Well, hello there, blog. It's been a while. Over a year in fact. There have been many times I've let this blog slip - not posting as often as I'd like or see fit, but this is just down right pathetic. A whole year of our lives that I could have (and should have) documented has passed. I most likely won't remember those little moments that at the time meant so much to me or the events that we attended with friends or the hard times we went through, all because I didn't write about them. It's quite sad. But thankfully, we take a good deal of pictures, and going through all of those precious photos from the past year stirred up some sweet memories that I just have to write about or those times will be lost forever.Per tradition (albeit almost 4 months late), here is my annual overview of our year - 2013.
Here are the links to our previous years' reviews: 2009 2010 2011 2012
Brad begins practicing dental work on his very first patient - me! Killer looks on curiously wondering if I'll make it through alive. Thankfully, Brad has learned A LOT since this first live rubber dam practice round. Brad brings Bob's (his mannequin from school) mouth home several times this month to practice on some teeth that don't have a head attached.
Brad's nightstand frequently looks like this from all the late night anatomy studying sessions.
28th birthday at his favorite hole-in-the-wall - Waffle House. We also made homemade guacamole in his new pestle and mortar.
While grocery shopping at Kroger one night, Brad found some ice cream that had tons of ice on the top, so he decided to blow it all off to make snow since we didn't have any all winter. My phone wasn't quick enough to get the snow blowing part, but I got this beaut.
Brad eats peanut butter and Killer licks her lips in anticipation, hoping she'll get the last little bit left on the spoon.
Brad and Killer play before church.
I continue my volunteer work with Blue Ribbon Riders - a therapeutic horse riding farm run by an occupational therapist.
Amy and I make her very first homemade apple pie!
Killer and I spent some quality time laying on the back porch in the sun.walks down the Augusta canal.
My beautiful sister Brittney graduates college and is officially a BYU alumni.
We celebrate our 4th anniversary in Pensacola, FL. We play on beach and read and Brad builds teeth out of sand. We also went a neat swamp walk, but no alligator sightings.
puppy! A gorgeous blue-eyed Australian Shepard, whom we named Olive.
Olive visits the vet.
Olive gets cuter and cuter, while Killer decides what to make of her.
Killer starts to like her baby sister a little bit more. And we take our very first family picture.
My sister and her friend Jacie came to visit, and I took them to Folley Beach, Charleston, SC. We were having tons of fun, and then I got encountered a jelly fish who didn't appreciate me jumping through a wave onto him.
We end up in the hospital with Brad over some pulled back muscles. But that didn't stop him from studying for a final.
Killer has a terrible allergic reaction to one of her vaccinations. We gave her tons of Benadryl, but we ended up going back to the vet so they could shoot her up with tons of antihistamines.
21 inches off my hair and donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. (For anyone contemplating hair donation, please look into Pantene. They make wigs for women suffering from breast cancer, and they give them away for FREE. Locks of Love charges their clients for the wigs they make.)
25th birthday party with my friends at the drive-in movie. And my aunt made me a delicious and beautiful cake.
Brad went on a solo camping trip to the mountains and slept in the back of his truck.
|These are all the monitors he was initially hooked up to.|
We also went to the REI garage sale in Asheville, NC while visiting my grandparents. It's a first-come first-serve sale, so we got there unbelievable early, set up our sleeping bags and waited until 10:00 when the sale opened.
For New Year's Eve/Day we decided to go beach camping. The dogs LOVED it, and Brad thoroughly enjoyed it as well because there were lots of scraggly trees and driftwood to take pictures of.
I love this picture. This is how our dogs play. Mouths open, yelling at each other.
Olive chasing seagulls.
2013 was a great year for us. We worked hard, studied hard, and played hard. We added to our little family and got another year of our educations under our belt. We experienced great tragedy and witnessed earth-shattering miracles in more ways than pictured here. In 2013 we were blessed beyond measure.