Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rank Order List

Well, Drew and I have made several lists for the past several months. And I think we finally have our final, rank order list! We sat down today with my parents and Drew's Mom over lunch to discuss our final list. (Drew's Dad was supposed to join us but it a busy season at work so even though he had someone to cover his shift he was still called in to work all day.) Below is a photo of all of us after lunch.


We basically went through the list and discussed the pros and cons of each program and went over why we ranked each program in each spot. It turns out we were actually much more confident in our list than we thought. We didn't end up changing anything, after discussing it with them and it just confirmed that we had done as much researching, thinking, praying and discussing as possible. I don't think we could be any more prepared. So I think our list is final!
Drew certified it tonight and we plan to forget about it (or at least try to). Technically you can certify your rank list as many times as you wish, and the NMRP just uses the last list you certifiy. That way people can certify it and still change their mind and recertify it. But we plan to just leave our list as is and not touch it (even though the deadline is not until Wednesday night). Our fear is that if we do any changing of the order at this point it will be a rash decision which we will later regret.

It feels good to have our list finalized. I feel like I can exhale a bit!


I intend to get to some of your questions this week! I hope everyone had a great weekend!


13 comments:

Kelsey Claire said...

How exciting! What a important and stressful step. It is great you were more confident than what you thought.

Happy Dash said...

yay! congrats - I can imagine what a great relief it is that it is finished!

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Very excited for you both! Sounds like you two put a lot of time and work into this!

lawschoolwife said...

I love that you worked with your families :) It must be such a weight off your back that it's out of your hands now. Best wishes you get what you want!

Ams said...

Phhhheeewwww... you guys took this really seriously and I just *know* it is all going to work out for you two :) Only 25 days. I can't believe how fast it has creeped up on us!

And guess what?? I can finally follow your blog!! wooohooo... and seriously did this out lout cheer when it finally loaded onto my page today! :)

Stephanie Hartman said...

YAY I know your excited that your done with that.

Anonymous said...

Cograts!!! I know just how you feel. Now we wait till match day!!!

Jenn said...

Congrats! I bet it's such a relief to have that list finalized even though everything is still up in the air. You're so blessed to have such wonderful support from both sets of parents. I'm excited to hear where the next part of your journey takes place.
Best wishes!

KatherineAnne said...

YAY! I am so excited that y'all finished the list! :) I hope you get into which ever program it is that y'all want. Lots of love and good luck!

xo,
KA

LittleMissDreamer said...

hey there... I am so nervous about submitting that list-I wish I felt as confident as you do. But I'm sure that things will work out for the best for all of us.
March 18th is going to be here soon! I just filled out my paperwork for a personal day from work. ahhh.. I can't believe in 3 weeks we both will know where we will be building our new homes!

btw... thanks for the kind message you left me last week. I know I've been MIA. I've just been stressed and haven't had much to blog about. But thanks for thinking of me:)

Justin and Gracie O. said...

Congrats! This is such an exciting step! I will be thinking of you guys on Match Day!

Mèimei's little Designs said...

Congrats on making it to this point. I'm sure it felt like you would never make it. I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts and will be eagerly awaiting for Black Monday and Match Day. Just remember, no matter what's in that envelope, it isn't forever, and you'll find a way to make it through it.

Alyssa said...

Best of luck to both of you. I know how anxiety-ridden match day can be...I hope it all works out the way you want it to...I'm sure you'll be successful in your next steps together. My thoughts are with you.

On a lighter note, I always appreciate your comments...it's good to know you're there...and I like what you have to say. I wish I were better about commenting...