Before Our Eyes


NCIS night :)
September 23, 2009, 2:32 am
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Tonight was the season premiere of my hubby’s favorite show… NCIS. And I just had to say that I knew he was an addict when he looked me in the eye and said “You know I won’t be sitting at the table for dinner tonight, right?” ha! The man has the darn soundtrack…

So, onto what is actually going on in our lives. I got my first 100 on Chemistry homework this week! I also passed my second Medical Terminology quiz! I also had a chemistry test, but haven’t gotten the results for that yet!

My very good friend gave birth to her third BOY yesterday! He is such a dollbaby! I honestly don’t think I have ever seen a prettier newborn!Isn't he adorable?!!

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What I do :)
September 15, 2009, 1:23 am
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We got a new computer!!! YAY! It is so wonderful and such a blessing! So, now that I can actually upload photos, I thought I would show what I actually do on the side! I have an online business at http://www.mysouthernbaby.etsy.com making all sorts of things for baby! Here are my most recent pics:
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Yay for long weekends!
September 8, 2009, 2:00 am
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We had such a wonderful weekend… I didn’t do nearly enough studying, but I’m totally okay with that! We actually didn’t do much, Tyler worked most of the weekend. But, we went to our first Community Group with some great friends of ours and some new people that we hope to become great friends with! I signed my mom and I up for Race for the Cure and this year, they are offering a free fitness program… which we skipped tonight, but typically it is twice a week. We did have a legitimate skip working out reason. I am a mo-ron and I read the site to say 6:30-7:30, and assumed it meant AM… OOPS! We showed up at the stadium this morning at 6:20. ha! Yea… it said PM. So, we went and worked out on our own and walked up Snake Hill in NLR and walked by the lake. It was fun! Then, later in the day, T and I took our boys on a walk. Sampson got super over heated (who knew how hot it was today… omg!) and we had to stop to let him rest in a stream. He loved it! Bear just loved getting out of the backyard. He loves going on walks around our house because we have a big open area behind our house and he can usually go a while without his leash attached. So all in all, it was a fantastic weekend and we are so grateful for this long weekend!



Quarter-life Crisis?
September 2, 2009, 2:39 pm
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I just got done having a conversation with a friend who said she was going through a quarter-life crisis. I found this oddly amusing because in June, when I turned 24, I panicked. I was absolutely NOT okay with it. I am pretty sure that the week leading up to my birthday is what made me do the things I am doing today. I felt like I had not accomplished anything in life and a quarter of a century was just a year away! Growing up, I had always assumed I would be married by 18, pregnant by 19 and have a baby at 20. Just like my mom, my Mimi and my Memom… its what we do. But, 24 came around and I was in a job I HATED, I had no degree, AND I had no baby. All I had was the husband. What was that about? Well, one had to change and for some unknown reason, we decided to put my one and only dream of being a mommy aside and let me get through some school. I never wanted school, I wanted family.

Now that I am 3 weeks into school, I must say that so far, I think I made the right decision. I have mentioned it before and I’m sure I will continue mentioning, I let God take control of this one. I stopped, stepped back and asked what He thought I should do.

I’m pretty sure he was right.



the first big test
August 31, 2009, 2:53 pm
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Now lemme tell ya… my stomach has been in knots for about a week panicking over my first test. It was a medical terminology test over 3 chapters… a little stressful! Basically, I had to make a 77 to not have to go to class every Monday morning at 9… a big deal, I like sleep. So, just got out and I nailed it! Apparently stressing out frantically works for me 🙂 I got an 84… which is great considering while I was taking it, I thought I completely BOMBED chapter three! I am pretty proud of myself.



Update on my momma!
August 29, 2009, 4:10 am
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We really are blessed. I had so many stinkin’ people praying for Mom yesterday, and well… it worked! Her first surgery of the day (which she was texting me during – wierd, I know) went well and the spot they had to remove was not some gigantic hole in her face! Which basically meant that the reconstructive part wouldn’t be as invasive. When she got the plastic surgeon’s office, she went in thinking they were going to have to take skin from her cheek to close the incision on her nose, and well… she’s vain… and they apparently decided a different way to go about it. We still aren’t sure if they took skin from another spot (she says she can’t find one) or if the hole was just small enough to close with stitches. It looks wonderful! the stitches are teeny teeny teeny tiny. She will have a small scar, but nothing compared to what we found online when we googled “mohs.” I just have to say… I’m super pumped that I didn’t pass out when her IV came out or when her nose started bleeding in post op – maybe I can be a nurse after all. Ha!

My bestest friend in the whole wide world came over yesterday after work so we could go to a new worship service at my church and we went to see mi madre. Well, my genius of a friend thought it would be a terrific idea to go get those goofy joke glasses with the big nose and take them to her. So we went to Party City, found the glasses (in a freaking 12 pack) and she LOVED them… she has already talked some of her friends into wearing them to school their first day back, Monday. I was pretty pumped! And the worship service was awesome! Yesterday turned out to be a much better day than expected!



Wow… it’s been a minute
August 27, 2009, 5:52 am
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Can you tell I’ve been busy!? Holy moly, it’s been well over a week… so much for posting every day.

I haven’t posted because nursing school has made be uber busy. On top of nursing school, we’ve moved and have been trying to update our house to make it “renter-ready.” So, this week I have made numerous trips to the storage facility that will be housing my life for the next 2 years or so, plenty of drop offs to Savers (love that place) and lots of trips back and forth between our old home and our new home.

I honestly had some issues with moving. I told my mom today that it was a horrifying feeling to know that your entire life – the only bit of a life you will have for years – is in 1 box. That’s all I brought. 1 box.

Okay… forward. I am kind of freaking out this evening (or super early morning) because my mom has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. I haven’t let it bother me because I felt there were so many other things to deal with. I definitely can’t tell her what I am feeling – she would panic. I know she will be fine. She goes in tomorrow morning for surgery to have it removed and I am praying to the Good Lord above that it is just the little bit they have found. We found out this week that my uncle’s “rare salivary gland cancer” was rare because he had 2 spots on his lungs, 1 on his spine and it had spread to his liver. HE HAD BEAT THE SALIVARY CANCER! The doctors didn’t bother to look elsewhere… and now he is stage 4. That blows. And it worries. My uncle is an old man – he’s actually my great uncle. He has lived a full life, he is at a place where he is ready to take his diagnosis and just go with it. I’m not ready for anything like that with my momma and it makes me so stinkin’ nervous.

Hope and Pray that all goes well tomorrow. I have faith that all will go well tomorrow. If I need a reminder of my faith, I’ll just check back with Ms Gilbert!

peace.