SALT LAKE CITY UTAH!!
It felt like the longest morning I can remember as we waited to head over to the school for the ceremony..
The school provided breakfast at 9 and we were allowed to open our envelopes at exactly 11 am. We headed to the school at 9:30 and ate and chatted with people in Brian's class and their families..
We then took a walk... to wait out the time until we received our envelopes.
There was no way that Lydia would sit still in one room for that long and to be honest.. we felt just as restless as her.
So we walked.. and talked.. and waited.. and finally the time came for us to make our way to the room where we'd receive our envelope.
The countdown began... 10, 9, 8, (Heart pounding) 7, 6, 5, 4 (Lydia was trying to eat the envelope and Brian looked up at me and said, "It's Utah.. I know it is") 3, 2,1...
Brian tore the envelope open. And there it was... Utah. And then the tears came and we all hugged as we cried.. Brian and I for excitement and happiness.. Lydia because everyone was screaming and cheering around us and it scared her.
We are going home!!!
After 4 wonderful years in Illinois, we get to go back to the land we love! It still feels too good to be true!
We went and found our good friend Stein (the only other LDS medical student in Brian's year and also his great friend) to see where he matched and it turns out that he matched in Utah as well! We felt so blessed! Out of all the spots available for Internal Medicine, 2 came from Chicago Medical school!
So our current plan is this...
Put in our 30 day notice at the end of March... pack up and move the last week of April back to Utah.. Stay with family until we find a place of our own.
Brian's start date is June 20 and so we have some time to play, look for a place to live, hopefully do a small celebratory trip, and just enjoy being in Utah and with family before he begins.
Ah! I just can't believe this is really happening!!!