New Year’s ER

Naturally, when I got to the hospital to pick up the ER pager for the 6pm to 6am shift for New Year’s, handfuls of people streamed in for psych emergencies.


So I missed New Year’s with the kids, though I made it home (at least for now) in time for date night with Nathan. I am grateful for that time together, but was sad to miss the kids. Nathan took video for me, though, and it made me laugh so hard!

Since I was gone, and we didn’t know for how long, and our kids are too little to really stay up, Nathan improvised.

He grilled them burgers for dinner, watched the netflix countdown for kids, and made them jump on bubble wrap for fireworks!

It was so funny! They loved it!

Now Nathan and I have a sweet date planned, for as long as we can get away with it. Tomorrow Nathan’s parents are keeping the younger three in the morning, and the older three in the afternoon. That will be fun for everyone, though Nathan and I will be nice and not send the noisemakers we saved from last year for when the kids wake up in the morning!


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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