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About aerampey

An RN, an artist, admirer of nature, a music enthusiast, a laugher at most jokes, a lover of my Savior Jesus, a sidekick to my husband, a friend to my sister, a daughter to my parents, a listener to my friends.



Happy Anniversary Love!






Wisdom Lost

I had the privilege of having my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at MUSC. I had been having trouble with them for the past week and after a visit to my dentist on Monday, he recommended I just get them out. Thankfully, the surgery clinic saw me for a consult on Wednesday afternoon and fit me in between OR cases on Thursday. So yesterday I had the joy of being a patient undergoing anesthesia for the first time in my life. A second year resident started my IV and hooked me up to the monitors. I think he was nervous because he found out I am a nurse, poor thing, but he got the IV on the first stick. I sat waiting for a while, listening to my heart rate on the monitors before the attending and residents rushed in to get me sleepy. The last thing I remember as they were pumping my IV with versed and fentanyl was my head swimming, and saying “whoa” as I blacked out. When I woke up, I was in the recovery room, my IV was gone, and apparently I had asked several times already how I had gotten there there and if had walked from the operatory to the recovery room.  Austin was a great nurse yesterday packing my mouth with gauze and my face with ice packs, allowing me to sleep off the meds. Strange to be on the receiving end. I’m so used to starting IVs and putting people to sleep. I guess this will give me more empathy for my patients. What an experience.

Happy Belated Birthday America

We spent the Fourth on the beach in the morning and sat on the Battery to watch fireworks complete with homemade peach ice cream and friends.

Molly Girl

We’ve neglected to show how much our pup has grown. She’s becoming such a young lady.

As promised

Here are some photos from our vacation earlier this summer. Austin and I had a great time with my family exploring the Red Rock Country of Arizona plus the Grand Canyon (and even Las Vegas! AHH).

The silence is over…

I have much to be thankful for and praise my Savior about. Some happenings in the past few months:

In March, we flew to Chicago and drove to Iowa City to see these lovelies!

We met Ian for the first time. What a cool kid he is.

We added Molly to our family in late March. She’s a sweet, quirky, energetic Australian Shepherd puppy who we love so much already.

Heath and Krista came down from Greenville for a weekend in April.

We returned to the spot where Austin proposed in Magnolia Plantation. Ahh memories. 🙂

Molly grew so quickly she almost doesn’t fit in the sink, growing pup.

Also in our travels, we went up to Greenwood to celebrate Mr. Judah’s first birthday. Almost the whole Rampey crew was there for this baseball party. We were only missing Abram.

Judah had fun digging into his baseball cake.

Too much fun!

Presents were so much more fun after a nap.

We met my family in Charlotte at my aunt’s for Easter. Maddie’s grown so much too!

Kisses for G-G.

Still growing.

We met Austin’s college roommates in Tennessee for a reunion.

The Wolf-pack, as they call themselves.

At the top of Chimney Tops.

Abram came in to see us too!

They surely love each other.

Coming soon, pictures of our travels out west.

Uh Oh

So it seems I have made a terrible mistake. Instead of formatting my pictures smaller or paying for a space upgrade, I decided to delete my photos from my blog library, thinking it might not do much to the face of my blog. I tested it out with one photo at first, and nothing seemed to happen, so I went ahead on and deleted my entire photo library. I am left with very few photos from our previous posts. Anyway, I am pretty disappointed, and I may take a break from blogging as I mourn the loss of these compiled memories unless anyone has any suggestions for me as to how I can restore my blog to its former glory (or inglorious state.) Oh well.