What a fun day we had!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Each year at our school, we mirror the Yukon Quest sled dog race with a Yukon Quest Reading Race. The kids pick about 6 teams and a teacher and they read and read and see how many pages they can get at the end of about two or three weeks. It is a really fun and awesome way to get kids to read. But the kickoff day is the most fun. All the kids and teachers and many parents participate in sled races with the kids as "dogs" and the sponsoring teacher is the "musher". For the last four years I have been the race "veterinarian" and have been at the Dawson City checkpoint with a mandatory 2 minute layover. Here are some fun pictures of the day. Of course, no fun day would be complete without lunch. So we had hot dogs, chili and hot tang. Yum!!
The school grounds serve as the race course. These flags are all the checkpoints where each team has to get the initials of the parent or person who is standing there.
One of the other parents at her checkpoint.
And they're off.....
Heidi N. acting like a fiesty lead dog!!
And the last team crosses the finish line.
Grant on the back of the sled, holding onto the girls. :)
Pretty Heidi and the fur hat her daddy got her in Ft. Yukon. :)
Here I am checking out the "dogs" and making sure they can continue the race.
Then it's time for food!!!
My cousin, Thad, with Drew and the buffalo. Thanks Thad for your help!!
Another proud moment.
Punching his tag.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Clarissa played the harp.
....and did a great job!!!
Mr. Nutter spoke on the five love languages.
Posted by Vonnie at 9:03 AM
Posted by Vonnie at 9:03 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Just a quick note to let you know about my new job. (with the Pregnancy Center) I am now signed off to do limited obstetrical ultrasounds. I have been having a ball this week, fine tuning my skills. They haven't taught me how to find the gender of the baby, we aren't even allowed to tell the parents, but today I was able to tell on a couple of different scans what the gender was. It is so fun to run over that area of the anatomy and see what you see. My instructors were smiling at me as I took a really looooooong look at the area and ran the transducer over the area a couple of times really slowly. They knew what I was doing even though I couldn't tell the parents. :)
Anyway, God has shown himself strong to me this week as I wondered how I was going to do what was required of me to do in this job and thought I was not going to have another nurse there to help me. He has supplied another nurse from MY church who is already a good friend and now I get to work with her. She is awesome and is picking the info up really fast. And she thinks it's just as fun as I do. It has been such a blessing!! We have learned a few things about each other that we otherwise would have had no way of knowing. :) heehee
Well, to those who asked, there is the latest.... thanks for asking. :)
Posted by Vonnie at 7:41 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2008
These guys that do this are tough old birds. They have to have all the supplies they will need until the next check point. They have to be prepared for anything and everything... and in weather like this, it can turn very dangerous!! My hat is off to them!!!
Posted by Vonnie at 5:59 PM
It usually starts the minute Dad gets in from work. One of the boys will pretend like they are going to hug Daddy and as soon as they get close they just HAVE to go for the hat. They grab it and run or grab it and throw it as far as they can and that starts the whole thing. And once one boy is having fun with Dad they all have to join in. This is what it looks like. But you know, Andrew can still take all four of them on and win!! Maybe not for much longer, but for now he usually can get them all immobile without too much difficulty. I think Drew got his head in a headlock between Dad's legs and then it looks like he was getting a wedgie. UGH!! (Andrew just told me that he doesn't "do stuff like that". :) So he wasn't giving Drew a wedgie.
Posted by Vonnie at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Posted by Vonnie at 7:18 AM
Friday, February 1, 2008
I thought I would get on here and let you know what I have been up to lately. I'm so excited about it. I think I told everyone about me volunteering at our Pregnancy Center. But this has led to an actual position with the Pregnancy Center(PC) as the Nurse Manager. That is NOT what I am most excited about though. This week I have been in training to be a nurse sonographer (in limited obstetrical ultrasound - my SIL, Melodie, will know what all that means since she is so very medically trained herself), but for all of you others ;), it just means that I am learning to do a limited scope of ultrasounds on pregnant ladies. Limited scope just means I am not learning how to tell the sex of the baby or how to find a cleft lip, etc. I am learning how to take a couple of measurements, find the heartbeat, find the gestational sac and the yolk sac and maybe a couple of other things that aren't coming to mind at this point. I am having a ball, I just love it. Do you remember how fun it was to see your own ultrasounds when you were expecting? Well, just think of how it would be to get to do that all day long. Of course, these are appointments that are set up specifically to train the nurses and it won't be all day long every day after I get trained (although I guess it could be, on a busy day). Anyway, the hardest part is learning how that baby is laying in the uterus and how I can get the best picture. If you think of it pray for me to have an easier time learning this. I have to think so hard and just when I think I have it, my mind gets blocked again. I am just thrilled with this opportunity and I feel like I'm doing OK, maybe even well, considering I have only had 4 days of experience so far, but I know I have alot to learn. So if you wonder why I'm not posting as often as I used to... that is why. If yo haven't noticed much of a difference in my posting then don't worry about it. :)