So I did my first sprint Tri-athalon last month down here in Puerto Rico. It was quite the experience. It is a half mile swim, 13 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run. Totally sounds easy right? Well not if you suck @ swimming, which I do:) Anyway after the swim portion the rest was not bad at all.

I know this is the last pic you want to see but here I am getting ready for the Tri
At least we were in the pool which made it easier. I know, I'm so hot right?
Just got done with the bike and now I'm off to run...Very hard to run after biking, if you have not tried it you should. Wierdest feeling ever.
Here are a bunch of us after the race.

Tyler's Birthday

Endo Party
So the weekend of Tyler's birthday we went to a get together at his one of the attending's house. The house was amazing. This was the front entrance of their house. It was incredible, a mini waterfall and a pond in the middle of their front entrance. This picture does not even do it justice.
The party was complete with a bar tender and all. When you walk on to the back patio you are under a concrete gazebo that is just an extension of the house but without walls so it is this amazing open (covered) area to chill on. It was complete with an outside bar, a bathroom, and a pool with another waterfall spilling into the pool. These Puerto Ricans are very exciting people. So we showed up at 8:00 and there were a ton of appetizers so started eating (thinking that that is what was on the menu for the night). We hung out and talked with everyone for quite a while. As the night went on, we decided we would start to wrap it up and get ready to leave...oh by now it is 11PM and little did we know they had just started to BBQ and pull out the main course dishes of Steak, rice, salad, dessert etc. The food just got better as the night went on...MMM...So all day we had been hearing we were gonna play cranium and this is Tyler's absolute favorite game. When 12 rolled around we figured the party decided to forgoe cranium....oh no...12 is when we decide to start cranium and of corse we stay because its tyler's favorite game and we love the company. Cranium was so fun. Everyone was loud and into it. I don't think I have ever had more fun playing cranium in my life. The best part about it was that I was the only one that didn't speak spanish so I had no clue half the time what was going on. All the women were saying everything in spanish so they could feed off each other and come up with an answer. I was just shouting out whatever I could think of. Luckily for me, the final answer had to be in english.

On Tyler's Birthday we went to a baseball game!
I think overall it was a great weekend

Tyler's Deer

We got to go home in October so Tyler could go deer hunting. I am not going to lie, it was quite an enjoyable week. The weather was beautiful, the leaves were changing. We got to sleep in a king size bed and walk around on carpet. These, among many other things that I took for granted, are all luxuries that we do not have in Puerto Rico. I don't have many pics from our week but I here are two of the deer that Tyler got.

El Churry

When you come to Puerto Rico, there are a few local places you HAVE to eat at... EL CHURRY, it is actually not a restaurante, it is a truck that is parked on the side of the road. (believe it or not is was on the food network as one of the top places to eat in puerto rico) Anyway, you order from this window and $6 later you get a Mixto sandwich on the best bread in the world with Chicken, Meat, lettuce, tomatoes, chip fries, and it is all topped off in mayo-ketsu sauce, which is really just fries sauce (mayo & ketsup). You also get a coke, what a great deal. So when you get your food you just stand there on the side of the road, or in the parking lot across the street and you eat your churry. mmmmm....mmm...mmm I must say. If you don't have a reason to come visit, you do now:)

Me & Ty

Our Group

Patrick (Sr. Endo resident)

Luquillo Crab

Two thursdays ago Tyler had the day off so we decided to go out to the other side of the island. We went out to Luquillo beach which is about an hour away (near Fajardo). We took the scenic route so it might have taken a little longer. It was such a beautiful drive and when we got there, the beach was empty. We swam out a little and did some exploring around in the water, it was really a blast. As we were leaving we found this little crab to play with. Although he was missing a leg he was still a fighter. He kept his eyes on us no matter what direction we would turn...he was always one step ahead in his defensive position never letting the front of his body face away from us. Well...Tyler just had to pick him up...some sort of conquest i guess so we took our flippers and blocked his vision on one side as I faced him. That way he wouldn't know what was coming up from behind him. It was so funny to see this little crab put up a fight. Anyway... here he is.

The Way it is

Not even joking, we were leaving out friends house the other day and we saw this. A truck load of tree branches with about 7 men piled in and on top of it!

Nail School

So I don't think I mentioned this but when I was in Utah for the summer I decided to go to nail school. It is something I have been wanting to do for a while now but just never got around to doing it. I really love working with my hands and I love being able to make people look and feel good. Nail school was a lot of fun but i'm glad it is over. I was glad to finally be able to get to Puerto Rico and be with Tyler. I feel like we are starting the next chapter in our lives. He definately picked out an amazing apartment and the greatest location. We are so close to the beach and it is a very nice area. I was able to find a job just two streets down from our house in a salon. So when I work, Tyler can take the car to school and I walk to work. So now I am currently a Tecnica de una, as you would say it in Spanish, which is Nail Technician. I started a blog so I would be able to post some pics for people to see my work.

Horseshoe Beach

We went to a baptism at this beach a couple weeks ago. It was beautiful, it was just this little horseshoe inlet that was very private. What a great experience to be able to be baptized at the beach. Probably the only time Tyler will get to wear flip flops to a baptism.


So yesterday there was a hurricane watch! This was a little scary at first because I have never been on an island during hurricane season. Hurricane Earl was headed toward Puerto Rico but luckily turned north and missed the island. We still got a ton of wind and a TON of rain. The streets by our house were all flooded to my knees. I took Tyler to school so I could go to the store and get things in case our power went out from the storm.
To start off you need to know one thing about Puerto Rico, the island is 50x100 miles and there are 4million people on the island, that's right I said 4 million. The majority of which are in San Juan. Everything is crowded, always and there is traffic no matter what time of day it is. (Except Sunday mornings. Back to my point, so I am at the store, it is 7 in the morning and the line for the check out is 1/2 hour long. AHHH! Then, Tyler calls me to come get him so I head off to get him and hit a little A LOT of joke I think every car in puerto rico was on the road and they were all heading the same dirrection. I was moving no where! I think my blood started to boil a little bit. The ironic thing about it was just before I had left I finished reading Elder Uchdorf's talk in the conference ensign on patience. It took my two hours, TWO HOURS to pick him up. Normally it is 15 min to get the the school and that is with the typical traffic. I think I could have walked home faster than that!
The up-side to the storm was the waves. We just got back from the beach and it was incredible. The waves were comin up all the way to the hotel. They were huge, Tyler went out surfing for a little while, I tried for a little bit but I couldn't even get past the waves they were so big. They were tossing me around real bad. I still had a blast though. There were so many surfers out there it was way cool to see. Unfortunately I did not get any pictures because we were both in the water. We need a photographer:) Anyone who wants to come visit is more than welcome. It is a blast!

Puerto Rico

So far these are the only pictures we have taken in Puerto Rico. Don't worry there will be more to come. This was the first week I was here. Tyler had a lot of time off so we were able to spend it together before he oficially started seeing patients. I love where we live. Tyler could not have picked a better apartment. We are so close to the beach so we like to go there a lot. It is definitely going to be a different experience living out here but it will be fun.

New York

For orientation Tyler had to go to New York for two weeks. I was able to go out over the 4th of July weekend. I have never been to New York before so I had a blast. It is like it's own country. There are millions of people and the far my favorite. It goes every where! This was on our way home one night this guy was playin down there (it was so hot) and he was wearing these leather pants. He was actually pretty good so we were all jammin together:)

We got to see Wicked while we were in New York. I missed it in Omaha and I really wanted to see it and i'm glad we did. It was great. This was by far one of my favorite scenes.

This is central park, or at least part of it. The park is huge, you could spend a whole week just in the park. I really liked this skyline view of all the buildings.

We went to times square a few times and we saw some pretty crazy people/things. this was by far the most interesting but creepy thing I have ever seen. There is a face on the other side of the head so either way you look at it you feel like you are looking at it from the front. CRAZY! I was so afraid it was gong to swing one of its arms around and swatt me by accident.

Tyler went to a mets game with one of the other residents



The whole three years we were in Omaha I had wanted to go to Nauvoo. Luckily just before graduation we were able to make a quick trip out there. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the early saints and everything they had to go through. Definately huge spiritual uplifter.
This statue is Joseph and Hyrum Smith looking at the Nauvoo temple. Just before heading to carthage on what was their final ride the statue depicts the beginning of that fateful journey

The Nauvoo Temple is now one of my favorite, it has a very comforting feeling and I feel like I am at home there.
The great mississippi river. It is HUGE!

This is the gravestone of Joseph and Emma Smith

It's Official! We are going to ....................!!!!
Tyler was accepted into an Endodontic Residency in San Juan Puerto Rico and we couldn't be more excited. We will be there for two years and maybe now we will get some visitors ;) I don't understand why no one wants to come to Omaha Nebraska lol. Any way, he starts July 1st so we'll head out there some time in June to get settled. We do plan on visiting Utah for a few weeks before we head out there though so fam and friends, you better watch out. We have had a blast out here and are definately ready to move on to new things. Yes we still have another month here before graduation but I have already started packing up our house. No decorations gets a little depressing but I guess for a month it's not so bad. After finishing boards this weekend Tyler is officially all done with tests. Now lets just hope he passed the biggest test of his life! We won't find out for another 3-4 weeks. Keep your fingers crossed. Until next time!


Over spring break Tyler and I got the opportunity to go Washington DC. I have never been there before so it was quite a treat.

Day 1:
We stayed down town right next to the convention center and to our surprise there was a 5 guys on the next block so of course that is the first place we went. Day one was pretty relaxing since we flew in that day so we just hung around. We went to Smithsonian American Art Museum which was huge and we really enjoyed some of the artwork. One thing I thought was pretty amazing was in one of the rooms they had old writings, and lists from people like picasso and other various old artists. I couldn't imagine writing a list (which I do all the time) and having it in a museum 100 yrs later.

Day 2:
Started out with breakfast of course and then off to see the sights. We headed to the Holocaust museum and arrived there without getting lost. It wasn't until we were passing it however that we realized we were getting on the freeway. And so began the fued over GPS. We ended up driving all over Washington to finally get back to the museum. The museum had a lot of sad stories but I definately learned more than I evern knew about the Holocaust. We even got a tour by a Holocaust Survivor. She was the sweetest little old lady and I felt so sad when she was telling us a little bit about what it was like. She said her husband is the only one in his family that survived. If you have not seen "The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas" it is a must see. After seeing it and visiting the musuem it was pretty heart wrenching.

The other 4 days we were able to see the capital, the monument, the lincoln memorial, some of the other Smithsonian's (museum of natural history, air & space museum). One of my favorites was the Arlington Cemetary. It was a very touching experience to see all these men and women who died fighting for our freedom. In fact, seeing all the sights in Washington really allowed me to get a greater idea of the sacrifice our ancestors made in order for us to live the way we do today.

The very last day we were able to make it out to see the Temple

It is gorgeous!

Our Nations Capital

Washington Monument
We are facing the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the back. Unfortunately the reflection pond was not filled yet.
Lincoln Memorial

In the capital there are two statues from every state. The state is responsible for which statues they donate. The two from Utah are:

Philo T. Farnsworth

(father of television)

Brigham Young

Changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetary in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Long Over Due

So I am terrible about updating this blog. I don't take very many pictures and I know people don't want to just read a novel every time. I guess that might just be me. Anyway, we are almost done here in Omaha and while it is sad to leave all our friends, we are very excited about moving on to new things. Tyler is done taking his national board exam and I hope he passed because I hear it is one hard test to take. Although I have faith in him that he passed it seems a little questionable when I get pictures like this from his dental friends:

This is Tyler's definition of "studying" at the Library!

Well I am glad it is at least overwith. Good Job Honey!