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Dr. Daniel Noall Bennett, M.D.

My husband is a doctor. Do I call him one to his face? No way. I told him he isn't really a doctor until he finishes residency. I'm mean like that. But seriously, I am so proud of Danny and recognize how much time, effort, and just plain ol' hard work he has put into this degree. It is such an accomplishment and definitely the hardest thing he's ever done.

Saturday was Danny's graduation. He spoke at his commencement because he was one of the co-presidents for his class. He did a great job. He spoke on the Hippocratic Oath and how they should all remember why they went into medicine. It's easy to become a little disillusioned and a little self-conceited during medical school. I can't tell you how many people have become so obsessed with becoming the "best" student/doctor and the highest paid one at that. I think for most students, they went into medicine because of the doctors they knew...they were respectable men/women in their communities who served those around them. Danny just encouraged his class to remember those people and to remember the type of person they were striving to be before medical school...that and a bunch of other stuff. :) He really did a great job and we were all so proud of him.

We both can't believe that he's done, that we're moving our family to Michigan, and that we're going to be receiving a real paycheck next month! Kind of crazy. We're excited for this next phase of life, realizing that it's going to be super hard but a wonderful growing experience. We're especially grateful to all of the wonderful people we've met during medical school. Definitely the "cream of the crop" as my mom would say. We've made some great friends and made some wonderful memories. Here's to the next phase!! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible...that's all of you. :)

This is what the whole day felt like...a blur.

Danny's name on the program.

Danny speaking. If you look closely, you'll see his hair sticking up from his hat. :)

Danny and his proud parents.

Danny and my family.

Our little family.

Danny and JJ. We missed a picture with Wayne and Taryn.

The Brimhall's

The Zaugg's

After graduation and our nephew's baptism, we raced down to Provo for Jake and Jess's wedding dinner and reception. Jake is one of Danny's high-school buddies. Their reception was awesome. They had little firepits where you could roast mallows and make smores. Charlie, of course, ran into the river and covered himself in soot. If you look closely at this picture, you will see the soot marks that cover his whole front. He's a little hoodlum! But look at that face...he's so stinkn' cute.


Mattie said...

Oh man, your family looks AWESOME! It's amazing that you guys have two kids and are moving right along! I'm getting ready to take my boards in a few days and it's definitely the hardest thing I've ever done, so I think graduation looks pretty awesome right now! Have fun in Michigan!

Logan and Sara said...

Way to go Danny! That's awesome. I love that last picture of you and Charlie. He is SO your child. Adorable.

Melissa said...

Congratulations to Danny! What a memorable day! Good luck in Michigan.....what a great opportunity, none the less change is not always easy. Not for me anyway. I'm homesick for SLC.... Tell Danny good luck officially stepping into the "provider" roll, I still feel totally overwhelmed at times.

Ryan & Amanda said...

You look wonderful Seidi, so happy for you that things are going well right now! Good luck with moving!

Rob and Katee said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. They made me cry. I guess I am pretty proud of my little brother also. Wish that I could have been there.
Love you guys!

Danny Bennett said...

this is my first time looking at this page... embarrassing!!!