Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nuttin' New

Everyday when I get on to check all the happenings of my friends and family, I promise myself I going to post something. But when your life consists of spending the day trapped in your apartment with your two year old, there's not much to tell. I guess a few things have been going on although I warn you, they're not really too interesting unless you really love us.

Here goes--We survived the first test week of pharmacy school. When I say survive picture two near-drowned people that have just been dragged onto the shore and are gasping for breath and looking ragged. It was rough to say the least. Kevin put in the maximum number of hours each day preparing for the tests that were ridiculously hard. I think it was so frustrating because he didn't know what to expect and it was so much information crammed into a month. As for me, you'd think I was a single parent as much as we've seen Kevin lately. Even when he was home he was locked in the bedroom studying and wouldn't come out for anything. We were both grumpy and frustrated and I was lonely and stircrazy. So we've both learned something from this experience and we hope to come out of the next test week a little better off. We're learning how to handle grad school slowly :)

In other news, my sweet uncle and aunt gave me a job cleaning their dental office. Strangely, I'm excited to have something to do to earn a little money, even if it is cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing operatories. We've also been pretty busy with church functions, mainly because I make a point to go to every single one, just as an excuse to get out of the house and meet people. There are a lot of truly amazing people in our ward that I'm sure will be lifelong friends. I'm also throwing a baby shower for one of my newfound friends. Everyone loves a party, right?

We've also figured out Skype and are loving video chatting with a few family members who have it too, so if you have a webcam and want to chat, call us! Also, if you have any secrets for making the picture not freeze frequently, let us know. Our main form of excitement is our upcoming trip to Utah!!! If you couldn't tell by the three exclamation points, I'm really stoked! We're headed home the first week of October so we'll be there for Conference and to see a little fall weather which is not going to make an appearance here in Cali for another few months--it's still 90 degrees and I miss my crisp fall weather :( Now that I've yacked your eyes off, that's life of late, not much, but it's life!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Funny girl

Kassidy is just so darn vocal and smart that I'm never sure what will come out of her mouth. I was having the usually nightly battle to brush her teeth and losing horribly. I resulted to telling her just a little mommy-fib:

ME: We need to brush your teeth because there are little bugs on them and that's yucky.

Kassidy: Ewww, like crabs?

She ended up letting me brush the bugs off, thank goodness. What a funny girl!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Best kid ever :)

Today I tiptoed in Kassidy's room during her nap to kiss her angelic little face and whisper, "I love you" in her ear. I can't believe how beautiful my little girl is. She's growing up too fast and has such a spunky little personality. It's been one of those days where I am just so grateful for my little girl and what a good kid she is. Kassidy has one amazing imagination; I found her in my room yesterday playing with two bottles of nail polish remover which she had named daddy and mommy, and she had lined up all the nail polish bottles and they were the children. I sat and watched her play for 5 minutes and loved the little dialogue she came up with. I can't wait to see how she grows and learns in the future and I am so blessed to be her mother. I think I learn more from her than I actually teach her. And I couldn't ask for an easier child, which ultimately means that I'll have a devil child somewhere down the line, right?

Too cute, Kassidy wanted to do her homework just like daddy, so we set up her table in by daddy.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

I sure am grateful for Labor Day, just to have a day off from doing the same old thing. I was able to talk Kevin into leaving his studies for a few hours to go and do something as a family, and I'm so glad we did. Being poor and still pretty unfamiliar with our new state, we decided to go explore one of California's many state parks. We made our way to China Camp State Park located in the San Francisco Bay area. It was a beautiful little park with hiking trails and beaches that were beautiful. We didn't stay long, but the time we spent together at the old China shrimp fishery was fun. Here are a few pictures.

Kevin and Kass next to an old Chinese fishing boat

Me and Kassidy on the pier

Having our picnic on the beach

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Whitecoat ceremony

So when I said we hadn't had anything interesting going on around here, I totally spaced it that we just had Kevin's whitecoat ceremony last week. This was a pretty neat ceremony they held at his school where the entire class was recognized and given their new pharmacist lab coats. A pharmacist representative put the coat on them and then they shook hands with the dean. Then the class repeated the pharmacist pledge and oath, which was pretty neat to hear. You don't really think much about pharmacist doing what doctors do, but the oath said a lot about their commitment to the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering. It was pretty neat and we couldn't be prouder of our Kevin!! I only wish that we weren't so far away so some of our family could have been here to see Kevin on his special day. He's been working really hard for the past 3 weeks at school and I know that Kevin will be a great student and future pharmacist. We love you babe!

Kevin on stage just before his name was called

Being given his white coat by the pharmacist

Daddy's #1 fans!

This is Kevin's Utah friend, Cort Welker. He's married and a really nice guy, and one of the only other white guys in Kevin's class. Naturally they have become good buddies.