Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas and My New Job

We had a wonderful Christmas!  I hope you all did too!  

Ben and Ainsley were spoiled by everyone and got so many cute gifts, toys and clothes.  Their "big" gifts from Santa were their "iPads" which are really Kindle Fires.  They just call them iPads because Mommy and Daddy have iPads.  They love to watch PBS kids on them.  Let me know what other apps your toddlers love.

They also got a Mega Block castle and an art easel with paper, chalkboard and whiteboard.  Santa left them a message on it but he must have been getting pretty tired from his busy night...

Jeremy and I weren't supposed to exchange gift because we pretty much get what we want anyway but I found this gem in my stocking...

It's the Naked 3 pallette and I'm in LOVE!

He also made me this thoughtful gift with the medal and my race bib from the Des Moines Half Marathon last October...

I absolutely love it and I'm going to display it at work in my cubicle...speaking of work...

I LOVE my new job.  Quick description: I review prior authorization requests for Iowa Medicaid.  So if a drug is not on Iowa Medicaid's formulary and a prescriber wants their patient to have it the have to send us a request for prior authorization.  I review the request as well as our criteria for the drug and the patient's history (ie what else have they tried to treat this condition) and determine if the therapy is appropriate.  While it was sometimes frustrating dealing with PAs in the retail pharmacy it's interesting to see it from this side.  Obviously it's also important to ensure we are appropriately managing the funds allocated to pay for prescriptions while also giving patients appropriate treatment.  It's a fine line and not always as black and white as I thought it would be. 

So here's me listening to my music while I work.  I love being able to listen to my music and it keeps me focused otherwise I start listening to other people's conversations...which are usually one-sided since they're on the phone.  

I happened to take this picture to share with Jeremy how much I was enjoying myself some One Direction. Ha!

I hope everyone is having a great week and have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Back to Blogging

So I've been having trouble getting my iPhone to automatically (or manually for that matter) back up pictures to Google+ which is how I get them to this here blog.  Hence, no blog for awhile.

It has somehow miraculously started working.  No idea how.  So let have a blog post, shall we?

As many of you know we had some major sewage/plumbing/flooding of uour basement issues this past weekend.  Sunday it was nice to snuggle up with my loves.

This is a #ReasonsMyKidIsCrying picture, you just can't tell she's crying because she wouldn't look at me.  But she's crying because I wouldn't let her wipe her privates with Lysol wipes.  Seriously.

 A friend of ours wrote a children's book!  How cool is that?!  I feel like we know a celebrity!

This sweet boy took a little road trip with his daddy to Minneapolis to go see his doctor there to follow up about his Botox.  His doctor was pleased with his response and was impressed with how much he's pulling up to stand and walking with assistance!  Here's a video of him getting brave and letting go of the coffee table...

Jeremy found this stuck on a sweater (he clearly hadn't worn for a couple years).  What a memory.  We got these stickers every day when we went down to the NICU when the babies were there.  Seems so long ago but also like it just happened.  Weird how that is...

Well, I have lots more to share but I won't do it all at once!  Yay for blogging again!