Monday, July 20, 2009

Fourth of July Festivities

This years fourth of july was spent in Albuquerque and Southern Colorado. We went camping with Jacobs family and extended fam in Colorado. It was a blast! We went four wheeling, played horseshoes, made smores, and sang songs. We then headed back to New Mexico and lit fireworks in the caulde sac in front of their house. It was a great vacation visiting jacob's family and relaxing.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

kaui videos

This is a video of my crazy father. I don't know how my mom puts up with his fearlessness. After watching all the other boys go on the rope swing he felt the need to one up everyone and this is what happend lol.

He was a good sport and put up with us watching this video over and over while laughing.

This is Jacob and I on the double zipline.


I've procrastinated as long as I could. A little bit ago Jacob had his summer break from dental school and I took a week off from cosmetology and we joined my family in the beautiful island of Kauai. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

We went to several different beaches and played

Realized the best restaraunt on the island was Dad's BBQ

Got forced into boogie boarding

enjoyed the scenery

Heard roosters crow all day long

madeout under a cool tree

went gofling for $9 with a great view

Went ziplining

crossed a suspension bridge

went to a waterfall for lunch

went on a catamaran

hiked to a rope swing/waterfall

can you find the lizard?

I wanted to add some cool videos of us ziplining and on the rope swing but my computer is being to slow:(
maybe another day

Sunday, July 12, 2009

One Year Down, Two to Go

I am done with my first year of dental school (actually, I was done a month ago, but I guess it has taken a while to sink in). Tomorrow I officially start my second year of dental school in which I will no longer be working on plastic teeth that can be replaced at will - I will be working on live patients. It's exciting and frightening at the same time. Somehow, in the last year, I have been taught most of what I need to give basic dental care to my patients - and somehow I've been deemed competent enough to do so. That's right folks, within the coming weeks I will be handling sharp, fast-spinning instruments in and around real people. So, in order to calm the nerves of any future patients, as well as my own I took a look back at the last year to see what has been accomplised in my first year of dental school...

I've taken:
40 midterms
50 quizzes
25 finals
that's a total of 115 scantrons and some went better than others:
In Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Dental Anatomy and Endodontics, we've had:
100 Projects for check-off or grade
30 practical examinations

Again, some went better than others:
In the last year I've walked more than 300 miles to and from school and travelled to Philadelphia, DC and Phoenix as a student representative

Despite all the projects, tests and travelling I've been privileged to make great friends and enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco.
I've done all this and more for no less than $100,000. It's been the most expensive year of my life, but I have no complaints. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of dental school with all the ups and downs, good and bad grades and lost sleep. Would I do it again? me masochistic, but if I had to, I would do it again.

Now, I could never do it again with out my biggest support and I could never have made it through this last year without the love, support and encouragement of my beautiful wife Morgan. I love you Morgan!