Lisa and Emme and Rusty are all doing well!! It's never easy when the baby has to come 2 months early because of an emergency, but God has kept his hand on all of them! Emme arrived Saturday November, 21st, around 2:30pm. She weighed a whopping 2.7lbs, and is 13.5 inches long. She has to spend some time in neonatal intensive care for a bit, but is being cared for very well. She was on a ventilator for about 24 hours, then was doing so well that she got her ET tube taken out and a nasal cannula instead! This was good! Heather and Tyler were kind enough to send me some pics from when they visited. I cried when I saw them, because Emme just looks so pitiful and vulnerable. Heather says even though she is tiny, she seems to have some sass. She is one of the Bolen girls, after all! My mom flew out Sunday and is going to be with them through Thursday and is helping Lisa to get up and around after her surgery. We don't know when Emme will get to go home but we are just happy she is ok. As a respiratory therapist, I will have an opportunity to work in the neonatal intensive care with babies. Next winter I will actually be doing a rotation at a hospital in either Reno, Oregon, or Sacramento with babies. After all this excitement I think it would be very rewarding to do just that. These people took good care of my Princess Emme, and maybe I can to return the favor by doing the same for millions of people out there. I may change my mind after the rotations, but for now it seems like a good career avenue. Please keep praying for Emme, she is not out of the woods yet, but close!
I have tried repeatedly to change my background on my blog and it won't update! It's making me mad enough to delete the stupid thing and start over!!!!!!!!! How many times can you remove, copy and paste, and save???????? With no results?? Ugh, technology! I thought it was supposed to make life easier.......
Wow! I can hardly believe it. Here I am, married (VERY happily I might add) and finally on the path to the career I have worked so hard to achieve. God is so good! The Respiratory Therapy (RT) program seemed so far away and out of reach for the longest time, but I am finally here. I feel like a wonderful opportunity has been given to me and I cannot mess it up! Naturally I am scared too. I am glad to announce that my instructor for the first semester does not believe in "trick" questions on quizzes or exams. Whew! So many instructors of science classes think you know the material only if you can give the correct answer to a very tricky question. Come on! When I am just learning something I need to work up to the trick stuff. Sure, if I taught the material for years I could probably answer every trick question you shot my way. And give me a few months on the job as an RT and I can probably do the same. Just don't cram my head with NEW information then try to trick me! I have never understood this whole theory! So far this semester I won't have to worry about it= ) I have in my lecture notes "the molecular weight of atmospheric oxygen is 32", in my quiz the question literally read " what is the molecular weight of atmospheric oxygen?" HAHAHA YES! I don't have to dissect the question for 10 minutes before I can tentatively answer! That just feels good.
So the lil' sis is getting married! congrats to you guys! I finally decided to update (kind of) my blog.....Facebook is just way easier! Life is going by so quick I am afraid to blink! Before you know it I am going to be a mom and I just don't know if I am ready for that. In God's time I suppose. And after I start finish Respiratory Therapy. I found out the day before my wedding that I had been accepted into the program! It feels as if I am actually doing something with my life. Of course I still have two years but it's finally HERE! YAY! God is good! Hopefully I will update this blog before I graduate....hahahaha
The Bolen family and the "New" Neufeld family went on a short road trip to Bakersfield April 18th. My cousin Lauren and her beau got married! March, April, May, and June are all wedding months I guess! We have one to attend in each month. Our trip was good, we left Friday around 4pm, and got to our hotel around midnight. Saturday we got up and went to breakfast with my grandparents, it's kind of tradition i guess. Then we headed over to the mall where we ran into several members of my family and friends from the Bakersfield church. Sean just loved meeting a ton of people (he hated it)! Unfortunately for him though, my extended family is so big! and he has only met about a fourth of them. Hahahah. Plus, everyone from my old church wanted to meet him. One of my Aunts remarked (in front of Sean) that I had caught me a looker, and she wondered if I would trade her....lol. She and her husband are in their 60's, I declined. Sean was embarrassed, but soooo many of the people he was forced to meet made comments about how handsome he is. Hahah. It was entertaining!!! Anyway, here are a few pics.
Maddy and Kristin
Sean, Karter, Kenson
One of Dana's new babies!!!!!
Sean, picking his nose on the way home
Grandma and I at the reception
Kristin and I
Lauren and Philip's wedding
My long lost friend Rocio, we got into so much trouble in high school. I literally had not seen her since like 2001! It was a laughter filled reunion (All we ever really did was laugh and get into trouble).
Well, this has taken me a forever to post! We have been back from our honeymoon for a while now. If you haven't figured it out yet, we went on a cruise.....it was a lot of fun! Sean got sick the first night which was not fun, but he woke up ok after that. Thank God! We got to go to Catalina Island and also to Mexico. The buffalo and mountain/ocean shots are from Catalina. It was very pretty there, Mexico was not so pretty but still fun, and we ate some pretty tasty tacos and chips and salsa. We also went on a tour in Mexico that included a winery (we just ate the cheese), that's what all the big barrels are. The main purpose of the tour was to go shopping....lol. Which we did!!
Life can get pretty complicated at times. It's amazing to me how things change, and shift, and fall in to place all around us. I look back at my life....15....18....21....now, 26...and I am truly amazed. I never thought I would leave my home town of Bakersfield, CA, yet here I am in Chico. It's exactly where God wants me to be too. He has done so much for me in my life, but especially in the last five and a half years that I have been in Chico. I have grown so much spiritually. It's wonderful and I am so grateful. Plus, I have so many great friends and awesome family (the Morton's, my grandparents, aunt and uncle Claborn). And of course I have met the love of my life, Sean Dean Neufeld. The best husband a girl could ask for. Again, God has done so much!