Friday, April 25, 2014


Life with a 3 year old (plus 4 months) is interesting. I don't want to say she is "hard" but some days, she is impossible. For example, she will say all the way to the car that she wants to buckle by herself, and then gets in her seat, bursts into tears and demands that "Mommy do it". It is like a battle of the wills but guerrilla warfare style. You never know when or where it will come from. 

But dang she is so funny! She sings at the TOP of her lungs, jumps on her bed, tells me stories, and wants to be just like me from what I am wearing to exercising with me. She prays for everyone she knows, even cartoon characters, and always asks Jesus to help her be a good girl. I love her sweet little heart, and how much she loves life. My sweet, stubborn girl! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday...

You're passive aggressive, and you will steal food at any cost. But you're sweet and certainly the only dog who is halfway intelligent in this house! Happy 10th Birthday, Polly!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Week

We had a really great week leading up to Easter. Madeline had a party and egg hunt at school, and we had a big picnic at church. I LOVE Easter...I love what it stands for, and it has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love going to church and celebrating a risen Savior, and being with my family. This year Madeline woke up so sick. She started kind of squealing like she was in pain while I was helping her get dressed, and then she just got so sick. And it didn't stop. I felt so bad for her, and honestly I was so bummed. I know that sounds selfish, but that's just how I felt. She's finally acting like herself today, and I bleached the entire house yesterday, even though I know in my little nurse heart that it's too late to start sanitizing after the fact. It still made me feel better. 

Anyway, so our Easter wasn't like I imagined. We read the Easter story, and talked all about how Jesus died for us and rose again so we can have life with Him forever in heaven. I had to remind myself that really all that matters is simply that. Not Easter dresses, big meals, egg hunts, or anything else. Just Jesus, and that He lives so that we can live.  

Monday, April 14, 2014


Our house is SOLD! It went under contract about 10 days ago but I didn't want to post anything until after the inspection and option period were up. It sold in about 2 days - we had 7 showings and 2 offers. Crazy! Everything is good so far...we should have the appraisal this week and hopefully close mid-May. We pushed the closing back a little so I can finish school and maintain what's left of my sanity! :) 

So I am packing and just tying up a few loose ends for school. I finished my residency, and hopefully I will get hired on the floor I was on. We'll see! I have lots of meetings between now and graduation since I am helping to plan our pinning ceremony. I can't wait! :) 

Meanwhile, we went to see our friends house to pick up some boxes, and after touring her house Terry has decided he wants to build in Florida. So we are just all kinds of  mixed up! We are looking kind of seriously at one builder who does custom work but also has plans to choose from if that makes any sense. We'll see - I can't worry about any of that until this house is sold. It is kind of exciting to think about though!

And my sweet girl is loving changing her clothes all day every day. I just make her put them back in her drawers and am trying very hard not to let it bug me that they're not folded and put away. This is the kind of fashion statement she is making...I'm pretty sure it was around 90degrees this day!

 We've been enjoying the nicer weather and trying to soak up as much time in our yard as possible. Have I mentioned we'll be moving into an 800 square foot townhouse with just a small patio? Don't think we'll be hanging around the house a whole lot! Look at those fingernails!

Finally, I guess there's a first time for everything...I got my eyeliner tattooed in March. Pretty much all the girls at church have done it, and I am a sucker for peer pressure. Not really...I just thought it looked so good on them so I decided to do it.  I think this was about a week later. I can't take a selfie to save my life - I always look cross eyed. I like it ok but I am not sure I would do it again. It's darker than I wanted but I am getting used to it. Terry has been calling me Ozzy Osbourne! 

Other than packing and getting ready to move, we are trying to slow down a little around here! Easter is almost here and I can't wait!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Madeline has recently taken up working out! She's getting pretty serious about it!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What Happened to March???

It's April 2nd! How did that happen? March flew by and I hardly blogged about any of it! 

I started my residency and like it so much! I LOVE the floor I am working on, and am really hoping they will hire me. It just depends on whether or not the hospital decides to have graduate nurse positions this year. So we'll see - I am really trying not to stress about it! 

I've also been working on what I like to think of as my second child. My portfolio for graduation. I have never spent so much time on a project and I am almost done!!! It's about 200 pages of things I have done over throughout school to show I am "competent".

I also got this little gem yesterday....YAY!!! 

We also decided to list our house with an agent. The agent we chose is selling our home through the Homes for Heroes program, and I couldn't be happier about it. A certain amount from the sale of our house will go to them to help provide a home for a "hero". I love this program - my cousin who was injured in Iraq got a home through them so it makes me feel so good to be able to support them! 
Anyway, the agent officially listed it yesterday, and we have two showings today. Needless to say I have been cleaning and cleaning. I am afraid it may sell sooner than I wanted it to, but I can't complain about that! We have a house on base as of May 5th so we should be ok. Nothing like moving and finals all in the same week! 
I also did a health fair for school last weekend in Cristoval. It was fun but I thought it was kind of a waste of time because there weren't many people there. I thought our table turned out cute though and that's really all that matters. 

And I am hosting my 2nd and LAST ever golf tournament this weekend for Project Humanity. I am sure it will be fun, but it is SO much work! 

I also got to tell the kids at church about Africa. I know why Jesus loves children so much. There is something so sweet and innocent about the way they see the world. I just love their sweet little hearts and how much our church invests in our kids! I have been so blessed by our church! 

Enough about sweet girl has been living it up too! She loves school, and sometimes when I want her to stay home with me, she asks to go to school instead. I don't really know how to take that! :)  She's been living it up at birthday parties, and cracking us up! She has started sleeping in shoes, and any other accessories she deems appropriate. I love that girl!

 Hoping April isn't quite so crazy! :) 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

3 Year Olds Can't Be Trusted

I had some Valentine stuff left over, so Madeline and I made cookies one night and I let her decorate them. I went to switch laundry while she was decorating, and came back and the sprinkles were gone. I can't blame her...who doesn't love sprinkles?