Monday, November 17, 2008

Angry Elise

This is Elise mad at me because I am taking her picture. Isn't she cute?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dreams Come True!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, well a lot has happened this week, so I apologize for a lot of posts all at once, but I had to catch up on this busy week we've had! First and foremost though, JUSTIN GOT ACCEPTED TO EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We didn't think we'd hear from them for a little while longer, but Justin (who is always anxious to get the mail these days to see if some medical school has sent him anything) went to get the mail last night and came running back in with an acceptance letter! We couldn't believe it! He swept me up and gave me the biggest kiss and I just held him as tight as I could! We have been hoping and dreaming that we would get accepted somewhere and be able to go next year and that all the years of Justin dreaming and his work these last few years would pay off. It's his whole life dream starting to come true! It was such an adrenaline rush and it is definitely one of those moments that I want to watch over and over again someday after this life is over!
EVU Medical School is one that Justin really liked and an area that we would love to experience living in, so we are really happy with it. If we get any other medical school offers from here on out it will just be icing on the cake and we will just get to be a little more picky about where we want to go. Anyway, it is all such a relief and huge rush! Heavenly Father has been so good to us! I can't tell you all the blessings that led up to this huge blessing, but He is always taking care of us! Thanks so much for everyone's love and support to get to here! I can't believe it is all actually going to happen!

U of U and Body World

Monday, Justin had his second medical school interview! This one was at University of Utah. So we got up at 4:30, got ready, and I dropped him off at the school at 7:30am. He had a great interview and was very impressed with the U, which is definitely a contrast to the opinions he had before. The whole day went wonderfully for him and he got a great taste of the medical program they have there.
While he was there for the day, I went down to Provo and met up with Kelli, a great friend who happened to be in town from CA. It was great timing and we went to lunch and got caught up on each others' lives. Good friends are the best! I love you to death Kelli!
After everything was over, I went and picked up Justin and surprised him with tickets that my family had baught for us to Body World! It's an amazing exhibit where you go around and see amazingly detailed views of the whole body and the different organs. They had such incredible views of different muscles and the nerves and veins. The body is an amazing thing and Justin and I had a great time! The second picture was one of the amazing things to me, so I hope it doesn't gross people out too much. But it was a display of the body's nerves all laid out flat. I have no idea how they even disected it, but it was amazing to see how all of those nerves come down from the brain and spread out to our finger tips and toes! Sorry if it's creeps anyone out...
Then, to top off the day we stopped at Dan & Dana's and had dinner and played Guitar Hero World Tour to our hearts content! Thanks for a great night you guys! Justin and I definitely got booed off the stage a few times, but all in all didn't do too badly! Anyway, it was a great day off from school and work for the two of us!

4 more weeks...

Well, officially this week we have four weeks left. Crazy! Our little guys just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I'm not sure he's going to be able to stay in there for that long, he's just so squished (as am I)! People keep telling me that my belly looks lower and lower, which must mean that he's dropped or in the process of dropping. He's been so low the whole time, and my torso is pretty long, so I haven't really noticed much of a difference, but it's showing so that's good. I can't believe how fast things fly by! The holidays are coming up and next thing we know we're going to have a baby!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Justin flew out to Norfolk, VA this last week and interviewed at the medical school there. The interview went really well. He had a great time and loved both the people and the area. He also fell in love with the medical school. He took some pictures, so I thought I'd post them and keep you updated as the interviews continue. The only other interview he has scheduled right now is at University of Utah in a few weeks. Other than that we're still playing the waiting game, which gets old quite fast. :) We're really excited to be in the spot that we are though. It's crazy to think how far we've come in the last few years in Justin's dream of becoming a doctor. Time goes by fast!
We will know in the next 4 weeks if Justin got in at Eastern Virginia Medical School or not. It's really nice to have a set time period that we'll know by, but it kind of scares me too! I guess we'll just keep praying!

The pictures of the buildings are the Medical school campus. The one of him is right before he went in for his interview. The big naval ship is the Wisconsin, which he toured while he was there. The beach is absolutely beautiful and his hotel was just across the street from it. Needless to say, he was won over by Norfolk!