Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Brent had his graduation from Residency dinner a couple of weeks ago. He is staying on for a few more months to finish some rotations he signed up for and then we are moving on! (We still don't know where but are looking.)
Before they handed out plaques to the graduates a nurse from the surgical staff had an award to give out. It was the David Rivard Award. Basically, Dr. Rivard was a resident at St. John's and has passed away. The surgical staff, i.e. surgical nurses, scrub techs, and aids, decide who receives this award and if someone is worthy enough to even receive it every year.
While she was describing the award I was thinking about how much Brent deserves to get an award. He has worked so hard and is an honest, thorough, and very kind doctor and not to mention person. He has done he fair share of putting up with misery and degradation from others to get where he is and always seems to get passed up on things like this.
And then.... they announced his name!!!!! I started to cry a little watching the man I love finally get recognized!!!! It such a proud moment and the surgical staff came up to him afterwards to tell him how much he deserved it. I totally agree.
The picture is of Brent, the blonde, and all of his residents from this passed year. They were such a fun group and I am going to miss them when we leave.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


So Grace and I went to Utah a few weeks ago but when I downloaded the pictures from my camera, only one came up. (See Grace as Shirley Temple Post. Picture was taken in my mother-in-law's kitchen.)
We went to see Brent's mom who hadn't seen her first grandchild. And of course she was everything a grandma should be when it came to the spoiling the grandchild! We barely had to bring or borrow anything because, Dee, Brent's mom had bought everything! I think she was ready for grandchildren. Even Maddie and Daisy loved her and couldn't get enough "kisses" in. Even dog kisses are welcomed.
We went to see Brent's great-aunt Marge, who is my favorite. She is the sweetest person in the whole world and she only wears skirts and nice blouses. You'll never see her in pants! She is a true lady and she always makes you feel good about yourself. We took a picture of her and Grace but... stupid memory card!
Grace and I also got to see my friends Melissa and Kristin and their kids. They are all getting so big (the kids) and it always makes me so sad that I don't live close to them. We always have so much fun and we can always pick up where we left off.