Thursday, June 14, 2012

IRON MAN May 5th, 2012


I've been needing to blog about this big event for a while, but haven't found the time... i'll write more later. :) But for now, here is a highlight video that I put together. I spent a lot of time working on it and it was so fun, it was my first video and I am very pleased with how it turned out. 

I am so proud of Grafton for working so hard and accomplishing such an incredible goal. It was so inspiring to be there and I loved watching him and cheering him on. (after all, I am his biggest fan :) ). 

It was an incredibly tough race being an Ironman and all, and then on top of that the weather was rough with crazy winds and the course was brutal. over 500 people didn't finish and many others finished but didn't technically qualify as an Ironman. But my determined and motivated hubby finished strong with a smile on his face after 14 hours and 21 minutes straight!!! He really is my hero.   

I hope you enjoy the video!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

1st year Dental Hygiene School...

IS ALMOST OVER.... :) I can't believe I'm almost half way done with dental hygiene school. Just a few more weeks of projects, quizzes and finals and its summer time! I really have been enjoying it so much. Especially the amazing friends I have made and the people that I have met. I have LOVED treating patients and have had so much support from my family. I have had such neat experiences helping the community and those in need with their oral health and hygiene. I especially love teaching children and helping make a difference in their lives.

Here are some pics of what I've been doing the past few months :)

I'm so happy I decided to do this...I know its what I am meant to do because I really enjoy it. I get such satisfaction and joy out of "cleaning teeth" helping people improve their health, prevent disease and decay, and live fuller lives. I love the relationships I am able to develop with my patients really is a rewarding career.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 5th-Heart Day.

March 5th has always been a special day for me. Exactly TEN years ago I had my open-heart surgery. What a blessing it was to have my heart fixed so that I could live a full, healthy and happy life, so that I could live to marry the man of my dreams and be able to have children someday. I love my "zipper" that is a constant reminder of the blessing it is to be alive and healthy. It really is miraculous what modern medicine can do. 

Tomorrow (Same day as mine), My precious, princess niece Bela will be having open heart surgery and will be spending a couple weeks in the hospital. She's been a miracle baby since the day she was born. She's the bravest and strongest little girl I know. She is such a light and joy to everyone around her and she has the sweetest, most perfect spirit. I know Heavenly Father sure has big plans for this little one.

You can read her miracle journey on her blog:
I love her with all my heart, and I know everything will go well, she is in good hands and has lots of prayers. 

Life is such a sweet blessing. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

THIS is why....

I will never get bored with this man!!!
I was just looking through some pictures and noticed how many I have of G with a silly face, so I had to put some of them together...I can't stop laughing even just looking at this! haha!! Its amazing how none of them are even the same, I don't know how he does it but it brings a lot of joy into my life! How could you ever be sad looking at this handsome and very animated face?! :) Yep, he's mine forever!

Monday, February 20, 2012

happy :)

 Saturday we enjoyed a beautiful picnic (with delicious costa vida burritos...mmm.). This lake is right next to our house, the weather was nice and we had to take advantage of it!! I loved it! I really just love being with him ^... He makes me laugh a lot, and brings so much joy into my life. Every day I think to myself, "Wow, How did I get so lucky?" Just about 2 years ago he took me on a picnic quite like this in fountain hills and gave the sweetest proposal... Oh So happy I said YES!!
I snapped all the pics with my phone... what a beautiful world we live in.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chicken and Waffles :)


I started my first two weeks of seeing patients, G was my first, and It was so fun having him. I was really nervous. I know, sounds silly he's just my husband, but it was scary doing all of this for the first time, and I wanted to impress him ; ) It went a lot better than I expected, especially with such a great patient. He is so good to me, I am so blessed to have his support. I was able to see Nana as my second patient, which was so fun too. Especially with all the knowledge she has being married to a Periodontist, she's so cute, and SO happy to have me going into the same field as Gramps. I've had my ups and downs with school the past 4 weeks but I am definitely learning a lot!! This coming week I am seeing a patient I don't know...eeee!

We have had some fun date nights:
 Last weekend we went to Dave and Busters and got our game on :) We had a gift card that we've been wanting to use that G has had for yearss...So we finally make it, and go to use our card, turns out it had 86 cents on it and we thought it had $25! haha. a little off, but since we were there we spent a couple bucks and enjoyed it!

 This Weekend: Friday night, we went to "The Vow" and shared a milk shake at johnny rockets. I had been wanting to see this movie for months, and my amazing hubby came with me on opening night. Oh how i'm a sucker for cheesy chick flicks :) It was really cute, and based on a true story!!! If you don't already know what its about, there is a newly wed couple madly in love that get in a car accident. The wife hits her head and cannot remember her husband: She doesn't even recognize him, or remember meeting him, or marrying him. So he has to make her fall in love with him all over again. The whole time I couldn't image how hard it would be if that happened to G and I, it broke my heart. I can't imagine my life without him.

Saturday night we got to go on a fun date with G's Brother and his wife (stu and angie) and went to a fun little restaurant in Scottsdale called LoLo's Chicken and Waffles, soul food restaurant. Graf LOVED it. It brought him back to his mission in Atlanta, Georgia. He was too cute, he ordered grape kool-aid, corn bread, chicken and waffles to have the whole experience. And I enjoyed it too...totally random combination, fried chicken and waffles, and totally not the healthiest, but it was delicious and totally worth the experience. and we had so much fun with stu and angie! We are so lucky to have such great family.
After dinner we went to U.S Airways Center to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert. We were blessed to get free tickets from a family friend (Uncle Paul) that works at the arena, and he hooked us up in a suite. It was amazingg!!! They sang a variety of songs, spiritual, folk, classical, patriotic, show tunes... Their music is so touching and powerful. My favorite was a couple solos by Alex Boye, He has an incredible voice, and is so soulful, he was even doing a little dance on stage, so fun.

He has an incredible story: you can watch it here...

Life is great.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back to school...and a little fun :)

I had a blast last week having sis here. It felt like she had never left. We just played, crafted, laughed, ate, sang, danced, decorated and much more all week long. I loved having her attached to my hip at all times :) I wish she didn't have to go back home. Having a sister is the best thing in the world!!! :) You can read more about our fun week on her blog:

Unfortunately it had to come to an end, and I started school this week...I was excited to start again but also not quite sure I was ready for the stress, busy schedule, life of studying and craziness. But it's here! This week was preeetty crazy and overwhelming. We are in for a busy semester. I am going to start seeing patients in about a week!! I have my first couple set up already, but if any of you want to help and come in for a few hours and let me give you great hygiene services (and teeth cleaning) let me know. SERIOUSLY pleeeeeaaase. I would love it :)

We have had a great weekend so far:

On Friday (which is my day off of school) I went on a hike with some friends from school. It was 5 miles and great exercise! We had a lot of fun. I sure love having such good friends at school, it makes the program much more enjoyable :)


Then Friday night Gster and I went out for Spinatos Pizza (our favorite!). Then spent the night with Jake. Since my parents are out of town we were lucky to have him stay with us for the weekend and even though he's the busiest kid in the world, he squeezed in some time for his favorite sister and brother in law :)

Saturday night we had a fun date night planned :) We headed out to Glendale and got American food from In-N-Out, and went to the USA vs Venezuela soccer game. I've never been to a real soccer game before and I loved it. It was fun getting dressed in our red white and blue and cheering U-S-A, U-S-A!!

I was getting pretty disappointed when by 90 minutes both teams hadn't scored a single point!! Then they had four minutes of stoppage time and in the last minute of the game USA scored a goal! The crowd went wild!! It was a fun thing to do. We loved our fun date and doing something different than the norm.

 We loved looking at all the people dressed in flag capes, Captain America costumes, and all sorts of festive clothes. I love the American pride!!

Here's to my second semester of school...It's going to be a good one! Wish me luck :)