Sunday, April 26, 2009


Okay, I couldn't resist throwing in a post with some oldie-but-goodie pictures in it! Here are some blast from the past poses of our babies! It's kind of a tradition we've got going to take the girl's first 'riding pictures'. Enjoy!


Well our 'big computer' is misbehaving and we think caught a virus--hopefully not the swine flu, but this being the border one never knows! We do have our fantastic laptop but I don't have our camera dock hooked up here (and honestly I'm not sure where the cd is with the programming, that was quite awhile ago...) Hopefully Kodak has something on their website that is down loadable. So for this post at least, no picture updates...Boo! I have SO MANY new great ones to share!

It has been such a busy, but fulfilling week! I had three classes: Neonatal Resuscitation recert, AWHOON Fetal monitoring recert and an ACLS class (acute cardiac life support: compressions, meds, shock shock shock!) I finished day 2 of ACLS today and am so very glad to have that over and done with! For 2 more years, at least. Tom took his Intermediate EMT state test, and even though we don't have the official 'pass' yet, he's very confident that he did great. Go Babe! And in between all that it's been work, work, work!

The girls have been busy bees as well! Zoey has school for a few more weeks, her last day is May 13th and then summer vacation for her! Kindergarten registration is this week for her--can't believe how our big girl has grown! She also finished spring soccer up until the fall season rolls around again. Maybe we'll try out gymnastics or ballet for the summer to switch things up a bit! Camryn is loving our warm weather and gets head-to-toe dirty every day playing outside. Sometimes I feel like I should hose her off before letting her come inside, but she is so happy. Our big thing right now is drawing all over the sidewalk in our front yard with the big bucket of chalk. Trust me, it's a loooooong sidewalk...At the end of the day I hose it down and we have a fresh canvas for the next day!

Alright everyone--fingers crossed that I'm able to either find my photo program cd or am able to download it somehow. Hope that you're all completely wonderful! P.S. A praise to God: our friends Mike and Debra we able to bring their baby home from the hospital a couple of days ago! Samantha was born at 29 weeks on February 24th. Go Samantha go!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Okay, okay enough with the egg titles I know! A friend of mine here started incubating some chicken eggs and got me in the mood to experiment with incubating as well. So a week or so ago we purchased a tiny little dome incubator (nothing fancy in the least, it looks like a little flying saucer). I purchased some Cochin Bantam eggs off of ebay--which off track, isn't it amazing all the random things you can find there? The eggs arrived in the mail today, all extremely well packed and in great condition and we could fit four of the eight eggs into our little incubator. The other four set on our counter for the afternoon until I could stand it no longer and gathered supplies to make my own incubator. Here are some pics of our fun! I cut a little window in our home made incubator so that we could all peek in and check out anything going on. The girls think these are the greatest things since finger paints! Zoey cracked me up all afternoon, walking by every 5 minutes and asking 'Are the chicks ready to come out yet?' It's going to be a LONG 21 days for her, my poor girl. Both girls will probably lose interest in the whole thing by the time the eggs hatch (fingers crossed that at least some will hatch!!!) So, anyone want any chickens in about a month? Our neighborhood doesn't allow non-domesticated animals, but maybe I can smuggle them into our backyard. I just have to convince Tom first!


Had to show off my artistic little beauties with their egg dying skills! We visited my parents for a few days and had to have a egg dying party since we won't see them for Easter this year. Thanks Apple and Meme for letting us commandeer your house for those days, we had fun! (You're probably still trying to out it all back together...) So here are Zoey Ash and Cams with two of their favorite people, doing what they do best...Making MESSES!
Hope that you all have a wonderful Easter! Praise Him, Christ Jesus our Savior is risen!


Holy cow, I can't believe that I let almost a month go by without blogging. What a slacker I have been! I thought about it frequently, but just never took the time to sit down and do it! It's been a busy past few weeks--let me catch up and probably make 10 different posts tonight...

It has been work, work, and more work for Tom and I lately, but at least it pays the bills, huh? This while month is a busy one for with with my ACLS class, Neonatal Resuscitation recert class, and fetal monitoring recert class. You think I'd be smarter and split them up a little. Oh well, maybe next time. Tom is getting ready to take his state test for his EMT intermediate license and he has a PALS class (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) coming up as well. Our phenomenal girlies are wonderful! Zoey is still loving school and riding the school bus. She came home with a flier earlier this week about Kindergarten registration at the end of the month. I can't believe it's really time! Zoey's last soccer game of the spring season is next Saturday--a light bulb must have clicked on in the last couple of weeks because she went from our princess soccer player who was more likely to be doing pirouettes on the field to a pretty aggressive little player! It's so fun to see her get in there go after the ball! Camryn is growing by leaps and bounds--we sure don't have a little baby anymore. She is doing great with potty training and has become Mommy's little helper.

The past week has been pretty ugly, weather wise. Gusty, dusty winds that nearly knock you over when you're out in them. Today was cooler with a few sprinkles of rain to go along with the wind, only to make a nice layer of mud on everything! Ah, Hartland in the Spring! I've gotten a decent amount of my tomatoes out in the garden and planted a few other things, but until the weather gets a little more inviting I won't be able to finish the second raised bed I've got started. Many, many other things going on!