Saturday, March 20, 2010

Match Day!

The past two/three days have been a very busy blur! Our families came in town Wednesday night and we the festivities began with dinner at a local pizzeria.
I was able to get a little bit of sleep Wednesday night because I was too busy worrying about where I had misplaced an SD card to think about the next day (I still haven't found that SD card). Thursday morning began with morning mass with all our guests, followed by breakfast and mimosas at our apartment. At around 10:35 Drew, his dad, my dad and his cousin all headed over to pick up the "match day envelope." The rest of us headed over to a local restaurant. We didn't participate in the school's match day event because it only allowed each student to bring two guests (which wouldn't have allowed Drew to bring both me and his parents).
When we got to the restaurant we made sure we had a few people on speaker phone and then we opened the envelope!
As you can see we were surprised! Drew was hoping for anything his top 12, I was hoping for anything in our top six. I really thought we'd match either with our 1 or with our 5, so I was stunned when we matched with our #4. For some reason no one in either of our families thought that was where we were headed, but being that it was in our top six I was ecstatic!


Once it all set in I did a lot of crying; tears of joy, of course! I know a lot of you would like to know where we are going but because medicine is such a small world I'd rather not post to the Internet and the entire world where we will be going. But I will say that we are staying within the Midwest. For those of you who comment often and may be in the area you can email me your guesses and I may just tell you if we are in the same vicinity.


The rest of the day was spent celebrating and after going out to dinner we took part in the medical school bar crawl. Lindsay (Drew's cousin's wife) made these awesome shirts for all of us to wear! They were quite a hit. (And on the back she wrote where Drew matched).

The last of our family left this morning. I still am in shock and am excited, but not quite sure where to begin with all the changes that will be coming!

26 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, your faces are priceless!! Congratulations on getting a match that yall are thrilled with :)

And oh boy...that t-shirt is hilarious!

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Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

Congratulations! That is a GREAT photo of the two of you looking at the envelope. :) Love it. And those shirts are too hilarious ... oh gosh. Hahahah.

Congrats to both of you! So exciting! I hear great things about the Midwest.

JumpingJane said...

congrats! I am so glad you are thrilled with the results. We also got our #4 and it has been as good as an experience as one can hope.

Ams said...

I got goosebumps looking at that picture of your guys' faces!! Oh my goodness - I love it!
#4 is awesome...
And that shirt - that is hysterical!
Congratulations to you both... so very exciting!

MW said...

Congratulations - what great photos!!

I think your mutual happiness over this is a testament to how well you two ranked. You were really on the same page as each other, which basically meant you could only get good news on Thursday.

Congratulations again!

Justin and Gracie O. said...

Congratulations to you both! The pictures are great, and I love that shirt!

Happy Dash said...

yay! I'm so happy for you two!! And I'm glad you had such great support with you to celebrate :)

the tshirt is hilarious - we were laughing at the match day party here on Thursday night that these are the future doctors of the world getting crazy celebrating where they are going!!

Jenny said...

I have been anxiously awaiting your post on this! I've been checking my blogroll every day waiting! Congrats to you both, it is so exciting! I can't even believe my turn is now less than a year away. Your faces are priceless in that picture and that tshirt is amazing. I would love to know where you matched if you don't mind. If not, I totally understand.

Kelly Marie said...

Agreed - I've been checking for this post! Congrats to you both, you look so happy!!

Elle said...

Congratulations! I am so stinkin' excited that you matched at your #4 that's great! YAY YAY YAY YAY!

lawschoolwife said...

#4 sounds pretty darn good to me, and knowing where you are going sounds even better! Your pictures are just priceless, I love that you did it surrounded by family. Congrats :)

Bea said...

congrats!! so excited for you both!

SDW said...

Congratulations! It sounds like it was a great day! And I love the shirt :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That is such a great picture of the two of you! :) Great expression. Yay for knowing where you'll be next!

Miss. Pretty said...

Congratulations to both of you! On Thursday night, I had about 20, 4th years come into my restaurant celebrating..it was so funny when they all found out I was in the same boat, ha!

DeDe said...

Congratulations! I have been checking my reader often for a new post from you regarding where you are headed.. I just might e-mail you to find out! Good luck with everything and the day looks like it is one to remember forever. I agree with d.a.r., love the shirt!

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

SO EXCITING!!!

I love the pictures!

And I just had to shake my head at the fact that the med school only allowed students to have two guests at the match day festivities. Why so restrictive?

I'm going to email you with my guess...

Adriana said...

Congrats!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I love the emotion in your faces when you guys opened the envelope.

LittleMissDreamer said...

I can't believe I forgot to comment on your entry. I had read it on my blackberry last week and I don't how to leave comments from there. BUT CONGRATS!!!! I'm so happy for you two!! I thought about you on Thursday and was hoping for the best. Neurosurg. is such a hard field. One of fiance's friends didn't even match into that. so you guys should feel so proud of the outcome!! I hope that you are feeling better now and not getting too anxious about the move. What a great picture of you two!! What are you going to do about the name of your blog when he is no longer a med. student?

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys! I may have to email you with a guess...

Leslie Hutchins said...

Congrats! I am glad everything worked out. It is a big weight off your shoulders now, tell him I am happy for him and if he ever needs anything or advice in the future to send me an email.

Leslie

Amarin said...

Congratulations! We got our number 5 and couldn't be more happier just to match somewhere. We're moving to the midwest as well, so I'll shoot you an email to ask if you're in the area or not.

Alyssa said...

I am so happy for you! Your facial expression is priceless. I LOVE that shirt.

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