This year has flown by just as my elders had always warned. I find my self saying, "I can't believe it is already December, where on earth did this year go!" I guess that just comes with the aging process. Here is what 2009 has brought us:
Josh has been busy with school and will graduate in about a year with his bachelors in computer networking. He also just accepted a new job! The company he works for sells web domains and also build websites, he will be doing tech support. From the sounds of it, he should be able to find a position that fits his degree after graduation. He is very excited for the career move and excited to work for this company.
Beckett, our English Mastiff just had his second birthday. He is officially a teenager in dog years!! He continues to be our delight. Beckett often can be found laying at Josh's feet rooting for his favorite football team or trying with his large pouty eyes to lay on the couch with mama. He is Josh's biggest fan, my shadow and Roxy's stalker. He has had a pretty great year.
Roxy is four and she is just up to the same old. She lays up in a plush cat bed on a ledge and looks down on us all. She loves to rile Beck up and then pay the martyr card, but of course we have caught on. She is still my little love, she is sweet with a sour side that only Trina and Josh sees.
As for me I have been in school as well working on my masters of nursing education and I should be done May 2011. I have also been working on day shift at the hospital on the medical surgical floor for two and a half years now. Starting in about March I will be working on a new project at the hospital to educate staff on the new computer program that we will be rolling out in the summer of 2010. This will be a nice change from bedside nurse and an opportunity to get some educational experience.
Josh and I added to our numbers and the house in July by inviting Trina to come and live with us. She is a joy to have with us and very helpful. She and Beckett are two peas in a pod. We are excited for her because she has a good job and we are excited to see where the road she is on will take her next.
At the beginning of December Josh and I got the opportunity to join Josh's Mom and her husband in Mexico for a nine day adventure. We had so much fun!! We stayed in a beautiful condo over looking the ocean. Some highlights consisted of Deep Sea fishing, snorkeling, para sailing, and lounging on the beach. It was a trip that will hold in our memories for a lifetime, it was very fun!! (Slideshow below, along with some random pics:)
Now that we have updated you on 2009 we would love to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!! Here is to a bigger and better 2010 for all!!
Josh and Shanna