Saturday, May 31, 2008

Zoo Day

David, Zachary & Lauren's self-portrait on the sky ride at the zoo

Today's activities...

D, Z, & L: Trip to the zoo with rides on the sky ride, carousel, and the boat ride in the Australian section

M: Studying for AANP certification exam, scheduled for June 10

D, M, Z, & L: Trip to the nearby garden center to shop for perennials and veggies for our garden

Monday, May 19, 2008

Zachary's Baseball Schedule

We got Zachary's baseball uniform and game schedule tonight. He is on the green team and will play all of his games on Diamond 2. For all Zachary fans (i.e. grandparents and other relatives), the schedule is as follows:

Friday 5/23--6:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/24--9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 5/28--6:00 p.m.

Friday 5/30--7:15 p.m.
Monday 6/2--6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6/4--7:15 p.m.
Monday 6/9--6:00 p.m.
Monday 6/16--6:00 p.m.
Friday 6/20--7:15 p.m.
Monday 6/23--6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6/25--7:15 p.m.
Monday 6/30--8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our Week in Review

Here's what we did this past week...

Michelle -spent three days in Chicago for an NP certification review. Four of us drove to the west side of Chicago for the review, shopping, and good restaurants! The review was very helpful, but long!

Lauren - had strep throat at the beginning of the week but she's feeling fine now that she's on antibiotics. Unfortunately she missed her preschool spring program because of the strep throat. Some of the week's activities included eating breakfast at the Flat Top Grille, washing the car, jumping on the trampoline, and planting some flowers.

Zachary - had baseball practice, jumped on the trampoline, and played with the Nintendo Wii. He finished the most recent Magic Treehouse book that was published, so he has now read all of them.

David - took Zachary and Lauren on various "field trips" while Michelle was in Chicago. He also worked on perfecting his Wii golf game. :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008


Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day yesterday! Click HERE for a funny mom song to the tune of the William Tell Overture.

Friday, May 9, 2008

NP Job!!

I have officially accepted an NP job with an OB-GYN practice in town! I will be one of three NPs working with an MD. Some details such as the start date haven't been decided because I still need to take my certification exam, but I will be working either 3 1/2 or 4 days a week. Hooray for employment!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Nurses Week...

...and what an eventful nurses week it has been! I received my MSN degree on Saturday and received a job offer for a nurse practitioner position yesterday. I will post more specific details later because I am meeting with them tomorrow to talk about hours, salary, benefits, etc.

Other news:
* Zachary started baseball practice this week. We're waiting to see what interesting color his team will wear this year (especially after last year's drab brown color). I guess the players don't care about fashion, though.
* Lauren starts soccer this Saturday at the YMCA. (Lauren will definitely be interested in the shirt color.)
* The OWU Battling Bishops are headed to the NCAC baseball tournament finals today and Friday. Good luck, Matt!

Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Simon Says

Zachary's church choir put on a musical this past Sunday called "Simon Says: The Rockin' Trial of Simon Peter." They did a really nice job! Zachary is at the top of the circle in the first picture (upside down) and he is the first one in the bottom row in the second picture.