Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love this time of year. The music, decorations, smells, delicious things to eat, and of course being around some of my favorite people. This year, it's a little bit different. My parents are still on a mission in China and my brother, who lives in Utah, is going to the in-laws this year. So that leaves my sister and I alone. It's going to be so much fun though! We have so many fun traditions in my family. We always watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and make breakfast. This year, I made my Momma's overnight french toast. It is so delicious. Then we always watch the dog show. I know. It's kinda weird but my mom and I love it. I don't know why but we're addicted. During all of this we're going through the newspaper and making our Christmas and Black Friday shopping lists. My sister and I always go out with all those other crazy shoppers. We make it fun.

We are not about to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for two people so we are headed to Mimi's Cafe for dinner. That is one of my favorite restaurants and they serve a turkey dinner. I'm addicted to their corn chowder. I kind of like the idea of not cooking. It is so stressful and such a mess. We might be starting a new tradition in our family by going out to dinner in the future. I love the idea of not doing any dishes! ;0)

I'm so grateful for so many things but here are just a few:
1. Good hearted people
2. Country Music
3. Following your dreams
4. Laughter
5. The reason for the season. 

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I love my life.

I recently switched jobs from Pediatrics to Labor and Delivery. It was a necessary move and I believe a better path for my career. Career?!?! It is so weird to say that. To be honest, I never thought I would have a career. When I was 21, there was no way that I thought I would have graduated college and not be married by 23, start having kids, and busy raising a family/supporting a hubby while living in the south. Well, two degrees later I am successfully a 25 year old, single, white female. My life could not have turned out more differently than imagined. But with all that said, I would not trade any experience, hardship, blessing, or plan that has or has not worked out in my life. I have learned so many life lessons that I know that I would not have learned if my life had turned out according to "my plan." I probably would have never even gone to nursing school if life had taken the walk down the isle at a younger age. There are so many reasons why I needed to be a nurse and have the knowledge that I have.

I love my job. It is seriously the coolest experience to help these moms bring their precious little spirits into the world. I am amazed and loving the experiences that I am having. I never really sought out to be a Labor and Delivery nurse. I always thought that I would be in pediatrics because that is where the majority of my work experience is grounded. During my nursing clinical during school, I literally walked out of my first encounter with childbirth thinking that  women got the short end of the stick. Labor is not an easy or glamorous experience. It truly is amazing what the human body is capable of doing. I always walk away from work thinking that there is absolutely no way that God cannot exist.

I'm getting much more used to not living in Provo. I still miss all my friends like crazy but I am making new friends here and making the necessary changes in life. It was a bit of a shock for me at first. It is a very different life not living in a college town. It has its advantages and disadvantages but I knew that it was time to take a leap and move forward in life. You cannot expect that anything is going to change if you keep on doing the same things in life. You have to take some risks. It's a scary jump but it has lead me in the direction that I need to go and I know that I will continue to be guided in all of my decisions. True faith builder.

I love the new, different, and challenging experiences that I am having in my life. I am developing so many more talents, passions, knowledge, and have a better understanding of what is really important in life. I am so grateful!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

SPARTAN

Yep. This is happening to me. 8 months to train. June 29, 2013. I'm going to be one tough chick.


Monday, October 8, 2012

The Butterfly Circus

You must watch this movie. I promise it is well worth your time. My sister showed this to me and it is truly inspiring. We are all magnificent. It's just how we CHOOSE to see ourselves.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

LOVE=LOYALTY


 I know it, I live it, I love it

 "The crowning characteristic of love is always loyalty." 
- Jeffrey R. Holland-

 "Let's not wait till we are ready to die before we learn to live."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf-

"Every woman deserves to be told she is beautiful."
 -Thomas S. Monson-  



Just a few of my favorite quotes and moments from General Conference. Find out more at http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2012/10?lang=eng

Friday, October 5, 2012

Can I Have Your Number?!?!?!

One of my friends won VIP tickets to see Jana Kramer tonight in SLC. This is so weird to me because about three months ago my friend Alex and I were discussing our celebrity crushes. Mine is Chris Young and his is Jana Kramer. I found myself winning the chance to meet Chris Young before a concert of his we were attending. Alex stopped on his way to the concert and made a sign for me to show him. Made my day! When my friend called me to invite me to tag along, Alex was the first person I thought of and how I had to talk to him about this. His response? "Hey Kell! You remember that one time when I hooked you up at Chris Young? I think you should at least give her my phone number." So if I get a chance to meet her tonight, I am giving her his number/calling him when I am in her presence. You're welcome Alex!!! We LOVE country music!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Filling the Time

Tonight I had a very good and needed realization. I LOVE NOT BEING IN SCHOOL. I felt a little bit lost when there were no more due dates and assignments to complete. I mean, school is the one thing that has defined my time since the age of 5. No one really prepares you for after the diploma. They just tell you to get done as soon as you can. I go to work and then the rest is up to me. No one determining what I have to accomplish or study. IT'S AMAZING!!! haha I've picked up some new and old hobbies. But the best part is that I have been able to think about myself and be selfish for the first time in I don't know how long. Here are some of the things I have done/plans I have come up with for my new spare time:

1. Travel: I want to finally use this passport that I have had for years now with no stamps. I decided that I am going somewhere next summer. It may be a humanitarian trip or just for fun. Or why not both?!?! I really want to learn Spanish. ;0)

2. Reading: I love to read books. My mom is an avid reader and her biggest wish is that we would gain an appreciation for books like she has. Now that I can read something other than patient care plans and pathophysiology, I went to the local library yesterday and got 6 books.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins (re-reading)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
The Best of Me by Nicolas Sparks
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

I decided that I should read all of the Nicholas Sparks books that are out that have not been made into movies yet. We all know that they will be at some point so might as well as get that out of the way! I prefer Young Adult or Juvenile Fiction books. When it gets too serious then they lose my attention. I still, to this day, have not touched the Harry Potter series. We'll see if I ever do. I'm not anti-Harry Potter, it's just never intrigues me. If you have any suggestions, please tell. I'm not good at picking them out on my own.

3. Guitar: I practice everyday for an hour. I'm getting better everyday. I really want a new guitar for Christmas. I also want to learn to play the ukulele. 

4. Pinterest: It's extremely addictive. I did not see how people were so obsessed with this until I tried it myself and now I can say that it is addictive. I mean really. Trust me. Don't start unless your prepared to dedicate your entire evening or even weekend cause you will not be able to stop.

5. TV Shows: The Voice, The Amazing Race, Parenthood, Modern Family, The Five, E! News, Say Yes to the Dress, OWN, & CMT.

6. Les Miserables- I am so unbelievable excited for this Christmas. It's going to be beautiful. I listen to this song almost everyday. Secretly, I wish I was Eponine. I love her character and Samantha Barks, who plays her in the movie. Ignore Nick Jonas in this video. NOT the best Marius. 






7. Gym- Golds is seeing a lot of me these days. It's a good thing.

8. Family- I've been able to spend so much more time with family. I love my nieces and nephews so much! They say the cutest things. My sister-in-law, who lives in AZ, was telling me how my 3 year old nephew saw the temple they are building in Gilbert, AZ. He then asked his mom if that is where Jesus lives. She replied yes. He then told her that he wanted to go see him (Jesus) because he missed him. SO CUTE!!! 
 
Aunt Kellie Ann and Anna Banana

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Inspiration for the Day


"Don't demand things that are unreasonable but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference." Elder Russell M. Nelson.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Continuing Promise 2013

I've wanted to do this humanitraian trip on the Navy Hospital Ship for years now. I think my opportunity has finally arrived. I have to submit my application and preference for destination in the next couple of weeks. Right now I am leaning for rotation #6 or #7. Suggestions?!?!

1) Entire project: April 7- August 28, 2013
2) April 7-22: Costa Rica
3) April 21-May 19: Peru
4) May 31-June 25(29): El Salvador, Nicaragua
5) July 5-16: Honduras
6) July 5-August 12: Honduras, Guatemala, Belize
7) July 31-August 28: Belize, Jamaica
8) August 18-28: Jamaica

Friday, September 14, 2012

BYU vs UTAH



                      

Rise and Shout!!! The Holy War Rivalry weekend is here. I'm not gonna lie that I wish it was still around Thanksgiving. It's taken a different meaning this year seeing that most of my new friends in SLC are die hard Utes. The BYU flag is waving proudly at our house and the game day prep has begun. Let's go Cougars!!! Best purchase I ever made? BYU medical scrubs. Wearing them loud and proud!!!



Here's a little taste of some Friday Night Texas High School Football.
Yes, this is in the new Cowboys Stadium. Go Carroll Dragons!!!






Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion." -Thomas S. Monson-

You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities.  -Gordon B. Hinckley-

I'm going to try to live these quotes. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Take 10 Seconds

Today I was reading my friend Liz's blog. She is one of my good friends. We met when we were Relief Society Presidents in our BYU student singles ward and she has forever been someone who is just such a light to people. She was such a support system to me and always had the best advice on life. She is also a nurse and so she was naturally someone who I respected. ;0) She posted this video on her blog titling it "Well, This Made Me Cry." I too cried when I watched this video. Today my mom left to go back to serve in China for another year. How I am going to miss her so. This morning I went upstairs and my mom was just hurrying about to get everything situated and ready to go for their flight. She came up to me and gave me the biggest hug in the world. My mom is only 5 ft 2in (I'm 5ft 7 in) so she was just this little lady with her arms around me. She hugged me for a long time, at least much longer than usual. She then started to cry. She started saying how she wanted to say that she was sorry for not being there for some important moments in my life. My parents have been on missions since I was 19. I had to grow up fast and learn a lot of things most young single girls don't learn. Sometimes ever. I have to admit, there are times when I wished my mom had been there but I know she is doing a great thing and supporting my dad in what he feels is right. Sometimes it's hard but I know that their example and impact on the world is much more important. This video made me think of a couple of people in my life but my mom being at the very top of the list. I was obsessed with Mr. Rogers when I was little. I watched him every morning take off his shoes and put on his sweater. I sung along with him every day the words "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Just take a moment to watch this. It's wonderful.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Song of the Day

Can't get this song out of my head. Oh it's so good!!! It's in the movie Country Strong, recorded by Sara Evans, and written by Hillary Scott who is in the video. She is in Lady Antebellum. Looks like this will be my next song that I attempt to learn on the guitar. I love the piano version on this rendition.


Friday, August 31, 2012

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

I'll be the first to admit that I don't really enjoy politics. Never have and never will. That was honestly the biggest turn off for moving to Washington, D.C. for me. That is the heart and soul of politics. Not really sure if that would have been the right place for me. I hate talking to people who just get enraged and belittle those who have differing opinions no matter what opinion it is. I don't really follow the candidates until the time of the conventions and then that is when I research the candidates. Yes, I do research both sides. I must say though, MITT ROMNEY brought down the house last night at the Republican National Convention. Too me, his speech was enlightening, encouraging, and hopeful. I really connected with his message of creating jobs. I am a recent college graduate and have many friends unemployed or not working in anything related to their passions because there are just not jobs enough to go around. Many of my fellow nursing students cannot find jobs because in reality there may be a nursing shortage but medical facilities are not hiring because they are hurting financially just as much as other companies. I remember when I first started nursing school. The first day of class our instructors had us introduce ourselves saying our name, where we were from, and why we wanted to go into nursing. Every single one of us would have agreed that we wanted to go into the medical field because there were jobs. Now that we have graduated, some of my friends questions that motive. Many of them were older, coming back to school to obtain a profession with better job security. It really has been difficult to see the struggle that some of them have had to obtain a job. They are all so smart, capable, hard working, and would be the best nurses in the country. I can't remember who said it last night (I think it was Mitt Romney) but I loved the line "If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him." Boom. He nailed it. I personally did not vote for President Obama in the last election but I will admit that I too thought maybe he could bring about a good and positive change. I don't care what party you come from. We all just want to have the freedoms, success, and hope for a better tomorrow. This will be an interesting election. The next couple of months will be brutal. I look forward to the debates, campaigning, and voting on November 6, 2012. Side note: I'm calling it right now. Jeb Bush as Secretary of Education if Mitt Romney is elected into office.

And congrats to my COUGARS on their big win last night!!! Here's to a great season!!! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Too many trips to the hospital...

Just because I am a Registered Nurse does not mean that everyone gets to get admitted to the hospital!!! The Prusse family has had too many trips to the ER this month. My mom had emergency gallbladder surgery, my nephew had a severe asthma attack and was admitted to the hospital, my niece is having extensive tests done to figure out what could be going on with her, another niece had tubes put in her ears, and now my brother is have reconstructive surgery from complications with a bad jaw surgery in high school. Who will be admitted tomorrow??? Goodness gracious. This is not allowed family!!! We have never had medical complications before and this is not the time to start.

Cool story though to go along with all of this craziness. On Sunday we had Thanksgiving dinner. I know, it's not November. My parents wanted to have Thanksgiving while they were home this summer because they do not get to in China. Everyone in the family was over. Kids were running around like animals, babies crying, and the men just talking about sports. Let me tell you. Just like Thanksgiving! My mom was not feeling well earlier in the day so she left it to me and my brother to handle the kitchen. My dad only knows how to use the microwave and order pizza so he was definitely not allowed to help! ha ha. My mom came out a little after going to lie down and she just stood in the doorway. I looked at her and she was shaking almost like she was having a seizure. She just called "Kellie, something is wrong!" That it definitely was. My mom is diabetic and so I first thought that she must have really low blood sugar. She usually gets shaky when she gets below 60. I got out the glucose monitor and checked it while my sister was getting some juice for her to drink. The reading came back 367. Normal range is 70-110. Something was very wrong because she had barely had much to eat since she felt nauseous. She continued to shake and then had an excruciating pain in her upper right quadrant of her stomach. I looked at my dad and said "Um, we need some priesthood power up in here asap!" My brothers laughed cause they thought I was trying to be funny but I was dead serious. I guess that is what you get for being the youngest. No one takes you seriously. They gave her a blessing and as soon as the oil hit her head and my brother gave the anointing her shaking stopped. Miracle right in front of my eyes. We got her to finally agree to go the the ER and they did an ultrasound of her gallbladder. There was a build up of stones and inflammation was present. Her WBC count was out of control. She was rushed to emergency surgery. The surgeon had done about 500 gallbladder removals and he said that this was in his top 5 of worst he's ever seen. By the way, during this whole time, my brother is calling my dad trying to tell him what webmd.com says is going on or what to expect. He thinks he is really hilarious. That is definitely one of his talents though is to make everyone feel a little more at ease, laugh, and not get too uptight in serious situations. He is an attorney. You would not expect him to be a comedian. Anyway, my mom is back home now with a JP drain still in place but feeling much better. I told her to milk the percocet as much as she can! ha ha. Oh the adventures that life throws at you!!! Hope you're enjoying your roller coaster ride as much as I am mine.

First day of school...

I never thought I would feel this way. I am dying that I am not going to college today. It's the first day of school and I feel like I am missing out. Big time. I guess I just have to live through my niece and nephew now. I know, some are thinking I am nuts but I love the excitement of the first day. New school clothes, new school supplies, etc. I love it. Maybe I should go for a third degree?!?! Now I've really lost it!                     

Sunday, August 26, 2012

What am I doing?!?!?!

I was talking with one of my close friends the other day about how when we are little all we want is to be an adult. Then , once we get to that point in life where we have to make BIG adult decisions, we would gladly go back to when we were 16 and life was full of little responsibility. Well there is definitely no way to go back so you can only move forward. It's intimidating and scary but it's going to be the best adventure. I love adventure. I will have many in my life and I can't wait to see where these adventures lead me. You can never stop this train!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wake Up Call

So I have been getting up at 4:45am Tuesday-Friday to get the gym for 2 hours before I go to work. Man is it killer but I am so much more alert and ready to go for the day. I got a membership to a gym closer to my house. It's called LIFETIME. It is such a nice gym. They have everything you could ever imagine. I guess that's why it is also $52.00. I know, a bit pricy. But I saw a sign in the gym that said "Invest in yourself. There is only one. You cannot purchase a better or newer version." Looks like their marketing director is getting a bonus this year cause I am hooked. Yesterday I saw an old friend from way back there. Now that she knows I go at 5am I have to keep it up!!! Goodness. It feels good to do things I want to do!!! 


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Updates

1. Started my new job. It's super weird going to work and not having anything else to do though. A little too much free time. I have a hard time not being on a schedule. I'm excited to be able to do things that I have wanted to do for a long time now though. Just takes some getting used to.
2. I really like being out of Provo. It's super refreshing and there are so many more people in my same situation in life. Older people is good too. A lot more depth. I also feel like I am moving forward and not being stagnant which is a really good feeling to have.
3. I put myself on a 12 month plan to move to the South. I fall more in love with the idea everyday.
4. Prusse Family Trip Next Summer: Disney Cruise to Caribbean. So excited!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE

For those of you who know me, you know how much I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC. When I grow up, I want to be a country music star. I was anticipating the Chris Young concert for about three months now. He was the opening act when I went and saw Miranda Lambert for my birthday back in August. I love his voice, music, and he is not too bad on the eyes either. I was so excited for this concert that my friend Alexa and I went down almost 5 hours before Chris even took the stage. Let me just say that this turned into the best night of my life thus far.


Before the concert started, the radio station announced that they would be throwing out t-shirts with some containing back stage passes to meet Chris Young. I new that I was going to do what I could to get one of these tickets. They came around and I did not get one. Then about an hour later they came around throwing t-shirts again. I got one and inside was a pass with Chris Young's face on it. I was out of control excited. I literally was screaming. I am seriously the luckiest person in the world. I texted all of my friends to let them know what had happened and they were all freaking out for me too. My friend Alex was on his way up from Provo to SLC where the concert was at and he stopped at a grocery store and bought a poster and had the words, "All I can think about is getting you home Chris" written on it. It is a line from one of my favorite songs of his. But let's be honest. All of his songs are my favorite!!!

So the time came for me to arrive at the doors to line up for the meet and greet. There were about 15 people that had purchased the pass and 15 of us who won the pass. We were all so excited. The lady in front of me was at least 45 years old and it was her third time meeting him. She was obsessed. Little did I know that I now know why. I asked he what he was like and she said that he was super nice and just like a big teddy bear. I started to get kind of nervous cause I had no clue what I was going to say to him. I started thinking of scenarios in my head and then I was just like "Oh heck this is ridiculous! Just be yourself." The girls in back of my were just straight up drunk and acting like fools but they were sure fun to talk to.

So while I was waiting, I was trying to listen to the people in front of me and no one was talking to him. I was like I am just going to walk in there and give him a piece of Kellie Ann Prusse. haha So here it goes. Oh my word. I walked around the corner and there was this 6 ft 4in tall, dark, dreamy, and oh so ever better looking than I ever imagined man. haha I walked right up to him and said "Oh hey boy!" He just laughed and smiled. He shook my hand and I said "Hi, I'm Kellie. It is so good to meet you." I think he was a little taken back because no one walked in like that. They were all so quiet and star struck. Believe me. I was too but the last time I met a celebrity I just froze and it was the most awkward moment so I was not going to let that happen again and not with Chris Young!!! haha He then asked me a little about my self and I showed him the poster. He laughed and said "do you want me to sign it?" "Yeah, that would be so wonderful." I then told him how that was my favorite song of his and that if he wanted to give a little shout out to me before he sung that song that he had my permission. He just laughed and said "oh just a little shout out!?" haha We then took a picture with the sign, hugged me again and then I just said: "Chris, it was so good to meet you. Thank you so much." He said back to me "You're sweet girl. Thank you so much!" I just about died. Best hug I've ever had. BTW Everything said here was said with a southern accent. Literally. My Texas roots come back so much when I am back in my comfort zone. Oh how I miss the southern ways. We hugged again and then I left.


He was seriously so nice and down to earth. And you better believe that smile melts hearts. Definitely lived up to every expectation plus more. I'm even more of a fan. This honestly was a heaven sent message that I have got to get myself a southern man. Amen to that!

The most impressive thing though was that I kind of maybe got to see into the dressing rooms. The opening acts rooms were filled with tons of alcohol and they were just not being classy in the way they act and things they were saying. Chris Young's dressing room was filled with some chili, corn bread, and fountain drinks. Love it. I have no doubt that he drinks (seeing that his current single is entitled "Save Water, Drink Beer") but I thought that was super cool how down to earth he was and he was not just some musician who is drunk on stage but there to really play.

Basically yesterday was the BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Family Time = Good Times

Pherrel and Doris are back in the USA!!! I picked them up from the airport on Sunday at 1am. Yes, it was quite an early/late arrival depending on how you look at it. They were so happy to be home. Every time they come back from one of their adventures, they always remind us of how we are so blessed and how much they appreciate everything they have been taught.

Father's Day was so fun! My Dad got a huge surprise gift of the new Ipad. He loved it. All of us kiddos went in on the gift together. My 9 year old nephew offered my dad to teach him how to use it. It was so hilarious when Jace said that. He wanted to show him how to get all the game apps and the gospel library. Well, at least he has one priority straight!

My brother, Chad, and his family (5 kids) are coming up from Arizona on Saturday and staying for 2 weeks! I can't wait to meet my new nephew Jackson. Let the good times roll! I'm sure a trip to Lagoon and Seven Peaks will be on the agenda.

And the much anticipated Chris Young concert is finally here! Thank goodness. Saturday is going to be here before I know it!!! 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Introductions

Meet Dr. Melinda Liddle. Here is a video of the Physician that I am working for. I am super excited to learn from her and all of her adventures! I wish I had the opportunity to travel and learn from all of those different cultures. She was so welcoming and sweet when I went in to her office yesterday. I felt like I was already a part of the team.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Goodbye to Provo

Bittersweet. Only word that can describe how I feel about leaving Provo. I will never live in Provo ever again. It's so weird to say it out loud. This time in my life has come to an end and I'm not entirely sure how to react. The last 5 years have sent me on one roller coaster of a journey. Hopefully I made some right decisions along the way. See ya later Provo. Here's to my new adventure.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Show Me The Money

I got a call today about another offer for a nursing position as a Surgical Nurse in Utah County. It was the coolest and most exhilarating feeling to say to them" "I'm sorry, I already accepted another RN position." Booyah! And this is how I felt inside. SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! I already started my Excel spreadsheet (Can you tell I am the daughter of an accountant and sister to another three accountants?) with my budget when I start my new job on June 19th. Don't worry, there is a cruise in October in the works. ;0) I'm so excited to start using what I have learned and not be in school anymore. The journey has been long, a few bumps, but it is now complete. Just have to pass the NCLEX June 14th!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Smile

My Dad got this note from one of his students in China. I thought it was pretty awesome.

Mr. Prusse,
         How are you today? And how is Mrs. Prusse?
         Thanks for the encouragement yesterday. I will keep up the good work.
         I have held a question for you for a long time. You know, everytime I see you, you are always wearing a smile, not a smile from you mouth, but one from you heart. And so is Mrs. Prusse. This kind of smile is infectious. Every time I met you, I was happy immediately no matter how bad my mood  was at the moment. I ever read a passage in which I was impressed with one sentence," Older people are happier." But I don't know why, maybe because I am not old. I think I was much happier when I was a little boy. As I grow up, there are many unexpected bad things happening, which often make me feel not good.    
      Yesterday, before the short play competition, from 9:00-12:30, I received 13 students from LSU, the US. I showed them around our campus and had lunch with them. They are living in Tongji Guest House now. I can feel they are happier than me, but not happier than you. I can tell they also have some unpleasant things.
        Every morning, when I wake up, I usually tell myself,"Harry, today is a new day, just get up and enjoy your life. Be happy all the time." But happiness doesn't last long. Recently, almost everyday poured in many unexpected and unpleasant tasks, which disturbed my own studying and reviewing schedule.
       Mr. Prusse, can you tell me the secret of your smile? Why do you look so happy and keep humorous all the time?  
                                                                                         Yours sincerely,
                                                                                          Harry
 
And who couldn't smile when you see this crazy old man?!?!
 
 
 The Chinese students love to wear these glasses that do not have any frames in them. Pherrel sure does a great job modeling this Asian style! Actually, now that I think about it, I've seen Americans do it too!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm obsessed...

This obsession is taking over. It's a bit much. I'm obsessed with music. My dream job? Nursing. Heck no. I want to be a music superstar. I want to be famous. haha You know you have crossed the line when you start dreaming about it. I literally had a dream that the lead singer of Lady Antebellum dies and they ask me to take her place. Sad. Personally I think I could be really freaking awesome at being famous. Realistically, not going to happen. Tearing up a little bit on the inside. haha Instead, I'll just have jam sessions at 1am in my room, all by myself. Maybe in my next life. I just want to go on tour!!! Here is my favorite song right now. I love her voice so much. I want it. Trade?


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Young Working Professional

I got my first RN job!!! I am so excited. To be honest, it seems a little too good to be true. I feel so extremely blessed to have found a nursing job only three weeks after graduation. On average, it usually takes about 3 months for new grad nurses to find a job. I am going to be a Pediatric RN for a pediatrician in SLC. She works a lot with international adoption, teenage pregnancy, newborn babies, and then other clinic patients. So stoked! I will be working with her in her clinic. She works at a clinic with 4 other pediatricians and they all have their own RN. It is a Tuesday through Friday position. 7am-5pm. One Saturday a month. Seriously? Three day weekends every week. No way!!! I'm moving back home from June-August while my parents are home from their mission and then I will be moving to the Sugarhouse, SLC area. Show me the money!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sparks Fly

So I have to admit that I never really got the whole Taylor Swift obsession. When your seven year old niece knows every single word to every single song, you tend to think that she is just one of those teeny bopper one hit wonders. Confession: I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!!! I've joined the groupies and all of the other seven year old girls in their obsession. I just bought her CD on the way home from SLC and I have decided that Taylor Swift sings what every girl has felt at some point in her life. It's addictive. I've warned you. My new goal is to take my nieces to a Taylor Swift concert and sing at the top of our lungs. My brothers are going to hate me. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!


My Best Friend: My Mom


MOTHER'S DAY is in a couple of days. If you can, take the opportunity to thank your mom or a motherly figure in your life for the amazing people that they are and have become. I wish I could hug my mom in person and tell her how much she means to me. The Pacific Ocean is the only thing that stands in our way. ;0)

To the most wonderful woman I know,

I am the luckiest girl in the world to have been able to have Doris Mathilde Emilie Sophie Tegetmeier Prusse in my life. Yes, she does have 4 middle names. Words cannot describe how much I love and adore my mom. She is such a ray of sunshine and the biggest sweetheart that I know. She never fails to look on the bright side and lift all of those around her. If I can be even just 10% of the woman that she is, I will be satisfied. My mom is literally an angel sent from above to help guide our family. She has unwavering strength and determination to be the best person that she can be. There has never been a moment in my life that I did not know that my mom loved me, supported me, and wanted me to reach greater heights.

Some of my favorite memories with my mom is just sitting on the couch or on her bed and just talking. She is the best listener and I can tell her anything my heart feels even if it is not something most people would even dare to share how they really feel. She never judges and gives council with love.

Everyone loves my mom. Friends in high school and college would always tell me how much they wanted to go to my house. It wasn't because we had a pool table, pool, or 4 wheelers. It was because of the love that my mom gives to everyone who enters our home. Even people she really should despise, she still welcomes them and chooses to be the better person.

The greatest lesson I ever learned from my mom is perseverance. She never gives up. She is a fighter. She is strong. She doesn't take no or impossible for an answer. I remember my mom sharing these experiences with me when I went to college and it has forever stayed with me. My mom was an immigrant from Germany. She remembers seeing her file from elementary school and reading the teachers comments about how she struggled learning English. When she got into BYU her family had very little means to be able to support her throughout college. Her parents wrote her a letter after her first semester at BYU to tell her that they could no longer support her financially at all through college. She got two jobs and paid for it all by herself. Not to mention that she also double majored in Elementary Education and Childhood Development/Family Therapy, finishing in three years. She married my dad, Pherrel, and supported him throughout the rest of  his schooling, career, callings at church, and raising 5 children. She never complained.

Now she is teaching English to Chinese students at Tongi University in Shanghai,China with my dad. They receive countless letters of gratitude of how they are changing lives and encouraging others to become better people. They also served a mission in Johannesburg, South Africa with the Perpetual Education Fund in order to help people get an education and make a better life for themselves. She believes that you can do anything as long as you are willing to put in the WORK. Something that I think I often forget is required in order to achieve success.

My mom has unwavering faith in our Heavenly Father's plan and that it will all work out in time. She knows that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to complete happiness. She knows that life is not easy for anyone no matter how it may appear. She knows there is hope.

LOVE YOU MOM!!!



Monday, April 23, 2012

Kellie Ann Prusse, RN

I am done with nursing school!!! Oh my gosh!!! Has it really been two years in UVU's program? I walked out of my last final with the biggest smile on my face and my classmate said to me, "You're not excited one bit are you?" Holler!!! So I have felt like it is time to leave UTAH lately. Therefore, I applied for nursing jobs in Washington, DC, Nashville, California, Florida, and who knows where else I will throw out my application. I feel like life is about to take me on one awesome adventure!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

7 Days Left!!!

Only one week and I am done!!! Kellie Ann Prusse, RN

I've been obsessed with this song lately. 68 days till I get to see him in concert.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Advice

Girls are like apples on trees.  
The best girls are the good apples at the top of the tree. 
The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of hard work, falling, and getting hurt. 
Instead, they just get the rotten and bruised apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. 
So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. 
They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

My roommate shared this on her blog. Thanks to Brittany Reber.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Graduation

So I just had to share this cause I thought it was hilarious. I had to write a short bio and give a quote to the nursing department to publish in our graduation booklet. I was feeling pretty humorous today but to be honest, it's all true. I thought to myself, "What the heck! Give everyone something interesting to read instead of the same plan everyone else has." Since it's my second time around I could really care less.
 Get ready for a good laugh.







Kellie Ann Prusse is the youngest of five and is the only one who didn't major in boring Accounting! She is so excited to finally be done with nursing school and start working as a pediatric nurse. Kellie graduated with her Bachelors in Public Health Education last April from Brigham Young University. She loved her studies there but wanted to pursue nursing. Kellie plans on working in Utah for a year then heading to Washington, DC to work in a children's hospital and pursue a master's in Public Health Education. She would love to teach college someday. Her dream job is to work in the Philippines at the Tebow Cure Hospital, a children's hospital built by her future husband Tim Tebow. She has a passion for singing, acoustic guitar, The Amazing Race, college football, key lime pie, country music, Hawaii, and making a difference in the world. Don't forget world peace.

 


"Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give." -Ben Carson-