Friday Favorites V

It is time for another Friday Favorites courtesy of Katie!!


According to Katie Friday Favorites is all about the little things that made you smile over the past week. And anything goes! Because we all know that it’s the little things in life that make it count, right?

Two of My Friends Got Married!!!


Congrats Luke & Steph! They got married in Jamaica so Scott & I weren’t able to make it but I got to see tons of pictures!!! I will be doing a post next week dedicated to Steph’s bachelorette party and their wedding 🙂


Aren’t they adorable!!!

No More Coumadin

On Monday I met with my doctor to talk about when I could stop taking coumadin. Since all of my labs have come back normal I got the OKAY to stop taking my medicine!! WooHoo!!! Now in a week I go back to the doctor to have more blood drawn and as long as all of those tests come back negative I’m good to go to stay off coumadin!

I Have an Interview

I have an interview on Monday for a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Nursing job!!! I’m so excited. The NICU is my passion and ever since I was old enough to know what a nurse was I wanted to work in the NICU as a nurse! I’m so excited to have an interview and really hope I get the job!

Advocare 24 Day Challenge


After reading about Becky’s amazing results with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I decided to order it and try it for myself. I am planning on starting it once Scott and I get back from our vacation. I will keep you guys posted on my progress!

Vacation In TWO Weeks


Courtesy of my parents (best graduation present ever!!!) Scott and I are going on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas! We are heading to Miami, FL Sunday Feb 2nd. We will stay overnight in a hotel Sunday night and then we board the ship Monday. We go to 2 places in the Bahamas and Key West. I am so excited for a vacation. I will keep you guys posted!! Also if anyone wants to guest post on here the week that I am gone I would love that!!! Email me alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com


BodyPump New Release

I REALLY love the new body pump release! It is so intense. I was able to go twice this week and I was aching everywhere during and after!!!

What are your favorites from the week?

Also head over to Katie’s page and check out her Friday Favorites!!!


Things are getting better!!

So I am starting to feel much better since last week. Saturday night Scott and I went out for pizza for dinner and then we relaxed. If anyone lives near Woodbury Ronnally’s has amazing pizza!!

Sunday Scott went o his uncle’s farm to help out and I stayed home and canned spaghetti sauce. I can’t wait to make pasta and try out my canned sauce. It smelt so good all day while it was simmering. While it was simmering I watched Fast Five… I haven’t seen the sixth fast and furious movie yet but I cant wait for it to come out on dvd soon so I can buy it. I really love those movies…. may have to do with Paul Walker being in it 🙂

Monday I had my second blood test done to see what my INR is at. I was bummed to hear that it is only at 1.2 😦 I really want it to be between 2-3 so I can stop with the daily injections. It is getting harder and harder to stick myself. I really have a different view point on people who have to give themselves injections all the time. My doctor increased my Coumadin so we will see where my INR is at Wednesday morning. Send good vibes my way please!

Monday evening was the start of Clinicals. I am at Fairview Southdale Hospital and I really love it. I am on a cardiac unit which is very interesting. Monday was an orientation day for us.

This morning I woke up to a very cuddly puppy.

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Once we were done snuggling it was breakfast time. I treated myself to a yummy pumpkin waffle with Nutella, Raspberries and sugar free syrup! So delicious.


Also… check out this super cute bracelet my mom got for me…


I haven’t wore it yet because of clinicals but I will definitely be wearing it soon.

After breakfast I headed over to Don’s house to pick some more tomatoes.


I have six tomato plants within this section of the garden.


Lots more tomato, pepper and herb plants!!!

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More garden area…. the whole back half of his backyard is all garden. It really is nice. Maisy really loves running through everything. It is nice because Don’s yard is fenced so I can just let Maisy run free.

After picking tomatoes I headed home to prep for my first day of taking care of a patient at clinicals. This evening I took care of a really nice older man. Although taking care of adults isn’t my calling I really do still love being in a hospital.

Ever since I was in Junior High I have known that I want to be a neonatal nurse. Thanks to my mom, I really have a special love for babies. I understand them so well. At work a few of the nurses call me the baby whisperer. I always wanted to be a nurse because I really want to help people and make a difference in their lives. Eventually I will probably go on to be a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

One last thing and then it is bed time…..

I am SOOOOOO excited for tomorrow morning. I get the opportunity to take a spin class, meet Dara Torres, and try out and review some cool new headphones that Dara helped design. They are called Fitbuds made by Koss Corporation. Tomorrow is going to be so much fun and I cant wait to tell you all about it.

What did you do over the weekend?

When did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?