Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mary Poppins

Now that I am on summer vacation I have all the time in the world to be creative. Exciting. Pinterest has been my little inspiration creator. I have been making meals from Pinterest, crafts from Pinterest, now I just need to be pinned -oh wait that already happened ;) 

Today I saw this and decided it needed to be in my laundry closet. 

I love her.

(& my collection of white sheets)

Friday, May 25, 2012

End of Semester 2

Hi my name is Holly and I am in 3rd semester of the nursing program. My husband, Andrew, yeah he's officially in his 2nd semester. Oh yeah!! We passed our finals and are moving on! First stop, summer vacay. Sadly our heads will most likely still be buried in our books. Although we will take many breaks to enjoy our yoga class (last P.E. cred) and speech (for me, not A) and make frequent trips to the beach. Also coming up is our fun filled stay at the Disneyland hotel with fam! 

So before we can move forward we have to look back. I am very aware that I haven't figured out my new lens. Meh. 

During our finals study sesh I hit a wall so I decided to take photos. Lucky you. 

I also got very sentimental right before my final and had to take a photo to remember my last day in Nursing 2. Well, at the time it was wishful thinking but a B later it's confirmed ;)

This semester we helped run the RN Pinning ceremony for the graduating class. I think its obvi which helpers had the most fun #secretdancepartybehindthestagecurtain

After the ceremony we had to say bye to Mrs. Murphy. This is where I wished I had a point and shoot but not really because I do love my camera. I am super glad we have these "great" photos to remember how awesome she is and how she is such a fashionista.

Bye bye N2/N1. 


A couple weeks ago we celebrated baby S's 1st birthday. My SIL did an amazing job decorating, I would not be surprised to see these photos repinned. Scarlett was such a trooper through all the photos and messy cake. It is so fun to watch her personality grow. She is spunky, shy, flirty, clean, smart, and CUTE! 

Love you S!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Final SNA

Thursday was our final SNA meeting. Since it is also Mrs. Murphy's final semester we decided to celebrate her. Andrew had a brilliant idea to invite her husband, Dr. Murphy. Since he has clinical on his floor he was able to find him and invite him personally. The meeting started as usual to make sure she wouldn't catch onto anything that was planned. For the final item on the agenda Andrew announced there would be a new award and scholarship handed out biannually in her name. Then she was given an award to take home recognizing her leadership and compassion that inspired this scholarship. Because we love her so much, we also created a book of notes from all 4 semesters saying thank you and other sweet things. It was super special to see her husband surprise her and her reaction to all the recognition and "thank you's".

If you didn't know, Mrs. Murphy is the SNA advisor and 1st semester instructor. I am super thankful to have had her as instructor and Andrew especially since he is in her last. She has always been so encouraging and supportive of Andrew and I (I think we kind of stick out because we are the first couple to be in nursing school together ever). She has seen first hand our journey through school from Andrew not being well and me not knowing where to take him to now she says he needs an accelerated program just for him! Obviously I know he is amazing, but its so meaningful to hear someone you look up to reinforce that. I let her know Andrew and I won't be shy to visit her in the OC :) I have been planting little seeds in Andrews mind for a while now about us moving there. Since my first trip to Newport when I was little little I said one day I will be a nurse, work at Hoag, and live in this cute blue house right on the water. 2/3 would  be okay too :)

Anyyyyway, it was really nice to have a good time after the most wretched exam of my life. We won't talk about that though... 

On to FINALS! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


A while back during one of our SNA meetings someone mentioned the idea of participating in the schools "Olympics". A little background: I have ALWAYS wanted to be in a pie eating contest. So when I heard that would be one of the games this year I instantly volunteered myself (& Andrew). Before you get excited, there won't be any photos of me with the Gold medal for eating a pie the fastest, because there wasn't a contest. However, we did place in the "pin the tail on the donkey" game... 

If anything we got some pretty great photos out of it :)