Saturday, September 20, 2008

White Coats

Yesterday we attended BJ's White Coat Ceremony. This was a formal event in which each of the dental students received their professional white coat as a welcome to the profession.
I have to say, I was so proud. As I sat wrestling McKay, the diaper bag, the camera, and various blankets, burp cloths, and toys, I couldn't help but get a little teary-eyed as BJ was welcomed into the profession he will have for the rest of his life. Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

After the Ceremony.

BJ receiving his white coat.

Welcome to Kentucky

BJ and I have what we fondly call "welcome to Kentucky" moments. These are moments that shout "we're not in Utah anymore". For example, Kentuckians love their dogs. I'm not talking about cute little cuddly dogs. These are short-haired, skinny, heeler, run-around-on-the-farm type dogs. Well, yesterday we were in the car and, while waiting at a stop light, we saw an old pick-up truck. Inside was a man in a t-shirt with his burly arm hanging out the window. What else was hanging out the window? His dog. Yep, his big ugly mixed breed dog, with his head AND front paws hanging out the front window, tongue lolling off to one side, alongside the driver. It was hard to tell who was driving in the car, the man or the dog.

Welcome to Kentucky.