Monday, May 31, 2010

Bugs in my rice

This is what you get stuck with when you find there are bugs in your rice 5 minutes after the commissary has closed.....surprisingly not bad with some flavoring from salsa chicken though.

Swimming with Sharks

SHARK!! I think it was a white tipped reef shark maybe. It was actually really cool and not scary at all! I swam towards the shark....seems kinda stupid but hey, whatever, it looked harmless! It didn't eat George so I figured I'd be ok.

There were two! We saw a third at the next dive site....they were attracted to George.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Toy

My old camera couldn't do this, loving it! It always blinded Molly and she was squinting in all the pictures, this camera catches her with her eyes open! Also could never take a picture of a flower like this! Gonna be fun once I learn all the cool little tricks!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hey Mommy

Emilyn and Hailey gave me a huge hey mommy today on my way to work. They knew I'd need a little extra support from them! I saw the biggest rainbow I've ever seen, plus there was also a second rainbow with it that my camera didn't pick up. Love twin rainbows!

Dead Dog

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Got my hair did for free!

The Hairstylist's attempt and styling my hair

Much better after I do it myself, even using the exact same products she did!

I was supposed to get my hair cut by Paul Brown, but I guess the friend of a friend didn't put our names in so boo to that! However, they had another group of local hairstylists cutting hair along side him and he came over and gave a quick consult. I got my hair cut by Natalie from Couture. She did a decent job too! It's not the fantastic change I was looking for, but hey it was free! Think I might like it better after I fix it myself though!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Three weeks two days....twenty three days

That's all it would have taken for this to be an option

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Givin' you the stink eye

I believe she is giving me the stink eye for having the vacuum out and scaring it with her all day.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Farewell Graftons

Charles giving Art Grafton his going away engraved machete and holder, with Pearl at Arts side

Dinner with the bosses

Out to dinner with the bosses

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oklahoma Hail Damage

Ok so I forgot to take a picture today, so I'm stealing a picture that was taken by my soon to be sister in law. This is a picture of hail damage in Oklahoma, this is my brother and his fiance's apartment. All but one of their windows were blown out, their blinds shredded, the siding ruined, and their cars heavily damaged. Crazy!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Post Night Shift

My best friend after 26 hours of being awake and spending an entire night jumping up to keep a patient from getting out of bed and falling over.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The necessities of night shift

All the things that are necessary to get through a nigt shift! No, I didn't eat it all, but it gave me options!

Spoiling Myself!

After a bad couple of days I decided I deserve to be spoiled! So after going down south for a few things, I decided to stop at the Agana shopping center and treat myself to a melon flavor ice with tapioca drink and sour strips. Yum!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Farewelling Pearl

Today we had a brunch to say goodbye to one of the first people I met on Guam! Her husband was our sponsor for our move here, and we had a cookout at their house a couple of days after arriving! We'll miss you Art and Pearl!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Purple Wednesday

At work every day is a different color, Wednesday is purple and it's my favorite now! Why? Purple is the color of like half of my March of Dimes stuff! Got to wear my MOD family team t-shirt under my scrub top, my MOD bracelets, and my MOD bag for all my stethescopes, and other nursing equipment! I decided I needed a new bag to carry all my stuff in because the one I had was from the old hospital I worked at, so I figured I'd rep it up for the MOD a little! Sorry for the myspace-ish pic, I was gonna have Charles take a picture for me but he left for work early thanks to the inspection. I wanted this pic just in case I couldn't find anything else to take a picture of, and good thing I did becasue there wasn't anything else!

Living life for today

Since Emilyn and Hailey were born I have become very involved in the March of Dimes and have "met" many wonderful women. One of those is Kate. Her son Kyle was born prematurely at 33 weeks and ended up spending about 9 months in the NICU before he was able to come home. However, coming home wasn't the end of his journey through prematurity. He has been in and out of the hospital many times and has had over thirteen surgeries, with another very big one coming up in the next week or two. This one will hopefully help to get him off of his IV TPN that he is dependent on to give him the nutrition he needs. Not too long ago Kyle went to another state to have a round of testing to see what was going on with his stomach, they couldn't fly commercial because of the IV medicine and oxygen that Kyle requires. Angel Flights stepped in to get him to where he needed to be. I saw that Kate was selling these t-shirts to raise money to donate to Angel flights and a branch of the March of Dimes that provides support to parents of babies in the NICU as well as parents who have lost their babies. I just had to have one for several reasons. They're adorable, the money raised will benefit two amazing charities, and I just had to show my love and support to this brave little boy and his amazing mommy! This five year old boy is so brave and is happy despite all the challenges he is facing in his life, and his smile just melts your heart. Kate does everything she can to keep him home, keep him healthy, and most of all keep him happy. I'm so happy that I have "met" her and am proud to wear my I<3KYLESTCLAIR t-shirt to show this amazing family my support.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ear Cleaning Fit

Molly got her ears cleaned last night, then threw a fit.

Mother's Day Projects

My Flower Pots with roses, they're kind of in sad shape but I'm hoping they'll perk up soon with a little TLC!

Scrapbooking with the quotes I put on the flower pots

Scrapbooking with a letter to my girls.

I was invited to take part in a Mother's Day project for women who have lost their sweet angels. My first task was to paint flower pots with a quote and my girls' names. My second task was to have tea and write in my journal answering several questions. After that I made couple of scrapbook pages, one with a letter to my girls and the other with the quotes I put on my flower pots. Then I put the flowers in the pots and took pictures! It kept me busy most of the day and was so peaceful!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Don't mess with me momma

The only time Molly ever snaps at anyone is when she has a bone, she takes them very seriously. We of course take advantage of this time to mess with her and chase her around the house when she has a bone, resulting in her turning into a little razorback. How perfect for her since she spent the first part of her life in Arkansas, razorback country!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Whipped Cream.....Molly's favorite

So every time my dog hears me shaking the can of whipped cream, Molly comes running. She loves it and can't get enough of it! Here's her catching some as I spray it to her!

Most Expensive Volunteer Position Ever

Went to volunteer at the gift shop today. I hadn't been there since exactly a month ago. I saw these cute coffee mugs and also this really cute beaded bonsai tree. I thought it looked like a cherry blossom tree, and sure enough after I bought it I found a tag and that's what it said it was. I love it!! The picture doesn't do it justice

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Making a Blanket to Keep

I cleaned my house today and that's about it, that's not too exciting. So this is what you get, a picture of the blanket I'm making to keep! Perfect size to snuggle under on the couch!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Very Special Bear

A very special bear that I received in the mail today.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fun night at Bunko!

Fun night out at bunko with good friends! This is a pic of my friend Stephanie, me and Emily! I didn't win anything :( but they had loser prises, and I got some good stuff in mine!

Interesting mix of stores

This store/restaraunt has been here since we arrived on Guam and it has always confused me. It is a racing/wheel/oil change place, but it also appears to be a restaraunt with MAXX chicken? Yep, a restaraunt displaying rims in the window...not too sure, would be kinda afraid to investigate!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Little butterflies soaring in the wind

Our little butterflies are soaring in the wind, touching everyone that come into contact with them. I'm such a proud mommy!