Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SkY lAkEs

You are reading the blog of one of the newest employees of Sky Lakes Medical Center.
That's right - I got a job as a Discharge Planner. I'm so excited! It was quite the wait (well worth it)...A couple of weeks ago I got a call to do an interview for this position. It was one of those interviews where you walk out feeling like they offered you the job on the spot. They didn't offer it to me on the spot, but I felt soo good about it. I was all smiles that day.
They said they would let me know by Sept. 16 - this day had come and gone. The next day I called wondering what the status was. "We'll let you know next week. We still haven't made a decision." Dang it. So I waited for next week to come...
I gave them a few days and called again. Now I'm thinking they have already hired someone else and just didn't call me to let me know. Wrong-o. They are making some changes in the department and wanted those to be squared away. Tuesday (Sept. 28) they will def. let me know.
Sunday was fast Sunday. I prayed and fasted that I would be happy with whatever happens with the hospital job (I had already turned down a job offer at Head Start. Just didn't get a good feeling about it).
Monday I get a call from HR (not the dept. I will be working in). My heart sinks thinking they are calling me that they have gone with someone else. Wrong-o again. I was asked to come in to do a drug screen test and some paperwork. Good news.
A few people told me that the hospital doesn't ask you to come in and do drug screening unless they're offering you the job. I wasn't going to get my hopes up because there still wasn't an official job offer.
Tuesday I headed to Crater Lake with my mom, aunt and uncle. Of course there was no service! When I finally did get service, my phone picks up a voice mail. Of course there's not quite enough service to actually listen to it. Ahh! Once we get home around 3:45, I listen to it. It's from the lady who interviewed me telling me she had good news.........
I call her back immed. and she offered me the job! :) New Employee Orientation is on Monday, Oct. 4. I'm flyin' high on Cloud 9......

Monday, September 27, 2010


My a.m.azing friend, Lauren (aka Macky) came to visit from L.A. Ever since we met in 2005, roomies for 3 years, we've been best friends since.
Thursday. Her plane arrived early, so Nic and I weren't even there to greet her at the airport. Oops!
I even made her a sign to hold when she came through the 1 and only gate at the Klamath Falls airport. Friday. We stayed up until 3 a.m. the night before talking. :) So good to have my bestie in town. We met Nic for lunch at Taco Bell - good memories from the Burg. We did some walking around downtown on Main St. and headed home to work on the food. We of course made Golden Graham Treats. A must. Working on making breadsticks. It was so sticky! It felt like I was making taffy, but they turned out really yummy! So excited! Me and my love. :) Busy making delicious Peasant Pasta. So good. Later that night we headed up to my rents house to go hot tubbing. Back at home to partake of the deliciousness. Saturday. Got FREE hydromassages at a Salon. Isn't Nic so funny? FREE massages. Home to get ready for the RS broadcast. A girl I know asked me: "Who died"? Don't be hatin' on the all black look. We then went to my parents house for dinner. My parents had to see Lauren, because who wouldn't want to see her? She's the best. Sunday. Lauren headed to Primary with me. True friend. haha Relaxed, ate food and watched movies until she had to head home. :( You know something is good because you are always left wanting more. I did not want to see her go. It was so fun having her come visit us. We haven't seen each other in a year! Too long. If I had a $$$ tree, I would go see her a lot more. Thank you Macky for the good always! Love you bestie!

Friday, September 24, 2010


For those of you who didn't know, when I call my mom "mom" it really mean Mother Of the Millenium. True to the nth degree. Here is my M.O.M.
Isn't she beautiful? Always has been and always will be.
Ok, so this post isn't to brag about my mom...ok maybe a little bit. Tomorrow (9.25.10) my mom and her good friend (April Appah) are doing a triathlon. Can I just say how proud I am of my mom? What an amazing accomplishment for her! She has worked her bum off for this (biking, running, and swimming). She never ceases to amaze me.
Mom. You're amazing. I know you're reading this and you're probably thinking to yourself, "Oh Alli. You're just saying that because you're my daughter." I am just saying it, but not because I'm your daughter. Good luck tomorrow mom! Love you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

pUrE bLiSs

(a great book)
(yummy hot bath)
Pure Bliss
(wish that's what my bubble baths looked like)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

TiFf TiFf

Remember back when I was on the OIT Dance Team? I met an amazing girl, who actually lived down the street from us when we lived in our duplex on Holabird. We became great friends right away. Tiffany.
(This is a pic when we were on our way to a performance)
Such an amazing girl. Sadly though she moved back home (Salem, OR area) around March. Fortunately for us, she came to visit on Saturday, Sunday and part of Monday. :) It was so good to see her. I just absolutely love her. I still wish she lived in KTown and attended OIT, but our good times had to come to an end. Just like that she was gone again.
I'm really glad I met Tiff Tiff and that she came down for a few days.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is our not-so-new, new dining room table:
My parents graciously asked us if we wanted their old dining room heck yes! There are 2 additional chairs and a couple more leafs. :) We absolutely love the way it looks in our dining room. So if anyone is looking for a new 4 chair dining room table, we have one for sale!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I am going to brag for a little bit right now about Nic/Neeko.
I am so proud of Neeko. He plays basketball 5 times a week: 5:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then in the pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has such dedication to get up at the but-crack-of-dawn and then to play at the night. He works so hard and always comes home a sweaty mess. :) Because he plays so hard, he needed new bball shoes...bad. He found these bad boys at Amazon for a steal!
Smashing shoes
I just wanted to say how proud I am of Neeko for how hard he works not only at his job and calling but also during basketball. He's dedicated and plays his bum off every time! It also doesn't hurt that he's a great player.
Love you Neeko!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FrAnKaThA's WeDdInG

Me and my friend, Chelsea headed to San Diego for our friend's (Tabatha) wedding. We left Thursday, August 26. Our flight left an hour late out of Klamath. Me and Chelsea waiting...
Finally on the plane to San Francisco
By the time we got to SF, we missed our connecting flight to San Diego. We waited for 6 hours! Good thing we know how to have fun. We were on the standby for a few flights and finally made it on! Yay for our boarding passes! :)
In beautiful CA. We rented a Nissan Versa.
Chelsea and me ready for a night on the town...or out to dinner
I want these sunglasses.
Chelsea, Robert, Kelda and me headed to dinner at Chijli's. Kelda and me. So good.
Friday morning we headed over to Bert's (Tabatha's bro) house to help with the set up of the rehearsal dinner and finish making the ring ceremony programs.
Chelsea, Kelda and I headed to the beach to catch some rays...not so much. The sun decided to hide behind all of the clouds. My cute new suit I bought. Love it!
At the beach! Kelda, Chelsea and me. Chelsea and I got in the water...brrr! I thought California beaches were supposed to be warm. Not so much! Let's just say there was a lot of girly screaming and running away from the waves - we did get in eventually.
The beach we hung out at. The water might have been cold but we still managed to have have tons of fun.
It was then off to a rehearsal dinner and the bachelorette party. Tabatha got all of her bridesmaids super cute gifts. We all got t-shirts that said this on the front and then on the back it was "Bridesmaid (last name)." Such a cute idea.
First stop was pedicures at a cosmetology school. Allanah and me. She was my pedicure-ist. Such a sweet girl and she did an awesome job. I got a french tip, except it was a black tip instead. Fabulous.
At the Melting Pot for dessert fondue. Yummy. It's next to the Hyatt in downtown San Diego. Dessert and bachelorette gifts. :)
All of the bridesmaids. Such a FUN night. Finally left at about 12:30 am.
Saturday morning. Chelsea and me headed to the temple for a session and the sealing. So amazing. We both felt the spirit so strong. :) Such a neat experience to be in the temple with Tabatha.
While waiting for the couple to come out of the temple, might was well take some pics (me, Chelsea and Allanah). I know Allanah from junior high. I haven't seen her since I was a freshman in college (2001). So great to see her. She gets married in January!
Back of the temple. So pretty. There was scaffolding on the front of the temple but it doesn't matter what the box looks like. What matters is what's inside the box (the pearl). Great story told by the temple president who sealed Tabatha and Frank.
It's official! They're married (Frank and Tabatha)!
Back to the resort to set up for the ring ceremony - beautiful ceremony. I sang a song by Sarah Evans. Photo time - me and Allanah jumping!
Allanah, me and Chelsea after the ring ceremony
At the reception. The bride and groom - they look so happy :)
Allanah and me at the reception - we missed our men folk during the dancing portion. There was great food, fun dancing, the boquet toss, the garter toss, first dances, toasts, and fun.
Chelsea, Robert, Kelda and Me going for a walk on the beach late at night - long day of wedding fesitivities.
Hole on the beach = great photo opp. Me and Chelsea.
Early morning at the San Diego airport - we were both ready to go home to our families
What a great time I had in San Diego. I was so grateful to be a part of this wonderful time in Tabatha and Frank's life. So happy for the two of them!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I'm back from my friend's wedding (Tabatha and Frank) in San Diego. I'm working on posting pictures for that and the adventures my friend (Chelsea) and I had. Keep checking back. As for now though...
I am in LOVE with the "Motown" station on Pandora Radio.
We have Pandora Radio via the capabilities of our Blu-ray and we have a station that plays the best of the Motown genre, including: Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye (currently listening to right now), Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups, Dancing In The Moonlight by King Harvest, songs by The Supremes and many others. I don't know what it is about this station but it seriously makes me want to get up and dance - I HEART Motown. :) It's the perfect mix of songs.