Friday, January 15, 2010

Sad Day

Today was a sad day. We had to put down our family dog, Sierra. It was a hard decision, but it was the best thing to do. She was 14 years old, and was having some medical complications that were starting to affect her quality of life. She was truly the best dog that anyone could ever ask for. She would shake with both paws, she knew all basic commands, she would mimic a howl if you started to howl, she snored when she slept (I thought it was cute, Blake thought it was hard to sleep with this summer when we lived with my parents), she loved licorice and bananas, she knew when it was 7:00pm on the dot for her nightly dog treat. She really started to love Blake this past summer. She always got up for breakfast when Blake ate breakfast. Needless to say she always got a little of what Blake was having for breakfast on her breakfast. It became such a ritual that when we moved out my parents had to continue it or she wouldn't eat her food. My favorite thing she did to Blake was when he was packing to go to Spokane for work she actually climbed into his suitcase and laid on top of his clothes. She really was the best dog, and I'm really going to miss her!

How could you not love that face....

Workin' Girl

Yes, it's true I finally went back to work. I had decided that after the holidays I would start looking for a job and go back to work at least part time. I loved not working, but I was starting to get a little bored and thought I should maybe do a little more with my days then running errands and watching 90210 re-runs. I know I can't help it with the 90210 re-runs. Anyways, I sent out my resume to a few places and a few days later I had a call from one of the places. I wasn't expecting the job search to go as smoothly as it had, so I did end up going back to work a little faster then I had anticipated. This week was my first week. The word that comes to mind to describe my week is hectic. I'm working as a medical assistant in an orthopedic clinic about 30 minutes from our home. It's only about 10 miles away, but with the traffic I have a little commute-nothing bad. I was so excited to accept this job, but I must say that it's very mentally exhausting. I haven't been in school for 5 years, so I feel a little rusty. Did I mention the best part about my job.. I get to wear my scrubs again-yeah!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

New Years Eve was such a blast for us this year. Blake and I had the idea to spend it in Seattle and get a hotel close to the Space Needle so we wouldn't have to drive home after the fireworks with all the crazy drunk drivers on the road. We booked our hotel and then thought it might be more fun if we invited more people to come along. We ended up having my parents, Blake's parents, his 2 brothers and his brothers wife all with us. We all checked into our rooms, and then headed to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. It was such a long wait, 2 hours, but so worth it once we tasted our food. Then we headed back to our hotel where we attempted to play some games, but we all fizzled out fairly fast. Some people took naps, some watched ultimate fighting on the tv, and others just talked to try to stay awake until midnight. Once 11:30 came around I thought we should walk to the Space Needle and see the fireworks at midnight since that's what we planned to do. (The room we were all hanging out in had a view of the Space Needle and we were contemplating watching the firework show from the window so we didn't have to walk in the cold). With only minutes to spare we made it to the Space Needle with the best view we could have ever wanted. There was bumper to bumper traffic, horns honking, and so many people who were making there way towards the Space Needle for the show, but once the fireworks started the whole town stood still until they were over. Happy New Year!