Thursday, May 24, 2012


No photos, no videos, just me.  I won a "not guilty" in Danny Ho's assault trial yesterday.  We were in trial six days.  The jury was out less than fifty minutes.  I gave one of my better closing arguments.  Somewhere during trial, though, I sent the high desert chief, Mark Shoup, an email stating that trials were for young pups, and not for old dogs like me.  I advised him that trials should be assigned to the young pups, and that the old dogs should be left to do what what they do best: snarl and growl, stare over the top of their glasses, and occasionally mark their territory, as in "This is my Constitution Mr. DA, and I don't want you doing your business on it!"  He said he nearly fell out of his chair laughing.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Today I went out in the backyard to de-weed, but before I went out I put sunblock on. I put it on my face, my ears, my neck, my chest, my arms, the small of my back that occasionally peaks out, and my legs. I even reapplied.  Why did I rub this slimey stuff all over me? Not because I thought I was going to burn, because even if I did it would quickly turn to a tan.  I did it because I love my husband, my daughter, and all of you.

I know this may seem a really weird/or random post, but I have been thinking about President Buskirk a lot recently.  He was our branch president in our singles branch here in San Jose.  He was by far one of the most amazing leaders I have ever had.  He had fun with us, he enjoyed our company, and he was so in tune with the spirit. He was in his early seventies.  One evening he called a branch meeting, he had us call everyone and urge them all to attend.  We had no idea what the meeting was about.  When we got there he told us all that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer, that his treatment was going to be intense, that he was going to stay in his calling as long as possible, and that his diagnoses was likely terminal.

We watched him go through very aggressive treatments.  We watched our lively, energetic leader become frail and weak. Less than a year later he was released from his calling.  About a year after that he was gone.  Two years. 

Maybe I'm thinking about him because we're back in San Jose.  Maybe it's because it is so sunny outside.  Maybe it's because I'm a mom now.  I don't know, but I felt it was really important for me to write this post to all of you to remind you how very important sunblock and baseball caps are.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

See?  I post photos, nobody pays attention!

Splash Pad Fun!

Yesterday Matt and I took Abby to this fun park up in Spanish Fork and she had a ball! There were so many fun slides and swings and all sorts of fun stuff for her to play with but her favorite thing had to be the splash pad. She wasn't too sure about it at first but once we realized how much fun she could have she went all out!

It's hard to believe how big my baby girl is and how independent she is. She definitely likes doing things by herself and though sometimes that can make me and her daddy a little nervous we are so glad she is such an outgoing and social girl.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our prequel Mother's Day. The sequel to come soon

How in the %$#@ blazes do you post pictures????!!!!

A couple videos, enjoy!


I was trying to get a funny video of Abby talking and as soon as I got my camera out she gave this cute smile and just held it, lol, what a smart girl. I finally had to tickle her to get her to start talking again. I love this little girl!! (5/13/2012)

Another couple of funny videos of me trying to get Abby to smile her new cheesy smile she likes to do, what a cute girl! (4/30/12)

I was trying to get Abby to do her cheesy smile for the camera and instead she steals my phone from me and gets herself a silly shot of mommy, silly girl! (4/30/12)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weight Check

We went in for Addie's Two month check up on April 13th to find out that our little miss had gained maybe half of what she was supposed to.  Ideally she should gain one ounce a day, give or take a little, which works out to five to eight ounces a week.  So on April 13th she weighed in at 9 pounds 11 ounces.  April 25th (twelve days later) we were happy to see she weighed 10 pounds 5 ounces (10 ounces more).  Today, May 9th, (14 days later) she weighs 11 pounds 2 ounces.  13 ounces gained.

So everything seems to be doing just fine with her weight gain now.  We're back on track.  I guess all she needed was more fluid ounces per feeding.  Might I be the first to say, "oops."  At first I felt terrible, but lets be honest, this wont be the last time I find myself saying "oops" while raising our family, this was caught before it was a problem, and it has been easily remedied.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Recent videos

Adelaide avoiding going to sleep.  She's starting talking to me a lot when it's time for bed. That crafty young thing.
 Adelaide and her dad having a thoroughly amusing conversation about hockey.
 Adelaide telling all about her day.
Adelaide taking everything in.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco De Mustache

Here are the photos you have been waiting for all year.

Allison and Adelaide Mustached up.

Like father like daughter.
A happy Mustache family.

Adelaide likes how her Mustache makes her look dapper.
Until next year, Mustache out.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Hey everyone, I know this is late notice but I thought I would let everyone know that my commencement is starting at 1:55pm tomorrow May 5th! I am excited to be graduating.  If you want to see it you can click on this site
Video Streaming: Those unable to attend may view live streaming video at Please check website prior to ceremony to test computer capability.
I also wanted to let you know that I had an interview with St Joseph Mercy Hospital, which is located near and in Ann Arbor, on Thursday of last week.  The recruiter liked me and passed on my information on to the unit but stated that they would like someone with more cardiac background but it they didn't hire me she would definitely pass on my information to other areas of the hospital.  The PACU nurse called me this Wednesday for an interview and loved talking to me.  Sadly she has hired some new grads recently and isn't able to hire any more new grads on her floor.  She told me that she is going to send my resume to the Med/Surg floors with high recommendations.  So here is to crossing my fingers to getting hired at this hospital.  If everyone can keep me in their prayers for the job and also for passing my Boards on May 31st I would greatly appreciate it. I love you all.