Monday, February 16, 2009

Changes/Snow Summit

Ok so I mentioned in my last post that my hours at the plastic surgeon's office were cut to 2 days a week. That was a pretty big bummer, but it was a blessing too. It got me off my butt to start looking for a new job. It has been no secret that I wasn't to fond of my employment situation for the past 2 years, but I never really did anything about it (except complain). Well Part of the crazy week last week was after we drove home from Lake Havasu I had a job interview on Thursday for a place called millennium Medical Spa. They specialize in weight loss management and hormone replacement therapy. They also have a huge skin care side to them and sell all kinds of products. Good news...I got the job!

My job duites will include answering phones, weighing patients, working with a clinicial study they are running, possibly drawing blood and administering B-12 shots, assisting with Botox and facial fillers (which I do now)...Along with several other tasks. I am really excited because I can already see a HUGE difference between this company and my former employer. Oh...and it doesn't hurt that I got a pay increase. I will let you know a little more about it after I have worked there a while. I told them that I wanted to give my old boss two weeks notice....Only working two days a week, they asked if I could work on the days I wasn't with him. Hence starting on Wednesday. Wish me luck!

The day after my interview we went snow skiing. We decided that would be our valentines day celebration. It is so crazy that you can live 5 minutes from the beach and drive 2 hours to the mountians and snow. It was only my second time skiing but I had a lot of fun. We pretty much stayed to the low intermediate part of the mountain for my sake. I have learned I am less afraid of me falling and more afraid of people hitting me. Once I learn to quit looking backwards and focus on me I think it will be much better. Here are a couple of pictures we took that day.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Ok so this past week was a busy one. My hours at the plastic surgeon's office were cut down to two days a week (yikes). So that gave me some free time. Kevin asked me to go with him to Lake Havasu and be his photographer for the day. He had a couple of boats that he needed to test out. It was a great opportunity to try out my new camera lens and play around with some different settings. I have to admit I was pretty nervous because I knew I had to supply him with pictures that were decent enough to go in the magazine. I took over 900 photos! It was a fun experience, but I definitely think I would like to take some photography classes. Here are some of the pictures I took that day. Not all of them are magazine quality. They are just some that I liked.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New house guest

Some of you may be wondering where Optimus Prime goes when he is not filming his movies. Well....he has moved in with us. Here he is cooking us lunch after church. The meal might not look like much, but it was definitely more than meets the eye ;)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog's Day

I just want to thank everyone who called, emailed or texted to wish me a happy birthday today. I really appreciate it. I'm sure like everyone else...I have those days where I feel disconnected. I start to feel like I never get to catch up with friends because our lives get in the way. My birthday is one of my favorite days because I am reminded just how many amazing people I know and love. The simpliest card or email makes my day.

I had a rather relaxing (read lazy) day. I woke up, went jogging, ate lunch, watched pretty in pink and ran a couple of errands before Kevin came home. Then we just ate some dinner at home and watched some TV.

This past Saturday our family got together for a little pre-birthday party at the bowling alley. It was a lot of fun and I am so thankful that everyone was able to come. After bowling we went back to our apartment for some cake and ice cream. Linda was so sweet and made me a chocolate chip pound cake (just like my mom

would make). A few couples from church came over to our apartment to join in on the fun and we all stayed up pretty late talking and getting to know each other. It was a really nice night and Kevin and I decided that we need to host more get togethers.

Thanks again for all of your thoughtful gifts and emails. I am so lucky to have such great people in my life. :)