Thursday, January 29, 2009

Getting crazier all the time!

Hey! For those who don't know, I got a job! I'm working one day a week in the pulmonary clinic at UVRMC and probably 2 days in the house (hospital). Oh and 20 hrs of clinicals a week and school still. I know, what was I thinking? Capn was complaining at the beginning of the month that I didn't have a job-now I think he didn't realize how busy that now makes him (he took the boys to their dentist appts this week etc.)!
Our baby turned three yesterday and it's like someone flipped a switch! He is a little jabbermouth now-talking about how grown up he is and chatting on his cell phone and otherwise acting like a big person (except the potty-training). J&J both got awards at scouts last night (Wolf & Bear) and are doing so well. They have been reading their eyeballs out for the Jazz reading contest at school-they really want to meet a Jazz player!
As for our special-K he has a girlfriend. She's a cute girl but you know I worry about being exclusive when there is no point (other than drama and trouble:). As I type this the Capn is interviewing for the SWAT team. Ugh. Wonder when he's gonna do that since he will probably be watching the kids for the next 6 months! Love you all and will update when I can!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Girls 2nd annual St George Human Rights weekend!

So we're back! This has become an annual event for us! Such a good time and a great excuse to get out of the dreary cold and pollution. Gives me a little boost so I can make it through the rest of the winter. We missed Ang this year but I hope she'll join us next year. Perfect-relaxing, great company, great weather, great food, quiet, low-key fantastic weekend! We stayed with my favorite Aunt and Uncle-who I lived with in college and I realized how much I missed them! They were so much fun! My Aunt's adventurous spirit is contagious!

My awesome Aunt hiking in her beloved Snow Canyon.
The beautiful redrocks-and look--blue sky! No brown haze! Did I mention 60 degrees? Perfect!

My authentic Italian uncle made us authentic Italian pizzas! It was so fun just to watch him cook-truly an experience in itself. Then we watched boxing. I remember in college he and my Aunt would argue over wether I wanted to watch boxing or the history of the pyramids. "Barbaric!" my Aunt would say, "Boring!" my Uncle would counter. The truth is it didn't matter what we were watching it was just nice to be with them-then and now. I realized how I want my kids to have the chance to know and love these amazing people (and they will)!

The best part of the race (did I mention the 1/2 marathon is our excuse for going down?)-getting a massage and stretch at the end ahhh...

Before the start-all smiles but I came up with my new mantra around mile 11-'it's okay to cry-but it's not okay to quit!' Finished a few minutes faster than last year-but who's counting! This weekend was exactly what I needed. I thought on Saturday night that I couldn't remember when I felt that comfortable. I mean I was tired and full and felt safe and secure and really felt no pressing responsibilities-no 'better start the laundry' or 'should really be studying' it was so good to truly relax and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's about time!

Sweet friends and sweet treats are a great combination! This is one of the gingerbread houses we made with the Perry's at Christmas.

My littles looking 'sassy' in my new scarf (and not much else:)

It snowed...and snowed...and snowed! The boys made this hill to slide down-someone lost a boot!

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated-I'm just bearly getting back to reality. We had a fun Christmas break and are all back in school now. I passed my board exam a few weeks ago and have applied for my license in Respiratory Care! Now to find a job....with the economy as it is it may not happen as quickly as I'd like (or Capn would like). School is mostly clinicals now, which is good-I'm working on senior projects so I can be done in August.
Our Special K has a girlfriend. We knew this day would come and I was totally okay with it 'cause she lived in North Carolina (safe distance) but now she is moving back to Utah and I just don't know. He's also serious about wanting to join the military (yikes) He may have to wait til he's 18 though because his mom is not hip on the idea.
J&J are doing well in scouts and school and their world revovles around when they have a turn at the XBOX or Wii. We did get a Wii for Christmas (thanks grandma)! They also got BB guns-courtesy of Daddy!
The littles are getting bigger, the baby will turn 3 this month (he'll ALWAYS be the baby:). The other one (oh, will he always be 'the other one'?) does well in preschool and has learned to appreciate the XBOX-Lego Star Wars in particular.
Capn is talking about SWAT (I told him we can just buy the hat online). So who knows what'll happen with that! For some reason the city needs a 'SWAT-medic'?
I am still running (though not far or long) and will be in St George for a 1/2 marathon this weekend (any excuse to find some sunshine in the middle of Jan.)!
Our house is still for sale-just lowered the price if anyone is lookin!
Hopefully I've redeemed myself going so long without a post-you all probably stopped reading! I'll try (no promises)!