Sunday, September 13, 2009

School Time!!

Jaron starts school on Monday, and iI quite my job (well i give them my 2 weeks). I will Start a new job after that. I am sad thought because this means that are lives will official be insane...and we don't even have kids, i don't know how the rest of ya'all do it! We just have to have everything planned out and I sometimes have a hard time with that, i really like the fly by the seat of ones pants best. oh well i guess life is long enough for some of that too:)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jaron and I went out on the town a few weeks ago, we are a little tight on money so we got ice cream and walked around the downtown mall (i know exciting right, well we had a great time. It was nice to get out of the house.) We went into Helley Hansen, a store we both love and tried on a few items we wont be able to afford for the next 3+ years. Check out that girls fur, holy crap she is styl'n. It was fun!

BELLINGHAM!-this was our trip in Aug. We had a great time visiting the family and meeting grandmas long lost sister...we love her!

I have been going thru my photos (and Garett is probably going to kill me), i found this one. I took this photo when i was like 13, i dressed Garett, Kayleona and Natosha up, arranged everything and snapped the photo. the only thing i didn't plan was the little cluster of flowers Garett is standing in:)
Well it has been a LONG time since i have posted. So here is a little update. I currently have a love/hate relationship with money, i hate my job, jaron goes back to school on monday, I love the weather (fall is my fav.) and i have no food in the house. Oh and I am going to put in my 2 wks on Monday...i nervous!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Sx (surgery) Day!

So today i was  pleasantly surprised that i would be riding along with the doc. I usually only ride along on Tuesdays and Thursdays but one of the docs needed a hand. The first stop was out on a farm call, a float (grind down sharp point of the teeth so that the horse doesn't get ulcers on the inside of the mouth wall) and spring vaccinations (i gave 2 of them, i am becoming more comfortable with needles quickly). The next apt was a surgery. I have watched quite a few surgeries since i have been employed with the vet clinic, and have had no problems. I was not worried about being a part of this one, in fact i was quite excited that it would only be the doc and i so that i could be more apart of the surgery. our patient was an 8 day old colt-very small. we put him under and started into the procedure (he had a hole in his bladder and needed it to be stitched). The doc cut away the remaining part of the umbelical cord, leaving about 1"x 1" hole in the stomach, he brought the small part of the bladder where the hole was up (it was leaking lots of you know what). I held a lot of the tools while he sticked up the small hole. Intestine would occasionally try to pop out but the doc would just poke them back in. I found it all to be quite interesting....until he started stitching the stomach lining back together...the most un-gross part of the whole procedure! And then i started to feel light headed and sick to my stomach. After finding out that the doc was at a point where i was'nt needed for holding items, i told him i was taking a walk right NOW! i got out the door and around the corner and.....i remember i was on my hands and knees somehow and was trying to drag myself back up. I don't remember falling but i do remember trying to get back up, wiping my knees off, going into the clinic and sitting down. Apparently i was talking to myself because the receptionist told me she could hear me very well and that she was busy. The doc said i was'nt gone for very long but i thought i had take a good 10 min. I helped him finish up and cleaned up the surgery room though! Atta Girl, Right!! I had to tell everyone about it though because i have never passed out before:)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Baby!

Ok, so no new human babies here but i did just adopt a baby horse. She will be 1 on June 5, 2009. I am working at a vet clinic and this lil girl came in with large cuts all over her lower right leg. It has taken about 6 weeks stall rest, 3 weeks in a cast, 2 weeks of daily bandage changes (did i mention that she is stabled out at my grandparent-a half hour drive in good traffic) and then...finally a release to the pasture where she could only visit friends from across the fence. She is now, after 2 months, frolicking with her other two equine friends.

Living it up!

This is Jaron down in San Francisco California. His good buddy Geoy was got married April 15 and sent him a ticket. I was pretty jealous when he got back--just look at that beautiful day! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ok! So I am determined to be a better blogger.....ok, a blogger, period.  I really don't find this exciting but i do like to touch base on other people blog  and sometimes get frustrated when they don't upgrade. So I've decided to stop being a closet blog reader hypocrite. 

So the latest and greatest in the Ballard family is that i am now working for a vet clinic and riding my bike to work. Jaron is going to school and is doing some freelancing on the side. We are living with Ma & Pa Ballard in Colbert (northern spokane). Its not bad but we would like to get into our own place as soon as we are able to have a better income......