Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"The Office"

So after many long days, here is "the office"! There is still a lot of work to be done, so don't be too critical!

Reception area.

Room 1

Room 2


So the office has 5 exam rooms and we would love to fill all the chairs, so anyone who needs any foot work done - I know a great podiatrist! He is very friendly and gentle.

It's Great to Have Friends

Recently we were able to visit a good friend, catch up, and enjoy our children together. My kids were in heaven. They have a zip line in the back yard that was a HUGE hit (Bryce says, "Someday Mom, can we have a zip line in our back yard? I really liked it.). Next to their house they have a little stream that we went "fishing" at. It was so fun to be around friends and to see our kids interact. I remember her kids when they were only one, and now they are seven. Wow! Anyway, thanks for the amazing afternoon! What a little boys dream: to be accepted among the big guys, hang on a flying rope, and get dirty by a stream.
Bradley flying high! I love the big eyes. He loves an adventure!
Bryce going for the 20 + time.
Bryce (5), Cole (7), Travis (7) are going fishing.
Bradley "Yook Mommy - a fish! Oh Man, missed!"
I love this picture! I think it is so cute!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Family picture

So I finally have a family picture to post. It seems like I am always taking pictures of the kids, but Denten and I are not usually in them, so I was really excited when our good friend Jill emailed this picture from a recent get-together! Thanks for the fun party and picture Jill!

Our New Life

When Denten finished residency, I wasn't really expecting things to change too much. I was hoping for a bigger pay check, but the student loan bills came too, so that hasn't made much difference. But it really is so nice! I finally feel like a real family. Denten goes to work from about 7am-6pm everyday. A normal schedule!!! I love it. We eat dinner together, go on family walks, take the kids to the park as a family. I finally have my best friend back again. So there are lots of new stresses, mostly having to do with insurance billing, but I am really happy. My mom has been flying up to watch the boys on Thurs and Fri so I can work in Denten's office until he finds more help and I have loved it! It has been so fun to watch him with the patients and actually see him do some work. He does a great job. I am really proud of him. And to my surprise, I really like working in the office and with him! I miss the kids (even though they don't miss me since they are with their grandma), but enjoy the break from home and interaction with adults. I think Grandma is getting a little worn out and Denten has a good applicant to pursue, but I have really enjoyed the time spent with him. I don't want to let it go, so I told him I would be his office manager and do his billing (from home), payroll, supplies, etc. I am excited! Just wanted to give everyone a little update that life is good. Hope you are all doing well too!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What they love most

Here are my boys doing what they like to do most. Bryce=creating something and Bradley=eating something sweet!

Friday, July 4, 2008


One more post for the day -

So lately things have been very unpredictable and stressful. I try my best to "roll with the punches" but being the planner I am, it is very difficult for me to do. So this week on top of the regular stuff, Bradley started to get sick on Tues. By Wed. we decided it was strep and Dr. Eldredge phoned in his first prescription (blessing one - having a doctor in the house). Denten was all smiles from phoning in the prescription, while I looked at my sad motionless 2 year old who always has a smile and it was missing, it just broke my heart. Also on Wed., Denten decided I should answer the office phone from home since it is his wound care day and no one would be in the office to answer the phone. I was skeptical, but went along with it. By 3:30pm I was at my limit, totally loosing it when I found out the cabinet makers were coming for dinner. I wanted to scream, but I took a deep breath and said, sure what time. As I held my baby who was unable to swallow anything and tried to think what I could make without going to the store, the phone rang with a patient trying to schedule an appointment and at that moment I had had enough!

Now today, the Fourth of July, we had been planning on attending a series of activities here in Benicia so when Bradley woke up and was feeling better (still can't swallow anything but at least no temp) I was starting to smile again... when I learned Denten had been throwing up all night and then a cry from the other room as Bryce ran to the bathroom to throw up. So my three guys are currently resting in the family room together and I for the first time in I don't know how long, actually feel relieved! I am so sorry they are not feeling well, but I don't have to do anything for anyone at this exact minute. It is the best feeling I have had in a long time. Selfish maybe, but much needed. I love being a wife and mother and would never give it up! I hope you guys get better real soon, but I am thankful for the hidden blessing of having 3 guys wiped out and a few moments to myself.

Benicia, our new home!

We finally made it! We were sad to leave Pacifica and all our good friends we had made there. We were also sad to leave our loved beach days that we did regularly living only a couple of miles from the sandy shore.

We have however welcomed our new home and have loved every minute of it. It is such a cute town! Everyone is friendly and warm. We have enjoyed our new parks, library, farmers market, pool, bike rides, walks at the marina and close location to the jelly belly factory. Denten's office is currently undergoing a remodel that has been extremely stressful to say the least and we are trying to figure out how to run a business, but all of the doctors in town have been very welcoming and friendly and the patients too.

Here are a couple of pictures of the kids cooling off during the hot weather. I will try and take some more pictures soon so you can all see how much Benicia has to offer!

Our Preschool Graduate!

It was quite the elaborate preschool graduation I thought, but we had a great time. I had to take a big swallow not to shed some tears on the way to school, but I know Bryce is ready for a change. We are proud parents and have enjoyed him develop over the last two years while in preschool and look forward to the positive changes in the years ahead!