Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Colorado or Arizona??

Yesterday afternoon we had a storm rip through here.  It had Kevin and I wondering if we were some how still  in Colorado.  It started out like a regular thunder storm  until just after lunch hail started to come down.  I was amazed! 
We live in the desert now, it's not supposed to hail, right?  Well I was wrong.  It continued to rain throughout the afternoon and the streets started to look like lakes.
At one point we thought we had seen the worst of it, but we were wrong.  At about 5:45 pm we started to hear a horrible sound coming from the roof.  We looked outside and this is what we saw.  More hail, but not like before and not like any I had ever seen in Colorado.  It was huge!  I know Colorado can produce hail like this and even bigger, we had just never seen it before.  Funny we had to come to Arizona to see giant hail...who would have thought?  
This is after it had melted some.  They were bigger, they just melted really fast.

(that blue dot at the top of this picture is a tennis ball, just to give an idea)

Lucky for us our house and cars lived through it.  However, other people weren't so lucky.  Our neighbors had broken windows, dented cars, holes in the stucco.  Some friends and neighbors had hail crashing through their car windows, it was crazy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

White Coat Ceremony

Kevin received his white coat today.  It was fun to go see him and support him. 
Cole and Ashton came along as well.

Here's us waiting for it to start

At Midwestern they give the first year students a white coat ceremony.  It is meant to symbolize the beginning of their professional career as a student.  In the speech they were told to use the white cost to remind them to be professional in their studies, relationships, and choices.  So that when they do become doctors they have professionalism in their daily lives and are well on their way to contribute to their communities. 

I am so proud of my hubby!  

Friday, October 1, 2010

First Day of School...

Isabel started preschool this week.
She has been waiting for this for awhile. 

After watching Ethan go last year, she was excited to finally have her turn.  
Finally she gets to use the back pack she got for her birthday.

I also need to post my other student.

Kevin started dental school at Midwestern on August 30th. 
He has been doing very well in his classes and loves every minute of it.

Ethan Is 6!

Our sweet Ethan is six!

He is still very much into anything Mario. 
So when he opened his gift he was so excited to put it lightly!

Mesa Arizona Temple

We have meet some great new friends, The Smith's.  We met them through dental school.  Kevin and Bracken just started their first year at Midwestern and have hit it off.  Lucky for me Bracken's wife, Lindsey, is so great and so nice, we all get along so well. 
We are in the same boat, it is great to have someone that understands what you are going through. 

 Shortly after we met, the Smith's invited us to go down to the Mesa temple. 
It was a great Sunday afternoon and the temple is so beautiful!