Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Neva.

I do so wish that everyone in the whole
wide world had a Neva like mine.
Neva is a good friend that I got to know through

Neva is an amazing lady who has lived a life full of adventures.
She's eclectic and funny.
She calls it like she sees it.
She makes me laugh. And I do love to laugh.
She recycles everything and lets nothing go to waste.
She has spirit and energy that I have not seen anywhere else.
She taught me how to hug.

Neva and CoRi dAwN

Dear Neva,
You have made an impact on my life for good. I was assigned to teach you and yet I always feel like I'm the one learning when I'm with you. I feel happy after I've spent time with you. Thanks for being my friend. I heart you.
CoRi dAwN

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


African American Countries are SOOO Strong!

I Kinda Made it up....Sorta


Dear Emilee,
You are my hero. You are fun to be around. You make me laugh...hard! I love your stinkin' guts. Please no matter what anyone says stay just the way you are.
CoRi dAwN

Monday, September 26, 2011

Am I waiting for a "Golden Ticket"?

I think I may be.

Today my Visiting Teachers came and visited me.
I do so love them. They are good and beautiful
girls who make me feel loved.
I am thankful for them.

Today they came and we talked and laughed.
(we usually do)
Anyway they encouraged me to watch
President Uchtdorf's address he gave at the
Relief Society's general broadcast.
I did.
I loved it.

He talked about waiting for a
"Golden Ticket"
to be happy

and not just enjoying the chocolate that is there.
Readers, I need to enjoy my chocolate.
And quit waiting for my "Golden Ticket".

He talked about the small insignificant flower
Forget Me Not
And how at times we may feel forgotten.
He reassured that we are not.

Here he is telling us that we are not forgotten.
*please click pause on my music so you can hear his beautiful message*
To watch President Uchtdorf's full address
You will not be disappointed.

Speaking of President Uchtdorf.
You should know I love him.
He is a great speaker and he is filled with love.
And he's very handsome.

Dear Janor and Rochelle,
I adore you two. You are the best.
I feel happy when you are here and am
grateful to call you my friends.
Thanks for coming today, I needed you.
CoRi dAwN

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Primary Program Sunday!!

Today is/was my FaVoRiTe Sunday
of the whole entire year.
Today was the Primary Program.
The kids were amazing.
Today I wish church was 4 hours instead of 3 and that I could listen to the kids for that whole extra hour. I love them.

And of course I spent a couple of hours with the new loves of my life.
Mike better watch out cause I am in LOVE!
I mean really in love.
11 boys and 1 sweet little girl.
 I get to hold and feed and read to and snuggle with. They totally crack me up.

Like today one of them kept on saying,
"I have a penis, wanna see my penis?"
UMMM....NOPE! NO! I don't and don't show anyone else, thank you.

But really they are sweet and fun and I am lucky to get to spend time with them.

The other really great thing about being in the nursery is that I get to hang out with Sherri. And today we got an extra bonus and Staci came in with us.
It was once again the CoRi dAwN, Staci, and Sherri show.
It was fun.

Dear Sherri and Staci,
I love you. I miss spending time with you.
I'm glad we were all together again today. You guys were the best counselors anyone could ever want. What I miss the very most about being in Relief Society is you. I count you as some of my best friends.
CoRi dAwN

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yeah, I'm chillin on a dirt rode.....

So I'm spending today trying to figure out how to deal with all of the changes in my life.
Not gonna lie....I'm struggling.
Mike and I went and took pictures of Bryant and his homecoming date which was fun.
They were super cute.

On the way home my sweet Mike could see a needed a little something special so
we took the long cut home.
We took the dirt rode.
It was wonderful!
My hands out the sunroof
or on my camera.

Dear Dirt Rode,
I so enjoyed my time chillin with you tonight. I love hearing the gravel up under the car. I feel better. Thanks.
CoRi dAwN

Friday, September 23, 2011

This post is not for all readers!

Also known as "CODE BROWN" in the wide world of nursing.
I have been at work for the past three nights in a row and have had my fair share of patients with the dreaded C-Diff.
And the dreaded "Code Browns"
And I want all ya'll to know that it is not good.
Not good for the patient
Not good for me.
And not good for my shoes.

I mean I really do feel horrible for the patients, nobody wants to poop every hour (or three times an hour), then have several strangers come in in gowns and gloves with 3 or 4 packages or wipes and wipe tail. But this is just what the C-Diff does.
It causes people to poop.
I don't just mean poop, I mean explosive diarrhea.

Not unlike Dumb and Dumber poop.

Anyway when a patient has the dreaded C-Diff I have to wear PPE which is pretty much a huge drag.
It gets super hot and it's not comfy.
But it does help keep me clean. And that is good.

Dear Reader of my Blog,
Don't judge me for my poopy post.
This is just a part of my life as a nurse. I don't love the C-Diff part of nursing, not even a little bit. But in general I love my patients and will continue to wipe tail for them.
CoRi dAwN

For your information:
Clostridium difficile (pronunciation below) (from the Greek kloster (κλωστήρ), spindle, and Latin difficile,[1] difficult), also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a species of Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteriain the gut flora have been wiped out by antibiotics.
Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming rods (bacilli).[2] C. difficile is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) and can lead to pseudomembranous colitis, a severe infection of the colon, often resulting from eradication of the normal gut flora by antibiotics.[3]
In a very small percentage of the adult population, C. difficile bacteria naturally reside in the gut. Other people accidentally ingest spores of the bacteria while they are patients in a hospital, nursing home, or similar facility. When the bacteria are in a colon in which the normal gut flora has been destroyed (usually after a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as clindamycin has been used), the gut becomes overrun with C. difficile. This overpopulation is harmful because the bacteria release toxins that can cause bloating and diarrhea, with abdominal pain, which may become severe. C. difficile infections are the most common cause of pseudomembranous colitis, and in rare cases this can progress to toxic megacolon, which can be life-threatening.
Latent symptoms of C. difficile infection often mimic some flu-like symptoms and can mimic disease flare in patients with inflammatory bowel disease-associated colitis.[4] Mild cases of C. difficile infection can often be cured by discontinuing the antibiotics responsible.[2] In more serious cases, oral administration of, first, metronidazole and - if that fails - then, second, vancomycin are currently the treatments of choice. Relapses of C. difficile AAD have been reported in up to 20% of cases.[2]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I forgot.

I forgot yesterday was my big brother
Shayne's BiRtHdAy.
Sorry bro.

Shayne is just a couple of years older than I am and he offered more adventures growing up than I should of had. He's got super cute family and they all live in Virginia, except for my niece Christina who is on a mission for our church in Nebraska. I wish that I could spend more time with them.
I laugh every time I am with him.
And my kids love him.
He was totally acting silly in this picture, trying to hide his neck. Weird. But it's one of those things that make me laugh.
Dear Brother Shayne,
Dude, sorry I  missed yo birthday.
I'm a loser.
But I hope it was really an amazing day. I hope you didn't have to work and that you got to play with your boys. I hope Christen made you a great dinner and after dinner you got to go fishing.
I love you tons and miss you lots.
CoRi dAwN

Monday, September 19, 2011

I bet you're wondering why....

I missed my Sunday blog.
I knew you were, I'm pretty sure everyone is!

Anyhoo...I got a new phone and well it's amazing.
I love it.
It's 3D!
Seriously. Crazy.

So what in the world does my new phone have to do with me missing my Sunday blog?
I'll tell you.

Hi, my name is CoRi dAwN and I'm an addict.

I am addicted to...

drum roll please......

And so while I could have been blogging,
I was busy playing
Angry Birds.
I know, I'm sick and possibly wrong also.
But I can't help it,
I do so love killing those mean
little green pigs.

Dear new phone,
I am in love with you.
However we are going to have to set some limits with our relationship.
But seriously, you can do the most amazing things and I'm super impressed.
CoRi dAwN

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Let my introduce you.....

To my FaVoRiTe
Taryn Bushman
of Taryn Photography located
in the Denver Metro area.

Today Taryn came to our house and took Bryant's senior pictures.
I am very excited, I know the photos will be AMAZING!
I took pictures of Taryn while she took pictures of Bryant.
It was fun.
Taryn is a good sport!
She doesn't mind hiking or laying in the dirt.

*Taryn also does fabulous family pictures
and her wedding shots are more than SUPERB!!*

And also don't I live in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado.
I think...Yes.

Dear Taryn,
Thank You!!
You amazing me with all of your talent.
You are super fun to work with and I cannot wait to see Bryant's pictures!
CoRi dAwN

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh the memories.....

So yesterday I was just minding my own business driving to work and Boondocks by Little Big Town came on the radio.
It made me smile.
First I love this song because... well, my heart and soul do in fact belong to the boondocks.
I don't really care which boondocks; the Virginia boondocks, the Idaho boondocks, or right here in my own little Colorado boondocks.
Tin roofs and gravel roads, life doesn't get better than that. SERIOUSLY.
I simply heart the boondocks.
Back to why I was smiling...
my kids all five of them (together) use to sing that song as loud as they could while I drove them around in the mini-van to various activites. They all loved it. I cannot help but to love what my kids love.
*Again, don't forget to click pause on my playlist below*

Dear kids of mine,
Keep singing together, you sound way better than the Osmonds!
Today I wish we were all together driving to the boondocks and singing boondocks and that school and work were far far away from us.
CoRi dAwN

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Me and my mom

CoRi dAwN and my mom
(I think we look a lot alike)

I've been thinking lots about my mom lately.
She's cool. And funny.
Really funny.
I posted this picture but I really wanted to post a picture I got a couple of weeks ago via text message from my sister Dana.
The picture is of my mom,
only the bottom half of my mom.
And well you could tell she had been
laughing a lot!
Out of control type of laughter.
You know...the kind where you lose "control".
I wish I had been there.

Dear Mom,
I love to hear you laugh.
I also love to see the results of your laughter.
You are a good mom and I am grateful for you.
Let's do something soon.
CoRi dAwN

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday~ Stake Conference

Today was Stake Conference.
(Stake Conference is a conference or meeting where many
members from the same geological area of my church gather
together and listen to our local leaders)
It was really nice.

On my new phone (more about that later) I found a very cool video about William Tyndale and the scriptures and then I saw the same video on Alyson's blog. I think I was suppose to be reminded about how important being grateful for and studying the scriptures is.

I loved the message so much I think all y'all should watch it also.
*don't forget to click pause on my music*

It was wonderful and I felt happy to leave 
and watch her walk away with the
Lord's inspiration and instructions
in her hands.
I know that she and all of my kids will be happy if they
read and love the scriptures.

Dear William Tyndale,
I am grateful for your sacrifice.
I have no doubt that you were inspired and guided by the Lord.
A simple thank you is not strong enough.
So with as much fierceness and gratitude and love as I can type with I say to you,
THANKS!! I am blessed because of you
and others like you.
Much Love,
CoRi dAwN

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The relatives came!

What a blast we  have when the relatives come.
And last night did not disappoint.
Aunt Laura, Uncle Tony, and Cousin Tyler stopped by on their way to
And we just had a big fat blast.
We ate so much yummy food.
And laughed, we always laugh when they come.
Dana's family also came over and well they just make any
gathering more fun.

All of the fun reminds me of a book Mychael-Ann gave us when she and her family came to visit.
Adore this book, since it has a Virginia connection!

The real excitement happened when a tiny little cute bird flew into our house. ALL the little kids (8 of them) ran around the house screaming and giggling. Poor little bird, I'm sure it was very traumatized. He or she couldn't find the way out and just kept smacking its cute little head on the ceiling. Anyway it was cute and now I kinda what to buy a bird.

And here they are all tired from driving across the country.

Dear Tony, Laura, and Tyler,
Thanks so much for stopping by on your rode trip.
I loved seeing ya'll. And I'm proud of Tyler all grown up and stuff.
Wish we could have had more time together!!
Love you tons.
CoRi dAwN

Monday, September 5, 2011

Grasshoppers Galore

Check out my new little friends Emilee, Jarret, and I found in my flowers. I think they are so cute! Well kinda..mostly not so cute actually, but cool. Emilee and Jarret do a fantastic job noticing the world around them! And they do a fantastic job making sure I am aware of what they notice.

By the way....HAPPY LABOR DAY!!

Dear Emilee and Jarret,
Thanks for making me stop and take a look at what is right in front of me.
I am happy you are still amazed by the little things.
Enjoy the world around you.
CoRi dAwN

Sunday, September 4, 2011

O Remember, Remember

Dear President Eyring,
Thanks for the reminder to remember.
I needed it.
CoRi dAwN

Don't forget to click pause on my playlist below!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Student Orientation

Welcome to BYU!
BYU did an amazing job welcoming the incoming class of 2011!
There was a cute little pep rally where they took the class picture in the shape of a Y.
There was fireworks and the marching band.
Some athletes and some cheerleaders.
Kinda made me wish I was new student instead of a mom of a new student.
But not really.

CoRi dAwN and Mike

Dear BYU,
Thanks for being so welcoming!
If I must send my beautiful daughter away to college,
I glad she is there.
Take care of her, she is precious.
CoRi dAwN