Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall into the Gap

I found a job!!! Ok I really didn't find it but Liz, another dental school wife, hooked me up. Firday was my first day and they didn't have time to give me an orientation so they just had me in the kids section. I folded clothes, greeted customers, and at the end of the day helped take down mannequins. I won't start officialy until october 7th. It's not the most thought provoking job but it gets me out of my house, I get paid, and I get a sweet discount. Thanks Liz!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dodge, duck, dip, and Dodge again

Last night Jacob's school had the Great Dugoni Dodgeball Tourny. It was held at our LDS ward building and let's just say it was an interesting night. I never thought I would here 'Gangsta's Paradise' and "Whoop there it is" in the church building. I also never thought I would see this at a church building

It reminded us of Never Nudes (If you don't know what this means I'm willing to help direct you to the funniest tv series there is)

The night really was fun though and the music did add a lot. Each class had about two teams and it came down to the first years vs. the third years. Who won you ask? The FIRST year's of course.
Watching the action. They also provided Subway sandwiches, cookies, and tons of Gatorade 
The first year group

Monday, September 15, 2008


So while doing my regular web surfing I came across this gem. We don't have cable currently so If you already have seen it enjoy it again.

I can't get over how much Tina Fey looks like Sarah Palin. Crazy! Also I love when she's posing near the end.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Morgan the Dentist

A couple of weekends ago I let Morgan get a taste of the dental student life and she did a great job. She'd definately make a great dentist, and be a really cute one too.

What I (Jacob) Do With My Time

Friday, September 12, 2008

What I do with my time

Not having a job or going to school really opens up your day. After seeing this on a few friend's blogs I decided this would be worthy of my precious free time.

me in 1952

me in 1960

me in 1966

me in 1978

me in 1990

me in 1999

I need to find a job

Monday, September 8, 2008

Take me out to the ball game

On Satuday Jacob's dental school had softball tournament. I was expecting a nice day at the park reading my book while watching me husband play. That is not what happened. A few of their players couldn't make it so they needed me to play. Visions of me playing t-ball ran across my mind. The only thing I can really remember from my t-ball years was being put in the outfield where no small kid can really hit the ball and getting hit in the face with the ball whenever a team mate did throw me the ball. Obviously I wasn't thrilled about this but I decided to be a good sport and play. Don't tell jacob this but i actually did have fun.

 The team name was "clinically unexceptable." The shirts have a (x)OX which mean "over extended." In normal language this means FAIL. Don't you just love dental jokes
Jacob up to bat!
Me up to bat. Check out that form. Don't I make you proud dad ;)
Jacob pitched for a bit and managed not to hit anybody, though he did come close.
Team photo
I played catcher most of the time (because all you had to do was throw the ball back to the pitcher) but during the second game I played third base. Yeah I throw like a girl
At least I look ready
Go Jacob!!!

Our team lost the first game, tied the second, and lost the third so we were out of the tournament. I was actually surprised by how well we did. We managed to hold our own and not get completly creamed.
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The Zoo

Last Friday me and some other dental wives took a trip out to the SF zoo. The weather has been wonderful here so it was nice to enjoy it.

This is a meerkat. If anyone has seen Meerkat Manor you'll know how awesome these animals are

Carter was feeding fin strawberries. So cute

Looking at the animals

All the kids. They were so happy, i mean check out those smiles!


So this is our new blog. Jacob figured out all the background stuff and header too. He's so good. If you look at the old post you'll see a small date and that's when it was actually posted. 

The down side of moving sites was we lost all of your guys's comments :( However, since we switched to blogspot all our google elements (like picasa) are now compatible :)

Hope you enjoy!


September 5, 2008

Like literally 2 minutes ago we had an earthquake. And what am I doing…sitting here blogging about it. We were just sitting down to watch a movie when we feel shaking and can see our windows moving sideways. So far it has only happened once. 

This is so crazy!!! It’s really the first earthquake I can really remember experiencing.



September 2, 2008

Even though my family has been going to Maui for over 10 years it is still just a fabulous as the first time we went. This trip was a little different then most though. First. I was husbandless. That’s right, while I was out lying on the beach; Jacob was feverishly studying and taking test at dental school. Second, this trip was a lot more laid back then previous ones. Instead of booking our days with activities we decided to just go to beaches and hang out. I missed the scuba diving and catamaran trip but it was nice to not wake up early or feel rushed. We did get to go snorkeling and boogie boarding which is always fun. Also, we went jet skiing for the first time in Maui. You can only do this when it isn’t whale season so we took advantage of the opportunity. We only went for an hour but that was plenty of time. We found out the Meredith and I like to scream and laugh and were probably the loudest people out there. It was a ton of fun with all the waves. The morning after jet skiing it felt like I had done a ton of squats though and my thighs were killing me lol.  During the week I was also able to finish two books. First was the last book in the twilight series, Breaking Dawn. It was good and I won’t say more then that for those who haven’t read it. However, I have to express my feelings about people who think this is the next Harry Potter or the best books ever. HECK NO! First off the twilight series is nowhere near as intricate and has quite a few errors in the text. If you feel they’re the best books you’ve ever read pleas go read some more books. With that being said I did read all of the twilight series and they are an enjoyable, quick read, kinda book. The second book I read was Welcome to the World Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg. It was a good book. A little slow at places but overall enjoyable. It’s about a women trying to become a famous news reporter back when it was mostly men in the business and also dealing with her personal history. So, before this gets any longer, I’ll conclude with how wonderful this vacation was and a big thanks to my parents for letting me tag along.


Random Happening

August 16, 2008

A couple of days ago Emily and I went to a house that was giving away all their furniture. They were going to remodel so everything inside was kinda old and junky but free. I found this chair and really liked the fabric on the seat. The back needs a lot of work but I couldn’t pass up a free chair.


The cushion is silver and looks like embossed flowers

On Friday Tim and Emily threw a wax up and Office party. We had Hawaiian Haystacks, watched the office, and the boys waxed up some teeth.


The guys waxing away! I think they all need to work on their posture :)


Jacob hard at work


Emily, Tim, and Lance

Wives Club

August 14, 2008

On tuesday Emily, Joanna, and I went to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. It was crazy to me how in the middle of a huge city they have these parks that make you feel so far away from city life. We then headed over to the De Young museum and rode an elevator to this great look out tower. Thanks Emily for planning this outing.

Joanna and Emily 

Me and Emily


Class Rep

August 7, 2008

At the beginning of the week jacob found out he had won the election for ADEA class representative. In order to get this position he had to write a statement of intent and then give a little two minute speech. (I guess Jacob’s speech was really good/funny because i kept hearing people compliment him) There were three people running for this position (including jacob) and you had to get at least 50% of the class vote. The were supposed to find out on friday night who had won but it came down to a tie breaker between jacob and some other guy. The class had to re-vote and Jacob came out triumphant! As class rep he gets to design the finals schedule and the older class reps say that people will hate you no matter what you do. On the bright side, he will get to go to Philadelphia and Arizona to participate in some sort of conferences. Other tasks include sitting in on the school’s curriculum committee and participate in the Associated Student Body. Also, this position is a 3 year gig so hopefully he likes it!


80 Years

August 6, 2008

Last weekend the San Francisco Stake celebrated it’s 80th year. They celebrated by having Elder Cook and his wife give a fireside, a walking tour of the history of Mormon’s in San Francisco, and a tour of the old cargo ship The Star of Alaska. Jacob and I attended the fireside  and ship tour but weren’t able to make the walking tour but hope to be able to do it on our own some time. Here are some pictures of the events.



August 4, 2008

Well it is official. I am now a resident of California. After spending one whole day sitting at the DMV I received my California driver’s license and plates. While getting my new drivers license I filled out the paper work, took my picture, and was then told to go take a written test. All of the sudden flashbacks of me at 16 raced across my mind. For those of you who don’t know, it took me two times to pass the written. I blame this on the fact that I really know nothing about blood alcohol levels, since I don’t drink, and the actual laws on smoking. Anyways as I am taking the test I read that you can miss six and pass. Well, I missed exactly six! A few days later and I got California’s very yellow drivers license.


I actually have a horizontal license now!


Jacob was sad we had to get California plates. They are so boring and ugly.

money well spent

July 28, 2008

So last thursday to friday Jacob had a 1st year dental school retreat to stockton. The wives had to stay behind. The girls got together and talked about how they missed their husbands. Well today I got to see what they did at this mandatory retreat.


Not pictured is the nice catered meal they got and them bowling.

to check out more pictures go here it is of the first years dinner and Jacob is in a few.


Walking on Sunshine

July 27, 2008

Saturday was a gorgeous day here in San Francisco. The sun was shining and there was no fog covering the golden gate bridge. Jacob and I decided to take advantage of the weather and walk the Golden Gate. We drove out to it then took a bus to the marine side. We then walked the 1.7 miles back to San Fran. I couldn’t believe how warm it was (usually there is always a slight chill around here). Anyways here are some pictures of our little adventure.

Jacob had to get the crisis phone in the back

Walking the bridge you really realize how huge it is


First Week of Tooth School

July 20, 2008

 Heading off to my first day of dental school!!!


We have officially survived my first week of UOP Dental School, alive.   It was actually really fun, in a weird “I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into” kind of way.  There was a lot of information thrown at us and at times it was overwhelming, but they ended the week with a cioppinno dinner (crab, shrimp, scallop stew), put on by the Alumni Association, which made up for it.


One thing I kept noticing is how much stuff I was being given - computer, backpack, books, instruments, folders, papers, food, name-card, loupes - it was almost like Christmas (until I remembered how much we pay for tuition).


Morgan had family orientation last Saturday and between that, church and other activities we’ve met many wonderful, friendly, supportive people.  At a panel for spouses/family Morgan asked when she could expect me to be free - to which the answer was “In three years”.  It probably won’t be that bad, but I’m so grateful that Morgan is so supportive and understanding.  I don’t know what I’d do without her!


We actually did start classes and, amazingly, we got our first use of our handpieces (drills).  It was really fun, I almost felt like a dentist.  The representative for the handpiece company let us know that out of the 32 schools he works with we are the only one that use our handpieces the first year, let alone the first week.  I guess in a three year curriculum they get you started early.  It should be a fast, great, troubling, rewarding three years!


Jacob and Morgan's Russian Feast

July 20, 2008

So, clearly, one of the perks of living in a large city is the availability of rare things - like Russian food.  In our early explorations of the city of Saint Francis we have located several Russian bakeries, restaurants and shops.  We visited one of the shops and we gathered a cake-roll, Russian ketchup, plov (an Uzbek rice dish), vareniki (dumplings stuffed with potato) and pelmini (dumplings stuffed with meat) - all staples of my diet when I was on my mission in Russia.  It brought back fond memories of food that could turn your stomach inside-out, but was very delicious.