Sunday, October 29, 2006

...practicing on amelia raymer.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

pretty cool pictures that are probably copywrited somewhere.

Create Your Own!

Friday, October 27, 2006

so, for those of you who don't know already, i have decided that i am going to nursing school. a lot of prayer, thought, and conversation has gone into this. believe me, it wasn't a quick decision, although it may seem like it. if all goes according to plan, i will begin school in january to get my pre-requisites for applying to the nursing program. once that happens, i'll only need 35 hours to get my RN (well, the diploma in order to take the certification test).

there are a lot of emotions going on in me about this new venture. i'm terrified to go back to school: i am by no means a student! but i am absolutely ecstatic about this whole prospect. i fell like for the first time in a long time i am actually moving forward in A direction rather than just standing still. and being a RN provides so many possibilities for a lot of what i want to do with my life. the demand for nurses is so high - that provides job security. the hours (shifts) make for a great environment to raise children. and the pay is not so bad either!

i have never thought of myself as a nurse - quite the opposite, in fact. but i see so much potential in this new journey and more than that, i see a great opportunity for ministry. i am excited about that!!!

oh, and by the way, my goal right now is to work either in the NICU or in Labor & Delivery.

now, on to the new adventure!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

yeah...somehow, i think not!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

alright. so it's been a while since i last posted. SO MUCH has happened...and is happening. let's see what i can fill you in on with the few minutes i have to myself.

i went to baltimore to keep my cousins for officers' councils. that week was quite challenging, but it was good to be with them. the last night of my stay there, i got a call from robert saying that his dad was back in ICU. i made new flight arrangements to get to augusta asap, which was a good thing b/c as soon as i got here, i had to help my mother-in-law make the decision to put my father-in-law on DNR (do not resusititate) status. he is home now under hospice care and will stay that way. we have a bed in the living room and i have spent the last week caring for my father-in-law as a nurse. i have been stretched to limits that i didn't even know i could be stretched to. i have done things that i never thought i would. but in the middle of all this i have seen myself learn to do new things and have begun to think about a new direction for my life. i have never thought about myself as a nurse. but with this week and all the things that i have had to do, nursing may be an option for me to look into. i really enjoy what i am doing here and i dont' know if it's because of the fact that i'm taking care of my family or if it is what i am doing. i have been praying for direction if this is what God wants for me. so we'll see....

on top of that, my dog got hit by a car and died today. that was really hard to go through - especially since i am not with him. he was staying with erin and he ran out into the road. she took him to a vet and there wasn't much they could do so they had to put him to sleep. that was so hard for me.

so, all this to say, if you are reading this, pray for our family. we've had stuff going on that has been so tough to deal with in such a short amount of time.

in the middle of all this, we have been blessed to have some family time. today we carved pumpkins with jonah, which was awesome!! i am particularly impressed with our "snelson" pumpkin!

also, CONGRATULATIONS to sarah and jeff!!! i hate that i missed the wedding, but i'm so glad that you finally get to be together!!!!!

before i sign off, i thought i'd add some pictures to show you all what we've been up to. enjoy!

alright, on to more nursing.....