Monday, December 31, 2012


I am so thankful for such a wonderful year.
Just a few special things.
-Conquering my first year of dental school.  I never realized how many things I didn't know.
-Passing NBDE Part 1 (the first time).  It's amazing how good that feels.
-Marrying the love of my life.
-Having said wedding on an island paradise in Mexico, surrounded by some of my closest friends and family.  Celebrating every night for over a week.  Cozumel, you will always have a special place in our hearts.
-Finding the perfect place to call our first home (roomy, inexpensive, within walking distance of school).
-Having the most amazing family.  I am truly blessed and ridiculously spoiled.
-Getting a good amount of assisting time in clinic.  Can't wait to be there on my own (in about to weeks or so, whoa!)
-Getting all the way through Insanity.  Only rescheduling 3 days and missing 1.

2012, you were amazing and memorable.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Enjoying some home time with the hubbed.  Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas (eve)!

Monday, November 26, 2012

S(n)o(w) Magical

The first snowfall of the season is upon us.  It's not accumulating and who knows how long it will last.  But, it was quite magical working in the lab this morning while listening to Christmas music and sneaking peeks at the snow flurries.  It brightened my day, for that I am thankful.  (Since I had to restart part of a final project that I worked on for hours (and hours) before it cracked.)  That white stuff just has a way of reminding me about the beauty of fresh starts, even when the start comes after a failure.
The chilly day. Flurries are falling, but they are invisible to the camera's eye.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I'm so terribly terrible about this whole blogging thing, it's ridiculous.  But alas, I keep trying.  Life only gets better the more times you try not to fail again.  See here it goes, another earnestly good try.