Just when you thought he couldn't get any better...

...he can! :) My sweet, sweet husband is a charm. I don't know what I did to get so lucky, but I snagged the best husband in the world! I've been kind of worried about nursing school lately and whether or not I had what it takes to get through the program. Just doubting myself as a nurse, you know? So I texted Davey to tell him I was freaking out about it and this is what he texted me back:

"Sweetheart, you know that you were born to be a nurse. It was written in the stars. That is your passion. I am so proud of you and I love you. You will be doing the world a service by becoming a nurse."

Ok seriously, how could you NOT cry reading that?! :) *sigh* I had to get it up on my blog before I lost it on my phone...and I'm so glad I did...now I can read it everyday. :)


An anatomy & physiology lesson with a 3 year old

Today while I was trying to get some homework done (I let Dave sleep in so B was in the office with me) I decided I'd try my hand at teaching B about the important inner workings of the human body. :)

A few years ago before I started nursing school Dave and I were in the dollar store and I found this little plastic guy with actual innards. We're talking differently colored organs that you could take out and look at. Seriously, it was the best $1 I've ever spent. I was so dang happy to have found that little guy! (My story has a point, I swear) So I took him home, named him Darwin ('cause it sounded cool) and he has sat on my desk ever since.

So today while I'm working on a case study for clinicals Bradley hops up on my desk and wants to play with Darwin. Enter my teaching opportunity. We open up Darwin and spill out his guts. ;) Cool, huh? I pick each piece up and tell him what it is, what it's called, and how it works....in 3 year old terms, of course. I'm not going to get into the cells and hormones and all that jazz with him quite yet. So I go through all the organs and as I hold up each one he tells me what they look like to him. With a straight face. Very matter of fact. Seriously, it cracked me up. So I figured I had to share with the world what the human body is actually composed of. So here, ladies and gentlemen, is your daily anatomy lesson:

1. Small Intestines: It's not intestines at all. In fact, it's a strawberry. So enjoy.

2. Large Intestines: Ladies and gentlemen, this is nothing more than an ordinary sea turtle.

3. Heart: This is actually a heart. So that's good. At least we can still pump blood to the sea turtle and the strawberry and all that jazz.

4. Spleen/pancreas: A blueberry.

5. Bladder: This does not hold urine. It is a lemon.

6. Liver: This is actually a piece of Bradley's shirt that got torn off.

7. Stomach: A whale. Who'd of thunk it?

8. Trachea: It's a sword. Duh.

9. Kidneys: Another blueberry.

10. Lungs: Ok, I won't tell you what he said they were at first, but if you have any kind of an imagination I'm pretty sure you can guess. ;) His second answer was an orange. So I'll stick with that. lol

So there you have it. Our body is a fantastic web of fruit, swords, shirts, and sea mammals! Coolio!


CUTE and green living...!

You know when you stumble across a cool website and you just want to share it with everyone? :) Well, I found one today...check out these massively ADORABLE plates?? Oh my gosh! I LOVE them!
They're little monsters! The website where I found these also has another set that I'm in love with...its got a little monkey on the plate. TOO cute. If you want to check out the site, go here. They have awesome baby clothes and blankets and toys and everything. All of their clothes are made from soybean fiber so you KNOW they're comfortable, good for the environment, and free of chemicals.

From Babysoy's website:
"What is soybean fiber? Soybean fiber is a sustainable textile fiber made from renewable natural resources. It is part of an effort moving consumers away from petrochemical textile products and turning waste into useful products."

It's actually funny because a few months ago I wouldn't have cared about any of this, but for some reason I'm going all crunchy. lol ;) Don't ask me why...and Davey makes fun of me constantly (in a loving way, of course), but he's starting to get on the crunchy train, too. I just feel better knowing I'm giving my family food and things that aren't chemically altered, you know? Sure it costs a little more to buy organic skim milk over regular skim milk, but I know that by doing that there are no antibiotics or anything in the milk and that the cows are fed a healthy, vegetarian diet. Go ahead and roll your eyes now (if you haven't already.. ;)), but truly...I think I'm coming around to the idea of "green living." If you want to learn more, I HIGHLY recommend
this show. Sara Snow is an expert on living green and organic and she's down to earth (pun completely intended) and honest about small, easy changes you can make to live a fresher, healthier life. So if you have Discovery Health I definitely recommend watching it. She's fantastic. :)

Ok, off my organic, green soapbox. It snowed and now we have ice all over the place outside so I'm off to go sledding with the boys! :) More later!


Never Gonna Give You Up!

Goshdangit I love the 80's!! Even more I love 80's music. :) I seriously need to get XM radio if only for the 80's music station. I just downloaded one of my all time favorite 80's songs "Never Gonna Give You Up." LOVE me some Rick Astley, baby. Even if it was a one-hit wonder kinda thing...best.song.ever. Plus, you gotta love a tall, skinny, brunette, dorky Brit. ;) hehe I'm listening to it on iTunes and picturing the video in my head...lol. It's cracking me up and now I'm in such a good mood! I love when little things like that put me in a good mood. It makes me feel like there actually IS something good with the world. ;)

So it's been like 5,000 years since I updated blogger, but to be fair this is like THE most intense semester of nursing school ever. :( I'm DROWNING in reading (8 chapters due by Monday to be exact) and I have NO time for anything...my family, scrapping, reading, my family. It's heinous. I can't wait until I graduate. I applied for an externship with the hospital where B was born so I hope I get the opportunity to do that. It would be SO exciting and such a great opportunity for me!

Ok, I know this is a lame update, but I'm dead tired (Chuck e cheese on a Saturday night with 4,000 screaming kids will do that to ya) and I want to spend a little time with my family before B heads off to bed. ;) I'll update more tomorrow!


p.s. I just downloaded Together Forever by Rick as well. Apparently I forgot he was a two-hit wonder. ;)