Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tiresome Thursday

Whew!!!! The week is drawing to a close. Clinicals were full of drama, life continues, and a family wedding for which Alanna is the flower girl will occupy most of this weekend. Not much more to add..
Shoes? Check!
Tights? Check!
Dress pressed? Check!
Hair appointment confirmed? Check!
Clothes for mom? Check!
Clothes for dad? Check!
Tired? Check!
Need sleep....................................CHECK!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Photo Shoot #2

As shoot #2.....

I have a confession to make... I love taking pictures of my daughter, especially when she is wearing clothes from my favorite store for children, Gymboree! I am addicted to this store. Yes, I think it is extremely overpriced but with great coupons, sales, and a new outlet store near by, I can't go wrong!

I think that Alanna had a good photo shoot day

Life certainly goes fast... As I look at these pictures and try to find the right words to say I am in awe at how big my little girl already is... While I think she is my baby, she is quite the little princess!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Return to the Blogging World

It's quite refreshing to be back into the blogging world. I wanted to share these photos with everyone! They are quite hilarious! Alanna has taken a liking to posing for the camera... We will call this photo shoot #1. There will be another one this week... It never surprises me to see how many pictures it actually takes to get one with a normal smile....

Got it!!!!

This week is almost the end of school for me... I have finished my final paper (what a bear that was), I have three days of clinical remaining, one more test, and one clinical journal due... I can see the end of this semester. The whole concept of women's health interested me but the pediatric clinicals have really depressed me... I can't wait for it to be over!

I am trying to figure out some fun things to do with my time while I am on Christmas vacation. I have to start planning early to ensure that I get them all in... I am on break from December 11th until January 14th... I am open to suggestions!

One thing is for sure, reorganizing and cleaning the house is definitely on the agenda... Yes, I know this is not exciting but it must be done...

Well, I hope all is well with everyone. More later!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Birthday Dinner

For my Birthday, Lara and Amber treated me to a dinner at a Japanese steak house in Tinley Park called Hamada. It was very tasty. I have never been to a Japanese steak house so this was quite an adventure...It was a dinner and a show at the same time! It was fascinating to watch them cook the food right in front of you. (Not to mention enlightening to see how BAD everything really was for you!)

The meal started off with Japanese soup, followed by salad. Alanna loved this part and was able to use the chopsticks like a pro in no time...

Next, we witnessed first hand how chicken fried rice was made, yummy noodles with veggies, and finally, shrimp, chicken and steak.

I have to say this was probably one of the best meals I have had since Disney, lets face it, they know how to cook and set high standards once you are spoiled with the dining plan. I recommend this place to anyone and will definitely go again.

Thank you Lara and Amber for the dinner adventure!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Almost December??? Where have I been!

Well, I have taken quite the break from the Blogging world. Much longer than I ever anticipated or wanted, that is for sure. It seems that blogging is very therapeutic for me, and it gets me behind the camera again. I capture moments that I would never have captured before. The past month flew by... While I was not blogging, I was taking lots of pictures that I will share over the next few weeks. The first ones that I would like to share are from my Daugther's preschool Thanksgiving program. I have to say, this was the first program I have attended and it was really cute... Alanna was a pilgrim, but she was also surrounded by lots of indians! The children were all excited to perform the "Turkey Pokey" which was a twist on the Hokey Pokey... Here, Alanna put her waddle out!

Then, her right foot... (I think she wanted her right wing out also)

Next... You put your tailfeathers in

And you do the turkey pokey

Whew! That was an adventure! We also had a wonderful time at lunch with my sister Charlene and my niece sister. It was my birthday lunch and we celebrated at favorite pizza place. My sister created a wonderful post about it... You can find it here... Thanks again for a great time! Youre the best!!!

I had the opportunity to go to an awesome restraunt in Orland with Lara, Amber, Alanna and my wonderful husband Matt... It was great! I will share some photos of the excitement on a later post... Following all the excitement... Alanna got sick... I totally FREAKED! You would think that me, the nurse, would have better control of myself... Not me. My child was not even holding water down! Fortunately for me, my sister came to my rescue... She is the experienced one that will eventually be my receptionist....

More later...But I will leave you our attempt to take a family photo for one of Alanna's school projects.... Very interesting to say the least!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Yes... I am still alive

Sorry for the break... Will post more later. Life has been busy and I needed a bit of a break from blogging the past few days. I missed it though! Husband, children, school and life has happened the past few days... I think my daughters face says it all... Not to mention the movie she is holding is Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang... Looking forward to the extra hour of sleep tonight. It is the only day of the year you are actually blessed with an extra hour in it. (Notice, I am using it to sleep.)

More later