Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Who would have thought that we would experience our first storm of golf ball hail while in Arizona. Isn't it supposed to be really hot here?? It lasted for about 1 minute, maybe not even that long. We had to run out and get some to document it all. Luckily our car was under a cover, but SOOOO many cars around here are dented up so bad.. It was kind of entertaining to drive around the next day and see all of the damage... haha, thats awful.. Our neighbor got his tail light knocked out. On the news today it talked about all of the car dealerships who had all of their brand new inventory damaged with alot of dents and broken out windows!!! Isn't that just horrible!?!?! Who would have thunk!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The White Coat!

Hello everyone! Our lives have been busy here in Arizona.. Lances life has been busy actually.. He has been a studying fool lately! I always seem to find him in interesting positions while he is becoming educated, so I have decided to start capturing them. He really is doing so good though. School is intense and he is really enjoying it. He never ceases to amaze me however.. Last test he got a 100%! I need to start getting used to the fact that he always gets good grades and stop being so suprised by a perfect test score I guess. It's just so hard to do because I was NEVER one of "those students!"

Moving on, this past weekend was the White Coat Ceremony! Apparently it is a big deal. What they do is they present the first year student's their White Medical Coats.They defined it as, "A symbolic rite of passage for students of the healing arts. It signifies the students' initiation into the clinical phase of education and toward a career as a health care professional."

It kind of felt like a pre-graduation. It was pretty neat though.. I got really into it and excited about it all.. I probably took way too many pictures, but I'm really proud of Lancey-poo so I had to document it.
Putting on the WHITE COAT!!

Ah, the handshake..

Lance feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD!! Look at that smile! He is feeling good about himself here! Well.. that's what I thought, but when I showed Lance this picture his explanation was, "this is all kind of weird.. I feel like I have accomplished something awesome, but in reality I haven't even started! I still have 4 more years of all of this!"

His Optometry class. All 50 of them!

The Jacksons! These are our new friends. Lance has a good study buddy now, and I have a good craft buddy!
Afterwards Lance showed me around the Optometry Lab. He practiced some of his tests on me. I was very impressed. He is already a great doctor. If any of you are having eye related problems in about 4 years keep Lance in mind.

Don't they all look so intimidating and like they know what they are doing?!?! Wrong-O! They are still very fresh and only know how to do 2 eye tests. BUT, they have a white coat! ;)

I love this picture! He really is doing a great job and I am so blessed to have such an attractive doctor in my life. Basically, Look out world.. Here comes Dr. Higbee!.... (That was maybe too much..) I just can't help it.. he looks so darn proffesional in that white coat! I sure am proud of you Lance!