Friday, June 26, 2009

3 week vacation

Wow...I can't beleive how fun and wild things have been. I was going to post a while ago about my huge preparations for a 3 week vaca, but part of the vaca was a surprise, so I had to hold back.

I flew to Fresno California to suprise my grandparents ( plus I have aunts, uncles and cousins all in that area), and also surprise my sister Sara who was coming later but had no clue I was. I have NOT been into surprises lately, but it sure was fun to see everyone's faces.

Everyone gets excited at Andy Bev's glasses everywhere I go and stop me all the time to ask me about them---I love it.

Right now I am currently in St. George with everyone in my immediate family coming except for my brother on his mission. This is fun and crazy crazy times. It really isn't easy sometimes being on a long vacation with a toddler, but it is worth it.

After a week here, we are heading to Park City around the 4th for Steve's birthday. This will be my last post for a while until after that. Pictures to follow....

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You know....

So the other night I asked Steve to end the night with a prayer for us. He thanked for things, asked for things...Then he asked for help with application process so he could "you know..." "did I just say that?"

After Steve said that exact line in the prayer, it was over---we were busting! He apologized for our silliness, which made me bust some more!

I am grateful for those moments that we can have that we just laugh and know that God has a sense of humor.

Speaking of sense of humor---the acronym to Steve's job is F.A.G.S. Fragment Ananalysis and Genetic Sequencing. So, in other words, he works in the FAGS department. He told me this (I never knew his department) the other day and I have been teasing him about it ever since. He usually grins and bears my humor.

We went to a work picnic for him yesterday and I thought the whole department was in on the joke, so I walk into his department and say, "so this is the FAGS department."

Then his boss's boss looked at me funny and I didn't understand. Steve, needless to say, was not happy with me cause this could be taken bad if you aren't in on the joke! OOOOPPPS

Friday, June 5, 2009

Apps ROUND 2

It is that time again where the stress level rises and we just start down a path of applying for medical schools.

I really am not sure how I feel about it. In one sense, it is easier---we know what to expect, we know what we did wrong and we know how to fix things.

In another sense, it is crazier. I feel a little more stressed about the whole thing (like if we don't get in this time I might actually kill someone)---I know how stressful it was LAST time so anticipating it is almost worst.

On a different note---we have applied to more schools and have decided that ANY school that requests a secondary, we will do it. Last time we only filled out a few of the secondaries and we were slow on a few of them.

There is NO REASON Steve should NOT get in. He is in the 95th percentile for everything, grades, MCAT, and has exceeded expectations with all other requirements. We know people who were much lower with lots of things that got in LAST year. We know alot of that had to do with WHEN he turned everything in and won't make that mistake twice.

Also, at one point it is just out of our hands. I am so grateful for another year to prepare for this big step. I feal Heavenly Father had a hand in everything. PLEASE PRAY FOR US. We really need it!!