Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blue mouth mama! yummy yogurt
first ALL white dress! yikes. Stayed white the first sunday worn!

getting ready to play at the park....had to have the babies bottle for whatever reason!

pushing the wagon with grandpa...easier on grandpa than pulling it with her in it! :)

someone wanted to play 'ghost'

I decided today I needed to post some pictures of Aubrey. Her picture hasn't been on here in a while. If you wonder why Justin and I are not plastered on here, it's because no one really cares what we look like, an update now and then is great, but all of you are interested in the one little person who consumes every part of our heart, mind, daily life and everything we are! We would be LOST with out Aubrey!

Friday, May 22, 2009

so weird...

My friend Sarah reminded me that Aubrey can say 'so weird' as well. Myself, Aubrey and Sarah were shopping the other day and Aubrey did something silly...I said 'Aubrey, you're so weird...' and she replied 'soo weirrrdd'.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Joys of growing up!

With each new day, Aubrey does something new and different to surprise me. She is growing fast, too fast for my liking. So much has happened this week involving her 'advancement' of age and development, makes me excited and sad at the same time!

First off, we had to fit her for new shoes, the next size up...and found out that she has indeed inherited her mothers NARROW feet! Ugh! I remember my parents putting out the $ for NARROW shoes! So annoying and hard to find anything 'cute' to fit. So far so good w/ Aubrey, but no more running to Wal Mart for a pair of 'kickers'...they will fall off her feet!

Second, she's beginning to put two words together. So far we have 'bye- bye', 'golf course' and 'two flies'. Random words I know...but they are still two words together and her Dr. will be impressed come August for her next check-up.

Third, she gave her baby doll a VOICE last night! She will be 2 in August and I'm pretty impressed with this one! We were in Justin's office and she was carrying her baby around, talking to her and kissing her, like any good mommy. Then Aubrey stood by the door, waved and said 'bye bye', in role play, I said 'bye bye', she then lifted the babies arm, waved it and in a voice different than her normal voice said 'bye bye'. I ERRUPTED IN LAUGHTER! It was the funniest moment of gold! Where was the video camera? Not available! Oh, it was SO cute!

Fourthly, this morning I was in the kitchen and Justin was walking down the hallway, when we heard a huge 'THUD' from Aubrey's room. She had proceeded to climb out of her crib, only to fall and land flat on her back! It knocked the wind out of her and scared her for a life time! She's fine, but I bet it won't happen again!

The joys of growing up!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

missing mom

I'm a little sad today. It's a BEAUTIFUL sunny spring day and I am wearing pink to support the beautiful weather. But I am sad because I miss my mom! She stayed with us for the past 3 weeks, taking care of Aubrey, the laundry, dishes and cooking, so I could completely focus on my last few weeks of school and pass! This morning I felt a little out of sorts, waking up and her not being there getting Aubrey's breakfast ready. The room she stayed in is unoccupied and I don't have the weekly task of writing out my schedule so she knows roughly where I will be when, in case she needs to get a hold of me.

Justin and I are both SO grateful she offered and stayed with us. Gave up her own schedule to do what she felt needed to be done. In her words 'that's what mother's are for!' I don't know how to EVER thank her enough! She wins mom of the century award!

You don't realize how much you value family until you live 10 hours away!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am free from 4:30a.m alarm clock every wednesday, sitting for 8 hours straight in a classroom on tuesdays, learning medications i can't pronounce on mondays, denying friend inviations to do 'something fun' because i have to study. FREE until August 24th to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want! Second semester nursing school is over and i get to spend my summer with Aubrey! Nothing else I would rather do!

Passed the finals, not solely on my own...that's for sure!

My mom has been here the past few weeks taking care of Aubrey, cooking and laundry. I am SO blessed to have such a thoughtful and wonderful mom! I loved that we were able to spend mother's day together. I think it is the first mother's day together since I've been married... that's EIGHT mother's days I have not shared with her! It was time for at least one!

I am ONE year away from graduating Nursing school! yikes!

But for now...i will focus on being 'free'! :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

complete trust?

the countdown is on... less than 48 hours until my first final and somewhere between 48 and 60 hours before my second final!

Nervous? Yes!
Studying? Like crazy!
Depending on myself to make it through these tests? NO!

I finally decided it would be best to let God run with this one. I have been making myself SICK just thinking about finals. Weighing every option, panic stricken with fingers flying back and forth across the number pad on the calculator...trying to figure out to the 10th of a percent what i absolutely HAVE to have on the final to pass each class!

So today I decided, why give myself ulcers, headaches, nausea, sleep deprivation and no appetite?! Why am I killing myself over this stuff...this is NOT what was originally planned.

Why not just hand it over to God and say 'here you go...my school is in your hands...you guided my steps to get me here, I'm here for a reason, being a Nurse is my passion, you won't lead me astray. I place it all in your hands, guide me the day of finals, bring back to remembrance what I have studied, I put my faith and trust in you...'

If that isn't the hardest thing to do! Giving up our own control and desires to be independent and 'fend for ourselves'. The way God created us...but He also created us to love and trust Him. HE guides us through life, if we'll ONLY LET HIM...this is one of those times!!

Here we go! The clock is ticking!

Monday, May 4, 2009


This is what I want to say to my Dr. today... "XANAX PRESCRIPTION!! STAT!" (that's nurse code for NOW!)

3 days of class this week (Mon 9-12:00, Tuesday 7-3 and Wed 6:00-4:30) = 2 tests, 2 quizzes, 1 ten page paper and MORE lecture to add to our lovely and ever expanding PILE of notes to 'review for finals'

Next week...Finals.. Monday @ 9 a.m. and Tuesday @ 8 a.m.

What happens this Thurs through next Monday at 9 a.m.?!

How will I EVER remember everything? Already invested in a little $9 bottle of Gingko...thought to increase memory by increasing blood flow to the brain...I think I need more than just a little blood flow to the brain! :)

But, with a little prayer and faith...God will be my guide and I will trust Him to guide my pencil to mark the CORRECT box! I just have to stick with the plan and not argue with myself come test time!

...Sounds simple....