Monday, May 24, 2010

Ultrasound pics

Something to brighten up a Monday

Emily's helping us share some news....

Here is a little video we sent to our family a few months ago

Emily's Room

Emily's room may be getting moved around here shortly, mostly due to her no long sleeping or napping in her crib. Before we did anything drastic, I wanted to document what we had her room looking like for the past year. Em loves taking pictures and so here she is showing you around.

Here is her darling bed, that I love so much and will probably cry when it is disassembled. Making it look extra cute is her special blanket made by Grandma Kathy. To the side of the crib are toys galore. It is where all of the "big toys" are stored.
Here is darling Emily in front of her changing table turned into toy box. Above it is a magnet board full of pictures of her aunts, uncles, and cousins who all live so dang far away. We love them all too much though to not have a shrine in our house. Tucked in the corner is the dresser that desperately needs painted white.. one of these day.
Here Emily is showing off her kitchen where she makes me delicious cupcakes. Next to it is her big girl bed where she currently sleeps. We bought a full bed when we got here so people would have a normal bed to sleep on if/when they visted. Hint hint. On the end you can see one of my favorite things- Emily's couch. My mom and Justin reupholstered that for her last summer. I love seeing her sit and read her books or play with her dollies on it.
Anyways, that is Emily's special domain. We are going to definitely keep the pink and brown theme for a while. I sill love it. Justin is trying to turn our back patio into a toy room, so we'll see how that goes. Anyways, that is Emily's room :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Too Many Weirdos

So after a few too many random comments from people who I have no idea who they are, Justin and I have decided to go private. If you want to keep up with us feel free, just send your email address to


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Town Days

Today we went to our town's Town Day. There were local vendors set up, games, face painting, food, etc. We had fun walking around getting free stuff and enjoying the sunshine. There was a band playing and Emily had to shake her groove thing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Call me 1/4 Dr. Van Dusen

Well, I finished my last final of my first year of dental school and I passed all my classes so we can all breathe a sigh of relief. I'm looking forward to next year when my classes will be based on actual dental work rather than general medical knowledge. We did learn some operative dentistry so I thought I'd share some of the evidence of my work.

The wonderful fake person's face I get to work on.

The evidence of my labors. There's a couple of composites (tooth colored) and an amalgam filling in this picture.

Another amalgam.

I bet most dentists wish all their patients opened their mouths like this.

The awesome present Allison and Emily got me. That's right, it's a snow-cone maker.
We've had a blast so far in Boston. I unquestioningly feel that we were guided to this school and the area we live by the hand of the Lord. I love our little house, our new friends, and having the opportunity to get to know New England for a short time. I feel blessed to live in a great ward and so close to a temple. Hopefully the next three years will be just as good as this one.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Best Conversation EVER!

After Emily was being disobedient to Justin-

Justin: "Emily, I want you to say, 'Daddy is the boss.'"
Emily: "Daddy is not the boss."
Justin: "What, well then who is the boss?"
Emily: "My mommy is the boss."