Russell and Bode Family Dentistry

Featured Team Member: Kami

Road trips.

Mt. Rushmore

I love them, and thankfully, so does my husband!  Some of our road trips have been 1 day, some have been a few weeks.  If it involves the car, beautiful scenery, great music, and uninterrupted time with Dave, I’m all in.  Here are pictures from a few of our favorite trips.

Cannon Beach

Seattle Big Wheel

Old Faithful in Yellowstone

Whistler

Mt. Rainier

Featured Team Member: Sarah

My Endless Pool

Our family moved to a new home earlier this summer and it has an endless swimming pool. My kids are having a great summer swimming with their friends and the best part is riding the current at the highest speed. I like to keep the temperature set at 90 degrees but occasionally bump it up a little warmer to make it feel more like a hot tub.  My 4 year old loves to put on his life vest and snorkeling gear and  jump into the current floating it to the end (over and over again for hours), while my 8 year old loves to swim below the current and then pop up and ride the wave to the end.

I would have never thought to get an endless pool but now that we have one I realize what a great investment and workout it is. I usually just have fun with the kids but I have used it a couple of times to swim into the current. It is such a great workout and also very difficult (at least for me) because I am not a great swimmer. My personal goal is utilize this pool for its intended purpose more and to become a more confident swimmer while getting a great workout in return. We are looking forward to many years of fun in this pool!

Featured Team Member: Alyssa

This year we helped welcome our first grand-baby into the world. Our oldest son and his beautiful girlfriend blessed our families with Henzley Kay. She joined our family June 1st. From the moment she was born she had all of us wrapped around her little fingers. We have enjoyed every moment thus far and we can not wait to see her personality develop. Watching her grow will be a wonderful experience. All of our hearts are full with love for this little one.

Featured Team Member: Joey

Golfing is my newest hobby. I enjoy many hobbies in my free time such as hiking, kayaking, crocheting, reading, going to baseball and football games, traveling with my husband, and playing with my nieces and nephews. My newest favorite thing to do is golf. I just can’t get enough of it!

Last summer I bought a full women’s golf club set for $2.50 at a garage sale. This is me holding my very first set of golf clubs!

I used to go to the driving range with my husband, Stephen, and use his driver. It was so long that I would choke up half way up the handle and the other end would be hitting me in the stomach. Finally, after getting my own set I was able to actually play golf and not just hit balls at the driving range. I love being able to get out into the sunshine any time of day any day of the week to improve my golf game. It’s fun practicing and actually noticing improvement. Maybe this year I won’t be in the bunkers so much. However, my sand trap swings are on point now!

One sad afternoon my driver head decided to fly off alongside the ball.

A very wonderful woman donated her driver, 5 iron and 7 iron to me. Oh boy can I tell the difference between a metal shaft and a graphite flex shaft! I am so in love with the game of golf that I can actually tolerate watching tournaments on TV with my husband now. If you see me out on the golf course, feel free to laugh at my “technique” aka baseball swing…just know that I am still a beginner.

Featured Team Member: Lauren

I love summers in Washington. There is no other state that comes even close to capturing the beauty that is our mountains. That is why every summer starting in late July after the ice has usually melted my husband, Justin, and my younger brother, Jacob, and I all dig out our hiking packs, gather all of our camping supplies and hit the trails.

Hiking in the Olympics is my personal favorite and I am so excited to resume our weekly trips soon. Below you will get just a small glimpse of what hiking in the Olympics looks like. The breathtaking views are something magical. You really get a feeling of how small you truly are when staring across a valley at the peaks of the surrounding terrain.

My personal favorite hike is “The Lake of the Angels in the Valley of Heaven” located on the Olympic Peninsula. This hike is not for beginners, but once you have conquered the nearly vertical trail the views are stunning. If this hike is attempted, please learn from our mistakes and do not plan this as a day hike. This is a two day, overnight adventure and it is so worth it.  Check out some more of our photos below!

Featured Team Member: Jennifer

One of my favorite hobbies is Muay Thai Kickboxing. The Academy of Brian Johnson is not a traditional gym, it caters to all kinds of skill levels from beginners to professionals and offers karate, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, cardio kickboxing, and Submission Wrestling/MMA for a wide range of ages. In March, I celebrated 5 years at the gym that I consider more like family than a place that I work out. I am currently advancing my skills and possibly taking them into the octagon to spar or fight against another opponent. I look forward to ending my work days with a few hours at the gym. Not only does it help with stress management, but it helps me feel better overall.

Pacific NW Dental Conference

Our team attended the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference June 15th and 16th.  The team attended continuing education classes together and enjoyed some social time.

Pictured is our assistants in an implant workshop.

Featured Team Member: Amanda

Last fall we added a puppy to our family. Meet Milo. He’s a 10 month old, 96 pound, chocolate lab. He is full of energy and keeps us all busy. We have spent a lot of time training Milo and teaching him new tricks. He is very smart and loyal. My 3 daughters absolutely adore him and he is spoiled by the entire family. We are very blessed to have this adorable pup apart of our family. We just love him!

Featured Team Member: Katie

We asked each team member select one word to describe Katie…

…”gentle, bright, cooperative, adventurous, darling, sweet, steady, friendly, supportive, sincere, and radiant.”

 

Featured Team Member: Lauren

We asked each team member to pick one word to describe Lauren…

“…friendly, pleasant, self-assured, considerate, helpful, supportive, light-hearted, kind, balanced, and scrumtrulescent!”