Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kids are hilarious

Best quote of the weekend from 5 year old Amber to Paul (who was doing the dishes).
"Are you having a party by yourself?"
--Turns around and walks back to her room--

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Carving!

 Kaitlin and Garen are our married friends.
They are fantastic!
We have started a little thing where we randomly have FHE together.
I have been thinking about carving pumpkins for a while now...
so I insisted that Paul and I host a carving!
I don't know why I wanted to carve pumpkins so much cause, truth be told, I'm really bad at it.
Last year, Kait and I were working together and I cut through the eye of our pumpkin.
This year was great though cause Paul was a champ and did most of the work.
I think everyone was super impressed with Garen
(it was his first time EVER)
and Kaitlin's little ghosts were adorable.
We concluded the evening with pumpkin pie (my fav!) and hot chocolate.
Life is good.
p.s. this was my first "scary" pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Santa Fe Chicken

During my Sophomore year in college, 
an apartment full of the cutest girls invited me and my roommates over for dinner.
That is when I was introduced to Santa Fe Chicken.
It is by far my favorite, most delicious and EASIEST crock pot meals.
I make it all the time.
In fact, I'm making it right now.

Santa Fe Chicken:
5 or so chicken breasts
(Since I'm poor I never use that much chicken)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans corn
1 cup (or more) of salsa
*1 8 oz. package cream cheese

Cook all except the cream cheese in a crock pot for several hrs until chicken is done. Remove chicken and cut up (I shred it right in the crock pot). Add the 8 oz. cream cheese ( cut up, or pulled apart) to crock pot mixture. Return the chicken to the crock pot and heat until cream cheese melts. Serve over rice

Friday, October 14, 2011

High Score

I don't know whether I should brag...
or be ashamed.
Regardless, I'm going to share something absolutely ridiculous with you.
You know the game Bejeweled 3? 
Well... I needed a break from studying so I started playing on Wednesday night.
I was doing really well but I had to stop so I could hit the hay.
The next evening I resumed my game until I died.
I played for a combined total of 2 hours.

Wanna know my score?
Disgusting, right?!?!
My previous high score was about 500,000.

I need to use my time more wisely...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homecoming Week(end)

Libby had talked all week about going to the Homecoming Parade and eating free blue pancakes before the parade started.  I love free food and, besides, parades are super cool.  The problem with this idea is that I decided to take Libby out on a date, making her miss out on her homework.  After dinner, we went home and watched tv.  Libby missed another opportunity to do her homework and study for her upcoming tests, and instead, stayed up way past our bedtime watching the Game Show Network.

We slept in...the parade had started, meaning that we had missed the opportunity to eat free blue pancakes.  How is a husband supposed to do anything right?!  So, I left her in bed, got dressed, and made some of my own blue pancake batter.
This actually turned out really well.  I heard some rustling in the bed across the hall.  And here it comes.  The same surprised face from a couple weeks ago.  They were hot off the grill at that point and Libby was so happy that she was getting her blue pancakes without even leaving the house.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I couldn't believe my eyes.

The 4th semester of the Nursing program is dedicated to Peds and OB.
For the past month, I have been going up to Primary Children's Medical Center for clinical.
This past week we made a switch and I did my first week at American Fork for OB.
Most students are excited to witness the miracle of birth.
...I was a little nervous though.
As some of you already know, I am a fainter.
I tried to keep a positive attitude as I dove into the thick of things.
However, watching an epidural made me queasy and lightheaded.
What was I supposed to do?
I talked to my nurse and expressed my concern.
To which she replied, 
"Oh honey. You need orange juice!"
One cup of orange juice is all it took.
I went from being a sissy to being Wonder Woman!
My nurse and I had two patients, which kept us quite busy.
Then, it happened.
Patient #1 was ready to go... but the doctor was not.
With babies, there really is no waiting.
So, we got to work.
Right at the last moment, the doctor rushed into the room.
I couldn't believe my eyes as the mother gave birth to a little boy.
I was touched by this special experience and found myself fighting back tears.
Then, it happened again.
Patient #2 was ready to go... and once again, the doctor was not.
These patients shared the same doctor and he still had to finish up with Patient #1.
So, my nurse and I got to work... again.
This doctor must be a pro, because he came rushing in right at the last moment again.
The baby was out in no time.
Another miracle, right before my eyes.
Talk about the best day of clinical... ever.