Friday, November 9, 2012
He called me, and when he told me the good news, I could hardly believe it. I didn't know whether to cry, scream or die I was so excited! We went down to Colorado last weekend for his interview, and weren't really expecting to hear back so soon.
When he recieved the call he was on a job installing an alarm at a customers house. The school told him that if he was accepted he'd recieve a call, if he was put on the waiting list, he'd recieve an email, and if he was rejected, he'd get a letter in the mail. They told him to be looking for a "303 number" and if he saw it, to make sure he answered his phone. So, when he saw the "303 number" he ran outside of the customer's house and answered his phone. They told him the great news and he said that he was just freaking out and kept saying "thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!" over and over. I wish I could've been there to see it. :)
He has another interview in Washington in March that he is still planning on going to. We have also applied to several other schools that we're still waiting to hear back from, so we'll just have to see what happens there. We're going to wait and see if we get in anywhere else, and then weigh our options and deciede which school will be best for our family. I really liked Colorado, and the area where the school was. I could totally see us living there, so we'll just have to see what happens!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
I have been terrible about blogging lately. (what's new!!)But I thought I'd give a little recap of what's been happening at the Maynard home for the past couple months.....
July: Matt Graduated, and we moved back to Utah!! (YAY!!) I am loving being closer to family and taking full advantage because I don't know how long it will last. Matt applied to 17 different medical schools. And spent most of his time studying for the MCAT.
Ellie started to army crawl and gets around pretty well!
Matt started his new job at Elite Home Security working as a technician. It has been such a good job for him, and he is really enjoying learning new things. Matt took the MCAT at the end of August (such a relief that's over!) He spent the majority of August studying and working on applications.
We watched my sister's kids while
her and her husband went to Hawaii.
Having 4 kids was quite the adventure.
Good birth control! :)
Lisa and I got together a bunch this
We went camping with Lisa's family and my Mom and Dad.
This was ellie's first time camping, and she loved it!
Ellie got her two bottom front teeth! She loves to play, and thinks EVERYTHING is funny. She's super ticklish and loves to play with daddy.
Nothing too exciting happened in September, we still continued to work on secondary applications and Matt kept busy with work.
As the school year started I was so relieved that I didn't have to go back and work! Don't get me wrong, I love teaching, and had a blast doing it, but there is nothing better than being able to stay home with my baby. She changes and grows so much every day, and I am so thankful that I am around to see her new tricks and play with her all day. She's my buddy, and I love hanging out with her. :)
October: Most of the secondary applications for med school have been sent, but we are still working on a couple. This whole application process is so much more difficult than I thought it would be, and definitely an emotional roller coaster. We have applied to 17 schools, which means we have had A LOT of secondary essays to write. It takes FOREVER!!!!! The waiting game is painful, and after all this trouble I'm hoping we just get in SOMEWHERE, anywhere!!
So far we have heard back from 2 schools. Matt has his first interview on Monday!! EEEKKK we are SOOOOO excited. I am going to go with him so I can check out the area. It is in Colorado, so we are just going to drive. My mom and sis are going to watch Ellie, so it's just Matt and me going. It'll be like a little vacation, which will be fun. :) We also heard back from a school in Washington State. Matt has an interview there in March! The waiting game continues....
Ellie is learning and growing so much every day! She can sit up, crawl, and gets into EVERYTHING!! I can't take my eye off her for two seconds. She is a busy bee!
She said her first word: DADA!!!! It's not mama, but hey it's still dang cute!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here are a few milestones Ellie has come across lately:
10-11 weeks: started sleeping THRU THE NIGHT!!! (knock on wood, let's hope it lasts!!) She goes down for the night between 10- 10:30 and sleeps until 7 or even 8 sometimes! It is seriously amazing to be able to go to bed at night and not wake up until the morning.
10 weeks(ish:) discovered her hands, and is OBSESSED with them. She is constantly sucking on them and has found her thumb a few times as well. She started to grab things and loves to suck on her minky blankey.
She loves to go on walks in her stroller.
She loves when we sing to her, she'll just sit and look at you and smile, it's so cute.
She gets so excited in the morning when I go to get her up. As soon as she sees me she puts her little hands up by her face and squeals and smiles so big!!
She is growing and changing everyday. It is so fun to watch her grow, but a little sad at the same time. I can't even remember what life was like before her. She has been such an incredible blessing in our lives and we love her SO much. :)
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ellie’s Blessing Day was beautiful. Everything about it was just perfect! Matt gave such a beautiful blessing, and she slept through it! I was relieved; I didn’t want her to cry during the blessing. Since we live in Rexburg, and our entire family is in Utah, we decided to do the blessing where it would be convenient for everyone, so we went to Utah. I didn't want to bless her in my parents ward (since we don't really know anyone) so we just did a little ceremony with family and close friends. I loved it! It was so personal and special.
Her dress originally came with a brown ribbon tied around the waist, but I didn't love it especially since it was a spring blessing. So, we all went to Hobby Lobby to look for some different ribbon. We found this ribbon that she's wearing, and I was so excited, it was perfect!