Thursday, March 26, 2015


Thursday seems to somehow be the hardest day of the week for me.  Emotionally that is I am drained and tired.  Friday I work and somehow that is both exhausting and energizing but Thursdays are tough.

Monday, March 23, 2015


We are reading Rough Stone Rolling.  It is a history of Joseph Smith, I have oft had it recommended. So far we are enjoying it, Paul and I are reading it out loud to each other.

Paul finished building our first garden box, we are now working on getting dirt and we have seeds all germinated and ready to plant, Paul is working on building a few more but we are happy to have one done!

We are expecting baby #2 in mid-october, I have not been quite as sick as with Sylvia but nevertheless I have plenty of nausea...and occasional vomiting....can't wait to be further along.

We spend all our money at home depot and lowes...set-up costs.

We NEED a new fridge.

It is spring here and we have lots of flowers in our yard...thank your former owners, it is truly glorious.

We love the house we bought.

We have a lot of projects to do on the house we bought.

We bought a manual lawn mower and its pretty fun to is not a perfect cut, but does a pretty good job.

We finally got a composting bin, hopefully we will be successful.

I (well all the nurses where I work) got a raise :) and patient ratios have been much better, my job is 20 times better now, I feel like I can give much better care because I have fewer patients.

Paul got a small bonus and raise...much appreciated.

In the process of buying wood our windshield was somehow cracked :(

We spoke in church on Sunday (3/22) it seemed to go really well, I enjoyed writing the talk.

Sylvia is one! and walking! and warbling!  and SOOOO cute, really I can't even handle how cute.

So those are some updates on our family. As my sisters keep telling me, I am living the dream.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

sylvia stands

without help or holding onto anything she standing all the time, now she needs the courage to take a step

I had 4 patients in a row that were 92 years old..strange right?
My life seems to revolve around poop, and not even my own poop.  At home I clean up poopy diapers and because Sylvia won't ever hold still it can be very messy.  And when I work someone always seems to need some type of pooping assistance (thats what nurses do).  Anyway in case your feeling like your life isn't glamourous enough just remember that I am over in florida cleaning up poop.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

We bought a house

a cute little 60s house.  Only one previous owner, who built it, raised kids in it and now has unfortunately passed on.  We love it.  They built it well and obviously (to us) took very good care of it.  I am grateful for they care of this house, I am grateful for the quality workmanship, I am also grateful for all the extra shelfs and storage...and the pear tree.


I usually only work one shift a week.  Friday night so Paul will be home on Saturday and I can sleep.  Recently though they have been calling offering double bonuses and I have found out exactly how much in terms of $ amount my sleep is worth...and its alot.