Wednesday, August 30, 2006

We Keep Our Skeletons in a Box!

Laaron (A Composite of Us! WAY SCARY!!!)

So Aaron's Dental School is in full swing now. He's rarely home and when he is home, he is locked away in his office studying. He has spent the last week dissecting the thorax, the chest area around the heart, of their cadaver who was lovingly dubbed Forest by my husband. Dear Forest, who is being explored by "Team Forest" is now missing his heart, lungs, most, if not all, of his ribs, and a few other essentials. They were removed from his body, tagged, and stored in plastic bags for safe keeping. This week, they are disecting the poor man's abdomen.

Another jolly item issued to D1's, the name given to first year dental students, is the bone box! Aaron came home with a large wooden box full of a skeleton. And yes, this is a real skeleton, well half of one. They give each student a head, spine, and the bones to half of the body. I think our specemin is the right side of the body, but I can't remember for sure. So, unlike some folks who prefer bones in closets, our skeletons are lovingly stored in a box in Aaron's study, AKA the land of Spare-Oom. Kinda sick ain't it!

He' Finally Home

Our little Zachary is finally home. I hear he is an absolute angel. He's tiny, but I'm sure with the love and care he is getting from his mom and dad, he will fill out quickly. I must say, I'm anxious for Christmas to come so I can finally meet my little nephew. I love that little guy so much already, and I've only seen pictures of him. God Bless!

Monday, August 21, 2006

And So It Begins...

My Future Dentist :-)

Well, Aaron is officially in Dental School. This morning he left the house at 7 am to begin the first day of four long years of school. He called me around lunch time to tell me he was having fun and other tid bits of his first day. He was scheduled to be home, oh about an hour ago. But instead of coming home, he called to tell me they just got out of lecture and still had lab! That's another three hours, at least! Wow, they don't ease them into hard work, they drop them in head first, see who can swim, and let the weak drown.

It's kind of strange having the house all to my self. We spent the last month and a week in a bliss-ful second honey moon-like state. We were only apart three hours a day, when I work at the office. I must say, I have been spoiled. I love having my husband home with me all of the time, it's really nice. Now, I'm not sure what I will do with my self over the next four years. If his first day is this crazy, how will the rest of the days be? Well, I know that God is in control, and he will see us through. Well, hopefully I will be driving to pick Aaron up around 9 p.m. or so.... Time will tell!

They Made it Safely

Just recieved word from my sister-in-law. They landed safely in Addis, Ethiopia and finaly met their little son. So all is well and our little guy will be coming home soon. God Bless!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


My husband, Aaron, starts dental school tomorrow. It's amazing it's finally here after years of planning and waiting. His school threw a "Getting to Know You" picknick this afternoon for all of the first year students. What a drag!

Basically Aaron and I tried to introduce ourselves and start conversations with other people only to find people just didn't want to talk to us. It was pretty pathetic. We sat with another couple who, like us, don't socialize or party hardy. We pretty much sat in silence staring at each other trying to find things to talk about.

In the end we left about an hour into the thing. It was pretty silly. Almost like highschool. Most of the students were from Oregon and some even knew each other. So they sectioned off into their own group. The older second and third year students formed another group, and then there were us few "out of state'rs" who were left to fend for ourselves.

We just came home from the joke of that meet and greet picnic and were lovingly greeted by our dogs and birds. You know, they're the only socializing I need. God has definately blessed us with our doggies! Those wagging tails and wet cold noses are always anxiously awaiting our return home!

Finally, and most importantly, God has given us each other. He has blessed us with the love of husband and wife. All we need is Jesus and each other. To the world we may seem "weird", but I'd rather have a great relationship with Jesus and my husband any day! God Bless!

Max and Leila (our babies)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Little One...

Though your half way around the world and I have not met you yet, I love you. I can't wait to meet you, to hold you, to be your Auntie. Little one, I pray for you daily. You are a true miracle, a blessing to your parents. You are a precious gift and we all yern to see you. Tomorrow your mommy and daddy will embark on a journey to Ethiopia to bring you home. I pray for them, for safety, for peace and for provision. God has blessed our family richley and you, my little one, are a true answer to our prayers.

Waiting to meet you. With Love,

Your Auntie Lauren

Thursday, August 17, 2006

And So...

After little thought and almost no consideration, I decided to start my own Blog. Inspiration came when I saw my sister-in-law's Blog, and I thought, "That's really neat! Maybe I should start my own Blog." And so I did!

It isn't much yet, but check back; maybe you'll find something new and interesting.