Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Post of 2011! A Good Year!

Just want to reflect on this last year! I made a lot of new discoveries about life and myself. I made new friends and connected with old ones. It was a good year!
NOW TIME FOR HILAREE'S TOP 10 FOR 2011!!!! (blue are links)
10. Blog! -Metro Mondays
8. Community Nursing: This was an awesome class and it started me thinking about do public or global health a little later in life.
7. Shoulder Surgery again: I had surgery in 2008 because of a torn rotator cuff. It tore again in May and I have been grinding down the bone over time. It dislocated at the end of the spring semester this year and had surgery a week later. Kept me from doing much this summer.
4. Heart Surgery: In my adult health clinicals I was able to be in the OR during an open heart surgery and it was amazing. When I was in 9th grade, my English teacher told a story about when he saw open heart surgery and that it was a very intense experience. It's true. It was awesome and I won't ever forget it!
1. 3 new baby girls (I love my nieces...and nephews!)
Kayli Mae
Alexandra Kensington
Phoebe Ariona (I actually haven't met her yet, but I already love her and think she is super cute!)
It was a great year overall and I am really looking forward to 2012!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Nails!!! And More...

On the 11th day of Christmas...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONAS!!!
On the 8th day of Christmas I got my nails done! Thanks to my friend Marie! She always does my nails fun and cute!
On the 9th I went on a date and had sushi for the 1st time and it was way yummy! I am now a big fan of sushi. Next, sushi in Japan!!!!
On the 10th day was my families tribute puppet show! For 30 years my extended family on my Dad's side did Christmas puppet shows. 2010 was the last year. This year my cousin Jenny put a little show together that allowed whoever to do whatever song they wanted. At the end all the cousins that were at the show went up and did the last song. I went up and did it! It was fun and a good way to remember all the fun we had as cousins.

Monday, December 19, 2011

On the 6th/7th day of la la la la

On the 6th/7th day of Christmas...
Man, lots of birds at Christmas time!
Another thing that makes Christmas totally awesome is CHRISTMAS CAROLS!!!
Yesterday, I went to the Voices of Christmas and thought it was wonderful. The Choir sounded really great and the orchestra was awesome (especially that gong in "We Three Kings. Scared everyone in front of us). All the songs were great. I really liked the "Joy to the World" at the beginning and I liked the "Mary and Elizabeth" duet. It was a great experience overall!
Music really brings people together and it's especially true with good Christmas music! ASU nursing school has a holiday party at the Westward Ho in Phoenix! And 8 great people came with me and sang for the residents. They made it a great party and their voices drew people to the party. When the singers took a break they made bracelets.
I made a bracelet too!
Christmas music is wonderful and can make people happy very quick. I love it! I don't understand why people ban it for the rest of the year. Need a pick-me-up? Sing a carol! :)
Deck the Halls with boughs of Holly! Fa La la la la la la :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

On the 4th/5th Day of Christmas

On the 4th & the 5th day...
Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love the holidays! (Just take a look at my blog! :) And one of the things that really makes the holidays great is all the decorations.
These are a few of the greats! I was attempting to be artistic with my photography...didn't work.

This cool nativity is my mother's nativity that her best daughter got for her while traveling Africa.
We have a table full of Santas. It's cool!
Now my absolutely favorite decoration of all Christmas is the Tree! When I was young I would sneak out of bed and go sit by the tree! It was always peaceful and comforting. It makes me super happy!
Yay! Decorations! Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On the 2nd/3rd day of Christmas...

On the 2nd day, I had my last final!!
As a ritual, I burn my flashcards! hahaha look at them burn!
Watch them burn!
On the 3rd day I celebrated by partying with Margaret and Heather!
I also got a great motorcycle ride from my friend, David!
And it's time to party! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 12 Posts of Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas...

Neat picture, right?
So for the first day of Christmas I was hoping to do Christmas things but I am still stuck studying for my last final.
The mistletoe is hung on my computer and look at today's weather! It is wet outside.
I promise that the next 11 days will be awesome-er!!!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Metro

I have finals this week and need to study, but I didn't want to miss Metro Monday.
It rained today.
A little message from the light rail. :)
Cool wall.
Sorry, but that is it! Got to study...I'm obviously avoiding it. I need to study!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Old photos!

Merry Christmas! Time to reminisce and look at old photos! These are just some of my favorites that I have on my computer:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


It's December and It's the month of Christmas. I plan on posting a lot because I love this time of the year! I'm going to talk about everything Christmas! Traditions are a big part of Christmas for a lot of people and I have a few of my own. One of my favorite traditions is that I read "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens every year. Best story ever!

This Sunday it was the great Christmas Devotional. The leaders of my church always make a Christmas address to help us remember the meaning of Christmas and remind us of Christ's example. It was a great devotional and it's online!
Three great guys and each of their messages were wonderful. I love President Monson's and my favorite was that he talked about "A Christmas Carol" which I love. For those of you who saw it, you might notice that my quote in the side bar was the one he used! Made me happy! :)
Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sleeping Metro

It was dark the entire ride. The sun was barely coming up when I got to my stop in Phoenix! One of the best sites of the light rail is the bridge over Tempe Town Lake! I wish I took this picture but my phone is not that cool. But I promise it did look this cool at 7:00 am! Half of the passengers were sleeping and I was about too as well. The worst is when the train is packed and the person next to you is sleeping and keeps leaning on you. It's even worse when they smell! Well, this is life on the metro way super early in the killer morning! I don't like to wake up early...but it can be pretty.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

google search

I got this idea from my friend, Holly. I thought it was cool so I did it!
It's the first image when you search:
1. your name
2. your favorite color
3. your favorite food
4. current celebrity crush
5. what i want to be when i grow up
6. dream vacation
7. favorite drink
8. what i love most in the world
9. your blog title (metro)

PS It's Christmas!!! Prepare for a lot of Christmas posts.
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