Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's Official

I took the NCLEX on Monday and found out today that I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm finally a Registered Nurse! The NCLEX was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I took a predictor test a couple months ago and got a 98% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. I have been studying and studying for the past few months and felt pretty confident walking into the testing center. 90 minutes and 75 questions later...I felt like I didn't know anything. There were some terms I had never even heard of...and tons of questions where you had to find the "most right" answer. ugh. Those are the worst! But it all worked out in the end! I can't even begin to describe how much stress has been lifted off my shoulders! When Curtis and I saw that I had an "active" license with an actual license number...and the words "pass" on the computer screen...we both got a little teary eyed! :) Lame, I know, but it's been a long journey from an Associates of Science at Dixie State College, a Bachelors in Public Health at BYU, and an Associates in Nursing and a RN license at UVU!! onto the job search...oh...and 1 more year at UVU to get my Bachelors in Nursing as well haha.... :) If you know of any hospitals that are hiring...let me know!

Kimberly Dabo Brown, R.N.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Josie's Big Day

My friend Josie got married on Saturday!! It was such a beautiful sealing & reception. Josie is one of the kindest, funniest, sweetest person I know (and amazing at volleyball)!

Barlow's & Brown's outside the Provo Temple...waiting for Josie to come out! :)
I absolutely LOVE her cowboy boots!! :)

Curtis striking his model pose! Gorgeous! :)

Reception at East Bay Golf Course. It was a perfect day!

...and the food was amazing! Congratulations Josie!!! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grill Master

We officially bought our first grill! :) Curtis is hilarious. I don't think he has EVER cooked on a grill in his entire life...but for some reason he all of the sudden wanted one (which I was totally okay with). He then researched for weeks...reading all the different reviews...and finally decided which one he wanted. It went on sale for Memorial Day weekend, and he earned a $75 gift card to Lowe's through his work, so we got a GREAT deal on it! They also had a free propane exchange where you bring in any empty propane tank and they will give you a brand new filled one for free! So he got on and found a propane tank for $15. He is the ultimate deal maker for sure!

Then he watched over 50 youtube videos titled "How To Grill" haha... He then proceeded to buy a book titled "Way to Grill", a meat thermometer, a timer, a grill scrub, a grill cover, etc. He seriously thought he was a pro griller before he even grilled one piece of meat!

We had our first trial run last night...and all his research paid off because our dinner was delicious! :) I love my husband!

Our new grill!

Curtis' grill kit!

Memorial Day BBQ

We had a great Memorial Day BBQ up at my sister Stephanie's house yesterday! After dinner we roasted smore's in their backyard BBQ pit! Mmmm...I LOVE roasted marshmallows!

Jack watching Little Einstein's!

Sweet lil' Kyle

Roasting marshmallows by the BBQ pit

Our smore kit!

We brought Tyson! The kids LOVED playing fetch with him and throwing the ball over and over again...

So cute!

I love how there is TONS of chocolate covering his mouth! :)