Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holy Cow!!

I seem to have time to look at everyone else's cute blogs but when it comes to mine.......well you can see for yourself!!

November (and October for that matter) has gone SO quickly!! It was filled though with things that helped that time pass.

Todd was able to come visit for Thanksgiving which was a blast!! Only 19 more days of this stinkin livin apart activity!! So excited!! While he was visiting, I also had the wonderful opportunity to go under the knife. AKA get those stinkin gall bladder and appendix outta me!! It was rough!! Todd got some pretty sick pictures of me! :) Thanks dear!! I have some nice scars though! :) I have 6, 1 1/2 to 2 inch incisions and 19 staples!! :) Yeah!! I don't even want to know what my poor tummy will look like after all the babies and these ugly things!! :)

This past month I had my Mother/Baby clinical rotations......it was absolutely the most fun clinicals out of all of them!! I loved it!! My favorite is the Newborn ICU....guess I'm just gonna follow my momma through her footsteps through and through!! :)

Today I took my last final for Nursing school. Which means.......I'M DONE!!!! I can't believe this year is gone! I graduate next Thursday and it couldn't be much more needed! It's definitely an accomplishment that I'm glad to say is finally over! I applied to 2 nursing schools to finish my RN year. I was accepted at Weber State which is very flattering but I turned the position down so I could move up to Alaska. I mainly applied to get an extra point the next time I apply so I can be guaranteed a spot when I'm ready for it. I also applied at University of Alaska Anchorage....I haven't heard back from them yet but I will most likely be turning that one down too if I'm accepted. I'd rather just be with Todd for the semester! :) Who knows where we'll be in the Fall though. Hopefully I've gotten my foot in one of the doors that will be opened up to us in the future!

Here are a few of the pictures that I promised a month ago! I'll have more soon...ish!! :)

Before


After


Whitney and I after chopping our hair!!! So scary!! :)



Well! That's all for now folks! Maybe I'll get more ambitious and be on here more someday....doubt it! :) Have a good day!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Did It!!!

Well!! I did it! I got the courage to chop my hair!!! 10 inches!! I've been wanting to donate for about the past month and I finally did it!! Whitney Archibald (a friend from class) and I went and did it together!! It wasn't that bad! My head feels MUCH lighter....no more headaches!!! Sorry I don't have pictures downloaded at the moment to post but they will be coming soon....ish!!! :)

Well!! 10 days and Todd will be makin his unexpected trip from Alaska down to be with me during the surgeries!!! So fun!!! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pictures from the Top of the World! :)

So this is what we look like after being married for 9 whole months!!! Pretty impressive!! Don't mind my pained look of freezing! Oh and Todds' long hair! :) While I was up there for the few days, we got to do alot of things together like going to the whaling sites, going grocery shopping, going to conference and driving around looking at sites....oh and freeze!!!


Here's just a few pictures of what it looks like!

As soon as I got off the plane we went and saw the whale they were cutting up so that was cool! I won't put any gruesome pictures on but this kind of gives you an idea of how big they are!!! I didn't eat any of the whale while I was there but it's definitely something I might have to do.

This is the AC Grocery store where we got most of our groceries! They have everything there you could possibly imagine!!!! It was fun to go there! There's also a grocery store next to our home but it's a little bit more expensive and there isn't as many options.


Here's our church!! :) We were able to go to all of the sessions! On Sunday, in between sessions, the branch had a potluck breakfast for the members. It was fun to meet some of the branch members. I really liked them too. I'm excited to go up there and be a part of that branch!












This is Todd's school. The first picture is just the front of the school and then the second one is a picture of Todd's end of the school. He has an automotive shop and a woods shop and a classroom and an office. Pretty dang nice! :)

While Todd was at school I spent time at home with Kali.....AKA The Best Cat In The World!!! :) I also cleaned....Todd's a pretty clean guy, I got lucky, but there were a few things that I helped him with!! :) I studied.....ugh and I went and talked with the hospital about getting a job when I get up there!!! It was very nice to just relax but it would have been nicer to have spent more time with Todd.


This is a picture of our humble abode. We're the middle apartment, there are three in the building. It's like a town home-there's an upstairs and downstairs. Some plusses about this house are: there are doors on all of the rooms-including the bedroom, we have a washer and dryer right in there with us, we have our own water heater-no more cold showers on Sunday morning!!-we have our own thermostat so even if the next door neighbors are warm I can still turn our thermostat up to where I'd like it!! :) This is also a picture of the newest addition to the Henke Family-a Jeep! It's very nice too! I was a big stinker about getting it because I thought we could just be tough and walk places......well I got my fill of walking from the car to different buildings. I'm glad we got the car.

Well this has been pretty long!! I should probably go and get things done that I've been putting off but I loved it up there and it was a wonderful trip!! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Together Once Again!! :)

We're together!!! After being apart for 60 very long days!! It's been very, very nice.

My flight came in yesterday at 7:15 pm. In Alaska, when you get off the plane, you don't walk down a tunnel and end up inside the airport. You walk off the plane and down some stairs and walk on the runway into the airport.....like the President does on TV!! :) I felt cool!

Barrow is what the pictures look like....it's captivating though. I like the feeling that is here. Everyone is really friendly. We were able to go see the whale they had caught after we got my luggage. It was awesome!!!!!!! You could see all the organs....I won't go into too much detail but it was very cool.

Kali is doing well. She has started to remember me now. She's plumped up alot since I last saw her...unlike Todd. I'll work on him. The apartment it very spacious compared to our humble little abode in Logan! :) I think I could make the adjustment quite easily!! :)

I looked for a job today at the hospital. There are 5 jobs that I qualify for. Hopefully one of them will work out!!

Well I think that's it for now!! Sorry no pictures!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

From the Top of the World


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Don't be jealous of the farmers tan! i worked on that all summer :) The other guy in this video is Brooks Fry, he is the new PE teacher in Kaktovik, a city in ANWR. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Learning How To Blog! :)

Well!!  I've broken down!!  I never thought I'd become a "blogging person" but in the long run, I think it'll be worth it!! :) 

So far it's looking really sad....I'm not very computer savvy.  It'll get better though!! :)