Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all! Brad is in bed sick with strep throat (we think), so we are hanging out at the house for valentine's day. I did get up this morning and take shelby to the doggy beauty shop. the flavor shampoo of the month in honor of valentine's day is chocolate covered cherry. she smelled so good, but as soon as we get home, she rolls in the grass! it never fails! she always does it after she gets groomed. Miss Holly (the dog groomer) always gives shelby a bandana around her neck (grandpaw cannon calls it a "necklace")! this time miss holly gave her a white one with red hearts. it was so cute!

Monday, February 9, 2009


i was tagged by Loni Hodge scrap about myself. the rules for "scrapping" are: first list 10 honest things about yourself 2. pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

1. I Love my husband and family more than anything! My husband and I live next door to my grandparents and parents. that's how much we love them!

2. My dog is like my best friend! Shelby Lynn is my now 3 year old chocolate lab. she loves me unconditionally and feeds off feelings that brad and i are feeling. she is the smartest and most beautiful animal i have ever known!

3. I am a little bit OCD. things have to be a certain way on my desk, in my purse, in my car, closet, you get the drift! I AM CRAZY! no, really, i am a very neat person and can't sleep if i feel that things might be out of place or if i might of forgotten something.

4. I wash my hands way too much and I know it, but i can't resist myself! (another embaressing aspect of my OCD). my hands will get so dry and cracked, and they hurt really bad sometimes, but i keep on washing. my theme is: I have the cleanest hands in the hospital.

5. I am addicted to several things: shopping, purses, shoes, jewelry, and mountain dew.

6. I love eating at Surin West. I love the super crunch suschi, crab angels, egg rolls, and Thai noodle. Me and my co-workers love to go eat there during lunch. it is truly one of my favorite places to eat.

7. I am like Loni also a people pleaser. i used to work extra shift after extra shift at work for the money, but also because i couldn't stand to say no for the fear that the nurses would be short. i also have never called in for work because i can't stand for the nurses to be short staffed. i also am not a good conflict manager. i will keep my mouth shut and keep enduring and enduring until i bust before i will ever speak up. I am very fortunate to have very outspoken friends (you know who u r), a very outspoken husband that takes up for me, and very outspoken co-workers. so i remain the people pleaser thanks to these people! It's all their fault that i am like this.

8. I love being a nurse! i have been a nurse for over 3 years, and couldn't imagine doing anything else. I worked on the floor for 3 years and just recently moved to the orthopaedic dept. (both jobs @ children's). i love helping kids and their families.

9. Brad and I have been talking about having kids soon! (we have the discussion on a regular basis) i'm not sure exactly when, but i believe that we are really serious about it this time.

10. I have a big heart. i can't stand it if i hurt someone's feelings, or make them mad. i'd rather hurt myself than have someone else be mad or hurt. some people say this is a good quality to have, but i don't know. it kinda stresses me out, but I've managed!

Now, time to list people to scrap:
kara reid
mandy davis
nicole stoddard
missy mccaleb
jamie carnes
kelly watson
jennifer spahn

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Shelby Lynn!

Today is my baby's 3 year old birthday! (for those of you who aren't dog lovers, you probably think I am crazy). This is a picture of Shelby as a puppy the day after we got her! There is a big picture at the bottom of the blog of her now. (she has gained a ton of weight, huh?) Brad and I love her so much! Just wanted to wish my furry child a happy birthday! We love you Shelby Lynn!