tag:mightymonica.com,2013:/posts Mighty Monica 2014-12-06T17:11:34Z tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/779618 2014-12-06T17:11:34Z 2014-12-06T17:11:34Z The most wonderful time of the year.

The tree is up and we are ready for the Season :) finals end Wednesday and I can't wait to enjoy my month off of school! 

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/588790 2013-07-14T19:13:33Z 2013-10-08T17:27:19Z First week of work

It's been a great first week at work!! Loving Sharp so far 😉❤🏥

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/587608 2013-07-07T22:13:39Z 2013-10-08T17:27:05Z Carter Robert Smith

Literally the cutest kid ever- my nephew Carter Robert Smith :)

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/587607 2013-07-07T22:11:21Z 2013-10-08T17:27:05Z Madeline's Bachelorette

Got to celebrate the future Mrs. van Santen last night! Great dinner and kereokee :)

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/585433 2013-06-23T19:51:27Z 2013-10-08T17:26:40Z I'm back

I haven't blogged in forever because the website I used to use went down and I had to switch. But since my Mom, Natalie, and Danny are the only ones who read this.... I figured it was ok :) I'll do catch-up posts over the next few days. 

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486200 2013-04-19T21:30:25Z 2013-10-08T17:05:35Z NYC day 2

On our second day in NYC, we went to Greenwich Village and Chelsea. We visited the building from FRIENDS :) then walked all over. Had lunch from the Chelsea Market, walked the Highline, and enjoyed delicious treats all along the way :) then we rested, and headed out to Hell's Kitchen for Thai food with our friend from college Ben. Great day!!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486204 2013-04-16T21:04:07Z 2013-10-08T17:05:35Z NYC 2013

I have lots of pics to post from our amazing trip to the East Coast. The first night we got in late and headed out for midnight pizza in Times Square. So fun :) our hotel was ok, kind of old but they had a library with free coffee/tea served 24/7 and fresh cookies every afternoon :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486211 2013-04-08T06:49:03Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Ritual

Enjoying my favorite anniversary ritual before we leave for NY tomorrow!!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486226 2013-04-08T06:48:18Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Sarah-Jane

Happy Birthday Sarah-Jane!!! We had so much fun out with friends, then ended the night with hot tub and dessert :) my friend Cele and I accidentally wore opposite color scheme outfits]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486234 2013-04-05T04:17:44Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Easter 2013

We had a great Easter with church, ham, and family :) He is risen!!!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486243 2013-04-01T01:28:54Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Balboa Park

On Saturday we took Nat and Justin to the newly opened Donut Bar and took the donuts to Balboa Park. We enjoyed a beautiful morning in the park :) afterwards we took them to Coronado for lunch and then Old Town for the root beer. Great and long day!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486255 2013-04-01T00:31:20Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Nat and Justin visit

Nat and Justin came to La Jolla for Easter weekend. So excited to have them here!!!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486267 2013-03-25T18:11:03Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Happy Birthday!!

We had a joint BBQ for Chris and Heather's birthdays. Perfect weather, burgers, and kickball :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486278 2013-03-13T19:25:00Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z NP's care comparable to physician's, review finds


I have amped up my reading on anything related to being a NP, here's another great article showing that NPs provide quality care :) 

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486295 2013-03-12T16:40:00Z 2013-10-08T17:05:37Z Let Me Love You

This is a quote from the book Nice Girls Don't Change the World  that was used at our women's retreat this past weekend. 

"So come, let me love you. Let me love that part of you that believes you are valuable only while you are serving others. You are valuable for just who you are. You don't have to keep running. You don't have to prove your worth through frantic action. Let me love that part of you that is weary and needs rest. Listen, listen as I tell you to drop your burdens right now, and rest like a child in the presence of a loving Father." 

Really soaking up this quote right now after continued nursing job application rejections ;) 

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486308 2013-03-10T05:02:58Z 2013-10-08T17:05:37Z Flood Women's Retreat

Today was the women's retreat for my church. It was held at Point Loma University overlooking the ocean. Our speaker addressed soaking in God's love and how to be silent with God. It was a great time for reflection, community, and time with God. We also had time for art reflection, so I made this mini painting :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486321 2013-03-04T06:36:08Z 2013-10-08T17:05:37Z Sunday

Nice Sunday night with homemade steak dinner and making sure The Bible on the History channel is accurate :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486343 2013-02-26T05:41:22Z 2013-10-08T17:05:37Z Friends

Been feeling really grateful for our friends down here :) just a few pics of us and friends recently hanging out]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486357 2013-02-14T20:39:14Z 2013-10-08T17:05:37Z Valentine's 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!! We had a fun breakfast, then work/study... And after class off to see Safe Haven :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486372 2013-02-13T23:03:55Z 2013-10-08T17:05:38Z Thanks mom!!

Just got my Valentine from my Mom :) napkins for my coffee bar!! So perfect :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486386 2013-02-13T22:59:46Z 2013-10-08T17:05:38Z New routine

I have recently become obsessed with Nike Training Center app. It gives you free workouts while playing your iPod music. And I get to workout with this as my view :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486414 2013-02-07T00:01:29Z 2013-10-08T17:05:38Z Rock climbing

I had a rock climbing lunch date with Heather this week. I really loved it but my arms and hands are killing me ;) I hope to make it a regular outing :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486425 2013-02-04T06:36:36Z 2013-10-08T17:05:38Z Super Bowl

We had a little Super Bowl party with great friends and lots of food. Too bad the 49ers lost... but such a great game!!!]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486443 2013-02-02T18:31:30Z 2013-10-08T17:05:39Z Breaking Free

My life group started a new Bible Study, Beth Moore's Breaking Free. I am really excited to learn about the book of Isaiah and more about my relationship with God :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486452 2013-02-02T18:30:06Z 2013-10-08T17:05:39Z Date night

I haven't posted in a while... But last week we had a really great date night ;) we went to Hillcrest for Indian then shared some delicious gelato, really great night!

We also went out with friends to enjoy Berkeley Pizza downtown :)

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486203 2013-02-02T17:46:00Z 2013-10-08T17:05:35Z Groundhog Day

YESS thanks you Punxsutawney Phil!!! Early Spring!! :)  


tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486209 2013-01-14T16:36:00Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z New Grads Need Not Apply...

It has been tough breaking into the nursing field and finding my first job.

Here is a great article that highlights how tough it is to find that first new grad job. 


However in the end I will trust that God has a plan in all this.... I just wish I knew what it was ;) 

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486221 2013-01-14T02:54:59Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z My new coffee bar

This weekend, after seeing a pic on Pinterest, I made my own coffee bar!! I love it and it clears up so much counter space :)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486228 2013-01-09T21:03:23Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z NYE

I forgot to post about New Years Eve. We had dinner with Nick, Madeline and some friends from the Bay. Then went to a party with my Bible study. Janet got the cutest chocolate lab puppy :) kinda made me want a puppy... So I'm working on Chris ;)]]>
tag:mightymonica.com,2013:Post/486242 2013-01-05T19:54:13Z 2013-10-08T17:05:36Z Madeline and Nick

They are engaged!!!! My two best friends are finally engaged and I am ecstatic. I was lucky enough to help Nick out that day and it all ended with a surprise party at Madeline's moms house. Congrats you two!!!]]>