Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bitter Sweet

It finally happened. We packed up our little one bedroom apartment--our first place as a married couple--and moved out. We're actually still in Utah, though. We moved in with my cousin Jerai and her husband Phil. They have been so great to put us up for 3 weeks and we're going to miss them so much when we leave! This past month has been pretty busy for us. My cousin Jade's wife had her first baby and I was lucky enough to be able to go in and be Ashton's nurse. It is so fun for me to be a part of these special moments with my family members. Don't get me wrong, being a labor & delivery nurse is always a very cool job...but after you've seen over a dozen babies born every week for almost 2 years, the excitement of it all is definitely diminished. But when it's my family or friend that's having the baby it's just so much more fun for me!! I loved being a part of Peyton's delivery and she was such a cute little peanut of a tiny! Now getting up here for Jerai's baby in October is going to be a little more difficult seeing as how I'll be in Arizona...but I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to help Jerai bring Baby Boyd into the world! (Just minutes after Ashton's delivery--Peyton Coy Thelin)
The same week that Ashton delivered, Nathan and I got to go spend a couple days with Kristie, Wes, and Jake in Salem. I love that kid. He's the cutest thing you'll ever see. We're going to miss them so much! (at a little park in Salem with Kristie & Wes)
Yesterday Kristie and I threw a baby shower for Jerai. I felt like it was a success. We did it in her mother-in-law's garden, which, by the way, is amazing. Great food, outside under the shade of a giant tree with a pond and beautiful flowers all around....doesn't get much better than that. Oh and I forgot to add--holding my nephew--it does get better when you add that factor :). I tried my hand at quilting again and gave Jerai a little quilt for Boyd. It was a fun shower.

(holding Jake at Jerai's Baby Shower)
(The quilt I made for Baby Boyd)
So now we've been living with Jerai for 2 weeks and pretty much just working hard to get in all the hours and extra cash we can before the big trip to Europe and our lives as poor dental students begins. I am feeling so torn about all of the adventures coming up. I try not to think too much about leaving my job at Orem... Don't get me wrong, I'm totally ready for a month off of work! But I would love to come back from vacation and keep working at Orem again. I'm terrified to find another hospital...I just don't believe anything as good as OCH exists anywhere else. I hate that I have to get comfortable ALL over doctors, new charting, new ways of doing everything. UGH. I know it will all work out but it's scary. I'm so excited for Nathan to start school and for him to get going with all of that...and I'm excited to be able to see Brooke and her family more often...but that's about the extent of my excitement. I am SOOO going to miss all of our friends and family here in Utah. I've been here for 6 years now and I NEVER thought I would hear myself say it, but, I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE UTAH. There. I said it. All of you that I'm leaving better believe I'll be back to visit. Alot.