Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: A Quick Review

Starting in January, I moved out
To Provo I went without a doubt.
Forging my way, I was a new gal
But forgot my towels (which lowered morale).
It took a few days to get confidence back
But it quickly returned and I was on track!
It was all fun and games 'til the deer incident
Where he hit my car leaving a fairly small dent
March brought some tears but also brought color

April brought broken beds, but finals were over!
May was more "blah" than I care to discuss
June took me all over but not on a bus.
Down to Disney I drove with some friends through Sin City,
Gambling wasn't for us (for it made us feel gritty).
July was a powerhouse out on the coast
"Clam chowder and taffy" cold Oregon did boast.
While the water was frigid and icy to feel
The food was delicious and the sea stars were real!
Before we came home from our trip with our loot
We went to a cheese place and a lighthouse to boot.
August came and it went, but I never forgot
my encounters with death and the spiders they brought!

September was nice but more boring than most,
So we'll skip to October so that I can boast
Of the pictures I took of my family so fine,
And the hat I received for the birthday that's mine.

To November we'll fly but there ain't much to see
'Cept my nasty old sweater that is SO scratchy.
December was average 'til late one cold night
A baby named Emerson stole the spotlight.
He entered this world with a stretch and a cry
Now he sleeps all the time, no one sees his blue eyes.

2010 was a great year- I'd say the best yet
With its babes, friends, and wonderful Oregon sunsets.
With this next year approaching I wish you all well
Happy New Year to all and to 2010: farewell!

Friday, December 24, 2010


I made this! I am in love with the fabric!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Baby Emerson!

Will and Bri asked me to photograph the birth of their son Emerson Wade.  It was one of the sweetest, most memorable experiences of my life! I won't ever forget this day and I am honored I was able to be part of it.
The nervous mother

Baby Emerson not even a minute old

He did NOT want to open his eyes

Baby and Dad 

Never was there a prouder papa

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Remember your Gel Pens? I remember mine.

That is what happens when you detox your room.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Well- it happened.  The "economic downturn" finally hit me.  I thought I was above it all but as it turns out, I'm not.  My place of employment finally closed its doors...and put me out of a job.  I moped and pouted for several hours.  I stressed, I cried.  Basically I had a whole lot of emotions in a small amount of time.  Then I got my act together, applied for 3.7 million jobs, studied for and took a quiz, painted my nails, cried again, and moved on.  I also ate a bagel with strawberry cream cheese (and that always raises my spirits). On a lighter note- yes.  I really did wear this out in public.  Sue me.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ugly Sweater

I bought this sweater as a joke to wear to Christmas parties and such.  It is the classic ugly sweater.

Well...the joke is on me.  It is too scratchy for me to even handle.  I can't wear it because it drives me crazy with it's little itchies.
See those scratchies???

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Look At Me Being All Sorts of Medical!

 I only took someone's blood pressure.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

10 Random Things In My Room

At this very moment in time, these are 10 random things in my room:

1.  Goggles for cadaver lab (they are actually clean for once).

2. Bottle caps from my Africa trip..I collected everyone's caps
3. Don't tell me you don't want this shirt

4. Stress ball

5. CLASSIC 70's patterns...someday I'll put them to good use

6. Lace...and lots of it

7. Easter lights

8.  This is an ice tray.  It makes the ice in the form of tubes so
 the ice slides right into a waterbottle!  Isn't it fanatastic???

9.  I dunno...future medical equipment?

10.  A mask from my journeys. It scares people sometimes.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Why I Avoid Kohl's

Kohl's Has a Death Grip on My Wallet.  I make rash decisions at Kohl's.  Somehow I manage to contain myself at other places (the mall, Target, the Wal-Marts, Macey's Grocery Store,  Kohl's, however, has some weird pull that I can't escape.  My logic:  If the sale ends tomorrow I have to buy it now because it might be gone the next time I come back..or worse: more expensive.  If I don't like it I can bring it back but right now is not the time to make that decision.  Right now is the time to buy.
Exhibits A-M of the afore-mentioned logic:
I've worn this 4 times:

 I've never worn this:


Okay....I wear these all the time

Sensible?  I think not!

Everyday wear? Puh-lease!

Don't get me wrong...I love my purchases but there is just a little part of me that says, "you aren't high-class enough for this.  What you really want is to run around in your unmentionables."
And then I realize that it's true and that when I'm buying to save I'm not actually's the perfect ploy.  And Kohl's pulls it off like a pro.  And that is why I try and stay away from Kohl's.