I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. As seems to be the case every December, the past year seemed to go by even quicker than the year before! This years Christmas picture was taken at Black Gold golf course in Yorba Linda. We included our spouses in the picture so that when we talked about them in the office you can put a face to their names. In the picture, I’m holding a flagstick with the number ‘50’ on it that Orieen, Marla, and Debbie made for me to remind me that I turned 50 this past November. I didn’t really need their reminder! My family had an action packed 2007. My oldest son graduated from high school and started college this fall at U.C. Irvine. He is living in the dorms and seems to be enjoying his time away from his 3 other siblings. I also have a son that’s a junior at Servite High School, a daughter that’s a freshman at Rosary High School, and my youngest daughter is in the 6th grade at Holy Family School. We took a wonderful family houseboat vacation on Lake Powell in July. The kids enjoy the wakeboarding, and jet skis. I really enjoy the quiet beauty of the lake. In July, my wife, two daughters, and I spent five days in Chicago. They enjoyed the shopping and sightseeing while I attended a dental meeting. We all managed to see a Cubs game at Wrigley Field though. I also made 5 or 6 trips to the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) to instruct other doctors in cosmetic dental procedures as well as TMJ conditions. I also gave lectures to dentists in Woodland Hills, Monterey, and Bakersfield. Orieen and her husband David enjoyed a wonderful vacation in New York City with her sister and nieces. They were celebrating their niece Stephanie’s graduation from Chapman University. In October, the two of them got away to David’s favorite golf spot, Kauai. In November, Orieen’s whole family got together again in Las Vegas for her sister’s birthday. Debbie and her husband Cal had a quiet year. Her daughter and her two grandsons were living with Debbie for a few months while her son in law was working in Texas. She enjoyed the time with them. Debbie and Cal enjoy riding Cal’s Harley motorcycle on most weekends with their friends. Debbie also enjoyed a trip to visit her sister in Park City, Utah. Marla and her husband Paul traveled to the east coast for a historical tour this past spring. Paul retired this year from the Anaheim Police Department after 30 years of service. After 2 months off, he took a part time position as a Park Ranger and is enjoying a more stress free job. They enjoy keeping up with their grandson’s, 4 years old and 15 months old. Our hygienist Anh is balancing motherhood with practicing hygiene. Her son is 10 months old now and doing very well. They are looking forward to baby’s first Christmas. Our other hygienist, Lizz is also doing the balancing act between motherhood and hygiene. Her two children are 2 and 3 years old now. Besides being a wonderful hygienist, Lizz is a talented artist and has just taken up her childhood dream of learning the accordion! This should bring you all up to date on everything that’s going on at the office. We all want to thank you for the trust you place in us to take care of your dental health. I also appreciate your continued referral of family, friends, and colleagues to our practice.
We all hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season, and many blessings for 2008, Dr. Henry, Orieen, Debbie, Marla, Anh, and Lizz