Monday, August 24, 2009

A Piece of Paradise!

In our backyard we have a big flower bed that we weren't real sure what to do with. It was nothing but overgrown weeds, that seemed to NEVER die. We couldn't plant anything there because it doesn't get much sunlight. So with some brainstorming and a lot of help from my parents, we created a relaxing atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Not to mention it makes the backyard look SO much better!

Thanks Mom & Dad for all the help....I really enjoy sitting back there! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Honor Roll!!

A couple weeks ago, I'm sitting in class when all the sudden the Dean walks in and said she had some awards to pass out. I'm proud to say that my name was the first one called!! For last semester I made the Honor Roll in Nursing school! Considering how crazy my schedule is and everything I have on my plate, I was still able to maintain a 3.51 GPA. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I want to wish my dad a very Happy Birthday today!
You're always there whenever I've needed you and I know I can always count on you. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me in the past and everything you continue to do for me. I continue to ask myself what I'd do without you....I know for one thing, I don't ever want to find out! Have a great day dad, you deserve the best of everything!
I love you very much!! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Every Thursday & Friday at school we have lab days. During these days we do hands-on procedures. We've learned how to move a patient in & out of bed, how to give patients a head to toe bath while in bed, how to care for and change colostomy bags, how to administer enemas, how to administer & change IV's (I got blood on my first stick, I'd like to add) and many more. While in lab, I was nominated to be our 'picture taker' to collect for graduation. So I wanted to share some from the last couple of weeks.

My class learning how to change a colostomy bag.

Me administering an enema.

Mrs. Simmons (my lab teacher) going over the enema procedure with us.

Leena changing a colostomy bag.

Mrs. Simmons teaching us again.

Mrs. Simmons helping Michelle look something up.

Kim sleeping....somedays it's hard to stay awake while waiting for your turn!

Mrs. Simmons waking Kim up with a fake was very funny!

On of our manikins....we call him Johnny, some days Charlie, or even Billy Bob!