Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PA School Graduation

The last 7 months have been whirlwind.
To say that I am a little behind with the blog would be an understatement.
But now that I have some free time on my hands,
I will try to document the last 7 months of our lives.
It shouldn't be that hard because all we have been doing is
studying, eating good food, and working out.
I thought I should start out with our biggest news.
I graduated from PA School!
I seriously thought that this day would never come.
I have been looking forward to being done with school forever,
but I also felt like it crept up on me.
For the last year I have been out on rotations.
Basically ever month I shadowed a new doctor in a different field of medicine.
It was so much fun to get a glimpse into all different types of medicine.
Last year, I decided that I would go into my rotations with an open mind.
I wasn't sure what scope of medicine that I wanted to
practice and thought this was a great time to learn a little about everything.
I thought I would love OB/GYN.
I find pregnancy so fascinating and child birth as the greatest miracle of life. 
I found out that I loved OB but hated GYN.
Babies are cool but everything else is not my favorite.
I thought I loved kids but realized that I did not like Pediatrics.
That is way to much snot and dirty diapers for me.
 I loved the thrill of being in the OR,
but found out that surgeons are not always the nicest people.
I think I cried every day of my surgical rotation.
I loved Cardiology and think that the heart is the coolest organ in our body.
I learned all about Rheumatology and the way our bodies can attack themselves.
I found out how real Psychiatric diseases are.
My last rotation was ER.
I had never really considered working in the Emergency Room.
But I came home after my first shift and knew this is where I wanted to be.
I LOVE the ER.
I love the energy that resides there.
I love being able to help patients in their moment of crisis.
I love sewing people up.
I love seeing an ambulance pull in.
I love running around and having a million things to think about.
I loved everything about it.
I know this sounds weird, and my husband thinks I am nuts,
but I have always loved hospital.
Hospitals are filled with interesting and high stake cases.
I get an adrenaline rush the minute I walk through those doors.
So, I feel very blessed that I got hired on to work for an amazing ER group.
I cannot wait to start working 
Overall, last year was been one of the funnest years of my life.
I can not believe that I am living out my childhood dream of practicing medicine.
I learned so much this year and grew so much as a person.
November 3rd, my graduation date,
 has been on my calendar for that last 2 and half years.
I have been looking at this date with anticipation and excitement.
This day was filled with a mix of emotions.
I was so excited to be done but so sad that it was over.
I has happy that I would never go to school again,
but also sad that this part of my life was over.
I was excited to start practicing medicine,
but sad that I wouldn't see my classmates anymore.
My emotions were all over the place.
I was so lucky to have all of my family surround me with Love on this special day.
I was extremely grateful for my in-laws who came
down to spend this weekend with me.
I seriously would have never made it through school without
 the love and support of my husband and all of my family.
They were my backbone when I was totally stressed out,
and encouraged me when I felt like the impossible could not be done.
They gave me the confidence and encouragement to keep going.
And I am so grateful for all of them.
I am especially grateful for my husband.
He is so supportive of me and my dreams.
He encouraged me to go to school and would give
me pep talks every morning.
I could not have done it without him.
I feel so blessed that I had this opportunity.
I am so grateful for my education.
I LOVED PA school and will look back at
this time of my life with fondness.

With that said I cannot wait to get back in the hospital.
I am stuck in the middle of a waiting game.
It takes a couple of months to get my license and to
get credentialed in all of the hospitals.
But this down time could not have come at a better time.
I am excited to enjoy the Holidays with friends and family


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Brady's Farewell

I cant even believe it.
My little Brady is on a mission.
Missions are amazing!
But just because they are amazing and they're what we should be doing
 doesnt make it any easier to say good bye.
Poor Brady has been waiting a long time to go on his mission.
The second he was done with high school,
he could not wait to get out there and serve the Lord.
But his call made him wait a little longer then he would have liked.
I am not going to lie,
I wasnt sad about it.
I was so happy that we got more time with this kid!
Brady is the funnest most entertaining kid ever.
I am so glad that I got to know him so well when we lived in Provo.
He is going to make an amazing missionary.

Getting to Brady's farewell turned out to be a little challenging.
Dust had a HUGE paper due Saturday night at 9.
So he could not leave until the paper was done.
So I ended up driving up on Saturday,
Dust flew up on Sunday morning
and then we drove back Sunday afternoon,
to get to school and the clinic by Monday morning.
Dust was there for a total of like 7 hours.
It was crazy.

But it was worth it.
Dad gave an update on Carter.
Brady gave the most amazing talk ever.
Gacy Jane spoke
And Grandpa Call spoke.
It was the best meeting of all time.

I am so glad that we made it up there to wish out little brother farewell.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Valentines and St. Patrick's Day

Valentines Day/ Ryan's Birthday

This year for Valentines Day, we decided to spend it with family.
Ryan was in town from New York auditioning for his PHD at UNLV.
I feel like we never get to see him anymore.
I hate that he lives so far away, and cant wait for him to move back to the West Coast 
It was also his birthday on the 18th,
 and he was headed back to New York on the Red Eye Valentines night.
So we decided to do a little family dinner together at our favorite place....Flemmings.
I am not a huge steak fan but I LOVE Flemmings.
Their Filet Oscar is out of this world!!!
It was a blast being able to celebrate Ryan's birthday with the family
and eating some amazing food.

St. Patrick's Day

I know I say this every year, but I love St. Patty's day.
It is seriously one of my favorite holidays.
I love all the green, the leprachons, the shamrocks, and candy.
It reminds me of my little Irish Grandpa who passed away a few years ago.
I love thinking about him, and our rich family heritage.

This year we had a special treat.

My Aunt Ginger invited us to eat with her at the Las Vegas Country Club.
They prepared a traditional Irish dinner that was to die for.
I loved all of the cabbage, stew, potoates, and good Irish desserts.

We were also lucky enough to sit by a party that was real in to the holiday.
They invited us to sing Irish tunes with them.
At first Dust and I could not stop laughing, but it actually turned out to be really fun.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Tauna's Wedding

I had been looking forward to this wedding for months!!!
Ever since Tauna asked the Sensational Seven to all be her bridesmaids
I couldnt wait.
The Seven of us have not All been together for 4 years.
I was so excited just to see everyone and celebrate this special day with Tauna.
Tauna is the last of us to get married.
It was so fun having all of us in the temple together.
It makes me so incredibly happy that all seven of us got married in the temple to amazing guys.
I love everyone's spouses and I am so glad that all my girls are so happy.
Tauna's wedding was magical.
She was surrounded by so much family.
It was so fun seeing all of her siblings and family all there together.
 I love the Garvin family and look up to them so much.
They are the most incredible people, and I hope my family can be like them someday.
Tauna and Isaac, I love you guys and I am so happy that you found eachother.

Easter 2013

This Easter has to be my favorite Easter of all time.
First of all Dustin was on Spring Break the week before.
With Dustin in Law School, any time that he has off I treasure.
Even though he was still busy with studying, he wasnt as stressed as usual.
It was fun being able to come home from the clinic everyday and being able to just chill with him.
And since he did have a little break, his parents and little sister's decided to come down.
I love when the Calls come down.
It is always a blast with them.
We had so much fun staying up late talking and of course eating.
The two things that we do best.
His parents were also so great because they helped us with stuff around the house.
I have had a couple of things on my to do list for the last 6 months and they helped us finish those.
I love the Calls and feel so blessed that I am in their family.
The Saturday before Easter is our annual Whipple Easter Party.
One of my favorite events of the year.
This year it was held at my parents house.
The day was spent BBQing, swimming, watching march madnes, visiting, and of course doing a Easter egg hunt.
It was so fun hanging out with family, and I look to many more days like this.

I am so grateful for my Savior.
I am grateful that he came to this earth, that he atoned for all of our sins,
and that he rose on the third day.
I love that we celebrate the Savior's resurrection surrounded by family and friends.
He is the one that made it all possible so that we can
 live with our families forever.