Survived Week 3
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Ashamed as it is...
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Survived Week 3

Posted by Roxy at 7:14 PM 0 comments
Another week has gone by.. Wahoo! This week has been a rough one for a lot of people in my class. After having a long weekend to relax, it totally bit us hard on the butt when we got back to school. Not only were we stressed out about passing Clinical PE's, we had to study for 3 quizzes for 3 classes that we had today. Phew! Also, Utah seriously froze on Thursday and there were tons of accidents that happened on the freeway. My lovely clinic partner was one of the unlucky ones and got in an accident on her way to school. Poor gal, but she is doing alright. We were all glad she wasn't hurt at all, thank goodness. Anyway, other than the fact that we were all stressed out, we had some exciting things that happened at school this week. First of all, we finally felt like real dental hygiene students since we finally got our own set of instruments. It was cool. Opening the bags felt like Christmas morning because they were all shiny, sharp, and new. We get to start using them next week I think. Also, for our Preventive Dentistry class, we got to relax and an Oral-B guest speaker came and talked to our class. Some of us knew that we were getting toothbrushes since
1. It's Oral B
2. They are the leading brand in toothbrushes and anything related to dentistry.. and
3. He came to our class with tons of boxes. :)

So, this awesome dude starting talking to us about the science of how brushing your teeth is very essential (which we already knew) and that the kind of toothbrush can definitely help with an individual's oral health. Anyway, he was explaining to us the importance of toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and toothpaste and the science behind all of it and then.... he showed us a presentation about their newest and latest power toothbrush: Precision 5000. All of us in the class were going "ooohhh" and "aaaahhh" just because this toothbrush was so cool. After almost 2 hours of lecture from Mr. Lenny (Oral B dude), he told us the good news: EACH OF US GETS ONE FOR FREE!!!!!! It was like Christmas broke out in our classroom coz it was awesome. The exciting part about it is that we thought we were only getting the cheap toothbrushes but NO, we got a $170 Hygiene Kit for free!! Man, it totally made our day and made us really think that it was so nice to be in hygiene school LOL! And yes, even though it's going to be a rough experience, we know for sure that in the end, we will feel good about ourselves and that our hard-work will definitely pay off in the end! :)

Katelyn, Me, and Nicole (and that's Mr. Lenny in the background) 


Me and my new hygiene kit hahaha (my hair matches my scrubs lol)

 My books and I on a gloomy Thursday night.. 

YouTube Video of Precision 5000 toothbrush 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Still breathing and surviving + a baby in the family!

Posted by Roxy at 5:09 PM 0 comments
So far, I have made it through my first 2 weeks of hygiene school and honestly, it was rough. Our professors are great! Some are intimidating and some will make you laugh your head off. I'm not going to lie that it has been a stressful 2 weeks. And yes, I have already shed some tears from the stress and panic of not being able to get any homework or reading done. It's been one heck of a ride so far. A lot of memorization, lots of homework, and LOTS of studying. Holy caboodle!!! I was crying to Curt one night and asked him why I even joined this program and that I don't think I could ever do it. Right now, we are taking 9 classes summing up to 18-19 credits. Aaaahhhh!!!! One thing that stuck in my head was that one of professors told us that we already got through the hardest part.. Getting accepted in the program! I mean, I get what he was saying just because he knew that we were already stressing out about our classes, but we are the lucky ones of getting accepted and getting in. If they didn't see us having the potential of getting through this extensive and accelerated program, we would not be in our chairs in class right now. Those words of wisdom definitely made me feel a lot better about myself. I'm also glad that I met and made a few friends already. Our class is pretty awesome. Anyway, it's our 4-day weekend coz of the holiday. Thank goodness!!! It's nice having a break.. we totally needed it.
These are the classes that I am taking this semester: 
  • Morphology
  • Radiology & Radiology Lab
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Pre-Clinic Theory & Pre-Clinic Lab
  • Embryology and Histology 
  • Preventive Dentistry 
  • Spanish 

Here is my lovely schedule!!! 

Also, one lovely thing happened last week!!! My sis-in-law Holly had her baby!!! She is so adorable!!! Curt and I were so happy when we finally got the message at around 2:30 am that she was born. Welcome to world Ivy Lynn Simmonds. We love you!!! 


Have a great holiday weekend everyone!!! Be safe!!! xoxoxo

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ashamed as it is...

Posted by Roxy at 6:33 PM 2 comments
Wow! I can't believe it's been over a year since my last post. Holy cow!! I am so bad at this blogging thing when I get busy as a bee. This is the 2nd time I've done this. First, I tried making a blog right when Curt and I first got married, 2nd time was last year.. I was pretty good about it and then got a little busy and discouraged since I feel like no one really cares about our lives.. except for family and friends that we see very often haha!!! Oh well, so just an update of where we are right now since my last post.. Or at least the things that has happened in the year 2012.

1. We have moved twice in 1 year! Yes, we are apartment hoppers... and NO, we don't like moving! We actually hate it. We are now currently living in Provo, UT.
2. I got accepted into Utah College of Dental Hygiene. In 1 1/2 years, I will be an RDH! Woohoo! (Well, I'm hoping I do well and pass lol!)
 3. Curt is officially a Cougar. He got into BYU-Provo and will be going into Nursing (More on the story later.. it's actually pretty cool.)

4. Mama and Papa are here in the U.S.A. Who knew that my grandparents from the Philippines would live to see the day and actually travel to the U.S. It's pretty awesome.

5. Oohh.. Curt and I will be having a niece soon. We are very excited to have a niece in the Buckmiller family. We're just waiting for her to come... Maybe next week?
6. I guess I became a model and my face is on Uptown Cheapskate's Winter Edition on Facebook. Pretty cool!

7. I finally got a Kitchenaid Mixer for Christmas.. and our very own washer and dryer! (Obviously, I wasn't too excited when I opened the package LOL!)
8. We got to see Switchfoot, Demi Lovato, and Nightwish in concert. It was so awesome. :)
9. I don't get migraines that much anymore.. Thank goodness!
10. Went to my very first Gluten-free expo. I was so overwhelmed with the gluten-free products. I was totally in heaven. I even got this shirt coz I thought it was awesome.
11. Let my girly-girl side let loose.. Bad part of it is now I am slightly obsessed with make-up. I totally bloomed way later than expected.
12. Nope, I'm not pregnant yet!

So these are some highlights of our 2012. Since I tried to blog daily the last few times I attempted to blog, I am going to stick to my New Year's resolution and blog weekly. I want to share with everyone my weekly happenings of this year.. and our journey of 2013. Happy week everyone!