Monday, November 16, 2009


Do you like my clever title? It was between that and "Ry in Dubai" but DubRyan was more fun, like Bennifer or Brangelina. I wanted to post some of the photos that he's been sending me from Dubai--which is just a few despite my constant nagging and pleading for more. We have just over 2 more weeks until he's home. I am hoping that time flies by. It should, between New Moon, Thanksgiving, and the end of the quarter, I have a lot on my plate--plenty to keep me busy!

Here are some of the photos that Ry has emailed:

Ry says that most of the food is like Indian food (curries and rice), but there is still a Pizza Hut for those days that you're missing home and its abundance of sodium.

Being very dramatic. Singing opera, perhaps? In his teeny hotel room.

Just outside his hotel room. I guess a group of guys play cricket here every morning. Ryan says Dubai is a lot of smoke and mirrors. He's staying in one of the many not-so-nice areas to be closer to the airport (where he works everyday).

"Flying" a helicopter. I heart him!

There was an aerospace trade show in Dubai this week. Ryan went today and happened to see that a plane that he recently worked on was there. Ryan was the lead on this project and designed the interiors. He was treated like a VIP when he went to see it and they reserved a time for him to walk through this plane privately.
I am a proud wife.

So, yes. There is other news. In case you aren't on Facebook, I found out yesterday that I was accepted into the nursing program!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This fact deserves many exclamation points. It's been a long 3 years of pre-reqs, I got pregnant and had a baby along the way, but I finally made it. I feel very proud, I just wish my hubby was here to celebrate with me. Or, as a close second, I was hoping that my hubby would tell me to take myself shopping in celebration, but that didn't happen either. Poo. Oh well, I'm still totally psyched. This is a big deal for me. I want to shout out to my mom and my mother-in-law for their unending support of me and my family through this process. I couldn't have done it without them. And of course to my dear husband. He made me believe that I could do anything I wanted. That my capabilities were endless. I never used to believe him, but he never stopped and finally I did believe him. Now, the real hard work starts. Two years of no blogging, no hanging out, and very little fun. Don't feel bad if you don't hear from me for a couple of years. Seriously, they told me to plan for 70-90hours a week of school, clinicals, and homework. Oh crap. Here we go...

I don't really have any new photos. Here are 2 of Maizey thinking she is really awesome (we were probably listening to The Spinners Rubberband Man and when that song is on it's done. Maizey's cool level goes from 10/10 to 100/10--or so she thinks) and playing with her rock-and-rolla sunglasses. Also a couple of little videos from Little Gym last week.


Barb said...

blog lana, fun to see ryan in his element, cute videos of Maizey.....and CONGRATULATIONS Nurse Lana, you deserve it. We are proud of you. Ma

Jessica Zevely said...

Oh my gosh. I love the pics from Ryan in Dubai and that airplane is RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME. I can't wait to fly in that that will probably never happen :(

I also loved the videos of Maizey and you at the little Gym. I love that she does whatever you tell her..or you just flip her and she's like "hey that was cool" like no big deal to her. I love it! :)

And lastly. I'm so so so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are gonna be the best nurse ever, well you, Lacey and Tita are the top 3 in the world (Tita was anyway)...I'm so happy and proud of you! Good job and I'll see ya in a couple years.

Mo said...

Congratulations Lana!!! You are going to do great in the nursing program- I'll miss your blog posts and feel sad that it seems like you dropped off the face of the earth, but the next two years will fly by for you.

Beg Ryan to take more pictures too- I'm so curious about Dubai. And that is so neat about 'his' airplane- you two are on a roll!

Blyth Family Blog said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!!! Congrats, wish you lived in Bend so you could be my nurse:)
So happy for you, I think you need to go shop anyways, your hubby is gone so he can't stop you!
Glad to hear he'll be coming home soon, must be so hard to be there without him to help!
I didn't think it was possible but Maizey is getting cuter by the second...

Beth Zarling said...

Why no "DuRy?" I can't believe he helped design that plane! He is talented beyond what I thought! I can't even imagine how much those seats will cost to fly anywhere. Do you get free trips since he helped design it?

You will still have to make time for the cousins to see each other. They can't be 3 and have never met!

I am very proud of my cousin. You will be the best nurse. You are super hard working and have a great bedside manner.