Monthly Archives:November 2007

The Dentist :(

Your #1 Fan post on November 28th, 2007
Posted in Family, Medical, Personal

I took Novalie to the dentist for the first time today. I walked into the dentist office and with one sniff of the smell, I started to panic. I HATE THE DENTIST! My teeth started to hurt and I started to sweat and I thought for sure I was not going to make it out of there without them drilling me first. I had to focus because Novalie was asking me all sorts of questions and then the pile of paperwork to fill out. I somehow managed to tell Novalie that the dentist is fun and it would just tickle her teeth. Of course Novalie did perfectly and sat still and did everything they asked her to do and she liked it and got all sorts of toys, toothbrushes and floss. She had no cavities. She is so brave! I believe I had 7 cavities the first time I went to the dentist and it has never stopped. Not that I don’t brush and floss my teeth because I do, just bad teeth–why I hate the dentist. I think next time Kevin is taking Novalie to the dentist.

What I am thankful for…

Your #1 Fan post on November 28th, 2007
Posted in Family, Personal Tags: , ,

Last week everyone else wrote what they were thankful for on their blog, but I couldn’t figure out how to write on the new blog Kevin set up, so I am a week late, but still very much thankful.

For the past 6 months I have been stressed out and pulled out many a grey hairs. I have been more cranky than not as I figure out how to work with a demanding 4 year old, how to deal with drug busts, how to make 66 different families happy, how to keep my house clean while working and still have the energy to teach Novalie how to read. And poor Kevin gets less of me than anybody. HOWEVER, I am very thankful for my job, but not the grey hairs. I mean honestly, how many people really get to take their children to work with them!?! I know Novalie and I will look back at this time as a very special time together and I am thankful for that. She has learned so much about service, work, paperclips, post-its and pens. I love pens! When I have to do a move-in she knows to get a movie and sit quietly while I go over all the paperwork with the new residents. She has the routine down. I am so thankful to be experiencing this with Novalie.

I am so thankful for Kevin! He works so hard for me and Novalie and he really does always take out the trash! He puts up with my stressed out, cranky, never relaxed self all the time. He made me watch “Chuck” with him when I wasn’t really sure about it and I love “Chuck” now and yes, I am thankful for that.


I am thankful that he is Novalie’s daddy. I am the most happiest in the world when I watch Kevin and Novalie play together. I am so thankful for my little family.Novalie is a deliciously wild, ever entertaining little 4 year old. She has so much spirit and spunk and attitude. I am so thankful that she is who she is and that I am her mother.

I am also thankful for my big extended family. I miss all my nieces and nephews so much and I would do anything in the world for any single one of them. I miss being involved in their daily lives. It is a huge part of who I am.

I am thankful that I get to go get in my warm bed and read my current romance novel. Yes, guilty pleasure, romance novels. Even more fun, Christmas romance novels. I picked one up at Rosauer’s today and can’t wait to be snuggled in my covers reading it.

I could go on forever for things I am thankful for. I have a full life and a great family and a testimony of the gospel. What isn’t there really to be thankful for?