It was a FUN girls night out last night. Now don't feel sorry for Carl and the boys - they had a "boys night in" and grilled steaks and watched movies. The main purpose of the evening was to celebrate Monika's graduation from nursing school. She has wanted to be a nurse for so long and decided to to go back to school three years ago and we are all so proud of her! We all went to the movies and saw Letters to Juliet (what a good chick flick) and then went to Applebees. Since Monika missed her pinning ceremony, Laura (a nurse and nursing teacher), pinned her. Monika tells me that this is a big deal for nurses. From all the laughter and good conversation, I would say that everyone had a great time. Here's a picture of Monika and her pin.
Can I tell you that I had a great day yesterday? Well, let me tell you that I did. I don't know if it's because it didn't rain, or that I was able to spend some time with family and friends, or that I stayed home for part of the day and cleaned my house. In the morning, Carl and went to Janna's house and she gave me some peonies. I bought some last summer and they didn't come up this year - boo hoo :( So it was Janna to the rescue! She has some beautiful peonies at her house and she also gave me some cuttings. Besides smelling absolutely lovely, aren't they also pretty?