Sunday, April 6, 2008

Match Day

“Create a family blog” has been on my to-do list for about a year now. It’s going to feel great to finally check that off! For our inaugural post, I thought it would be fitting to give a recap of the most exciting day we've had in the last several months: the much anticipated March 20, 2008…Residency Match Day! It was a huge deal at the medical school and the fourth year medical students invited spouses, parents, and friends to witness the ado. The theme was an “election year” and each med student had a campaign poster with their residency program (in our case Otolaryngology ’08). After a speech from the dean (to prolong the anticipation), the fourth years charged the envelope table searching for their names (as a side note, the envelopes were NOT arranged alphabetically…an ingenious endeavor to further increase the anxiety level, no doubt). We took a deep breath, David opened his envelope and our home for the next 5 years was revealed. After numerous cross-country interview trips, thousands of dollars, countless prayers, and many sleepless nights, we found out that David matched at an Ear, Nose and Throat residency program at LSU Shreveport. Louisiana, here we come! We're thrilled for this new chapter in our lives. We've had enough life experiences to know that prayers aren't always answered just the way we hope. But we're thrilled that this was an exception! Sneaking a kiss from the most handsome ENT resident known to man!
David pinning his name to a US map. Bible belt, here we come!
The "ballot results" in our envelope.

15 comments:

joey said...

Louisiana State! Go Tigers! (unless they are playing the Sun Devils that is... but even then, Jacob and I will hope for a close game and no injuries.) In the end, it's family over football... so Go Ludlow's, practice medicine and speech pathology with tenacity! We love you guys and are excited for your adventure. If the crawfish and jumbalia get to be too much, just take a break and come visit Malibu!

Krystal Trapnell said...

Wow, congrats on the exciting news! We're a little bitter because LSU beat Ohio State for the championship last year, but we can get over that. So glad you started a blog!!

Kerri said...
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Kerri said...

Yeehaw!! What a great ending to all the stress. You guys living just a state away will be so awesome!!! We love you guys.

Toni Ludlow said...

Welcome to blog world! AND CONGRATS!! I am always the last to find out, Pete never tells me anything!! We miss you?? When is the big move??

joey said...

Dave's face looks good on that campaign poster! Does Shreveport need a mayor or city council member? I'm sure he'll need something to fill up his spare time!

joey said...

By the way that second joey comment, as well as this one, is actually tiff

Trisha said...

We are so excited for you - although it may take a while for Reed to figure out that it would take two days driving straight to get to your house now. He does not like that he can't just ride his scooter over anymore! We will miss you a ton and will have to be sure to get together when you are in Utah! Love you guys!

Young Family said...

Yeah Jenny! Now you can become the blogger real deal and not just a blog stalker! So excited to hear from you on Tuesday!

Carol and Tyler said...

Yay for LSU, blogging and match day!!! If ENT doesn't work out, Dave could be the new face of campaign posters :) I'm intrigued by the deleted comment...hmmm what could someone have said?????

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys. :)

Jenny and Todd said...

Louisiana! That is one of the 5 states I haven't been to....yet ;)

Melanie Sorensen said...

Hooray! Just reading about it made me excited for you guys all over again! Definitely worth documenting!

Carol and Tyler said...

Hey! you're a popular blogger!!!

ntrap said...

Love that you have a blog. Congrats on LSU..