Friday, March 25, 2011

Car rides are the best antidote!

Lately, I have had some of the best conversations while riding as a passenger in a car! I am so happy to have loving and caring people in my life! Thanks for the great convo's and listening!

Also, next week a few of us Successcorps members are going to Memphis for a MIHOW conference!  I am super excited because i have never been there and I get to spend more time with everyone! Here's to Memphis, the adventures, experience, and new memories!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The ever changing population

I found this today and it's quite interesting and it is also interactive.....  It is neat to see how certain events in each time period affected the population in the different states.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mommy & Me (future Small Fry Mondays) Presentation

Here is the powerpoint presentation that i will be giving for my mommy and me class tonight! I converted it to a movie, which moves a little fast. That said, you might need to pause to finish reading each slide!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Save AmeriCorps! Sign the petition!

Please sign this petition to save AmeriCorps!!!

Nayeli playing!

As you can see, Nayeli is quite spoiled. The water fountain was a gift from my mom and the toy was a gift from Jesse's family! At the end of the video, you can see how excited she gets when someone throws something. She gets in her "doggy" stance and is very intrigued in the object you are throwing. I am hoping that she is done growing! We used to be able to hold her in our palm of our hand. Now, when you try, you hand over flows with her body. She is still a joy though! She is very cuddly and a ball of energy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I miss my family.

Official Kentucky Resident/The Next Step

Well, it's official. I am a legal Kentucky resident! No more MI license, which she took when i got my KY license, not happy about that at all. The best part.....i am getting in-state tuition for nursing school! I couldn't be happier. It relieves a little stress on the "how am I going to pay for this" situation. I am hoping that everything will work out! Everything points me in this direction of midwifery and going to do all that i can to achieve this passion and goal. This coming April, i am taking a month long night course that will, after passing a state test, certify me as a CNA (certified nursing assistant)! Thanks Mom, I couldn't have done it with out you! It's the next step into getting my foot in the medical field! A great person told me that i should continue keeping a foot in the door as to what i want to follow! I needed to have some kind of continuation of what i would be pursuing because it would show others my passion and drive. I have been volunteering at a local hospital ever since i moved here and previously worked in a hospital over the summer and past summers. The reason i wanted to volunteer in the hospital in the first place was to give the women i would be working with a heads up/tour/what to expect advice. Owhhhh AmeriCorps, you have shown me my way, and i will always be grateful for that! In the next few month, I hopefully will get to work a day or two in an area hospital!  A plus, no more A.B.'s. I tried it and it's def. not for me. But i will miss the people i met there.  I just need to remind myself that being a CNA is going to be different than being a nurse-midwife. I have to start somewhere and this is the best way to start. I was reading experiences online of CNA's online and how their jobs pan out, wow, i hope i can handle everything! I will be looking for a weekend job in the nursery, labor and delivery hall, or ob floor. It will be interesting where this next step will take me!