Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
We went camping this weekend down in the San Rafael Swell of Southeastern Utah. My parents went down Thursday morning with some friends (the Blakes and the Humbles), and they took Aubrey with them. Tucker wanted to go, but he had his last day of school on Thursday, so we decided to let the grandparents have some one on one time with Aubrey.
We left right after work on Friday and made the 3.5 hour trek down there. The weather report was saying that it was going to be cold and stormy so we packed accordingly. Much to our surprise it was very warm and very sunny when we got down there. It was great playing in 85 degree weather.
Here is a picture of our campsite.
Here is Cole with his favorite person in the world. He actually prefers my dad over Lisa and me. If he gets hurt, he goes to grandpa. If he wants something, he goes to grandpa. It's quite funny to see how attached he is.
When we woke up the next morning we enjoyed the buttes that surrounded us on all sides. The views are spectacular down there in the Swell. I love living in Utah again and being so close to the red rock country.
Lisa and I slept out in the tent that night and the kids slept in the 5th wheel with my parents. For Lisa and me it was a rough night sleeping with the intense winds outside, although the kids and my parents didn't notice a thing in the trailer and slept soundly. Not the best tent camping weather. The next day though, the wind was gone and it was sunny blue skies and warm weather.
Lisa and I took the 4 wheeler over to the Wedge Overlook Saturday morning without the kids. The views are amazing.
This is looking down the canyon formed by the San Rafael River. Our campsite is actually way down there at the end of the canyon. You can see the road if you zoom in on the picture.
After our little get away to the wedge, we went back to camp and did a lot of riding around on the 4 wheelers with the kids.
Tucker and Aubrey absolutely loved playing with Erin and Craigs daughters. They followed them everywhere. Here is Aubrey enjoying a 4 wheeler ride.
With Lisa's pregnant belly, Tucker can't quite get his arms around to hold on to her. Maybe this fall Tucker after the baby is born.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We were able to visit with Cody's family, my family and my Grandpa/ma Foster. We love all the Mom's in our lives. Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!
Posted by Lisa at 10:11 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This past Saturday my office held a day of free dentistry in conjunction with the non-profit organization Dentistry from the Heart.
We were so excited as an office to give back to the community and help out those who wouldn't normally be able to afford dental work. We had my good buddy from dental school, Spencer Wade, come down and help me out with fillings and extractions. We also had a hygienist, Kelsie Graham, volunteer to come in and help with cleanings. A huge thanks goes out to those two for their sacrifice and help.
We also had some friends of our current staff come to help with registration and organization with the crowd. In addition to all of those volunteers we had several dental assisting students come up and help with the sterilization of instruments, cleaning up and setting up the operatories and helping Dr. Wade and me with the dental work.
We provided the option of a cleaning, a filling, or an extraction. We advertised that we would be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it was a first come, first serve basis. As I showed up to the office at 7:30 in the morning, there was already a line outside with people camping out to get some free dental work.
In all we saw 50 patients and provide approximately $20,000 worth of free dental work. It was an insanely busy day, but very successful for our first ever day of free dentistry. We definitely learned a few things on how to improve for next year as we plan on having this day once every spring.
Marieli, Paty, and Alicia helping at the registration desk.
A view of the line of people waiting for dental care. At one point the line wrapped around the building. We ended up turning people away after 10:00 because we had met our quota for the day.
Doug, Celeste, and Lindsay helping out front.
Spencer Wade and an assistant doing some fillings.
Kelsie Graham cleaning some teeth.
Yours truly sporting the shiny, bald head and being assisted by RanDee Graham.
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Monday, May 10, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
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