Thursday, September 18, 2008

My little sister...

So, my little sister Natalie got engaged a few weeks ago. She is marrying Landon on Nov. 25th. Tonight we did their engagement photos and I just had to share one. Isn't she so beautiful. We are so happy to have Landon joining our fam.

Max's Blessing

We had a great celebration of Max's arrival and blessing. Thanks to the fam & friends that made it so great. Max is so blessed to have such a great network of people who care about him.

Most of the men who were in the circle

(a couple of peeps didn't make it back to the house).Proud mama and beautiful babe.A few of the cute neices.Max's great grandma and grandpa & some of the Jones clan.

"Grumpy Old Men 4" ...just kidding, more people who love Max.

(uncle Ryan, grandpa H, grandpa B and brother Luke)

The beautiful aunt Nata!

More of my family enjoying the most lovely afternoon and delicious meal.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Retired (a little long)

So, I have officially been retired as a registered nurse for one month, even though I haven't worked for about 9 months. I was feeling a little weird about it lately, then I read this list of
"You know your a nurse when..." and I actually missed nursing for about 2 minutes. I know I will eventually go back, but reading this brought back some good memories. I wouldn't trade being home with my boys for that though. I thought I would share this list of the twisted humor we nurses share.
Randy loves to tell the story of the first time he met my family. We went to dinner at my parent's house and my sister Melanie (also an RN) was living at home at the time and working for a plastic surgeon. Combine that with me, a nursing student at the time, and my dad a mortician, and we had a conversation Randy will never forget. It started off with a discussion of Melanie's day of work and details of breat enhancement surgery and moved on from there. Randy was disturbed, but thank goodness he stuck around. Sorry to say the medical conversations have never ended. He's used to it now.

"You Know You're a Nurse When..."
1)The front of your scrubs reads 'Nurses... here to Save your butt, not kiss it!'
2) You occasionally park in the space with the 'Physicians only' sign... and knock it over.
3) You believe some patients are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4) You recognize that you can't cure stupid.
5) You own at least three pens with the names of prescription medications on them.
6) You believe there's a special place in hell for the inventor of the call light.
7) You believe that saying 'it can't get any worse' causes it to get worse just to show you it can. **8) You wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.
9) You believe that any job where you can drive to work in your pajamas is a cool one.
10) You consider a tongue depressor an eating utensil.
**11) Eating microwave popcorn out of a clean bedpan is perfectly natural.
12) You've been exposed to so many x-rays that you consider it a form of birth control.
13) You've ever heard a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring, and twelve earrings say 'I'm afraid of shots.'
14) You've ever placed a bet on someone's blood alcohol level.
15) You've told a confused patient that your name is that of a coworker and to call if they need help.
16) Your bladder can expand to the size of a Winnebago's water tank.
17) You have seen more boy parts than any prostitute could dream of.
18) You believe that not all patients are annoying... some are unconscious.
19) Your family and friends refuse to watch medical sitcoms with you because you spend the whole time correcting everyone and pointing out upside down x-rays.
20) You don't get excited about blood, unless it's your own.
21) You've sworn to have 'do not resuscitate' tattooed on your chest. Soon.
22) Discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal is perfectly normal to you.
23) Your idea of fine dining is anywhere you can sit down to eat.
24) Your idea of a good time is a cardiac arrest at shift change.
25) You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac.
**26) You believe that 'shallow gene pool' should be a recognized diagnosis.
27) You believe that the government should require permits to reproduce.
28) You believe that unspeakable evils will befall anyone who utters the phrase 'Wow, it's really quiet, isn't it?
29) You have ever wanted to write a book entitled: 'Suicide: getting it right the first time.'
30) You have ever had a patient look you straight in the eye and say 'I have no idea how that got stuck in there.'
31) You've had to leave a patient's room before you begin to laugh uncontrollably.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Playing around with photos

I adore my boys.

Happy 2 months Max!

Our sweet brand new one is 2 months old today. We love Max so much and he brings so much love and happiness to our world. His brothers adore him and so do his parents. He was blessed yesterday and we had a great celebration of his arrival into this world. I will blog about that later.

(I love those blue eyes)
To our sweet Max, we love you and are glad you are a part of our family.
Happy Birthday!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ten years...ten things

Randy and I celebrated our ten year anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I have not gotten around to post anything about it until now. I can't believe it's been ten years, but we've made a ton of memories and had lots of adventures and best of all we've got our three boys. We actually went out on a date (we took Max with us) dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and shopping for carpet. I guess some of the glamour of the anniversary has worn off, but I promised Randy we will do something better when Max is a little older. I know he would have like a getaway but not with a newborn.

Here are the top ten things I love about Randy:
10. He still thinks he's a 14 year old skater boy.
9. He plays with the kids like he's a 14 year-old.
8. He doesn't get stressed out about silly stuff.
7. He can make me laugh about anything.
6. He supports me in everything I do.
5. He doesn't complain too much when I spend too much money.
4. He works hard to provide a good life for our family.
3. He is the best dad in the world.
2. He is kind and treats me like a queen, always compliments me.
1. He loves me always.

I love you babe! Happy ten year!

My Three Favorites...Tag

What are the last three things you purchased?
1. Groceries
2. A skirt (don't like it, it will be returned)
3. School clothes for kids.

What are the last three songs you downloaded onto your iPod?
1. "Handlebars" by Flobots (the boys like it too)
2. Can't remember the others, it's been a while.

What are your three favorite movies?
1. Tommy Boy
2. Mamma Mia (most recent)
3. ??? I have a bad memory, I can't remember any more.

What are three things you have not done yet?
1. Paint the basement...ugh.
2. Organize my life...ugh.
3. Kiss my hubby today...done.

What are three things you can't live without?
1. My family
2. Chocolate
3. Friends

What are your three favorite dishes?
1. Grandma B's chicken noodle soup over mashed pototoes.
2. Fresh BLT
3. Italian food with fresh garlic bread, no pasta just the sauce and bread.

What are your three favoite TV shows?
1. Survivor
2. The Office
3. Dateline NBC

What are the last three places you have traveled to?
1. Spanish Fork
2. Murray
3. Sandy (ya, I get out)

What are your three favorite desserts?
1. Brownies from Schmidts
2. Peanut butter bars
3. Adam's Chocolate Peanut Butter ... cheesecake

What are three things you would buy if money was not an issue?
1. New everything for my house.
2. Randy a new commuter car or truck.
3. The Canon 5D camera and all the accessories.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
1. For everyone I love to be healthy.
2. For grandparents not to get old.
3. Money

Three people I tag
1. Suzie
2. Alice
3. Alisa

Thursday, September 4, 2008

School's in Session

Jack and Luke are now in school. Jack started first grade a week ago Tuesday, and Luke started preschool this Tuesday.

This is Jack on his first day.
At the beautiful new school. We love the fresh bright new school, it was long overdue in this neighborhood.
Jack with his darling 1st grade teacher Miss N.
Luke enjoyed doing his karate at Jack's new school.
He couldn't be left out.

Max wasn't left out either, he just didn't get a picture at the school.

This is after we got back home.

Luke had a preschool openhouse the week before school actually started. He insisted it was a real day of school. This meant he had to wear his backpack, and his own specially chosen outfit. Why fight a 3-year-old over clothes. This is why Luke is usually so well dressed. After we left the openhouse Luke was sad, when I asked what was wrong he said, "Next time I come to school I want to learn!" Well, I can't complain about that.

This was Luke's first real day of preschool.

His cool Cars backpack.

Luke and his friend Dillon, and showing off their backpacks.

Luke with his sweet teacher Miss Margaret.