Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dental Graduation

So I finally got my graduation pictures from Dad's phone.  We forgot our camera that day... really? Yep.  Many thanks to Dad, Mom, and Kelsi for coming out the long ways to Louisville to cheer me on.  Here's me prior to being hooded, just a regular old dental student.
Flash-forward past the ceremony and here I am a Doctor with Mom.  I look so much wiser in this picture.

Here are all the LDS guys and their families, I think we started off school with 1.5 kids and now there are too many to count.

 Here's the crew, aren't they cute and supportive.
 Here's all the LDS guys from my class.  We look like star wars characters.
 And this was before graduation on a walk to our close by park.  There is a small character on Kelsi's shoulder that is grabbing my attention, alas I forgot his name.  Kelsi any help here?
 And my wonderful group manager and friend Dr. Baughman, she was my favorite and taught me so much.
 Family and diploma.
 This is the part where I was hooded.  There were a couple of tall people who actually just sat down Indian style to help out those who were hooding.  And there was also that Louisville basketball player who proposed to one of my classmates during the ceremony that kind of stole the spotlight from those graduating, kind of funny.
There you have it folks.  No more school for me.  And again thanks to Mom, Dad and Kelsi for coming to support me.  I think the most memorable thing for me about those couple of days was Mom's bacon sandwich, and if you don't know what I'm talking about ask her.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A la Beach!

We have been thoroughly enjoying the beautiful summer weather lately. Hitting up Seven Peaks, awesome parks, beautiful California beaches, movies under the stars and spending oodles of time with family and friends.
Here are just a few of our adventures lately..
JD and cute lydia pose for a picture as we take a break from Seven Peaks and eat lunch at a near by park...did I mention it was his birthday June 12th! Happy Birthday to the most amazing and good looking guy I know! ( I will blog more about that a little later..)

Emree getting ready to soak up some sun! I'm lucky in the fact that both my girls don't fight one bit about me putting sun screen on them, thank goodness to that. :)

We had the opportunity to take a last minute trip down to visit some of my family in California a few weeks ago. Lydia LOVED my youngest brother Jacy! Probably because he was the closest to her age out of everyone, and he would let her tackle him to the ground.

So much cuter when she's covered in sand...don't you think? :) Lydia loved the beach by the way! She loved playing in the sand with her uncles, and thought the huge holes we would dig for her to sit in were the greatest.

This is my younger brother Dusty...who is growing up so fast. He is the sweetest most tender hearted kid you'll find on this earth. He was always watching over my girls at all times and making sure they were safe and happy. He has the biggest heart and I love him to death! Did I mention he is incredibly talented and smart yet. Um ok then, HE IS! He thinks of, and builds the most complicated puzzle-box-things ever! I swear he is going to work for the FBI or NASA someday gees. It's pretty much incredible the things he comes up with. He is extremely gifted at playing the piano as well and has composed some pretty amazing pieces, as well as a dedicated student. I love him to death and it was so good to see him again. ( Did I mention he is also extremely good looking :)

Me and my little brothers, who aren't so little any more. Us after a fun day at the beach!

Oh Benson, thanks for always being the one to play with us in the ocean. These two became the best of friends! Benson was always so helpful with the girls and was always there to keep us company. He was always cracking jokes and making sure everyone was having a good time.

We rented a boat and got to circle Coronado Island which was super fun! Lydia even got to steer the boat!

Emree loved being on the water as well, having her life jacket not so much.

Handsome Man posing for the camera!

So lately these too goobers have been loving the stroller turned on it's side. For some reason it has provided them with countless hours of fun for the last week or so. Why did I never think of this sooner. Lydia sits in the little slots and says she is driving to the park. She sticks all sorts of toys and junk in the crevices of the stroller and then gets the baby or one of us to come sit on the back while she "drives". Emree loves climbing on it as well and they usually end up fighting over who gets the front seat.
As you can see below, with the mad camera skills that JD has, he was able to catch poor emree in motion as she plummeted to the ground after being pushed by lydia. This poor girl takes quite a beating from her older sister.

Crazy hair after bath time!