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, December 23, 2011

    Some evenings the fog is so thick you can hardly see across the road. Odd when temperature is in the mid    20's but that's how it works here. The next morning everything is covered in ice, it can be a real challenge      getting around. However the frost beatifies everything, making it all worth while.

    I think this would be a great place to watch  fireworks from.


  1. Sure is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  2. I think that hoar frost has to be one of the most beautiful things there is.
    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!