Friday, February 19, 2010

CHA Goodness

I have been dying to post some of my favorite pictures from CHA.

These two projects would make cute gifts for those special girls/women in your lives. Mother's Day is just around the corner. Why not start now?

This project is so simple! All you need is a frame, two pieces of scrapbook paper and white buttons you have laying around. Anyone can make this. It is so cute!

This next project was so clever. They used green straws and die cut flowers. The saying "Girls are the nicest things that happen to people", can be changed to sisters or mothers. Just print the saying on your computer and circle cut it.

If you dare not try the paper holder, just purchase a cute flower pot and fill with crinkle paper. Darling!

More fun to come.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We celebrated Valentine's a day early since I have to work tomorrow.
It was so fun!
Can you tell I love this holiday???

My house has been decorated for a month.

I have been staring at these items forever and could not wait to use them!
I was giddy with excitement this morning.

We started the morning with pink chocolate chip pancakes.
Wheehhh they were very sweet!

I think they were more fun to cook then to eat.

I did not make any lunch. We went to a super fun pink dinasour party.
We had a blast until Brendan got his finger caught in our car door.

Poor boy!

We headed to urgent care. It was closed.
Went home and B played xbox...he was fine!
Thank the Lord for that!

We came home and Brian grilled steaks.
Brian made garlic potatos, asparagus & garlic bread.
It is our traditional Valentine's Day dinner. mmmmm!

I then stepped in and made this your mouth just watering or what?

Topped off with ice cream...mmmmm!
My boys were reluctant to take a picture.
This was the best I could get.
Aren't they so cute?

I then made some cupcakes for the hospital tomorrow.
I am in love with these sprinkles from Wilton. Adorable!

I also made jello jigglers.
First time making these.

Brendan wanted them so bad.

We ended the night with lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles.

Enough to help me make it through my first twelve hour shift tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Happy Valentine

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bring on some love...

Brendan's Valentines ...check.

Teacher's gift...check.
(By the way it is a super cute mug with a chalkboard apple on the front that you can write on. It was courtesy of Target. I am in love with this mug!)

Oranges slices for Brendan's party tomorrow...check.

I am so excited for Brendan. I have such great memories of my school Valentine's parties. Do you remember those times?

Making a big red paper heart to hold our cards
(with white heart doilies glued on outside)

Eating so many sweets, our tummies would be sore.

Going through each of the boy's Valentines' to see if they wrote anything special.

Such fun memories! I hope this week is filled with many "love-ly" memories.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I was having a hard time leaving Brendan today.
I was very sad until I arrived at class and realized what our study subject was.

Pressure ulcers

If you are ever having a bad day or you want to take your mind off of your current situation, just google pictures of stage III and stage IV pressure ulcers.

Enough is good.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

In case you were wondering...

I made it through my first week of work! I wasn't sure how the transition was going to be. This new schedule will definitely take some getting used to. For the most part, everything went smoothly.

It was an exciting week. I got to wear scrubs everyday (which feel like comfy pajamas! Now, who wouldn't want to wear those all day?)

I also received my new badge that has my new title..."RN". I felt so proud to FINALLY call myself a real RN! I have run across many student nurses and feel so grateful to not be in that position anymore.

I have received many questions on my new job. So, I will post them here.

My new title: RN on an orthopedic unit. 10th floor to be exact with an AMAZING view of Newport Beach! That is a nice perk.

I will mainly be taking care of post op patients with total joint replacements. As this was not my first choice of jobs, I am very grateful to have found a job 7 months out of nursing school. In this economy, many students are not getting jobs. (and NO, there is not a nursing shortage!) If I could only have one dollar for every time I have heard this, I wouldn't need to go to work! ha

What did you learn on your first week of training? Didn't you learn everything in the two years of school? Each hospital has a different standard of care and practice. As a new RN, you have to complete many competencies in order to step on the floor for the first time. So, the nursing staff from various departments come to our class room and teach us the standards of care. We then partake in a short test following each lecture, followed by a competency. You get signed off and you are set to go.

Examples of these: IV starts, IV pumps and therapy. PICC, Central, Midlines. Chest tubes and Tracheostomies. Procedures...there are hundreds! I won't venture to go there but an example would be a coding patient or calling the rapid response team if your patient is not looking so well. There is also medication administration, orders, computer chart training, doctor's orders, receiving and discharging patients (hours in front of the computer!) Phew...I am tired just reading this...and this is not even 1/100th of the things we reviewed this week. My brain is busting at the seams! I have paperwork everywhere!

So that is my week in a nutshell. I will definitely be posting more as the days go by.

I will be spending today cuddling with my family and loving on them. I have really missed them this week to say the least. This is the sad part of being a grown up. Not being able to stay home and have play dates anymore.

Miss you all! Hope I answered a few of your questions without boring you to death!

Friday, January 29, 2010

I am back...for now...

Ok, my little construction project is taking a bit longer than anticipated. I realized that I have missed blogging. So, I am back...for now.

How can I not blog during my favorite season...Valentine's Day!!! I am a sucker for romance and I love LOVE! Too bad I married to most un-romantic man alive (however, he makes up for it 1,000 different ways...still love you hunny!)

If you have not heard the good news...I WAS OFFERED A JOB! I was officially offered an RN job at a very nice hospital. I put in my notice at the scrapbooking store and tomorrow night is my last crop. 6pm-midnight. Call Timeless Treasures to reserve your spot. It will be fun! Hope to see you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Under Construction!

My little blog is under construction.
Please check back soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

May the Lord bless you and your family as we celebrate His birth!

Love you all!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Amazing what can happen when people get together for a good cause...