Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Pie

Mcdonalds new holiday pie...Yes it is as delicious as it is pretty!
Sugar cookie coated custard! I know but hurry, they are only here for the holiday!

McDonald's Holiday Pies

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

God is in control

God has shown me a lot this week. Its interesting to look back at an event that caused so much emotional stress, and heartache and realize that God did indeed have control of the situation the ENTIRE time, and used it for good.

Nursing school: the cause of most of my stress and taker of all my free time. I had a final exam for my nursing class and after 3 days of studying for 6 hrs a day, I felt somewhat prepared.

In the test my mind went blank, I couldnt focus on what needed to be done, and I zoned in on unimportant details. I was devestated, this counted for 15 percent of my clinical grade and without a passing score, I would be held back a semester.

While living in fear of failing a whole semester of nursing school, I broke down in tears multiple times, and was quickly comforted by my friend Brittany who also understands the stress of nursing school. I was comforted by my boyfriend Jimmy who assured me that God has a plan, I was comforted by my roomate Lauren who stressed that God has perfect timing and knows what he is doing. I was comforted by my parents, my dad who assured me I would make a good real RN someday, and my mom who got most of my crying...what came out of this was a renewed friendship with my roomates Maggie and Nikki, I was so encouraged and blessed when they heard me crying to my mom and came and prayed over me.This semester we have grown apart, and barely interacted on a weekly basis,  I have missed them so much, and just knowing that they still care about me and we still have a friendship means the world to me. I am so blessed.

I talked to my teacher today and he reassured me that my competency was just a photograph of what I know...and we cant look good in every photograph. He told me he took into consideration the entire semester...I got a B. There is no way I deserved that grade. I am thankfull, and appreciative, and humbled by Gods grace, and the grace my teacher had on me. I am realizing that God does have full control and he is able to use awfull, no fun situations and turn them into something amazing.

Verses told to me by Jimmy. Romans 8:38-39, and John 10:27-29

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Grumpy more mannequin bites the dust! I will miss Vintage Grumpy.

We almost saved him, had we noticed the suction wasn't hooked up to the non existent suction in the fake hospital room we would have saved this poor poor mannequin from a horrible death of fluid in the lungs...oh well!

no more 12hr clinicals! just finals, then Christmas break!

Monday, November 8, 2010 legit

 Instead of studying for my psych test I spent some time studying Mark chapter 1, A good use of my time!

I learned that Jesus has all authority and it is important to understand his authority If we are going to follow his teachings and preach the good news. As John the baptist says in Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” we need to understand who he is and why we follow him

Jesus showed his power through healing the sick, and expelling demons with only his words. he did all this and asked for people not to spread the news...I found this odd, wouldnt he want everyone to hear of the true power and authority he has over this world...until the commentator explained that once the word got around about Jesus' ability to heal the sick, he was unable to travel into major cities because of the vast number of people crowding to meet him, he then had to stay in smaller unpopulated areas.

This led into the second thing I learned as the commentator put it "All disobedience, even well−intentioned,hurts Jesus' work." The people he healed were told not to tell anyone, but they did because of the gratitude they felt. I think this was a really important point in the chapter, our thoughts and plans are no where near as intelligent as Gods plans, and its important to be seeking his will and plans and then to be obedient.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Just watched a documentary on a few college students who decided to stop using their computers and cell phone for 3 weeks...
No email
No facebook
No online classes
No Hulu
No google
No texting
Only Books, land line phones, and mail...

They encountered a few school related problems: online tests, online reading assignments, school requirements for papers and class registration.

Inability to get a hold of business and school officials through phone calls,

They were bored a lot

They had to talk to friends face to face, and through phone calls which they found uncomfortable.

I think it was interesting to see how personal communication has changed, I know I am way more comfortable facebooking someone, or sending them a text than talking in person or calling them on the phone. I think "unplugging" would be a good idea to remove computer related distractions and increase personal relationships, but I think that computers are necessary and very helpful in school related issues.

I am going to try and go a week I know, not very long...without using my computer for unnecessary website surfing, hulu watching, facebooking and see how much extra time I have for homework, friends, scrap booking and other fun things!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Road Trip

Flying to Salt lake city! with Shelby and mi padre tomorrow

To road trip back in a YELLOW JEEP :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This picture doesnt really have anything to do with anything....I just think its funny :)

I am listening to a book on tape while I run called Escape, about a woman who escapes from the fundamentalist Mormon community. I can barely listen at some points when she explains the abuse she has lived through and seen other people live through. It’s so heart breaking that anyone would have to live with that abuse, believing their salvation depends on their obedience...ah so sad!
Also I have been watching the show sister wives, about the fundamentalist Mormon community and it’s so frustrating to me how happy they make it seem. Sure I believe some of them have happy, non abuse suffering lives, but many of them do not live this way.  I have read to many books about the torture these women go through and this show makes me so upset. They are trying to sway our view of not only polygamy but the FLDS church. Rant over, but I can’t stop thinking about these women and how hard it is for them to escape their and leave the religion even if they want to!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Its here!!!


Aaaaand I got a free one today! Thanks to Mcdonalds monopoly game :) Life is good

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Desperation Passion Mission! Fall retreat 2010!

The two most impactful questions from CRUs annual Fall retreat this weekend

1. What would people around you say you are passionate about?
2. What is your purpose in life based on those passions?

I could not answer these questions, I dont think my lifes passions are necessarily evident to the people in my life.
3. Why? Why arent the things I am most passionate about consume the majority of my time, thoughts and speech. If God is so important in my life and I put my future and life in his hands why is that not evident!!

I am a sinner...afraid of rejection...afraid of responsibility... many things.
What I learned is I need to stand for what I stand for and not shy away.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nursing School!

Demonstrating what the organs look like in the body

Starting to realize I dont know how to put the organs back...
Pretending I know whats going on...putting the brain back!
Kathryn Doyle!! The patient we assess EVERY friday! poor lady

The lovely arms we learn to put IVs in
Computer IV's...pretty legit! 
 Assessment test room!

 YAY nursing

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

God Consciousness

What decisions would I make differently, what actions would I take, how would I live my day to day if I lived it with God standing behind me...
In Bible study Priscilla Shirer gave an example of her sister at a bootcamp workout, and how the workout would become 100x more enjoyable and easy for her sister when the instructor was nearby. This applies to our daily thoughts and actions and living for God. Waking up each morning with the knowledge that God is here and watching and helping, will have a definite impact on the actions and choices you make. She mentioned that having God awareness is going to cost you something and cause you to make decisions that you normally wouldnt make. God calls us to certain tasks and allows us to be part of his mission and plan for the world. How do we know what those plans are? He talks to us... The more you know God the more clearly you will be able to hear him. The more effort and time you put into a relationship with Him the easier it will be to distinguish Gods voice and desires from those of this world. Just as with family and friends the more you know about them, the easier it is to distinguish them in a crowd.
I just thought this was funny

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last semester

We have to register for our LAST semester of nursing school next week! Awesome right?

Yes, but I have so many choices to make! which hospital do I want to work at, what area of nursing, I have no idea! too many choices! aaaaaa

Do I go for the hospitals I have never been too or the ones I already know I like? Do I go for peds even though there is only one spot or try and get the medsurge area I want?

Panic Attack completed I will fill out my request survey now...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

America's 4 views of God

My dad showed me an artical today about how America views God. He brought up an interesting point, does/should this effect how we approach people with the idea of God and salvation? Does their preconceived view of God effect how open they are to the gospel, and how well they understand the idea of the gospel.

The artical can be found at
It says that people have one of views of God, and these views effect their attitudes on political issues
1. Authoritative
2. Benevolent
3. Critical
4. Distant

I decided to take the quiz at my results:

Based on your answers, you view God as being authoritative.

An authoritative God is one who is engaged in the world and judgmental of it.

23.2% of the people who have taken this survey responded with a God type of authoritative.

Sample chart

Of the people who have taken this survey and responded with a God type of authoritative:

7.2% are female.
8.3% are ages 18 to 35.
4.3% are of having some college or technical training.
15.7% are Protestant.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My life is average

There is a puppy in my bed...
A Spock on my wall...
An alligator on my keyboard...
A puppy by the door...
A koala in the hallway...
An assortment of empty bottles in the kitchen...
A flag on the fridge...
AND an invasion of leprechauns and koalas around the house...

Whats that Mr. Gorilla? You're afraid of hieghts? why are you on the trophy?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sustained and Established by God

I found this quote by George Muller very eye opening "The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety." When I am worried, or stressed I am trying to control my life and I am not trusting that God is powerful enough or faithful enough to have control of my life.

Some verses from my Bible study homework that I found encouraging and...

2 Cor. 3:5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.

1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me

Eph. 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Psych nursing

Psych nursing. Sad, Challenging, Heart breaking, Frustrating, Draining, Interesting

I never considered psych nursing till today! could be an interesting job...

A song about Tuesday

Wake up every tuesday feeling like p-diddy.
Hit snooze on my alarm and sleep till 5:30.
Eat some icing drink some coffee, brush my teeth get dressed
The clouds are out, wheathers cool how could I be depressed
On my way in the car listening to latest the hit
Hope ill be an extra at work and just get to sit
Sitting with 2 patients watching for safetys sake
Almost lost my patience then someone brought me cake
I made it throught the day only 3 hours left
Bible study about David im sure its the best
Love the study love the people just loving God
Lastly going running so I can get a toned bod
Blog updated, homework barely completed
I think ill go to sleep, tomorrow I work with psych patients!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Who am I?

Today in our SNUA meeting we listened to an excellent presentation about how to prepare for interviews. "Tell me about yourself?" was the question that kept coming up. You have to be able to describe yourself and make YOU sound good.

But who am I? Am I the wangster my roomates know me as. the one who knows every word to every pop song in the last 3 years? 
Am I the jock I try so hard to be? The one who takes on any physical challenge? 

Am I the girl who studies for 30hrs for a test...
 Or am I that person who strives to be the "funny" one...

I am all of these and none of these...I have seen myself change so much in one year, more than I have changed in a very long time. I am definitely working on being content with who I am in Jesus. I am realizing that it doesnt really matter how I show myself to the world, as long as I am living whole heartedly for Jesus Christ, willing to go and do what he calls me to do.
 I still struggle with wanting to be the 4.0 student, the jock, the funny girl, the loving daughter, the caring sister, the encouraging girlfriend, the friend whos always available...the sad part is I fail at all of these on many occasions. I put my worth in making myself into who I want to be. When I am focused on being who I WANT to be I lose sight of who I am MEANT to be.

Colossians 2:7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:10 and God has made you complete in Christ. Christ is in charge of every ruler and authority.
2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

DJs got us fallin in love again
CRU at UA fall retreat video awesomeness


I love my sister! I was just thinking about how cool it is to have her here at the same school, and to see how she is adjusting to college life. It made me think of some of the things we have learned over the years...

1. When you tease and fight with your sister on long road trips your parents will get very angry...when you have fun and laugh "loudly" with your sister on long road trips your parents will get very angry!
 2. When no one else will, she will pose with you for silly pictures in public
 3. Wearing matching clothes and acting like you like each other makes parents happy
 4. We have the same sense of humor...aka. Jim Gaffigan is awesome! Hot pocket...Caliente pocket!
 5. Mom cant hear us when we talk in our deep "man" voices...and dad cant hear us when we talk in our high "squeeky" voices...this discovery in a small tent trailer also makes parents very angry
 6. If you take enough self pictures in the back of the car with the flash will get yelled at
 7. I'm still taller
 8. We like to run!...err we like to run to the free ice cream at the finish line.
 9. Wildcats are fierce...and so is face paint!
10. Sisters are always there for you. Love ya Shelbo