Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's gonna be a Bright Bright Sunshiney Day

Out for a walk on a beautiful December day in Boise
We thouroughly enjoyed the sunshine for the first time in quite a while!

Mckenna brought her bear along to enjoy the weather

I think she looks like a little model here, she cracks me up!

First giggle fit of the day....not to be the last by any means!!!!

My artsy fartsy shot for the day, I loved the reflection in the puddle and all the color on my little girl.

Today was a much needed break from fog and clouds and work and school.  Mckenna and I took a nice walk around the neighborhood then met Sam at school to feed the ducks.  It felt wonderful to just get outside for a while.  Due to crazy airfares over the holidays, we won't be making it back to NE over Christmas this year.  We are hoping to make it out really soon though and can't wait to see all of our family out there.  We are hoping to make it to MT for Christmas this year due to the change of plans, weather permitting.  Praying for NO SNOW between now and Wednesday.  Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc!  Hoping whatever you celebrate is wonderful, relaxing, and filled with joy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bathroom Humor

December 2, 2010

I was just sitting at the kitchen table, Mckenna was in the bathroom
Soon I hear.....
 "Mom, I need help wiping."
I arrive, wipe and flush the toilet
Me, thinking..."jeez kind of  a big poop for a little girl."
Mckenna, "My bumm kinda hurts."
Me, "Ya, you kinda had a big poop."
Mckenna, "How big was it?"
Me, "I don't know, just kind of big."
Mckenna, "Was it as big as a Hamster?"

 Histerical mommy for like 20 minutes.....who is this child????

On an absolutely different note....finally posting pictures of the last couple of weeks!
 Roses in our backyard still bloomed until late November....beautiful!

 Mckenna and I helping Sam brine the Turkey!!!

 It was a SNOWY Thanksgiving....we got stuck in Boise.

 Lots of fun playing in all the snow

 Homemade hot yummy, especially after an hour outside!

 Celebrated Thanksgiving with the Dalbey family, very nice way to spend a stranded holiday!

 A great visit from Kristen and other MT folks.....Go Cats Go!

And finally.....the Cat/Griz game...that we WON!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Full of Life

Mckenna and Mike playing in the leaves

Yay!  I got a night out with my buddy Mike!

Super cool colors early one morning

Raking the yard with her daddy...I love this picture

A break from raking....look at the size of that bubble!

Making a tunnel and secondary bubble

The last week and a half have been busy, fun, exciting and this weekend and next the fun will just continue.  Last weekend my friend Mike came to Boise with Cirque Du Soliel.  We got to hang out on Friday night then got to go to the show on Saturday.  Had friends over Saturday night and had a great relaxing day on Sunday.  I finally got to teach a bit...finally feeling slightly productive at work, Yay!  If anyone needs ACLS OB or wants training, let us's a pretty great class.  This weekend was my birthday, kind of uneventful, but had a nice afternoon with Sam and Mckenna and got a new car stereo which is awsome!  This week I get to spend the whole week in the hospital doing direct patient care which I am SO excited to do...I miss it so much!  Then on Thursday my great friend Kristen is flying in and we are watching the Cat/Griz game (I will post pictures.)  Back to work for 2 days next week, I have my 90 day evaluation, and then off to Montana for Thanksgiving.  So busy, but SO FUN!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thankful...and kinda sad

These last two weeks my heart has been aching for MN....funny huh?  It used to ache for MT and now I have two places that make my heart ache!  I miss my friends, I miss my amazing neighbors, I miss our playdates with 16 kids (because we were all awsome and decided to get pregnant at the same time), I miss the fall colors and even raking the leaves, I miss owning my house even if it was teeny tiny, it was mine and I loved it, I miss all the parks, I miss the every week, I miss my co-workers and my patients.  I am thankful for a great job here (even though it is very very different).  I am thankful for so many quick friends here in Boise, but miss the easy, comfortable friendships in MN.  I posted a picture on my work website the other day....We all have to have Bios.  Most people post a headshot taken up against a plain wall.   Mine...I posted a picture that DeeDee took of me last year at an apple orchard.  There I am standing below a sign that says FRUIT LOOP and pointing to myself.  I feel silly posting it on a professional website....but this is internal and I want people to know this is me, a total dork!  I can't wait to have easy comfortable friendships again.  I am thankful for outdoor opprotunities, thankful to be closer to my family, thankful for a normal schedule, thankful for a healthy family...I am thankful, just missing my old life.  Here are some cute pics from Pumpkin picking with a good friend from High school this last weekend...I am thankful and blessed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekly photo updates

Mckenna taking a hike up Table Rock....she was hot, so no shirt, but cute pigtails!
Mckenna enjoying her tricycle in the driveway. We have to take advantage of the wonderful Boise weather! My little ballerina

Chilling with mom and dad in the bathroom and apparently wanting to talk on the phone...cheeseball. :)

Daddy giving Mckenna a ride up the rest of Table Rock...that is the life!

Another week of amazingly nice weather....I have to keep on reminding myself it is mid October!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Starting to smell like Fall

Ah...I love the smell of fall. Of leaves on the ground, of rain, just the crisp, cool, fresh air! Mckenna and I got to go to Missoula last weekend to visit Grandpa Flip and happened to get to see So many family members....what a treat! Frances turns one tomorrow....Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! Here are some pictures of last many great memories.