Monday, November 27, 2006

New opportunity

A new opportunity has arose and I accepted the chanllenge. I am the new Admissions nurse at Heartland Hospice. New company, new rules, new employees, yet closer office (no more driving over an hour plus to get home) and best of all back to visiting patients! I am excited to work for Heartland and plan on providing all my patients with love and compassion.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

We are Thankful on Thanksgiving Day

We did not travel to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and we missed celebrating with our extended families, yet we still got to eat turkey and I didn't even have to cook.

On Wednesday we attended Thanksgiving service and enjoyed a romantic dinner. On Thanksgiving day we enjoyed our day going spinning (at the YMCA), going on a 3 mile hike along the river (beautiful day, maybe 65 degrees), raking leaves, fertilizing the grass (of course, that's what everyone does on Thanksgiving day) and then spent the afternoon and evening with the Winsborough family. Bruce is an exceptional, gourmet cook and we had the priviledge to consume the food. The food was scrumptious and the company was splendid.

Wow, another year that I didn't need to cook. Maybe it's a challenge to see how many years I can go before stuffing my own turkey.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Open house!

Ryan and I finally put the open house on the calendar and said "we can't change the date" (we already did 2 times before). I prepared food for 2 weeks prior to the party and when the party was finished and we had tons of food left over, that I am not very good at estimating the amount of food to was a good learning experience!

The "house warming" party was so much fun. Ryan was the official "tour guild" of the house and we ate, talked and laughed. The total number of guests was 90 people and we want to thank all our helpers (Aimee, JP, Donna, Jess and especially Erin and Brian who volunteered to be our host and hostest for the afternoon so Ryan and I had no worries about the food and drinks).

We are so thankful for our house, but a house full of friends is even better. We are blessed with so much support and love!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ryan's sister is engaged!!!

What a surprise it was...Michael (now her fiance) called and requested the entire family's presence when he proposed. On short notice, Ryan and I drove to Wisconsin for less than 18 hours to witness the proposal and the 3 caret diamond ring. Michael planned a wonderful engagement party that was catered, had delicious food and good company. Congratulations Erica and Michael - we are so excited for you.