Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2 in 1 day!

So all my lucky blog followers, you get a 2 in 1 today. I just wanted to tell everyone about school. I started a new module this week and to my surprise, I am very pleased! Last night was Cardiopulmonary / ECG, it is going to be very interesting. But EVEN BETTER, tonight I started Medical Laboratory Procedures.
The Cardiopulmonary / ECG class is going to be where we learn about the Cardiac System and the Respiratory System. It is going to be very fun I think. We will learn how to do EKG, and can actually get certified in that I think. It will be a very good start to all of the things that I will be able to start doing.
Then the most fun part of this module, Medical Laboratory Procedures. Which is actually the first class in the PHLEBOTOMY portion of my studies!!!! I am so excited to start learning how to do this. This is the #1 reason why I decided to go back to school. Thursday we get to start poking fingers. And then next week we get to start venipuncture! Which MEANS DRAWING BLOOD FROM A VEIN!!
Yes I know not many people get very excited about this, but I can't wait. I am so happy that this class came sooner then I was thinking it would. Now for the CNA classes and I will be ready to go for a little bit. I can't wait to actually start a career!
Thanks for listening!

Things seem to be COMING TOGETHER!

As some of you may know the past few months (well maybe more then a few) haven't really been the best for my little family. When Oakley was 2 weeks old she started having a lot of digestive problems. They narrowed it down to being a bacteria in her intestines. Now she is still really little and they are still worried about her immune system. But she is getting better and better everyday.
Owen has been good, loves his time with his grandparents so much. And all of his aunts and uncles too. And cousins. He doesn't miss a beat though and can always tell when we are stressed or worried. But he can always brighten a day.
Jessie finally got hired back on to Autoliv in January and has been working there full time, but it has still been a struggle. He is now working graveyard shift and that is helping out a little bit with more money and more hours, but it is really straining on us because we get no time together as a family. But what time we do have is AMAZING!
I started school in April and absolutely love it, but it does take away time from Jessie and the kids. I am going into the medical field and I have been doing so good (surprisingly). I never really thought about going into the medical field until I had Oakley and she got sick. Now I just can't seem to get interested in anything else but that.
In my spare time from school I am helping my BEST FRIEND plan her wedding that is going to be next year. Jenette and Tj will be getting married on the 20th of August 2011. And I am so happy for them. I wish that I could be a wedding planner all of the time. I can't wait to help them make their day the most memorable day of their lives.
Our lives are coming together so well and we are so happy for the months and years to come. It has been a struggle, but we are learning more and more everyday about ways to keep us happy and on track for everything we want. We can't wait for the upcoming holiday season and all of the fun that we can have with our friends and family.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New to Blogging

So I am very new to blogging, but I thought I would give it a try. Not quite sure how it all works, but a little bit about my kids is usually what most people like to hear about.
My little man Owen turned 2 years old in May and it has been a very big change from how he was when he was still 1. He has started to really have an attitude (wonder where he got that from!) and has such a personality. But his smile sure does melt my heart. I can't get enough of it (which is a bad thing when I am trying to be "in control").
Then there is my little lady bug. Oakley was born in February this year and is now 6 mos (almost 7!) old. She is a blessing in disguise and I wouldn't trade her for ANYTHING IN THE WORLD! She had a few medical problems when she was a few weeks old which prevented her from gaining weight for a while. So she was very tiny for a few months (like too little). She is now doing a little bit better, but they are still worried about her weight being too low. She is the cutest little thing. She loves to laugh and smile, and will even chat with you for a minute now. And she is ALMOST CRAWLING!
Those are my kids. I couldn't be happier with the children that I have been lucky enough to have my life blessed with. Me and Jessie are the luckiest parents in the world and I can't wait for the kids to be a few years older so we can go do all sorts of fun things with them as a family.

The girl that took the pictures for this blog is Tia Pendleton and she did an amazing job. It is a miracle that she got the ones of Owen that she did. We couldn't have asked for better pictures of our little family.
Tia Pendleton Photography can be found on facebook and she is awesome!

The End!! 08/26/2010