Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Its really nice to be back at work. Love the night shift. Miss my family, but I know MIchael needs time with baby girl and doing well. To think that he hadn't had much baby time before, he is doing great with her!

Its now Tuesday, I have the day off. So after some sleep, I am hoping to take LM to the pool or the park. We will see how it goes. I don't want her in the sun too long.

I have 4th of July off again this year..Nothing special planned, but hoping to find something fun to do soon!

I have 2 book reviews coming up, one is called Religion Saves and it talks about different controversial topics in the church. I'm looking forward to that one. The other book is a mommy book written by an author I have read before. Be on the lookout, I will be giving away my copies.

So how are you, any good movies? Read any good books? listened to any good music that I have to check out.

Catching up on my blog reading. If I haven't commented lately, its either because you link on bloglines isn't showing me you have updated or I don't have you on bloglines. If you read this blog, leave a comment so I can you to my must haves. I'm finding such encouragement on so many new blogs lately..!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

totally random

I need some mental motivation. I have decided that all of my weaknesses could be strengths if I just turned on a little switch in my head, anyone else like that?

Seriously many people who know me know my obvious weaknesses, fear, paranoia, eating habits and organizational skills. I just cant get my house clean. Its like I get one room totally clean and by the time I start the second one, the first one is dirty again. I tried Fly Lady a few years ago, just couldn't do it.. Ugh, its very frustrating. Because I really do desire a clean and organized house and my daughter deserves the best..Not sure how to turn that mental switch on.

Losing weight- have struggled for a long time. Weight Watchers does work. So does regular portion control and exercising. I have done it, why am I not doing it? There are no excuses except laziness.. Once I start losing, I get on a roll but I am a sucker for temptations- showers, ,parties, friends inviting me out for lunch. Ugh, hope to get this under control one day as well.

paranoia- enough said

Fear-We live in a scary world. The economy, nuclear war threats, the prediction of the end of the world. Here is my problem. I have not spent enough time in the Word and so therefore, I just trust everything I read in the news. I'm putting faith in man and not my God.. Have to keep reminding myself that God knows everything. There was never a "before God". He Has and will always be. I haven't been digging into His word like I should and I know that would calm some of my fears.So that's my solution to those fears.

Other topics

Jon and Kate- I'm one of the many who watched the show. Not surprised by the divorce, but I am sad. The world was just too interested in them. Mind you, they asked for the publicity (raising 8 kids cost a lot of money). But if we had chosen not to watch, could this have been helped. Its hard not to judge, but divorce is sad, praying for them.

Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett and MJ- wow, what a week. Tired of hearing about all the celebrities..

and our daughter is just wonderful. New pics are up at www.thechristopherfamilyblogspot.

If you are on twitter or facebook, come find me!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Vacation Give Away

Ok seriously, one of my first friends in Atlanta (and fellow adoptive mom) is giving away a trip on her blog..Ever heard of the Great Wolf Lodge in NC? Its the one with the indoor waterpark and cool cabin type rooms? They are giving away one to a someone who posts on her blog..
Go here and post on her blog and tell her where you are vacationing..
Shes very legit and very cool!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father Day

SO nice to see one his dreams come true. As LM told him this morning, he hasnt had an easy physical experience into fatherhood but that has not stopped him un being the sweetest, silliest dad ever.. We love you Dada!!!
Happy Fathers day to you out there! To those who are serving our country and not able to spend time with your family, we say thank you! For those who are fathers at heart and waiting to see your child, YOU ARE A FATHER! Be patient, its worth it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Some of my blog friends have asked me what I do for a living.I am a pediatric nurse but I work on a craniofacial/neuro floor. I work with patients with seizures, mitochondrial disorders, spina bifida, cleft lip/palate and other facial deformities, skull fractures, head injuries and brain and spinal cord tumors.

We also get the overflow patients Which mean we take care of patients with anything like fever and infections, resp issues, blood disorders, broken bones and every now and then we get some neat stuff. For the person not in the medical profession, "neat stuff" would not be that neat for you..

Brain tumors and cleft kids are the ones that I get passionate about. I have gotten close to a lot of my brain tumor patients and have seen them from diagnosis to remission and sometimes, home to Jesus. Both of these families teach me a lot even though they are so different. But both diagnosis can change your life. Cleft surgeries are not only just 1 surgery and then all is well. Sometimes, you get several surgeries over several years and a lot of time you deal with speech delays and other cosmetic surgeries..Love my families. They have taught me a lot.

Brain tumors..Ok, well first of all, they suck. But the families, oh the rockin, awesome families. They teach us nurses so much. I don't know why brain tumors hit the sweetest, loving families who have such strong faith. I just don't know. I don't know why the sweetest families are the ones who lose their babies after many surgeries, chemotherapy and hospital stays..I just don't know. But even the families who have lost children and still keep in touch, find goodness in their sorrow and that helps strengthen my faith. To know God sees the bigger picture when we can't seems to help. We had a patient pass away last week that a lot of nurses took care of. I never did but I always said hello to the family and they were so compassionate to other families.

Connor used to say, "God is good all the time,All the time, God is good" Oh sweet Connor, yes he is!!

Some of you may have seen another one of patients on the news a few weeks ago. Haley and her mom have touched every single life in the hospital Haley is just over a year and has a really yucky stinky tumor with a poor prognosis. But they keep fighting. Haley is a fighter. She has experienced so much and has even scared a few nurses..But they have hope, we have hope..

Please pray for Haleys family.. Hope ya got to see her on the news..

Click here to read about the little rock star

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Comments on Motherhood and other random things

Still kind of odd to read that word. But filling out paperwork that doctors office, I did right mom under my name but I think I was supposed to write mother..Whatever!!

Love LM. I love love love her..I love her smiles, her noises, her dances, her responses, everything about her.

It is crazy. Life really changed once we got her..People were right. My routine changed..My views on things changed. I love Little Einstein, Mickey Mouse cartoon thing and some of her fun toys.

She teaches us things every day..That happiness can come from such simple things..her smile lights up the room...

Going to my first bday party as a mom tomorrow. That doesn't sound right..I will be one of the moms..So very cool!!

2nd week at work was great..Nice to see everyone and be back in the groove. So many random things in my head, perhaps I will be getting them out on the blog soon.

The good news is someone switched with me so I am off Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and boy are we going to have some fun!