Monday, July 18, 2011


It's hard to believe we've finally reached that light at the end of the tunnel! Part of me is sad to leave the student life behind. There is such a camaraderie with other student families and it's kind of fun to be poor and to really appreciate all the little (and big) things that happen. I am extremely proud of Nathan. He has always worked SO hard. In Tucson when he was getting his undergrad in business management and getting in the credits he needed for dental school he would ride his bike to work at Wells Fargo in the morning and then go to school for the afternoon and then come home, eat dinner, and then often would be studying for the rest of the night. Especially as we got closer to dental school and he began preparing for the D.A.T. In dental school he spent countless hours studying for tests and boards and still made time for our family. He always helped with dinner clean up and played with the kids and helped me get them ready for bed even after coming home from a long day at school and gearing up for a late night of studying. I remember when he started dental school - graduation seemed so far away! But it came and went and now he's graduated this one more time and I just have to say: BRAVO Nathan! You are one amazing man and I am so lucky to have gotten to join you for this ride!

Nathan's parents were able to come for his graduation. It's quite the laid back affair but it was great to see him up there with all of his co-residents and to feel so proud of him.

Here his is with some of his co-residents

Us with David and Misty


Susan said...

Yay Nathan!! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

What a ride! Congratulations Nathan. And congrats to you to Brittanie, you graduated to:). And we're so happy to hear of all the other exciting news in your life, baby, moving, wow - you guys are loving the busy life! Good luck with everything.

Bryan said...

Congrats Nathan! Post-residency life is awesome. Glad to see you guys are doing well!

Tim and Amy said...

congrats on graduation! congrats on the new job! congrats on being prego! i think you should shoot for december 4th. my birthday - and more importantly grandma betty west's birthday! :)