Thursday, August 26, 2010


Max got in on my senior pictures!!

So, I got a sad phone call from home this afternoon. My mom and dad had to put down the family dog, Max. He was so old and so sick, that they finally decided this was his best option. :-( He has been a part of our family for almost 12 years and we've estimated he was about 17 yrs old (in doggie years). He came into our family at a really difficult time, right before my brother was diagnosed w/a brain tumor (my senior year of high school). We believe that Max was meant to be a part of our family. During that period before my brother was diagnosed he spent a lot of time running away from home. One winter day he got lost in the woods, and later told us that a black dog brought him back into town. Well, after we went looking to adopt a dog we found Max at PAWS and Louie instantly took a liking to was almost if they had seen each other before and had this special bond. We later determined that this was the same dog that saved my brother. So, we have a special place in our heart for him! He was such a good doggie, always lending an ear when you needed a good cry and always willing to give you a lick (whether you wanted it or not). My doggie, Max, is going to be sadly missed (my mother was crying when she called me...I knew deep down she loved him even though she always told us she didn't like him (and then would pat him on the head when we weren't looking))...but we know he is happy in doggie heaven! "All Dogs Go to Heaven", right?!?! :-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

White Coat Ceremony

Ron's white coat ceremony for Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) was last weekend. Most MD schools do their white coat ceremony during graduation, but the DO schools do it before the first day of class because the students start working w/patients their third years. It's a neat ceremony where the students announces their name, where they received their most recent degree (Ron was not the most educated, but pretty close) and whether or not they've received a scholarship. By a scholarship, I mean whether or not they've joined the military and received a scholarship from them to pay for school. For those of you who don't know, Ron has decided to join the Navy to pay for school. He is almost officially accepted but they have some medical paperwork left to finish and then he has to be commissioned by the Secretary of Defense. But he's as good as in. He will be receiving the HPSP (Health Professional Scholarship Program) and will have school paid in full, a signing bonus and monthly stipend. He will owe the Navy four years after his residency. Anyhow, it was a nice a day & I've posted a few pictures. He moved way too fast at the actually ceremony and the lighting was too dim to get pictures, so we took a few outside afterward.
I am definitely struggling wit their only being mountains to our west, so I made sure we had them in our picture!

He's so cute! I told him he needed a good Facebook profile picture!!