Back Ground

Several years ago I decided to make a career change. I had been roofing in Phoenix AZ for many years and did not feel like I was fulfilling my destiny. I decided to go back to school and become a nurse. And so with my wife Kendra by my side I embarked on a remarkable journey , a journey of changes foreseen and unforeseen. When I began my schooling, nurses in Phoenix were in very high demand, hospital census was high, and sign on bonuses were the norm. Not so when I graduated. So after three months of fruitless searching in AZ, Kendra and I began to research compact states, and decided to apply at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City South Dakota, where I was eventually hired. The result of this hire was the unforeseen change, we had talked of moving to another area after graduation but did not imagine SD would be where we would end up. However, we fell in love with the area on first arrival. The Black hills essentially began right in town, Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, the Badlands, Hot Springs, Sturgis, and Mount Rushmore are all just a few miles away. Also, we are fortunate to have a congregation of 70 in Gillette Wyoming, which is only 150 miles west of us.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The view from our front window. The first week-end in our new home it snowed over 6 inches, of course the kid's were super excited and wanted to rush out and play, which they did, approximately 52 times each. It was so cold they could not stay out long each time before coming in for a warm up.

  This is from our back deck, it will be a very nice outdoor living/eating area in the summer.

  Caitlyn is usually the first to try and the last to quit, here she gets a face full of snow as she jumps over a small berm.
  Drew went to Walmart and purchased a sled for the kid's. It sure got a lot of use in the three days we had snow. Hopefully more comes soon.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everyone is having fun. Dan and Mauri