Sunday, June 22, 2008

We're Back

. . . and we didn't blog at all while in Utah. However, I think we've figured out the internet situation here, and so I'm going to catch the blog up.
Item #1:
JOHN GRADUATED!! He now has those official magical letters after his name. John Spencer Wells, M.D. Isn't it lovely? For all you still-medical student families out there, I'm here to tell you that it actually ends at some point. And then you look back, and it went so fast. (I won't say that it feels fast, especially during the manic-studying stage for the USMLE tests, and the crazy, crazy hours of the medicine and surgery rotations, but I will say that IT ENDS.)
Here is John with Dr. Gold (in red--the Dean) and Dr. Paat (the professor that organizes the medical missions John has done every year). We don't want to talk about how much that little blue envelope in his hands cost. And here we are. The triumphant couple. I, of course, forgot that I was holding my purse and that I had put my hair up in a pen bun because of the incredible heat, and so the picture includes both. Darn it.
John with his proud parents. We had my parents, my brother Dallin, John's parents, his brother, his sister, and our friends, the Soelbergs. (Sara, I don't have a picture of Dallin. Not one. Can you believe it? After all the work he put in tending the children? What a bad sister I am.)
John with his girls. Mimi tells everyone who crosses her path that her dad is now a "real doctor." Really, considering the 2-1/2 hour length of the ceremony, the girls were delightful. I was very impressed. I was impressed that I was able to sit still for that long.
So, congratulations to the love of my life! We are halfway done--finished at least with the unpaid half. It can only get better from here.

11 comments:

ERIC, LINDSAY & SAM said...

What a HUGE relief, accomplishment, and celebration!! Congrats to the ENTIRE Wells family! I love the last picture of John...he looks SO incredibly happy! Best of luck with your next adventure...!

adventure knitter said...

Congrats doctor! So now I can call you guys when I have "medical" questions, right?? Em, I'm disappointed that I can't see your belly well in that shot...you need to post a picture of that!

Kate said...

I have been anxiously awaiting a new post from you! Congrats to John. That is SO exciting. And I think that top picture of you is quite flattering because you can't even tell you're pregnant in it. I didn't even notice the pen bun and purse... I just noticed that I do not see a belly.

Denise said...

Hey, at least it's a cute purse! Congrats!

Story Family said...

A hearty congratulations to John!! Way to go! John looks so smart and Emilee just dashing--pen and all. The pen bun favors you, I think. We are so proud of you and more than just a slight bit jealous. Four years to go....

Mags said...

those dresses the girls are wearing are beautiful! What a great picture with dad too. I love your purse, and your pen bun, I can never pull that off.

Jake & Jenny said...

We miss you guys so much!!! I am glad you are getting all settled and I am sure you are loving your home! Oh how I needed your help when I was working on the little girls dress. Thanks to your inspiration with all the cute things you make I am totally addicted to sewing:)

The Borns said...

Yippiee KI A... John! You did it! As if there were every any doubt! So good to hear from your blog again.... it's been a time of withdrawl, but glad all is well, and if it wasn't....there IS a Doctor in the house! A job well done to all the Wells!

Kent and Leisy said...

wow! what a fabulous day for you guys! and I agree with lindsay, I love the last picture of john with the girls. congrats on everything! tell your little girlies hello from me, kent, and zebby.

Sara said...

What a fun, fun day that was. We are still so excited for John.

Liz said...

How exciting, especially the part where he is getting PAID now. Money is such a useful thing to have at times.

Congratulations!