Thursday, August 25, 2011 less than a year! Thanks Whitney for the photo! She's got talent!
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Monday, June 1, 2009

All those out there looking for cute, fun bows, tutu's, and stuff you find at a boutique, give this a look. This is from my very talented and fun sister Lichelle!

Hello, hello!

There is a new trend in "boutiquing" that has just begun. Destination Homes (a home building company) has teamed with Mindy Mae's Market to host boutiques in their model homes! It is such a fun idea because I love looking at model homes and shopping!

Mindy Mae's Market debut is this weekend, Friday & Saturday (June 5th, 9am-7pm & 6th, 9am-5pm) in Farmington, UT. A drawing will be held for a $100 gift card to any of the vendors at the show!!! All you have to do is print out the flyer and bring it this weekend.

I will have hundreds of new products with lots of buttons and bling, contemporary and classic. Plus lots of other fun vendors. Come for a fun, relaxed time and a chance to win the $100 gift card!

RIGHT NOW, PRINT this flyer and put it in your PURSE...even if you are not sure you can come, then you will be prepared no matter what. Also, FORWARD this on to anyone you know who might be interested in coming, especially if you do not live in the area, but know someone who does.

Have a great day!

Shelby Bows & Flowers, LLC

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Med school?

This was the spring concert for our MCW A Capella Choir. Not too bad for a bunch of med students

Monday, March 9, 2009

Date Night

A couple weeks ago we had a ward date night. The guys came up with date plans and the girls picked the plan that they wanted to do without knowing who the guy was that they would be going with. This was the result of our date activity:) We made and ate dinner before, and then "We became stars!" Thank you Whitney for putting this up and making a DVD for it. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nauvoo Trip

Since our Chicago Temple has been closed for quite some time due to damage sustained after a pipe broke, our ward decided to take a trip to the next closest temple, Nauvoo! I hadn't been to Nauvoo since I was in 8th grade, and back then there were only corner stones on the temple lot. This is me driving Whitney's suburban. We had 8 people packed in to share such a fun drive! I really do mean that, it was fun! Here is a picture of the crew and then a picture of Whitney who was our DJ/co-pilot. I don't have a picture of the temple but if you go to this link, Whitney took an awesome picture of it. She is an amazing fotographer if you're looking for pictures.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lub Dub....Lub Dub....Lub Dub..........................

Yep that's a heart, a pig's heart! This last Wednesday I participated in our contested "pig labs." I don't say hotly contested because since switching to pigs from dogs, the protesters outside the medical school have dwindled, but they still come. I will leave the ethical discussion of the use of animals for research, tests, and teaching for another day, sufficeth to say that this was a wonderful experience that I feel will help me be a better doctor to help better serve my future patients.
In the pig lab we did many things to a completely anesthetized, well monitored pig to see the physiological effect they have on the heart. Pig physiology closely mimics that of humans (not quite as closely as dogs) with a little variation. We inserted certain volumes to simulate senarios of blood or fluid transfusions, loss of fluid, diseased states of heart components and how they affect the rest of your circulation, etc. We administered drugs that the body uses to stimulate the heart and also blockers of this stimulation to see cause and effect. We used a ultrasound and doppler imaging to see the workings of the heart in 2D.
And then....
We performed a sternotomy (opened the chest to gain access to the heart) and saw the beautiful workings of our creator. The magesty of the heart! What an amazing, tough, resilient, vital, funtional, inspiring organ. There is much I could say about what it was like to feel in my hand the beating of a live heart, but those words would only diminish my experience. It was a exhilerating to hand pump a failing heart for the first time, and even more so when the heart regained its rythmicity and beat on its own after defibrillation. I feel much more prepared to someday be called upon to administer to the needs of a suffering patient because of this exposure and understanding. In the end, we euthanized our pig with an appropriate dose of potassium. What an amazing experience!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


In my attempt to be a more regular blogger I thought I could post about me now having a camera! I got this little gem for Christmas. Its a 8.1 megapixel Sony Cyber Shot. I really like it and hope to capture and share those precious moments:)