Friday, December 29, 2006

momma jane comes for a visit...

and we've been running around like crazy...

the kids and kai.. we took them to see a movie

ben and chara on coronado

the fam on coronado....
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006


i do not in anyway indorse ben's post about coke.. and how it's bad for you.. in fact i don't think it's right.. so.. read it.. but know that it gets two thumbs down from chara..

What happens to your body if you drink a Coke right now?

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.

  • In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get it’s hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  • 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  • >60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  • >60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  • >60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
found via Core77

Monday, December 18, 2006

naked monday..

one of my patients today (who was OCD - which was it's own kind of fun) - decided he was going to be naked for like four hours today..
i would walk into this guys room.. and there he would be - sitting up in his chair.. totally normal - but buck naked.. i begged him to put clothes on.. and he informed me that he was on a tight schedule and could not be bothered to put his clothes on till after lunch.. good times..

Friday, December 15, 2006

schools out for christmas..

yesterday we finished up finals.. and then we had some wonderful bonding experiences....i love these girlies.. they got me through this semester.. and i thank god (and the baby jesus) for them....

nerissa and lizard
so happy to be done..
nerissa power and jack attack - the team mom
lizard busting us out of melobeast house.. the girl had to climb a fence..
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the girls heading off for a walk..
pam shows mikey some love
keith and nerissa
after a long day of work we finally get the girls on their way to vegas..
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

could they be cuter?

here are my babies..

today.. i am done... finals are done.. this semester is done.. and i am happy..
i'll post pictures from the great time we had today.. but i figured that i should let my new babies take priority.. aren't they gorgeous?

also.. high five to ashlee who got both those babies out.. wow did she do good..

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

christmas come early..

congratulations to me... i am now the proud auntie of twins..
ashlee delivered two beautiful babies...
Sophia Grace was delivered at 6:09pm, weighing in at 5 lbs and 7 oz
Josiah David was delivered shortly after at 6:12pm, weighing 6 lbs 7 oz..

both babies and momma are doing well....

i will post pictures just as soon as i get some..

it's all happening..

this morning around 4am they took ashlee off all her meds.. the contractions started to get really rough around 11am... one of the biggest issues is that the boy baby has turned, and so we're not sure if the doctors will let ashlee deliver the girl, and then attempt to deliver the boy breach... or if they'll make her go in for a c-section..
also.. those babies will only be 35 weeks.. so we're not sure how their little lungs will do either.. so happy thoughts and prayers towards our friends ashlee, brian, and the babies.. stay tuned for more baby updates..

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

so close..

three finals down.. one to go.. as of thursday i am a free woman.. i can't wait..

Monday, December 11, 2006

Two holiday questions

Ok so i was listening to the radio and the DJ was doing thier yearly "i'm going to live up in a crane to get toys for kids" etc thing. So my first reaction was... "toy drive thats nice, i should get some toys for kids". Immediatly following that reaction was this thought. "toy drives are bad"

Horrible even. What toys do you buy for a toy drive? The cheap ones. Because you want to buy as much as you can for your dollar to give to the kids. So in fact what are you doing? Buying cheap crap, made by kids in another country to give to kids in this country. Now kids in this country may in fact be in need of toys, but how wrong is it to give them cheap toys at the expense of another child, probably in more need than the one here.

So my first question is... What gift/toy could you get/make that could be given to children for a toy drive.

second question is, i still have one of those Hickery farm saussage cracker things that everyone buys for gifts from last year that we haven't eaten yet. Is it still good?

and here is some free holiday advice. Don't buy crappy gifts.

birds and the bees...

out of no where today, deborah (my four year old niece) says to her mom:

deborah: 'mom, i know that when i was a baby i grew in your belly.. but how did i get there?'

sissy: 'uh... well.. mommy and daddy loved each other so much.. that we wanted a baby, and so we prayed for God to give us a very pretty one.. and then you grew in my tummy'

deborah: 'yeah mom, i know that.. but how did i get there?'

sissy: 'uhhh'

deborah: 'did God put me there?'

sissy: 'yes.. God did it.. he put you there'

deborah: 'but how? does God have hands?'

sissy: 'uh.. yes.. that's how it happened.. we asked God for a baby, and he used his hands and put you in my belly'...

... but i don't think deborah was buying it.. she's a pretty smart 4 year old.. i'm pretty sure the question will come up again..

Saturday, December 09, 2006


for those of you keeping up with brain and ashlee cowell.. here is the update..
ashlee is still holding on to those babies.. she is at 34 weeks, and she is 6 cm dilated.. the doctors are still using medication to stop the contractions.. however.. on tuesday (if she hasn't already had the babies) they will take her off the meds.. and she will probably deliver that day...
meanwhile.. she had an ultra sound today.. and it turns out that those babies are pretty big for their age.. one is 6 lbs 10 oz, and the other is 6 lbs 6 oz... so ashlee has like 13 lbs of babies inside her...
that's all for now..
i'll keep updating when i know more..

Friday, December 08, 2006

playing hooky

i know.. i know.. i should be studying.. but..
heath and rhianon had never been to disneyland.. and they leave soon for a three year stint in guam.. and this was the last time.. with our busy schedules - that we could all get together.. so we all got together.. and went to disneyland... and had much fun..

Thursday, December 07, 2006

the happiest day on earth...

splash mountain.. they have no idea they are about to be very wet...
the gang at 'it's a bugs life'
the crazy boys..
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the crew at california adventure

heath and chara.. the only two brave enough to take on the tea cups..

let it snow... snow in the OC
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

you say it's your birthday..

mister matt evans had a birthday last week.. and we all headed over to the evans household for some birthday fun.. it was a blast.. as you can see below..

me and some very sexy girls..

chara and her buddy jess.. true love

more of my sexy girls

always a cute couple.. heath and rhianon
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apparently the party was too much for ben.. he passed out..
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

end of days...

yesterday we finished our 12 hour clinical days for this semester.. thank the good Lord.. only four more classes left this semester..

nerissa power and the ger-bear
our beautiful and talanted clinical group
our great instructor and our great TA... the ger-bear and murse mike
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