tomorrow at 9 am, my classmates and I will be taking the HESI to graduate Saturday.

I request prayers from anyone and everyone for God to bless us ALL to pass HESI with an 850 or higher tomorrow.
I know I could not do this on my own, but with and THROUGH God I will conquer!!

Praise God ahead of time for victory in passing HESI tomorrow with an 850!!

I love you all

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm ready!

Okay, so I am Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally over this fact, I am reeeeeeeally over ETSU.
My group and I just finished our care of communities 'final presentation' on driving safety.
Now I am waiting 2 hours to take my final so I can then go home.

I still have HESI to study for, but thank God that it isn't until Friday and I finally have the HESI book to study from.
*Amy's version of HESI*: Horrible Evil Shitty and Insane

Pardon the french, but this stupid test is what could keep me from graduating. It's suppose to help us see how well we would do on boards, even though half the crap that is on it is not going to be on boards.

Anyhow, I am going to get off of here so I can study for my final since I have 2 hours to kill.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

My new fireplace!

Green bean cassarole

Much needed Word from God

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

This made my day....

(To visit, just click on the pics)

I have fond memories of scoofing my footed pj feet across the carpet and lovingly approaching my brothers only to shock the crap out of them! (Thank you, static electricity).

Yes...they EVEN have what I call "Ralphy PJ's" from a Christmas Story...

I Sooooooo want a pair for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting things in order

As of now, I officially have 3 classes left at ETSU

I still have quite a bit of 'busy work' to do, not to mention clinical.

After Monday I will have 184 clinical hours which will leave 56 hours. I believe my last clinical day will be November 23rd (whooo hoooo!)
As for busy work I still have to finish my management learning contract, write a proposal on performance improvement for the hospital unit, a reflection of my clinical experience and finally a paper on the unit meeting I attended.

As for my community nursing class, my group and I have to present our community education project at a local high school on driving safety next wednesday. We still have a little bit of information to iron out before the presentation but I have a feeling we will do well.
We also have a take home final exam *which is awesome!* and I believe that is all we have to do in that class.

Last but not least I still have to pass the HESI next Friday the 14th.

After all of this is finished...THEN all I have to do is get my diploma!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


My brother George sent these pictures of Carrigan playing soccer and Carrigan & Cadence on Halloween.
*don't forget to click on pics to enlarge them!*


Awwww aren't they cute!??!

Scary Vampiress Count Carrigan!

Awww Cadence is wearing one of Carrigan's
old halloween costumes
Isn't she adorable?!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Quick post

Ahhh, one of my favorite artists, Brenna White, just did this new piece for Halloween.
Isn't it cool?!! She is great with watercolor and pen.

Here is how this week looks:

Tuesday: work 7a-7p

Wednesday: school 12:30-5:00

Thursday:Clinical 7a-7p

Friday: EGD at surgeon's office

Saturday: work 7a-7p

So far so good! I know I cannot stop saying this, but I LOVE my new job in Med/Surg. I really feel as though I've found my nitch. It's funny because Mom is a Cardiac Nurse, Geoff will be a Cardiac Nurse and I like Med/Surg and O.B. (funny how genetics works isn't it??)

On another awesome note, it snowed a little yesterday! I cannot remember the last time it snowed in October! Like the cold weather freak that I am, I walked around in the 30 degree weather on my lunch break in my scrub pants and t-shirt. *happy sigh*

Anyhow, just wanted to update.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!