A few months after all the excitement of my work, we graduated hand in hand with our Bachelors Degrees. And in Landon's words, "The only way to leave Rexburg with a smile is to have a degree and a spouse." A week after our graduation, Landon took the MCAT and had his interview to receive his permanent residency. After receiving good new back from the government that Landon was cleared for American residency we quickly packed our bags and decided to take a month long road trip to Canada. We drove over 4,000 miles and 70+ hours up the west coast, across Canada, and back down through the states; we had a great time with family and friends.
When we were back from traveling and finally settled we found ourselves here in southern California living with family. Waiting to hear back from medical schools was a constant nail biter (even though I don't bite my nails). Eventually we heard from almost all of them inviting Landon for interviews. And before Christmas hit. Landon had attended 2 interviews at his 2 top pick schools and was accepted to both medical schools. The weight was lifted and we now can rest easy knowing that we are going to spend the next 4 years in sunny California. Beyond the best news of the year, we also both got jobs this year. Landon got a job at Nike, even though it doesn't pay well, he enjoys it and we are now Nike advertisements. I also got a job editing for EPLove photography and have found myself countless hours editing beautifully shot weddings... what a dream.
Looking back, 2011 has been so good to us. Amongst all the craziness, we got 2 cute nephews and 1 precious niece for us to spoil rotten! We have felt truly blessed this past year and attribute all our blessings to our Heavenly Father. We look forward to another year together, we know it's going to be face-melting and full of laughs.
Co-written by Landon (I'm sure you can tell which parts)