Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010

Hello there! So sorry that my email schedule has been way messed up!
The internet was down all yesterday and today we only have 15 minutes
so Im going to have to hurry. Luckily, not a whole lot is new. The new
latino group came this past week. Theres only 12 hermanas in the whole
MTC and I dont like them as much as the last ones but oh well. Umm...I
had to give a talk in church on sunday. In spanish of course. It was a
little rough but ended up being ok. I got a lot of compliments on my
spanish so thats good. Oh and while I was at the temple I was talking
to a lady there and she thought that I was already on my mission. When
I told her I was just in the CCM, she was shoked because she said my
spanish was so good. I think that she was just trying to make me feel
good but either way, it made me happy! haha

Oh, they gave me my address for Retalhuleu and its different than the
one I gave you. Im not sure which one you should use but here is the
one they gave me.....Blvd. Centenario, Z. 3, Retalhuleu, Guatemala.

In answer to I got your dear elder in 4 days. I was so
happy! I havent gotten any other packages except for the first one.
No, it is not very safe here. There are fences all around the CCM and
guards with machine guns everywhere. Anytime we leave the CCM, we have
to have a group of at least 6. Last week we werent allowed to go
outside at all because I guess someone called and threatened the
missionaries or something like that. Weird. And they told everyone to
always carry money on them so when we get robbed, we just hand them
the wad of money. Wonderful right? haha

So I guess all through December, the people here celebrate every
single day. They shoot off fireworks every single night of December so
I get to fall asleep to that glorious sound every night. It sounds
more like an atomic bomb to me but what do I know?

Well I really dont have a whole lot else to say. Im getting a little
sick of it here. I think Im just getting excited to leave. Only 1 week
and 5 days left! BAH!!!! I love you all oh so much and I wrote and
sent a bunch of letters yesterday. Tell me when you get them.

I feel so bad not responding to everyone right away. I swear I would
if I could. ¡TE AMO!

Love, Hermana Kami Alyse Alston

p.s. Im singing a solo in sacrament meeting on sunday. Waa!! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Letter from November 30th


So I get to write a day early today. Today was kind of my pday because
everyone in the whole MTC left to their missions except for our
district. So today we got to do this kind of cultural day and spent
the entire day shopping and sight seeing. It was super super fun! Its
crazy to see how different it is in different parts here. We went to a
under ground market and it was so crazy. It was sooo ghetto and poor.
I took some cool pics that ill send home as soon as I get into the
field. Then you go only like 15 minutes and we went to a mall which
was nicer than probably any mall Ive ever been to and ate taco bell.
haha weird! We also got to go to a museum which was pretty cool and
got to learn about the Mayans and such. And our mission pres showed us
exactly where they think the Nephites settled and everything. Its
basically exactly where we are now. I just love this place!

This week wasnt as eventfull as the last but I still got to do some
fun stuff. I got to leave the MTC once again to go to the doctor with
a sister that messed up her knee somehow. I went and the doctor had to
give her a shot of cortisone in her knee and he kept on asking me the
whole time is this ok? Does that sound alright to you? I was like...oh
yeah sure! Like I was an authority or something. haha I guess thats
what its going to be like on the mission!

It scared me half to death though. The doctor was at the MTC right
before we left for the doctor and he was glaring at me from the
opposite side of the room. And I was starting to feel uncomfortable
when finally he said in front of everyone...The first presidency
OBVIOUSLY didnt screen you well enough before they called you to be
the mission nurse! I almost had a heart attack and was trying to think
of any possible thing I did wrong. Finally he busted up laughing and
said...youre just to dang cute!!!!! I guess the area seventy really
did see me and it has been a topic of discussion with them. Scared the
heck out of me. haha

So since I am THE ONLY girl left in the MTC. I get the calling of
coordinating sister, music coordinator, choir director, MTC pianist,
and MTC nurse. Wonderful. This should be an interesting three weeks.

In answer to some of your questions....
On pday We go to the temple in the morning. The session is in English
but we have to get through in Spanish which is interesting. Then we
come back and go shopping and this portable store that comes every
week. Then we get to write letters, email and do whatever we want
basically until dinner. Then we have class after dinner. No, I cant
write letters any other day. Yes, I do my own laundry. There are
washing machines and drying on our floor and we are assigned to
different days. Yes, I get to leave the MTC quite often actually. When
we contact at the temple we walk there. Its just right across the
street. In fact, if you want to see the view from my window, just
google the Guatemala City Temple. Then when we teach our fake
investigator, its actually in a house across the street that we walk
to so it feels pretty real.

I cant even tell you how happy I am that I chose to come on a mission.
I think about it every single day. I have never felt the spirit so
much in my life and I can honestly say with all my heart that this
church is TRUE!!!!!!! haha I know Im a cheesy little missionary but I
dont care. The gospel is so wonderful and perfect and I cant WAIT to
get to Retalhuleu to tell everyone about it!!}

Tell me all about thanksgiving! And details about home! Dear elder me
or write me if you can cause I have no time to read emails. I hope you
took pics of thanksgiving and the new ranger and everything. I love
you all! Thank you soooooo much for your letter and EVERYTHING. It
means so much! I feel horrible that I cant write back often or send
christmas presents or anything. I promise I would if I possibly could!
Miss you!!

Love, Barbie Guapa (what all of the latinos call me)

p.s. Im so sorry I didnt say this in my past emails but HAPPY BIRTHDAY
SARAH AND CALEB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so glad you were born and hope you
had wonderful birthdays! LOVE YOU!

Letter from November 24th

Hellooo all! First and foremost, I would like to thank you mom for not
making me eat higo yogurt as a child. Anyways! Wow this week has been
the most eventfull week of my life I believe. Hopefully I have enough
time to tell everything!

I guess Ill start off by telling you about Hermana Reyes. I came back
to my room one night and there was a girl in one of our extra beds
sleeping. So I asked what was going on and apparently she was on her
mission in the Dominican Republic when her companion noticed her
saying weird things. It turns out that she had a brain tumor and had
to come here for better medical care. They put her in my room because
Im a nurse and yata yata. So it ended up that I had to stay in the
room with her all day and all night and watch her cause she was crazy
and couldnt walk and stuff. Memories of clinicals came flooding back
to me because I had to give her medication every few hours, make her
drink and take her to the bathroom and all that good stuff. The next
day, I had to go with Dr. McArthur (the doctor over all of central
america AKA my new boss) to the hospital. It was actually quite an
adventure because I got the leave the CCM! I felt oh so free. The
office at the hospital we went to was on the 12th floor and overlooked
Guatemala. It was the most gorgeous thing Ive ever seen. ANYWAYS, I
just found out last night that they went in for surgery to take the
tumor out and found that it was actually a pork tape worm. IN HER
BRAIN. Yeah...never heard of that. I think Im going to stop brushing
my teeth with the water.

Next random thing that night I was saying my prayers
and one of the Hermanas from the other room comes running in to get
me. I went into there room and apparently one the Hermanas had just
had a seizure. I guess she was saying her prayers and just fell over
on the floor and started convulsing. But when I asked her about it,
she went on and on and on about how she was praying to know if the
book of mormon was true and that the devil took over her body. She was
bawling hysterically. The latinos here are sooooo superstitious. They
all believe with all of their little hearts that there are evil
spirits everywhere. They dont talk about anything else. This hermana
says that every time she prays to know if the book of mormon is true,
she starts convulsing. Very strange. So we woke the President up and
he gave her some tylenol and she was very satisfied with that. haha!

Next thing I got to do was go to the plaza (which is like a huge park
in the middle of the ghetto) and practice contacting. I was sooo dang
nervous because of my spanish! It was a tad bit, ok a huge bit scary
there. There were like prostitutes everywhere and stuff. But anyways,
I made 5 contacts and got their info. I was excited. I actually did a
lot better than I thought. It was crazy cause there was this one older
man that I just had THE STRONGEST feeling that I had to talk to. He
looked a little iffy so I doubted myself but I finally went over and
talked to him. While I was talking to him the spirit was soooooo
strong and he was very interested. I was super glad I talked to him.
Its amazing how Heavenly Father really does help you to know what to
do if youll just ask. Before I went, I just prayed and said ok
Heavenly Father, I cant speak spanish but I am just going to have
faith that you will put the right words into my mouth and Ill be able
to say something of worth. It was amazing! It was so fun to be able to
see Guatemala too. It is sooo green and gorgeous, I love it here!

In answer to some of your questions, the weather is basically perfect.
The food is not horrible or anything but its just really different. I
just barely started to miss american food this week. Speaking of
which, I cant believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Thats crazy to me
because it doesnt feel like it at all! Yes mom, I have been perfectly
healthy and happy. In fact Im having the time of my life!! I
seriously love it here! I love being a missionary and in Guatemala and
everything! My days are sooo comical. Very entertaining! The most
entertaining thing this week was probably being called honey beautiful
at the plaza. Dont ask me what that is but it was hilarious and one of
the latino elders almost beat the guy up who talked to me.

I got some dearelders and a package! You would not believe how jealous
everyone was! The dearelders came in 5 days!!! So fast! I got them
last thursday and then I got the package last night. I loved it soo
much! Seriously, I think Im in heaven. Thank you mom!! I only have a
few minutes to read emails on here so it would probably be better to
dearelder them. Or dearelder AND email. That would be the best.

I sent some letters to family and friends last week and today.
Hopefully youll get them soon.

Well unfortunately I am out of time once again but I love you all sooo
much! Im sorry if my letters are boring you. Please never stop writing
me! I love reading your letters soooo much! Its the only connection I
have to the outside world! La amo!!!!!

Love, Hermana Alston

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

Hi family! Wow, all the computers here are retarded and I have like 5
minutes to write so sorry! I´ll just keep it very informative. My
spanish is improving a ton. I swear I learned more here in the first 2
days then I did my entire time in provo. I love the latinos here. I´m
still the only north american girl. I don´t have a companion. Everyone
feels sooo sorry for me. For teaching and contacting purposes, I have
2 Elders as my companions. It´s odd. Especially having companionship
inventory but they are super nice. All of the Elders in my district
treat me like I´m their little sister that they have to protect. All
the latin Elders follow me around like puppy dogs and tell me that I´m
pretty and stuff and how they are all going to come visit me after
their missions. I had to be called out of the class and talk to one of
the teachers about the elders that were flirting with me. Ridiculous!
The latino sisters love me. I have no idea why, but it´s soooo cute! I
can communicate decently with them but we do have to play charades
alot. Yesterday, one of them called me over to her table
and gave me a snickers bar and a note that said Ï hope you like the
chocolate. Preciousness!! Today was their first time going through the
temple. One of the latinos family came all the way from nicaragua to
be sealed to her today. She was practically in tears out of
excitement! We got to contact at the temple which was fun. I was
actually surprised at how well I could talk to them. We teach our
lessons in Spanish now. It´s really hard but I get so much better
every time. They found out I was a nurse here and I have been giving
shots and TB skin tests and such. It´s kind of fun. I saw the doctor
that will be my boss. He is a CRAZY PERSON! He was yelling at the
teachers here cause of something they did. Cranky cranky pants. I am
the official piano player for everything here. Emailing is the best
way to communicate. I it takes sooo long to get letters. Sorry I can´t
write everyone back individually but I love reading them so keep them
coming! Sorry this email is so lame. I´ll try to make next weeks
better. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!ç
Love, Hermana Alston

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First letter from Guatemala


well sorry my punctuation is going to be horrible but this keyboard is
really weird and I dont know how to punctuate!

Well I am officially in Guatemala! Crazy huh? I was on the plane with
like 10 other Elders. Wonderful. haha That part wasnt so bad but now
that Im here its really frusterating. I am THE only sister from North
America. I have a companion kind of but not really because shes not
even in my district so I dont see her ever. She is from Equador and
doesnt even speak one single word in English. None of the sisters do.
And Im not even allowed to sit next to the Elders at meal times or
anything so basically I just dont speak. Its kind of horrible but
hopefully Ill learn fast.

I DO share a room with some sisters from North America though. One of
them is actually a mission nurse specialist going to Guatemala City!
They are super nice but I never get to see them.

When we first got here, someone was supposed to pick us up from the
airport. Well before we knew it, we were whipped into a school bus
that said I love Jesus all over it and were driving to who knows
where. haha! Luckily, we made it to the CCM and were greeted by a
crowd of cheering and clapping Elders and Sisters. We felt VERY
welcomed! haha

The MTC here is soooooo small its insane. Its about the size of a 3
story house. It looks like a house too. I like it a lot better than
the MTC in Provo but Im feeling a little out of place since I dont
speak spanish. But that will come! Words cannot describe the craziness
of the city! ha! I love it! It is a huge city and so ghetto but at the
same time gorgeous because its all jungly everywhere. So pretty!

The president here is super nice. Its crazy because its so relaxed.
Like no one really follows the schedule, no one knows what anyone is
doing, and the teachers just dont show up. Its funny but I like it
cause I have more personal study time.

The food is alright. Kinda strange. The tortillas do not taste like
tortillas at all! They are really gross but for dessert we ate the
most delicious flan ever! (yes mom, be jealous).

The mail is really confusing. I still dont quite know how we will get
letters but I dont think dearelder prints off here. So if you write me
on that, they will probably just send it to me. I think they are
pretty strict on only emailing immediate family. So mom you should
just send this to whoever wants it. Could you email it to Sam at
sam.polley at and my old companion amber at
amber.woffinden at Sorry, I dont know where the at
symbol is on this keyboard but you get the general idea. I did hear
that it takes letters about 3 weeks to get here and we cant send
anything but paper. So I guess I wont be able to send you my pictures
of SD card. But I CAN get packages so you can still send me stuff.

Well I dont really have a whole lot else to say I guess. AND Im almost
out of time. But I miss you all and love you tons and tons! Write me
all the time!!

p.s. My pdays are every Wednesday!

p.p.s. I dont know if this is the address I gave you but its
Hermana Kami Alston
Boulevard Vista Hermosa
Zona 15
Vista Hermosa 1


Thursday, November 4, 2010

last letter from the MTC


Well I have hardly any time to write and it stresses me out but I'll try to
make it the best I can! I am waiting for my laundry to be done right now. It
took me like 10 min to find a washer and dryer and then I had to put my
laundry in with about 200,000 elders watching me way to intently. I don't
like it at all. haha

The MTC has gotten a lot better. I don't hate it nearly as much. I'm pretty
much over the fact that they treat us like cattle. I guess I'm used to it.
Plus, the time is flyyyying by. It's ridiculous! I feel like I am way behind
on my spanish. They expect us to speak it all the time and I feel like
screaming...HELLOOOO! I don't speak spanish! You have to teach it to us
before you expect us to speak it. Oh well. I'm sure it will come a lot
faster after I get to Guatemala. But that kind of scares me because NO ONE
will be speaking English there. That will be interesting.

Ok, funny story of the week. Me and my companion went to teach our
progressive investigator the 1st lesson. It is supposed to be in English but
she is known for being the hardest most horrible teacher ever (of course we
got picked by her). AAANYWAYS, she randomly decided that she wanted the
whole lesson to be in Spanish and didn't warn us ahead of time. So she
started talking in Spanish to us at the speed of lightening and we didn't
understand anything she was saying. I understood certain words and phrases
but that's it. So we found out later that we were answering her questions
waaay off and talking about something completely different then she was
talking about. And then at the end, we asked if we could pray with here. So
I started saying a prayer in spanish and she starts repeating everything I
say out loud. BAHAHAHA! She was Catholic so that's all she knew how to do
apparently. So we tell her that she can say whatever she wants when she is
saying her personal prayers but that it's not necessary to repeat everything
that we say. So then I try to finish the prayer and she won't stop repeating
me!! So we start dying laughing. Like we couldn't stop. And then the pretend
investigator started laughing too and we were all crying laughing. But I
still had to finish the prayer. The whole thing was simply a
disaster!!!!!!!!!! Oh and did I mention that a brand new district of Elders
were observing behind the glass? Yeah....we could hear them roaring with
laughter throughout the whole thing and now our whole zone + some know the
story and we are pretty much famous at the MTC. hahaha! I love my life. It's
so comical. So we had a pitty party that night together and ate a bunch of
junk food from the vending machine.

I can't believe that I'm already leaving on Tuesday! The time has gone by
sooooooooo fast! It seems like I just got here. Just when I get comfortable
here and attached to my zone, I have to leave. Waa! I'm really hoping that I
will get a companion that speaks english!!!

Mom, in answer to your question, I am leaving SLC at 8:25 on tuesday
morning. Then I get to Dallas at 12:00 and will be there until 4:30. Yes, I
am allowed to call and I just got your calling card in the mail so be
waiting by the phone!! I can't wait! I'll call you as soon as I possibly
can! I get to Guatemala at 8:00 at night I believe. I don't know if the
other people going with me are going the Guatemala MTC. I'm only assuming. I
finally found some other people that are going to Retalhuleu!! And when I
say some other people, I mean 1 elder.

Guess what else?!?! There are 3 other Alstons here! Random! I found an
"Hermana Alston" yesterday! I was so so so excited. And she wasn't even
black! Shocking. Oh Oh!! And I also got super lucky because M. Russell
Ballard came to speak on Tuesday! 2 apostles in 2 weeks!!! He talked on
being a "master communicator". I loved it!

I feel so blessed all the time. Heavenly Father just keeps pouring blessings
on me like it's nothin! I know that I'm supposed to be here with all my
heart and I feel sooo privledged to have the chance. Thank you all sooooooo
much for your letters. You have no idea how happy they make me. I get to
read all my letters before I go to bed and it's ends my day juuust right.
You all are amazing. I miss you and love you tons and tons and tons and

Love, Hermana Alston

Friday, October 29, 2010

First letter from the Provo MTC

October 28, 2010

Well I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write! I'm only allowed to write on pdays (which are thursdays). Thank you all sooo much for my letters though. Seriously you have no idea how happy they make me. It's like Christmas!! Well I hate it here. But the church is still true and I'm still excited to serve a mission. Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of amazing things here too. They kind of treat us like we're prisoners, which they kind of have to because there are sooo many of us.  Good thing I only have a week and five days left! I hear that the Guatemala MTC is way better and you have more freedom because there are only 100 people in the whole MTC!

There are a lot of things that I love here though. Here are a you walk down the halls, you hear songs, greetings, prayers, testimonies etc. in about 1 million different languages. People always come up to you randomly and start contacting you in Albanian or something, it's hilarious. Another thing I love are big meetins with everyone! On Tuesday night there was a fireside and Elder Richard G. Scott was the speaker. It was absolutley amazing! In his talk, he blessed us with "the authority as an apostle" with the gift of tongues, safety for the sister missionaries and that the lessons we learn on our missions will bless us throughout our lives. Right before he spoke, we all (2500 missionaries) sang called to serve. Amazing! I also joined the choir and we got to sing that night!! It's amazing how strong the spirit is here. You know when the spirit is so strong sometimes, you think you're going to burst? That's how I feel all the time!! I love it.

In answer to some of your questions, the Spanish is coming along pretty good. I've learned more in this week then I ever thought I could. It's amazing to see how much the Lord really does bless you when you're doing His work. I really like my roomates and companion and my district. You know how I hate doing things alone so having a constant companion that has to go with me is my dream come true! hehe There are 5 sisters and 5 elders in our district. It's pretty much unheard of to have that many sisters so we are lucky! It is FAREEEEEEEZING HERE!!!!! It's been snowing a lot and all I have are my thin, cool Guatemala clothes. It's sort of miserable but it makes my day to wake up to white snow everywhere!!! Yes, I see Sam all the time. Like 50 times a day. It's not awkward at all though! We just chat a little and move on! I like it! :)

I had "Medical Training" yesterday. Basically she just told me what I was going to be doing and I signed into the charting system that goes to Salt Lake. Pretty much, I will be doing whatever the mission President wants me to. But I guess in my mission, he gives a lot of responsibility to the nurse. They said he might have me only prostelyte (spelling?) the first 6 months so I can learn the language better but maybe not. When I get there, I am supposed to get a map of the whole mission and visit all the doctors offices and hospitals to make sure they are good enough to send the missionaries to. Then I have a cell phone and am on call 24/7. I have to chart any time I am contacted by a missionary. Then I need to prepare health lessons to teach at zone conferences and emergency plans and stuff like that. Sometimes they also have the nurse hold classes and stuff to teach the local people there in Guatemala about sanitation and such. Kind of like what I did in Africa. I can't remember everything else but it's a LOT!! I will pretty much be playing doctor and I have my own office in the mission home with my own computer and stuff. WOOHOO! Oh and I saw the list on missionaries that I am supposed to cover and there are 265 of them! BAHHHH! Oh well. The lady seemed to think I'll be super compotent. Hopefully she's right!!!

Well I don't think I have much else to say. Sorry this letter is sooo long! I'm probably boring you all to tears. I love you more than anything in the whole wide world. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep sending me letters! They make my life!!!!!

Love, Hermana Alston

Monday, October 25, 2010

Provo Departure Date

Just found out the departure date for the Provo MTC is 11/09.  Note that changes her address just a little.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MTC Arrival

October 20th, 2010    12:45 p.m.

The date finally arrived.  She was very ready.  This is Kami in front of the MTC.  We had all of about one minute to say our goodbyes.  Can't wait to get that first long letter!  She will be 3 weeks at the MTC in Provo, and then leave for the Guatemala MTC.  Haven't got the date yet for that departure.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Well, after saying about 1 million tear filled goodbyes, it is finally time to head out. I am leaving tomorrow morning and I haven't even packed yet! Whoops. I'll miss you all! Don't forget to write!

p.s. My dear mother is going to keep up my blog with my letters while I'm gone. So if you care to get updates, keep checking it! :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Excuse me what?

So I am in love with Target. I go there all the time even if I don't have to get anything, just to look around. Yesterday, that's exactly what I was doing, minding my own business walking the isles. When all of the sudden a huge weight lifter, tattooed, (25 year old ish?) man shows up out of nowhere and says...

"WOW! Your shopping cart looks like so much fun! Can you give me a ride in it?" Me: "Excuse me, what?" Tattoo man: "Can you give me a ride in your cart?" Me (sarcastically): "Oh yeah, sure! Hop on in!" Tattoo man (walking uncomfortably close to me now): "REALLY?!?!" Me: "No." Tattoo man (looking very depressed): "Ah man! You got me really excited there for a second."

Huh?! The things boys will do to flirt these days...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ode To Tucson

I don't think that it's a secret to anyone how much I love my home town of good ol' Tucson, AZ. However, sometimes I tend to forget or am just to busy to look around in this world and notice all the breathtaking views around me. Lately I have really made an effort to open my eyes and have found
myself thoroughly enjoying and appreciating the beautiful little things I see every single day. These are some of the things that I have discovered.
The Saguaro National Park right across the street from my house.
My backyard.
Quail eggs in a pot in our
front yard.
Hummingbird eggs.
7 falls hike at Sabino

Something to look forward to at the end of the day.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I hoooope they call me on a missioooon!

After 3 (yes THREE) loooong weeks of looking in the mail box only to find that my heart was crushed with disappointment, IT FINALLY CAME!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. Unfortunately my parents were in a movie so I couldn't open it until they got back. I was forced to do nothing but stare hopelessly at this envelope for 3 hours! Torture I tell you!

I was shaking real bad when it was time to open my call. I must admit that I jumped ahead and saw where I was called to before I read it out loud. This was my reaction to it before anyone else knew.

Dear Sister Alston:

You are hereby called to serve as a full time missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission!!
Your primary assignment is to labor as a Mission Nurse Specialist!!!!! You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.

In case you couldn't tell, I am VERY excited!! I can't even wait to leave! No, I'm not quite sure what being a "mission nurse specialist" includes but I guess I will find out in 3 and 1/2 weeks. GUATEMALA HERE I COME!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Once Upon A......4 Months Ago

At the birth of this blog, I felt it would be appropriate to start with a large life event that changed my life as I know it. Yup! Graduation/ nursing certification! After 2 years of prerequisites and 2 grueling years of nursing school, I now have the official title of Kami Alston, RN.

Although I will miss all of my dear dear friends at EAC...

Some of my FAVORITE roommates.

Clinicals at Mercy Gilbert
I just might not miss the hectic life of a nursing student.

I felt sooo blessed to have my entire family
there to support me. I could
not ask for a better family. This is at my
"nursing pinnng ceremony".
Sam and I
(notice the stethoscope-yes I
did wear it
the whole time)
My roomates (both nurses) who
graduated with me!!
I couldn't truly be happy about my graduation; of course, because I still had the NCLEX (nursing certification) test looming in the back of my extremely overwhelmed brain. I was soooo scared to take the test I almost peed my pants. I mean...who wouldn't be intimidated by taking a test in a building like this??

No worries though, I passed the test (BEFORE I TURNED 21) and became a Registered Nurse on June, 15th, 2010. Woooohooo!

Baby Blog

Well I did it!! I took the blogging plunge. I am happy to announce that I am the proud mother of a brand new baby blog!! Although I only have about 30 days with it, I'm sure it will bring me countless hours of entertainment. Oh already has!

Since I am a little behind on this trend, I will have to fill you in on my life starting about 4 months ago. Bet you can't wait to see where this story begins huh?! Yeah, me neither.