Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
In other news, Aislynn is now 11 months old. Just one more month till a whole year has gone by. She has four teeth(two top, two bottom) and babbles a lot. She can definitely say dada. Sometimes I think I hear a mama too. She is crawling all over the place and loves to follow her big sisters around the house. She is started to get into everything. I caught her today dumping the kitties water bowl on the floor. She is a little handful for sure. Since she is already in bed I will have to weigh her tomorrow. She is wearing 12 month clothes and is very average size right now. I think this little girl is going to be very smart when she grows up. I can see her mind working all the time. She is very picky when it comes to eating. She always wants what we are having and sometimes she just plain refuses to eat what I have to give her. I think I give in and give her her way too much. Oh well, I am a sucker for cute little babies.
In a few weeks we will be taking a trip home to Texas to see family and friends before McKenna starts kindergarten. We are all very excited.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I have worked as a nurse for about 4 years and in that time I have done a few different specialties. As a new graduate I started working on a very busy orthopedic/neurology floor in Austin, TX. I had six weeks of orientation and was thrown to the wolves. There were days that I came home and didn't want to go back..but I did. By the way, I was pregnant with Kambry at the time too. The other nurses didn't really help me out all that much, they were just as busy as me. I did meet a few other new nurses just like me and we stuck together like peanut butter and jelly (does that even make sense?) and tried our best to help each other out. After having Kambry I moved back to North Carolina and worked at a much smaller hospital on a surgical floor. The nurses I worked with were wonderful and even though I didn't LOVE the job, I never had a day when I just didn't want to go. I learned a lot and met some great people. When the hubby had to deploy I decided to move back home so I could work a little and have my mom help take care of the girls. That's when I moved to Mother/Baby nursing. It was great because I was so much closer to what I really wanted to do. The majority of my patients were spanish speaking so I had to learn what I could really quick. Once we got orders to Virginia I was very excited about my opportunites there. Again, I was able to work in a mid size hospital on a Mother/Baby unit. The girls I worked with were wonderful. I really miss them a lot. I felt like I was where I wanted to be but at the same time I was finding myself wanting to step over to the Labor and Delivery side of things. Now that I am in Florida the opportunity has presented itself and I am so excited to start.
This past week I sat through hours of classroom orientaion and learned how to chart on their computer charting system. I did so many online review courses that my eyes hurt. I did so many chest compressions on a pretend person that I think I got a workout in. I stuck a rubber vein with an IV needle so many times I could probably do it with my eyes closed. I froze my tushy off everyday because they kept the rooms so cold. But best of all, I met a couple of other nurses new to the hospital that I am going to be working with. I am ready for next week. I am ready to learn, I am ready to help a mom birth her baby. I will keep everyone updated on my new job and give you stories about my days. Of course for the privacy of my patients I may leave out certain details and will never use any names. I hope you will follow me in this journey. I am ready!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Here are my fixes:
As always I used Picnik to do all my editing. The first is a brightly colored one, the second is a little subdued, and of course I had to do a black and white. Now let's go check out what everyone else did.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Little Griffin, as I refer to him, was the youngest and smallest player on McKenna's t-ball team. It was so cute watching him bat. His helment almost swallowed him whole but he played with all of his heart. I hope you enjoy this photo. It brings back sweet memories of watching the little ones play.
As far as the pets category goes, I have this photo I took when I went to the zoo a little over a month ago. I just wish I could've gotten as close to all the animals as I did to this one. I guess I need a zoom lens huh?
Now go to I Heart Faces to see what some great entries for this week!!!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here are my edits:
Thanks for looking, any suggestions are highly appreciated!!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
As for this week so far, here's what I have been up to. Monday was a relaxing day. My husband was still off from the holiday weekend so we just hung around the house. It decided to rain a little too so that was good for the grass. Then Tuesday my friend, Lauren, came over so I could take some pictures of her sweet baby. That was fun but also challenging. Wednesday I had to drive to the hospital to finish up some last minute pre employment stuff. At least I am getting paid for 2 hours of it. And today, another friend from down the street came over this morning so I could photograph her 3 week old baby girl. She was a feisty little thing but so cute with her reddish tinted hair and big ole eyes. I will post a few pictures of that later. I have been playing around with photoshop a little. For those that know I don't use photoshop, it's been time consuming to try to learn it so quickly. I shot most of my photos today in RAW so I could get used to playing around with that if I need to.
Well, I am going to get back to some editing and relaxing. More from me soon....
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
How can I choose just one?? I love so many photos. So, here are a few of my favorites. The first is of Kambry, my middle girl being silly with an umbrella in the backyard on a sunny day. This photo just screams her name!! The second is yet one more amazing day of my life. My third, and youngest baby was born this day, August 22, 2008. The big sisters were so excited to meet her. The last photo is of my darling McKenna. Some of you have already seen this photo but it's one of my true favorites right now.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
On Friday I got up early to do some grocery shopping for the weekend, then we laid down a small patio area for our trash cans before lunch and after that went to the pool in the afternoon. All the girls had such a great time. I am thinking I will be making more appearances at the pool with the weather as hot as it is. Too bad it's not within walking distance. Can you tell that the day wore Kambry out? This is yet another episode of falling asleep at the table. She eats really slow so I am usually waiting on her to get done. When I went to check on her, this is how I found her...Saturday started with tidying up the house and relaxing around lunch time. We made some homemade ice cream in the afternoon and some friends came over in the early evening to hang out, grill, eat (of course), and do small fireworks with the girls. My friend made a cake with blueberries and strawberries and it was wonderful!!! I know I will pay for that later with some extra working out. All in all, it was a beautiful day. We did have the threat of rain as I heard thunder in the distance but we were lucky and it passed by and we stayed dry. Here are a few pictures of the day.