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April 25, 2013
Bear with me here, I'm coming off a 12 hour shift, but I'm doing my best to update in a more timely fashion. Today is April 25th! AKA, the PERFECT date (am I right, Ms. Congeniality fans?). Today is a good day! I had a great shift, and got a free breakfast burrito for the opening of TMC's new orthopedic surgical tower! Yum :) After I finish this post, I am going to enter a deep hibernation for approximately 7 hours! Exciting stuff everyone!

Highlights from this week included:

  • Lunch with one of new work friends, Christina! 
  • New Graduate forum, followed by pedicures with Tiarra and a special dinner out to celebrate a big promotion for Cody! Way to go Code!
  • New neon-y manicure
  • Lady date with Emily to Nordstrom Rack and Armitage where we split a bottle of wine and some girl chat
  • Lunch with Haley and Cara followed by shoe shopping for Cara's bachelorette party in Vegas!
Late night "GO Juice"
My first Birchbox!!

Cody got promoted to E3, which is huge, especially since he is so young! We had a great steak dinner at Sullivan's to celebrate. I've also done a lot of gym time this week, focusing on running, and lifting weights. I'm feeling mighty energized because of it!

Lady Date!
My almost puppy friend!

This week is mostly just work, but I have some fun stuff planned that I'm excited to share!

Have a crazy week!!

Level Up! Quarter century status achieved!

April 14, 2013
I turned 25! And to celebrate, I spent two days with friends doing a stay-cation at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort with girlfriends! We had a blast drinking by the pool and floating on the lazy river! After working six days in a row, it was a much needed break. It was a great group too! One of my besties from college, Sunny (see last post for her recent fitness completion!) came down from the Phoenix area to celebrate. Emily, my roommate got me the most delicious cupcakes so I got to make a birthday wish! Cara and Hayley who I know from nursing school, my friend Taylor from work, and my great friend Christina all celebrated with me! It couldn't have been a better group! Starr Pass has such great food too! Cody and I enjoyed a three hour dinner at Primo on Friday night! I always feel so blessed, but never more than on my birthday. Thank you to all my family and friends for all the well wishes and nice messages! And my parents for the beautiful flowers!

This weekend I took a course to get TNCC certified, which is Trauma Nurse Core Course. I learned a ton of useful information and received my certification today! Cody and I celebrated with dinner at Sinbad's downtown! Cody is in love.

Now that I'm in my mid-twenties, I feel like I need to get it together and start cooking more dinners. More on that next time.

Love from the old hag,

Happy Easter from the Mitten!

April 2, 2013
I'm sitting in the airport writing this post as I just now figured out that: a. there is an app for blogger and b. DTW has free wifi! Way cool! So, I am taking this time to write the update I should have written long ago. So, I am officially finished with my orientation process and am on my own now! Big girl status= achieved! It's scary, but nice to be on my own and in charge of myself now. I started working 3pm to 3am shift, which I am not a big fan of, but I found out this weekend that I am going to be 7pm to 7 am which is way easier on me, and I enjoy it more.

I've pretty much just been working, but Cody and I did go to the Tucson Botanical Gardens two weeks ago which was a lot of fun, and very pretty. I came home to MI just in time for my team to make it to the elite eight and then the final four! Hail! While I was home, I spent a lot of time with my family, which was just what I needed after all the stress of orientation at the hospital. My mom and shopped at Bella Mia, I went to the trainer with her (twice!), went to dinner with Ross and Kim, had drinks with my girls at Ironwood (and food at Leo's), and Easter dinner with the familia! It was a ton of fun! I also had lunch with my aunt and uncle and coffee with my BFF, Brian!

I can never really say I'm ready to head back to Arizona, but this one was especially tough! I can say that I am very grateful to have such a supportive family to come home to.

Until I have something else mushy to say,