Lauren Day | June 2017

Go Lauren! (click to enlarge)

I get write about my darling daughter in-law again today. This past April, Lauren graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She majored in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Yes, she is smart too! I think this photo could easily grace the cover of the BYU class catalog or something. Lauren has worked for a local physician (urologist) part time during school, but that wasn't an ideal situation, so now that she's all graduated, she has been on the hunt for a new job—one that she loves enough to do full time and she is now in her second week of training. 

Lauren now works at Banyan Healthcare Marketing. Banyan, formerly Social Dental is one of those super-cool start up companies that has found a welcome niche for their services. They help dentists—and now other healthcare professionals—effectively use new media to educate patients and potential patients and then create monthly campaigns that are EASY for them to use so they can engage patients and keep the conversation going. I'm going to post a couple of videos, so you can see what I'm talking about. The extra cool thing is that Clark wants to be a dentist and Lauren is going to know exactly how to help him effectively build his practice. 

I'm so proud of this girl (woman really) for how hard she has worked to be where she is today. I am loving being the mother-in-law and watching her and Clark in their first year of marriage. They are building something really special. 

This first video is an example of the short video profiles Banyan creates for the clients. 

This next video is an example of the monthly campaigns that Banyan creates for their clients. Let me tell you ... I DO NOT remember trips to the dentist being this fun when I was a kid!



Chase Day | June 2017

Chase has worked at both Safeway (now Yokes) and Walgreens in Liberty Lake, where we live. I shop at both places regularly and when I'm checking out, I'm often asked,  "How is Chase?" In fact it isn't just the store employees, but others who shop that will say, "I sure miss Chase at Walgreens, he was always so happy to see me!" Wherever he goes, Chase creates lasting friendships and people often comment on how happy or kind he is (was) and how they miss him. Is there anything better for a mom to hear? I don't think so!

One of the best things in Chase's life right now isn't a thing actually, but a GIRL! Her name is Kiara Tolman and it's Facebook official ... Chase and Kiara have been dating for 3 months-ish and we think this is a pretty awesome thing. At the very least, they are having a super fun time together. I have such fond memories of spring and summer semesters in college. The weather is yummy, the class load a little less daunting and there are opportunities for fun and exploration around every corner. This is especially true in Rexburg, Idaho which appears to be in the middle of nowhere, until summer comes, and AWESOME outdoor recreation is within a day's drive in multiple directions!

Yes, bears go pee pee too! 🐻 

At this point, Chase seems to be my child that has taken most to the idea of documenting life. He is so good at sending me text and SnapChat updates, which I get a few times a week. He takes great photos and has a natural eye for composition, which of course makes me very happy! The other day, he and Kiara visited Yellowstone Bear World in Idaho. He sent me multiple pictures with details or funny captions. My favorite was the big brown bear taking a leak on the side of the road—a Chase shot for sure, ha! I'm watching my boys mature into great men, but there are some 'little boy' things that they don't seem to outgrow, and that's ok with me!  ❤️ LOVE this boy.