Elkins Dental September 2018




And the Start of Fall

would be awesome to have our own. I was on the lookout and found a really good deal. It’s a treat to be able to use it as long as we want and not have to worry about returning it at the end of the day. I’m excited to use it in our local areas well into fall, around Black Canyon Dam and Lucky Peak. It’s so great to live in a place that has such nice fall weather, where we can enjoy another season in the great outdoors without being quite as sweaty! After some great summer trips, we don’t have anything planned for a little while. I’m excited to soak up fall in the Treasure Valley. It’s a great time of year to be here — though, aren’t they all?

drenched in sweat all the time! There’s a crispness in the air that feels so great. When Russell and I were in Toronto with my buddy from New York last month, we got a feel of that cooler weather. He’d been dealing with really hot weather and as you know, it was hitting over 100 degrees here.Then Toronto was in the 80s and low 90s, so that felt great. My buddy also lives two hours away from Cooperstown in New York, and while we were in the area, we were lucky enough to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. What an amazing place! We had a great time, and it was so good to reconnect with my friend and see some legendary baseball memorabilia. More recently, the whole family had our last summer shebang before school started — a trip to McCall. It was so fun! We rented a cabin and tested out our new Jet Ski. I really enjoyed that, and everyone was excited to take it out on the water and have some fun. After renting one last time we were in McCall, we had such a blast that I knew it

It’s that time of the year — back to school! All our kids were pretty bummed about the summer ending, except Evie. She was nervous but excited to start her freshman year of college. A couple weekends ago, Beth and I drove her to school and helped her get everything set up before classes started. It was a bittersweet moment: We’re so excited for her, but it was hard to see our little girl leave home. It helps to know she has great things ahead of her, and we’re so proud that she’s following her dreams. I remember that time in my life very well. I really enjoyed my freshman year of college — probably a little more than I should have! But you learn so much about yourself and the world during that time. It can really inform the person you become. Now that I’m no longer in school, what I most look forward to in this season is the fall weather. It’s cooling off after a hot summer — finally sitting-on-the-back- porch weather. You don’t feel like you’re

–Dr. Elkins

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