Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love is in the air!

I try so hard to make Valentine's day (and all holidays) special. This year I remembered at midnight the night before!!!! So, I did the best I could. I made the kids a special breakfast of Swedish pancakes (colored pink of course) and had a special gift for them (happened to have some Lego T-shirts on hand, whew!). Pat came home with a surprise for me! Is that not the sweetest thing ever? We got a babysitter and went to dinner and a movie. I love my Valentine! I ended the day watching The Bachelor with the girls. All the things I love. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011


I was spoiled today as I opened my door and found this: Man, what a great husband I have! Thanks for a great Valentine's Day. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pat, the Nurse

Pat has been working at the U of U Hospital on the Telemetry floor for a year and a half. He has gained some great experience and has just loved his floor. He has always wanted to get a job closer to home, and with the new Riverton Hospital right here, he decided to go for it. He got a job on the 2nd floor (med/surg) and I was ecstatic!! His commute is 2 minutes, which means more home time. Well, it was short-lived because he wasn't happy there. It was too boring for his craziness. He has also always wanted to work in the ICU. Lucky for him an ICU internship has just opened up at IMC in Murray (only 7 miles away) and HE GOT IT! He is super excited because with this experience, it will help him get into Nurse Anesthesia School. The adventure never ends with him. He will have a 8 week paid training and then be on his own on the Thoracic ICU floor. Good Luck Pat!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Old Stomping Grounds

Pat had the opportunity to go with his mom to visit his roots in New Jersey/New York where he grew up. He stayed with his Uncle Tito. Pat and his mom went to all the places he remembers growing up (old apartment, middle school, neighborhood, bodegas, pizza places). He had so much fun. He also got to visit down town NY. It brought back a lot of memories and he is glad he went. We're glad he's back!! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Zoey @ 10 months

Little miss Zoey is just growing and growing! She is such a sweet heart. She loves playing peek-a-boo and just giggles and bounces when Pat or I play with her. She loves Wolfie and if nothing else can make her happy, he can. She loves to pat him and sit next to him. Zoey doesn't like to be put down. Especially if I am vacuuming or right around dinner time. She is getting more independent and crawls up the stairs by herself. She also opens all the drawers in the kitchen (tupperware, placemats and ikea plates are always all over the floor). She likes to feed herself and baby food is not her favorite. She sits and plays on the floor during church, which makes church easier than having to hold her the whole time. Her brothers still adore her. Lukas knows how to make her laugh and tickles her. Max still loves her too much at times and she lets him know it with her high pitched squeals. Zoey still doesn't take a binkie, but absolutely can't sleep without her blankie. She will cuddle it and squeeze it and love it. It's really cute.