We got back from Jamaica around 2 am Christmas morning. We were exhausted so we slept in late. Alyssa made cinnamon rolls and then we opened up gifts. We had a laid back day and it was perfect. Over the next week we were able to go see both of our families and enjoy the holidays with them as well.
|Yummy Cinnamon Rolls|
|Alyssa and Bert the Farting Hippo from NCIS|
|My Michigan shirt and new work gloves|
The next big event after Christmas was Alyssa's White Coat ceremony. The optometry students receive their white coats just before they start seeing patients in the clinic, so this ceremony is just a celebration for the students before they dive into the next part of the schooling. Alyssa's parents and her brother were able to come down to celebrate with her. It was a nice ceremony and I would have to say, Alyssa looks very good in her white coat.
|MCO Class of 2014|
|Alyssa with her proud family|
The next part of our life was somewhat unexpected. We went down to Holly, MI to watch Easton (Alyssa's little brother) except his blackbelt in Tang Soo Do (sorry if the spelling is wrong). It was a lot of fun and he did a great job. On our way home to Big Rapids we stopped at the mall in Flint, MI to get Alyssa's wedding ring checked up and polished. We decided to check out The Family Puppy. We had been looking for an Australian Shepherd but knew that we couldn't have a full size dog in our apartment. To our surprise, there was a Mini Australian Shepherd in one of the kennels. As soon as Alyssa saw him her heart just melted and I knew that we were going to take him home. After filling out the paperwork, we were on the road with the newest member to our family. Alyssa let me name hime, so I named him Stafford, after Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford. I know, it's a dorky reason to name him that, but it was the only name I came up with that Alyssa liked.
|Alyssa and Stafford watching TV the next morning after bringing him home.|
|He looked like a little Gremlin when he was a puppy|
|First Family Photo (I don't think Staff wanted his picture taken)|
Well, he has grown up pretty quick. He knows a bunch of tricks and is a pretty good dog, even though we have a lot to teach him still.
|He doesn't look like a puppy anymore, but he's still cute.|
|Look at these two cuties.|
Well, that about wraps up everything since Christmas. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this blog now that school is winding down for the semester.