Monday, December 14, 2009

My Work Christmas Party

Last Friday I had my work Christmas party and it was amazing. It was help at one of the ER doctors house up on the East bench, the house was breath taking and the view was over the whole valley. It was catered and the food was amazing, there was an open bar with wine (all sorts) and beer, and desert was gelato. AMAZING!!!

It was fun to meet all the significant others to all the people I work with, Richard didn't go because he still has a hard time since he use to work there. So I went with a co-worker James and Crystal (from registration). It was fun, nice and chill, good atmosphere.

Here is me and Crystal

There were awards for the Nurse of the Year, Tech of the Year, Doctor of the Year, Rookie of the Year, etc.. We all had to vote for the past month and the results were given out at the party. To my surprise I won Tech of the Year. My director said I won by a landslide. It makes me feel good that people see me as a good Tech and a good friend. I do believe that the saying "It isn't what you know, but who" comes into effect here. I do like to maintain a good relationship with people at work and I think that is what helped me in the long run. It was funny I wasn't expecting to win at all I was actually thinking about going to the bathroom when they did the awards so I am glad I stayed. When my name was called I must have had a dumbfounded look on my face, everyone clapped and cheered as I went up to get my award (a gift certificate for dinner.)

It was a good night makes me happy to work in the ER and have all the friends I do.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Forgotten Carols

On Dec 5 we went to see the Forgotten Carols with my friend Natalie and her husband Jordan. It was amazing, Michael McLean is so talented. Words can't express how the music touches you. Natalie and Jordan make it a tradition going every year and I think is going to be one that we do as well. It set the spirit of Christmas.

After the show we went to get some dinner (11:30pm) at waffle house, I wish we got some pictures because we were just having fun. Thank you Nat for telling me about the show and staying up late with us!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and an Early B-day for Richard

I didn't get any pictures of Thanksgiving because I was too busy eating good food and talking with family. We spent Thanksgiving with Richards maternal side this year. It was a lot of fun and I just love his family. The only down side to Thanksgiving was his Grandfather is going through Kemo, so he kept himself away from others for health reasons and for those same reasons some of the family stayed away. Although not everyone was there our thoughts were with them. We had a lot of good food and Richard bought an organic turkey from a 4-H group.

After Thanksgiving is BLACK FRIDAY, one of my favorite shopping day. I don't know why it is, but it is a lot of fun the running, dashing, pushing, waiting it makes it all worth while when you get that good deal. I went to Wal Mart mostly to get $2 towels. Yep $2 towels, I went to rush around people and wait in line for an hour for $2 towels. I spent more money that day on towels then anything else, LOL. We now have every color of towel Wal Mart offers. The only problem with waiting to buy towels is I missed out on a present I wanted to get Richard at another store, oh well at least we will be dry!!!

After all the Black Friday shopping Debi (Richards mom, up for Thanksgiving) took us out for a birthday dinner at Joe's Crab Shack, Richards pick. It is a week early for his birthday but Debi was here so it worked out for everyone. Vanessa and Alyssa came too because they had never been there and we went to see New Moon after dinner. Yep that's right I saw New Moon for a third time! Richard was nice enough to go to that movie for his birthday because everyone else wanted to see it.

Me and Richard

Vanessa and Alyssa


Its hard to see but thats me at the New Moon poster for my Third showing.

My family in Logan deiced to post pone their Thanksgiving until Saturday when we could come up and be with them. They also don't do the traditional turkey dinner, this year we had a delicious prime rib. They also celebrated Richards birthday a week early cause we were already up there. In my family we have a tradition of making a birthday banner which we have to get our picture by and Richard had the longest banner we have every made, it went across one whole side of the living room. I couldn't get it all in a picture. He got a dutch oven with all the tools he needs, a camping shovel, Rubbermaid containers (personal joke), a camping ice cream ball (which is really cool) and a Snuggie. I forgot my camera so I used my moms and pictures will come later.

Here is a picture of Richard in his Snuggie, thanks Sammy and Andrea