Thursday, February 3, 2011

a whole lotta this or that

We are busy. No shock.
Don is starting his same job new location new boss in Sparks in 2 weeks, cuts the drive from 63+ miles each way (to Fallon) to 29 miles each way. Only 7 1/2 more yrs w/ the State. He is still in the Masters program to get his MFT. He is pretty busy all the time w/ work and school. I hope being closer to home will free up some free time. Don still is looking for other jobs that may fit our family better. He has a few applications open still some in Vegas and some here, we shall see. If we are going to move to Vegas it needs to happen this summer to give Brooklyn a chance to make friends before high school. Neither choice has a solid winner, staying here in Carson has many plusses but moving to Vegas has many plusses also.

I am enrolled in 7 1/2 credits this semester, filling my final pre-req to apply to nursing school, and I will have my AA at the end of this semester also. IF I want to only get my Associates of Nursing right now I can apply this March, but if I want to go to UNR to get my BSN I have to wait to apply. I need to have my BSN - for my long term goals but don't know if it is better for me to just finish and start generating some income in the mean time. I will re-take my TEAS (nursing admission test) in March, I great in the math section scoring 100 and english and reading I did avg, but I bombed the science so I need to retake it. I honestly don't think I will have a hard time this time around. I had all of our laundry caught up last week...not so much this week.
I try to get to the gym 4 times a week sometimes I get there more sometimes not.

Brooklyn is insanely busy. She is a straight A student - her lowest grade has been 97% all year, she is taking 2 online classes in addition to the 7 at school so she can take choir and band, which means she isn't taking health and computers at school, so she has to take them online.
She is in the Honor Band for this area and ranked 3rd chair from all the jr high kids that tried out from 5 schools. She is in the marching band and the choir. Of course her plays, she just got cast as Kim in Bye Bye Birdie! It is her first big lead role. She juggles so much and still manages to stay social and pull straight A's. She still loves to read. She finished the Hunger Game series in less than 3 weeks and is not so patiently waiting for the new Maximum Ride book to come out on Valentines day.

Ava is a toot. She is so funny, she loves to sing. She has such an imagination! She loves to play pretend w/ anyone who will sit long enough to play with her. She is really starting to mellow out a bit. She is still Ava, but she is more enjoyable then she used to be.

We spent our Christmas break in Disneyland and it was soo awesome to see how magical it was for Ava. She loved it. We are thinking this summer we are going to head to Salt Lake for a few days, hit Lagoon and then head south to visit my folks and Grandma.

Should be fun.


Ruthykins said...

please don't move to vegas. i would really miss you if you did.

Roxi and Ephraim's Family said...

Please move to Vegas so I can visit somewhere warm in the winter! It sounds like you guys are so super busy! I can't believe your daughters! I guess they are just like their mama. Geniuses! I hope you are doing well Erica. It has been so hard for me to blog lately, but I do check out everyone's posts once in a while. Hopefully we can visit again sometime soon.