Monday, July 7, 2014

School Update + Baby Gender + My Linc

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am missing blogging SO much right now. For me, blogging has become a hobby. I love writing and connecting with so many people but right now, during this class, I just can't justify the time spent doing it. Last night I took the night off from all studying/homework to write this and spend some extra time with Jesus. So I figured I'd update y'all on how things are going.
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No one freak out. The car was not moving when this was being taken.
I made an 86 on my first test for my new class!
I went into the test feeling like I knew nothing. I told my family while I was taking the test I looked at most questions and thought, "Yep, didn't study that!" The whole test though I felt at peace {despite feeling like I knew nothing} and I only attribute that to God and all the prayers being lifted up for me on test days. I've said it before but I'll say it again, I appreciate your prayers more than words can say. I have felt so much peace over nursing school these past seven months and I know that's God and the prayers of my family, friends, and all my sweet readers here. So thank you!
I'll go ahead and tell you I have a simulation Friday and another test Monday that I could definitely use the prayers for.
This class I'm taking right now is one of the hardest classes in my particular nursing school and I can see why. Between two days a week in the hospital, care plans, homework assignments, and a test a week, it's a lot to do in just eight weeks.
Look at our sleepy eyes! He's a morning person, I'm not.
I started my clinicals last week and didn't think I'd get to see Linc that morning. When I was finishing getting ready I heard, "Mommy!!!!!!!" I was SO excited to get to snuggle my sweet boy before I left.
This boy.
Y'all. I think three is my favorite age so far. {I've said that about every age, but whatever.} We didn't go through the terrible two's, so I loved age two also. But Lincoln is hysterical right now. Everything he says I write down for later and he keeps me on my toes constantly.
For example, here are some things he's said recently.
Me: "Did you know that one day these baby teeth will fall out?"
Linc: "Know that. And then you'll buy me new teeth!"
Linc: "I love you when you're sleeping."
Me: "You do?"
Linc: "Yeah. I love you when you're awake, too."
I mean, seriously. He's the perfect mix of sweet and sassy.
I just love him a whole lot.
I love that Jesus blessed me with Lincoln in spite of myself. Linc man is definitely my reminder from God that He has a plan.
{And also he starts his second year of school next month. Cue the tears from the emotional Momma over here.}
I can't get over how big he is!
My brother is in town!
He and McKenzie will only be here till Wednesday morning so I won't see them anymore, but it was so nice to have my whole family at dinner last night! This rarely happens, so it was such a happy night!
Get ready!
You know that precious baby my sister is having?!?!
We'll be welcoming Brilee Noel in December and my little Linc is so very excited!
Let's face it, I am too. Buy all the bows! Buy all the things!
But seriously. I got to feel her kick the other night and cried. You heard that right. Let's all prepare now for the emotional wreck I'm going to be in December.
I'm so excited for my sweet niece to get here. I already love her so much and I know everyone else does too.

So that's it for my Tuesday! It's going to be a busy eight weeks, but I'm so excited to be doing what I know God has called me to do. Please be praying for me to pass this class.
What can I be praying for you?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Beachin It

Here's the thing. I live at the beach. 

No. I don't mean thirty minutes away from the beach. I live two miles away from the beach. Which means I can walk there in 30 minutes and drive there in two.

This is where it gets bad. I think I took Linc to the beach twice last Summer. Yeah. Two times. {You people who take vacations to the beach want to kill me right now. I can feel it.}

The truth is, I'm not a huge beach person. I am, however, a huge disgrace to Floridians everywhere. 

I love the pool. You're cool the whole time and there's no sand. But because my child loves the beach, I'm caving this Summer and we will be going at least once a week. That's progress. 

Between the pool and the beach, we've been in the water A LOT lately, and I plan on keeping that up this Summer {when I'm not slaving over nursing textbooks and hanging out at hospitals}. I want to really enjoy this Summer with Linc. Do fun things that we never do. When I'm away from school/work, I want to really be away. I want to savor the Summer, like Kristal posted the other day. 

My mom {who walks ten miles a day - no joke, she's got it going on} walked down the beach the other day and saw the perfect spot for us to take Lincoln. In one week, we have already gone twice.

This is our spot. It's pretty fabulous. 

This is the thing. When the tide is high enough, water comes through those rocks to create a sort of pool that Lincoln can play it that I don't have to worry about a current getting him. It makes me love the beach ten times more.

When we got there the other day it looked like that picture up there. I was so sad. Thankfully we ate some chips, and played in the sand for about fifteen minutes and the water slowly started coming through.

By the time we left we had gotten to play in it for a good long time. I seriously won't take Lincoln to any other spot on the beach this Summer because this place is so amazing. And there's not very many people down there which makes this native happy. Tourists at the beach? No. Just no.

"Let me show you my feet!"

And cheetos. Because duh.

This was another trip we took to the same spot. This time my dad came along and of course Linc was in heaven.

This couldn't be any cuter. 

And how cool is it that my parents came? I didn't have to carry everything by myself. 

Paper crown he made at church + upside glasses = Win

I can tell the rest of this Summer is going to be packed full of trips to the pool and the beach. And I'm okay with that!