Monday, March 15, 2010

Exciting Week!

Together for Five Years!

Trevor and I have been married for five years! I am so grateful for all his hard work these past years. It is because of his hard work that we have been blessed with all our experiences in New Mexico and looking forward to many more to come. He takes care of me after a long day of work by cooking dinner for me and cleaning up. He teaches a few hours each day to bring money in so I won't have to work so hard. He calms me down after a hard days work. He has a very strong testimony and fulfills his calling as Elders Quorum President. He has a big heart and is always willing to serve. These are just some of the reasons why I love him. I am very grateful for these past five years and am looking forward to walking side by side through life with him.

We Got Accepted!

This past week we got the official letter from Florida Institute of Technology. This college will provide Trevor with Forensic and Neuropsychology experience. He may also be able to get more experience in teaching. Once we got the official letter we were surprised to learn that he got a scholarship to the college. Each year we will pay about $30,000 a year in tuition and books. The school provided over $9,000 to help with expenses. This will allow us to have about $6,000 each semester that we need to pay and if we can pay $3,000 each semester that will cut out our debt in half. Every little bit of help from the school will help. Hopefully during this first year he will impress the teachers and be able to work with them during the following years. By working with the teachers Trevor will get more money.

I am just really excited to be living in Florida. In December I will still be able to sit out in the sun and get a tan! No more white Emily! We are also planning on spending Christmas in Florida and both of our families are going to be flying out. It will be fun to get to explore Florida and experience a new place together. The hospital in Florida is large and non-for-profit, which is good for me. I have had better experiences working at non-for-profit hospitals. Hopefully I can apply and interview for an ICU experience, however, I will be happy working at a step-down unit if needed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Let The Interviews Begin!

Trevor is leaving tomorrow to begin the interview process. He has been offered interviews from:

1. University of Indianapolis in Indiana
2. Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky
3. University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS
4. Pacific University in Forest Green, Oregon and
5. Florida Tech University in Melbourne.

Trevor is not interviewing at University of Indianapolis because they had an interview time the same as Mississippi and he likes Mississippi's program better. Indianapolis did not offer a phone interview, so that school was out. Spalding University is not his top school, but he may do a phone interview to save money on flights. He is interviewing at Mississippi this week, February 19 and this program looks good for both of us! This has a Masters of Nursing program for me so I will have the option to go back to school if I so choose. This program also offers financial aide where the others do not. The next interview is February 26 in Florida. The last one is March 5 in Oregon. We should hear back from the schools fairly soon after the interviews so stay tuned for more!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finally Discussing Christmas!

Christmas Together
Me and my Presents

Trevor with his clothes.

I was thrown off by the check box. But inside was more clothes!

Trevor with his present. He already knows what it is.

Trevor with RockBand and I got spoiled with the
Wii and Wii Fit Plus during the Taylor Christmas Celebration!

Taylor Christmas
Dad with his riding shirt!

Mom with her riding shirt!
Me opening my Wii!

Trevor with some of his gifts.

Christmas with Halversen Family
My sister Melanie and her husband Evan

Mom and Dad laughing as they open presents
Dad with being funny with a present they got from a neighbor.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Celebrating the Big 50!!

Getting ready for Dad Taylor's Birthday!

Trevor and I surprised Dad for his birthday. We hid from him as he arrived for the party.

He is visiting people as we watched.

He sees us and he starts crying! It was a happy reunion! He was excited!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Large Spiders Are Ready for Halloween!

Trevor found two huge spiders around our house the last few weeks. One was on the back porch, the other by the front door. Too bad we did not get good pictures of their spider webs, they were huge!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More HDR Fun

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Celebrating America

Fourth of July Fireworks
Over looking the city of Las Vegas.

How grateful I am to live in this country and have the freedoms we have!