Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Catching up with the Blog!

I don't think I'll be able to catch up with everything that has passed since out last entry.
Here are a few things that have happened and that are happening in our lives:

1. I Finished Nursing school on May,12, 2011. I am so happy! I am preparing to take the State Boards this Saturday. Nerve racking!!! Im also looking for employment.
2. Asha Just Finished 4th grade at Shirley Lane and Bryce fished 2nd grade at Virginia Ave. They both were awarded Perfect attendance this year :)
3. This year I turned 31 in February. Im getting old!
4. My family is coming to visit from Texas this summer and we are looking forward to it.
5.Bryce lost his first 2 and front bottom teeth just a few months ago. He got $3 from the tooth fairy
6.Our home got burglarized in the most horrible way back in January right before starting my last semester of Nursing school. We lost many things and It was devastating to us but we are safe and material things can always get replaced. Im still sad about my video camera and laptop that had tons of documents, videos, and pictures that I lost and wont be able to ever recover. It's ok Life goes on.
7.Bryce learned how to read really well this past year in school.
8. Bryan keeps working hard at his job. Seriously he is the worst workaholic I've ever met! to the point that it has affected his health. Take it easy Bryan! I love you.
9.Tio Neri had the great Blessing of getting Married at the LA temple and now they are expecting a baby. What a great blessing.

10. My good old dear friends Joanna, Barbie, and their kids came to visit this last month. It was so nice seeing them and spending time with them.

11. I continue to teach the sunbeems at church and I love it :)
12. Bryce gets baptized this year! He is looking forward to this great day. We got to attend a baptism not to long ago and Bryce was really excited to be able to get baptized by his dad this coming September.
13. Asha continues to enjoy singing and reading and being so sweet.
14. I have major house cleaning to accomplish this summer. It got a little neglected due to school :)
15. Above all, we continue to enjoy of the blessings of the gospel. God is wonderful and we couldn't ask for more.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!!!

Dear friends and Family may you live the wonder of this special season
God bless you all!
Love, The Ortons

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel

Another overwhelming day but I survived. Bryan welcomed me home with an awesome dinner (Carne asada, Tostadas de guacamol con queso y frijolitos negros) Thanks baby!
There is always light at the end of the tunnel with God by our side and I know for sure he was with me today. Now I just have to concentrate on my Oral process and pass all of my exams.
I can do this!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

Just a quick post. Here's the fam in their Halloween costumes this year.
The Spider witch!

A mad scientist!

Is it Billy May's ghost on the left???
Let me tell you a bit about Bryce's costume. This year I just didn't have the funds or the time to look for the kids costumes so Bryce was really creative and thought about building himself a Mad Scientist costume. He was so creative and came up with it all on his own from the stuff he already had laying around in his room. He asked if he could borrow my Nursing lab coat to complete his creation. I really hesitated letting him borrow my coat but he was so excited about it so I let him borrow it. At his school they always have a costume parade and contest. This morning he got up and got dressed and ready for his parade. He was so confident and proud of his creation and told me: "Mom I hope I win the costume contest at my school" . I told him he looked great and not to be sad if he didn't win since there were going to be over 500 kids competing with many great costumes like his. Well to make the story short. He came home with a huge smile on his face. He had won the costume contest!!! It was great.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Keeping busy!!! (Blog update)

Wow. I just realized how long it has been since I last posted on our blog. First of all I just have to express all of the things I am grateful for. Looking back and pondering on my last post, I realize all of the things that have happened in our lives since then. I am past the middle of my 3rd semester of nursing school. I am still hanging in there and I will be finishing school in May of next year if everything goes as planned. I have developed some special friendships through the nursing program and I don't take that for granted. We help each other out and carry the load together. Without their support, nursing school would be even harder.
My kiddos are now in 4Th and 2ND grade. They are growing quick in all sense of the word and my wonderful husband and partner in crime is also hanging in there with me pushing me a long the way and taking on the extra load. Thank you guys for being so patient with mommy! I love you and I couldn't do this without your love, hugs, kisses, hard work, and support. Above all, I cannot forget about the one who shares all of my burdens and walks with me constantly and holds me up every step of the way, my best friend. With out him I would be nothing. Thank you God for being super nice and patient with me.
On another note, I cannot believe how time goes by so fast. We are almost at the end of this year, Incredible!!!
Anyway, I better go but I will try to keep this blog updated more regularly so we can look back and remember the good times in the lives of the Orton family. God bless you all :)
Here are some fun recent pictures.

Me and some of my nursing buddies!
I'm not the only one going nuts due to nursing school.
This is a family issue as you can see!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I am Officially a quarter of a nurse!!!

Yay! I took my last final for this semester and I am now officially a quarter of a nurse as my Pharmacology instructor calls it. I have three more semesters to go.
I am also excited to start the paid internship program at Mercy and Mercy South West during my x-mas break. I was pretty blessed to get chosen out of 80 students to participate in this great program that will provide me with lots of hands on experience. I will now be taking care of 4-5 patients at a time instead of the 2 that I'm used to. It will be a great challenge and an incredible opportunity for growth. I am truly grateful and super excited!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Eternal Family

This year in Primary, the kids have learned so many things through this year's Primary theme "My eternal family". They had their primary program this month and they have taught us all so many essential things in building strong eternal families. We are all so grateful for the spirit they always bring to that special sacrament meeting. God bless our little tender children and God bless the special union of families. May we preserve this special blessing in our homes.