S: Dental School Journey Vol.1
BC: Created by: Brittany Thomas Vol.1 August 2006-July 2007 (First year)
FC: Matt and Brittany The Dental School Years
1: Our Dental School Journey 2006-2010 In August 2006, we moved to south Florida so that Matt could attend Dental School at Nova Southeastern University. We never imagined what a blessing it would be to be there. We loved it and have some wonderful memories of those fun four years! | Hello Florida! August 2006
2: Our Sunforest Apartment! We found a cute little place right across the street from the school.
3: Matt wasn't home very often the first semester, he had class all day and studied all night! ( he did usually come home for lunch!) Anytime Nautica could spend with daddy, she loved! Here they are eating on the kitchen floor ! Nautica and mommy had lots of fun making new friends and discovering South Florida. Everyone's daddy was gone all the time so we weren't alone! | Nautica's favorite friends!
4: Utah October 2006 To avoid becoming homesick, Nautica & I flew back to Utah during Matt's midterms. It was so nice to be home and see fall weather!
5: Gardner Village & a little fall carnival! So fun!
6: Nautica practiced her Halloween costume with Mamaw and Papaw!! Isn't she the cutest little clown? We also took a trip to the Hogle Zoo with Joe and Josie!
7: Happy | 2006 | halloween | Carving pumpkins with the Heggies! Something we ended up doing every year! | Trunk or Treat! Nautica, Madison and Kendyll
8: For the first few months, Nautica would cry every time we walked out the door to "go to Mass-in's house!"
9: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | We took Christmas card pics at the beach with the Cadys and Heggies.
10: A Day to Give Thanks | We spent our Thanksgiving Break playing at the park and beach! Thanksgiving Day we ate at the church with all of our friends!
11: We had a fun time waiting for Christmas this year! The town of Davie held a tree lighting ceremony. We also had a Ward Christmas Party where Nautica was able to meet Santa! As you can tell, she was a little freaked out! | Smoochin' Boston! | Us with Heather & Kendyll
12: J O Y | Miami Seaquarium
13: Merry Christmas 2006 | Santa Came! | This year we had Christmas with just our little family. We were of course awaiting the arrival of our newest family member! But it was nice to relax and enjoy time with Nautica! She loved watching "THE GRINCH" and drinking egg nog! She's so adorable!
14: Awaiting our Special Delivery Dec. 28, 2006 | All of our friends had gone home for Christmas so we just brought Nautica with us! She tried to wait, but it got to be a little too late, even for her!
15: Matthew Luke Thomas 8lbs. 8oz.
16: Loving our new baby brother! He's such a sweet boy & Nautica just loves him, as long as she's in the mood for loving him! So glad daddy is on his break!
17: HAPPY | NEW YEAR | Mamaw, Papaw, Jenni and Uncle Ben arrived on New Year's Day! We had Christmas again and Nautica got to go to the ER for an ear infection! They met baby Luke and were here for his baby blessing. We really enjoyed having family around and I appreciated the help of my mommy! It was very sad for me when they went back home!
19: Luke's Blessing Day January 7, 2007
21: Saturday Pony Rides Volunteer Park had pony rides on Saturdays and Nautica LOVED it! She asked everyday to go ride the "ORSE" | There's always something fun going on! Here Nautica is at a birthday party at My Gym!
22: Some more fun from January 07 We spent time with friends, played at the park because the weather was perfect (yes, perfect in January!), went to the hot tub and got used to having a little brother around! We are loving being a family of four!!
23: In February, the kids and I took a trip to Utah!! It was wonderful! Here we are at Jungle Gyms
25: We spent time with Grandma & Grandpa, went to the zoo, Temple Square, the park, and skating! What a trip! | February 2007
27: March 2007 | Silly Girl! | Katie had her baby, and it was... a friend for Luke! Meet Charlie :) | Look how super handsome Luke is!! We love him and he such a good, sweet baby!! P.S. About this time, we moved from Sunforest to Palm Trace Landings, about 2 minutes further, but SO worth it!!
28: Nope, it's not summer yet! Just year-round beach season!
29: Yay for Spring Break! We were able to spend a whole week with daddy all to ourselves and it was great! We went on walks, swam, & a la playa! We also went to Disney on Ice and had so much fun! The Seaquarium had an Easter egg hunt as well, so of course we couldn't miss that!
30: Nautica is finally old enough that Easter is so much fun! She went to so many easter egg hunts that by the end, she had become a pro! Daddy coached her pretty well :) We also had fun coloring eggs with the Heggie & checking out Davie's spring activities ! And check out those adorable little cuties in their Easter attire!
32: Happy Birthday! | It's a 2 year old! | She LOVES presents | Thanks Mamaw! | Party Time | Pinata | Best buddy, Madison | Charlie and Luke | Claytons, Heggies | Goin' for the candy | Dallin, Heather, Nautica | Angela, Mommy, Heather | Mommy & Daddy! | Coloring in the pool! | Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to Nautica, WE LOVE YOU!
33: May started off pretty exciting! Papaw was able to come down for a few days for work! We took him to the Seaquarium & the beach & it was so great having him! Then on my 22nd Birthday we took off to Tampa to see Joe & Josie! We also spent Mother's Day there! Pretty fun!! | Josie had a cake for me when I got to her house! So sweet! | Happy Mother's Day!
35: Well, Matt didn't get much of a summer, but we managaed to have some fun with the time he had off! We took a little trip to Nauvoo to see his parents on their mission! It was a wonderful trip! We LOVED Nauvoo and enjoyed visiting with his mom and dad! We swam too, of course! Lots! Here we are at a little water park with Heather and Levi!
36: In June, the kids and I went to Salt Lake for my favorite girl in the world's wedding! Christine! It was beautiful and I'm so glad I was able to go! We spent several weeks in Utah and Becky and David came to visit while we were in town, we also saw Jerry & Mary Beth and did all of the fun things that I miss about Utah summers! Christine & Aaron Equinto! Aren't they adorable?
38: Happy birthday daddy!
39: Our Family | Mamaw, Papaw, and Jenni came in town for a visit!! We loved having them and while they were here, Nautica wanted her ears pierced. She had benn asking for a long time and so we decided to let her do it. She was so brave and so proud! :)
40: Now of course we couldn't let them come all the way down here and not go up to Orlando! We met up with Darlene, Johnny, Whitney, and Kasey and went to Disney World & Universal Studios!! It was SOO fun!