Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Well, I have returned with some news! (And hopefully return for good as in not taking 6+ month hiatuses)
We made this cute vid to make a little announcement:
This decision did not come easily! Actually, it was the most difficult decision Justin or I have ever had to make.
As some of you may know, he had already been accepted to Cornell in March and we were set to move to NYC. We had seen the housing, walked around our new neighborhood, and lined up job interviews for me.
Then, on May 17th we were at home in Granite Bay getting ready to go out on the boat with my parents when Justin received a phone call that would turn our world upside down. The admissions director at UPenn in Philadelphia let him know she had an opening and he would be accepted off the wait list. We were both in shock.
The next 48-72 hours were just bursting with mixed emotions. I have a lot of emotions in general... We got back home to Provo and started our researching, pros/cons lists, and long heart-to-heart discussions. We were both torn for many reasons. A main reason is this incredibly adorable baby girl and her parents in NYC.
Even now our hearts hurt thinking of closing the door to the option of Cornell and NYC and seeing that sweet face on a daily basis. However, after a lot of tears (mostly Justin's... duh) and a lot of prayers, we had a strong impression that we should move to Philly and Justin should attend UPenn. Since then, we have felt so much peace. I am grateful for a God that is aware of us and for His guidance. Without His loving answer to our prayers I think we would still be staring at our pros/cons list.
We also feel so lucky to have had two amazing options to choose from! This past year of the medical school application process has been quite the ride. However, I couldn't be more proud of Justin and the years of work he put into applying. I still can't believe he has been admitted to one of his dream schools. Although we still have a long road ahead, I know I will enjoy it with Justin by my side.
So now we are in it 100% to experience all Philly has to offer for the next 4 years! We will be cheesesteaking and liberty-belling it up! And, hopefully I will be documenting these activities to share with you.
We're following our hearts to the "city of brotherly love"!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Isn't my husband dang cute? I've been thinking that for quite some time but this pic really captured it. I told him he should prof pic it for sure.
Just today I drove the Loop again with Ash and my Grandpa Olson! The leaves are falling now but it was still beautiful! Also we saw a MOOSE! So exciting. I'll have to post those pics soon.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I got up bright and early (yeah like at 4am) to train from NYC to New Haven, CT for my interview at Yale School of Medicine. It was a cool experience to be on such a historic campus--both the undergrad and med school. From the moment I walked in, I felt like they knew me. It was obvious that they had spent a lot of time reviewing our applications. Some of the highlights of the day were seeing a century old surgical training amphitheater and old campus. I really liked the feel of the program and would be so privileged if I got in there. Last night we headed down to Little Italy and had an awesome dinner at a place called Angelo's. Definitely recommend it. We finished off with some authentic Cannolis and a stroll past the new Freedom Tower which is lit up right now for Sept 11th.
Today I headed nearby to NYU for my last interview in NYC. I was impressed with the school and loved the clinical opportunities that are available there. They have an affiliated private hospital which is one of the top in the country, the historic Bellevue hospital, and a VA hospital. Pretty cool. Kimber and I headed after my interview to the Metropolitan Museum. We only had an hour, before it closed but I could have spent a week there. It's amazing how much amazing artifacts under one roof. As I headed home, I stopped at the 9/11 Memorial. What a humbling and special experience. Tomorrow I'm off to Baltimore/DC!
Here are some pics!