Monday, May 30, 2011

Oh Deer!

Last Tuesday, before I took Avery to school, I let Reba out in the front yard to potty, and look what she found! The tiniest baby deer! After Reba stopped barking at the poor thing, I went out to check on it. I couldn't believe it just ran up to me and Avery. Avery was in heaven, and she did NOT want to leave it to go to school.

I fought the urge to put it into my backyard and by the evening it wasn't in my flowerbed anymore. I was sooo worried about the little thing, but thankfully when Brian got home that night he said he spotted it on the next street over with it's mommy :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yay for summer! for school!

Summer has almost arrived! It is definitely one of our most favorite seasons, Avery loves to spend time in the pool and lake. We just got back from a short weekend trip to the lake. It was very relaxing, even though this was our first trip up there this summer. Next weekend, we have a full weekend planned to celebrate Memorial Day.

And tonight marks my last night of freedom...tomorrow I start clinicals again. I am both excited and nervous. I am anxious to get started, but overwelmed as a think of the next jam-packed year before me. This summer, I will have clinicals twice a week, school on tuesday, and work on Thursday. However, I fully enjoyed my three week break. I was able to spend lots of quality time with both Avery and Brian.

Last week Avery asked me, "Momma, why does Daddy go to work?" I responded by saying "so he can make money." She then said, "So me and you can go to school?" Well, pretty much :)

Just think, this time next year, I might be blogging about a new job and graduation! (Here's to staying positive :) )

Friday, May 20, 2011


So last week, I finally took Avery in to have her pictures taken. If you know her well, Avery is VERY difficult when it comes to pictures, but within the last few months she has been soooo much better about it. I can't believe I have such a strong-willed child! On the morning I took her, I didn't tell her where we were going so she didn't have time to think about it. I was soooo thrilled when they turned out pretty good. Yay for a photo session that didn't end in tears (mine or Avery's!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beach Babe

Last weekend, since the weather was gorgeous, I decided to take a short trip to the beach with Avery. Brian was fishing a tournament on Toledo Bend (he got 3rd place!) so it was just a mother-daughter trip. I am so glad I took her, this was her first trip to the beach (that she could remember), and she was so excited. We picked shells and just hung out around the beach.

We stayed at The Bisso's beach house in Surside (thank you Gregg and Bev!), it was perfect!

Look out baywatch!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Zoo Day!

Last wednesday, we took a trip to the Houston Zoo. It turned out to be the perfect day, no crowds, and no heat!

My favorite part!

Alyssa and Brennan

Avery thought this part was pretty cool, but was a little disappointed when she didn't spot any bass :)

And yes, that is a couple of hello kitty bandaids she is sporting, she had a few mosquito bites I had to cover up.

Friday, May 13, 2011

One year down,

One more to go!

Yayyyy! I am so excited to say I finally finished another semester with ALL A's! Sooo happy and proud. This has been one of the toughest things to get through, but I am so excited to say I am halfway through with graduate school. Ever since I turned in my last final, I have been lining up lots of time with my family. Here are a couple of things that were on my list...

  1. Get a massage and pedicure (check)

  2. Take Avery to see the movie, Rio (check)

3. Get Avery's pictures taken (check)

4. Read a non-medical book. (check) Here is what I read last week, now I can't wait to see the movie!

5. Take a trip to the lake.

6. Take a trip to the beach.

7. Take a nap, or two, or three. (check, check!)

8. Go to the zoo with Alyssa and Brennan (check)

9. Get back to the gym (semi check ;))

So far, it has been a great break. Hopefully, I will feel energized and ready to tackle another semester. I guess we will see about that one, ha!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Nurse's Week!

Today begins the start of International Nurse's week. So,

Happy Nurse's Week to all my friends and coworkers!

May 6-12th 2011

I wear my title as nurse proudly, and look forward to being a nurse practitioner. One more year to go!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter 2011

This year, our Easter weekend was jammed pack, but so much fun. We actually had to wake up Avery this year, so she could see what the bunny left her before going to church.

I absolutely love this picture of me and Av, it was taken after church.

Sweet cousins

such a ham

Happy Easter!