Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I'm back!

Nursing school is finally over for the semester and I graduate in 5 months! FIVE MONTHS Y'ALL!!! I'm finally going to be a Registered Nurse soon. Next semester we will only be precepting so this was the final coursework semester of nursing school. What began in 2012 is finally ending in 5 months in 2016. YEAH!!!!

Anyway, here is a fast look back at the past 6 weeks for us:

 Halloween was in the house...but it thunderstormed the entire time. Caleb made his and Jansen's Five Nights At Freddy's costumes and they got to wear them briefly.

We set up our canopy in the front yard and handed out candy to the 200 or so die hard trick-or-treaters that braved the crazy weather. 

Then we ended up staying in and having our own little Halloween party, just the 4 of us. 

I helped my mom fix her wig for a costume party she and my dad were going to...and she won best costume!

Vivian celebrated her 10th doggie birthday with us. Sweet poodle face.

My mom and I went to the Nutcracker Market (first time ever for me) and stayed the weekend in Houston together to shop. We had a great time and I got some awesome goodies.

I finished my final SIM lab in nursing school and I had the bubble guts....

We had a Thanksgiving lunch at school and had so so so much food!

Thanksgiving break hit and I got do spend time with my family! The first thing I was able to go to was Breakfast with Mom at my boys' school. Fun times!!!

My mom and I went to the Mums and Mistletoe Market and I actually won a raffle prize! Once we arrived, I saw this metal JOY sign that would look amazing on my front porch. If it was still there when we finished looking inside, I was going to buy it. As soon as we got inside, mom and I bought some raffle tickets, knowing full well that I never win anything. After spending $2 and 30 minutes later, I heard my name called over the loud speaker for a raffle prize. When I went to pick it was the JOY sign I wanted! How cool is that?! I love it. 

I had a girls night out with some friends

We bought Caleb a Privacy Pop tent for his bed in hopes that he would stop coming into his brother's room at night to "sleep" on his floor. He loves it and he is sleeping all night in it. That is an amazing accomplishment for Caleb!

My classmates and I attempted to work a booth at our Festival of Lights to help recruit students into our nursing program, but a storm blew through so quickly and strongly that we bailed on it. 

We had to purchase a new Christmas tree this year. Josh wanted a skinny, 9 ft tall tree with multi colored LED lights. I wanted a full, 7 foot tree with white lights. We found the perfect compromise on a medium fluff, 7.5 foot tree with LED lights that can switch from white to multi colored lights. 

Then it was time to get started on the decorating...yes even before Thanksgiving. 

My Aggies played their final regular season football game of the year.

We adopted a little girl from the Salvation Army tree and all she asked for was a tennis racket, bows, and a purse. We picked a teenager because that age group often gets overlooked. I hope she likes everything!

Thanksgiving day rolled around and I taught Jansen how to make broccoli and rice casserole. He pretty much did everything but put it in the oven. He also wanted to make a cheese plate, so we googled fun ideas and he put this together. His smile is the best!

He and Pops didn't make it very long after lunch....

The hubs decorated the house and it turned out amazing! I love that it looks like a gingerbread house...and the pictures just don't do it justice!

Then out of the blue...we bought a Texans golf cart. Merry Christmas to us!

I finished up finals and Josh and I celebrated with a night out. Who doesn't love the Palm?!

Then we went to an Ugly Sweater Party....and although my sweater was too big, it was definitely not ugly. Golden Girls forever!

It was a very busy 6 weeks. Now I look forward to spending time with family and friends and getting ready for the holidays. We are hosting the Powell Family at our house this year. I can't wait!

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