Saturday, March 22, 2008

Eggs and destinations...

Happy Easter everybody!

This has been quite the exciting week for our little family. On Thursday, the wait for Match Day was finally over. For anybody familiar with the process, you know that there was a lot of belly-aching and sleepless nights leading up to the date. Anyhow, we found out where we will be for the next three years as Jesse does his family medicine residency. And the winner is:



We are really excited to be going back to Utah and getting much closer to our families (with a little cushion still). His residency starts in mid-June so we will be moving shortly. It is a little bittersweet though because we have really loved Denver and the friends that we have met here.


This is at match day. It is a big fancy event with the media there and tension that you could cut through as all the students wait to find out where they will be headed off to.

Today we took Finn to his first egg hunt ever at the park across the street. It was absolutely bananas. There were 3000 eggs spread over an acre and once the hunt started, they were gone in 30 seconds (at most). Finn ended up with three eggs which we feel like was a huge success. His loot was a single Starburst, a mini Hershey's bar, and a mini Mr. Goodbar. Not bad at all. He mostly enjoyed being part of the scene there at the park with the rest of the little kiddies. We did a few minutes of training at home just before the hunt so he had a pretty good idea what to do. He also gets a little head start as seen in the video below. If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin':






This was taken before the hunt started. We thought about claiming this tree but then remembered that this is a favorite place to walk dogs and this tree has gallons of doggie pee on it. So, we headed for the open spaces instead.


Finn checking out the booty. His trick-or-treat basket doubles nicely as an Easter egg basket.


Trying to figure out where the chocolate went. It was in dad's tummy.


After the big hunt, we went home and colored some eggs of our own. We miss the annual event at Neil and Becky's. Half of these we made for our friends Mark, Jenny, Josh, and baby-girl (due Thursday). He matched into the surgery program at the University of Utah (wahoo!!) and today is her birthday.

Our favorite eggs



This was cute until he started throwing them.




18 comments:

Dave, Mandi and Blake said...

YEAH for Utah and easter eggs! I'm so glad you guys are going somewhere close but not to close to home. I'm pretty sad I'm losing some Denver friends,it'll be so sad not having you guys around.Finn as usual is super cute!

Barnes said...

Okay, so we can't tell you how excited we are that you're moving to Utah. We are once again in the same state (or will be) We would love to hang out. Congrats you guys!! Keep us posted.

The Porters said...

YAY for the Spencers! Im so glad you guys got your first choice of Ogden! Im so glad to hear you will be close enough to family. I love your Easter eggs, looks like you guys had a great day!

Just a thought... said...

Congratulations Jesse and Lindy! We can't believe that you are already finished. It went by so fast for us! We are excited that you are going to be back in Utah. I know we are not there yet but ...we will be someday. Can't wait to see you when we come home for visits. Gary has already said that he wants you to be his Doc so he can call you up in the middle of the night with any little symptoms that he may have! Ha,ha lucky you!

ClinTeeny said...

Ogden is close enough for us too...we've smelled Jesse from further distances. Nice easter egg hunting too. The coloring at ma and pa's was taken over by the kids this year. Pretty messy, and lots of broken eggs, but a couple nice ones too. You'll have to ask Neil what a 'barkie' is too.

Tyler said...

Okay I am sooo soooo soooo jealous that you are going back to Utah! Wow, that will be so great to be close to family. Seriously really jealous! Congrats!

Bre and Sean said...

Woohoo! How exciting!

Chambers Family said...

YAY! That will be fun to have you guys closer.. it will be a nice mid point for us! I love Finn.... he is the cutest!
xoxo

Lindy said...

Lindy-

Congratulations!!! Good for you guys!! Back to Utah....that's awesome!! Your Finn is darling and I love peeking in on your blog cause he is so dang cute-

Congrats again-

Lindy

Telisse and Kade said...

Congrats on Ogden!!!Your aunt told me the good news! Way to go!

Shauna said...

Utah!!!! I'm way jealous! But congratulaions. Wish I could tag along. Anyway, cute pictures of Finn. I'm glad you had a great Easter.

Bre and Sean said...

Your little man is super cute as well! Congrats on coming back to Utah. We are so excited for everyone! Have you seen Mark and Jen's new baby girl? i can't wait to squish her cheeks.

The Birch Family said...

Congrats on your match! That's awesome!

Spencers said...

Hi guys!
I'm excited to get Lindy quilting!!
I really liked your egg hunt movie,
their the best. Can't wait til you're here!

Boswell Bunch said...

congrats to you! looks like all of the hard work is paying off! Finn is adorable!

swalberg family said...

How exciting- Ogden! Now you can get a season pass to Lagoon........which I'm not even sure how close it is because I've only been to Ogden twice in my life. Cool that you got your first choice.

CLUFF CLAN said...

Lindy I am so glad you found me. You have such a way cute family. I am excited for you and your future. I am sure it has been nice to live somewhere else on your own for a while. We enjoy St. George, it is far enough awat to be alone, but not too far to visit once a month or so. Keep in touch and good luck in Ogden!
DeAnna

Cella Family said...

Hey! Thanks for the note! It was good to hear from ya! Your babe is so dang cute!! Who'da thunk we'de grow up and be mommies?! I'm glad you found my blog, now we can be bloggin buddies! How did people ever keep in touch before blogs?
-Wendy