Friday, February 25, 2011

Matched!

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Today is a day of celebration at our house, because this morning, I got GREAT news!  I matched at an incredible spot, and I am beyond thrilled!  An extra bonus is that the internship is about two hours outside of Chicago, which means Matt and I will be able to see each other every weekend!  Eeeek, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome!  After finding out the good news this morning, I hugged Matt, called my mom, and began texting and Facebooking friends.  Then my sweet friend Christie fixed a fabulous breakfast of baked cinnamon french toast, and the boys trekked to Starbucks for celebratory lattes.  This journey has been exhausting, and with this last step starting, it feels like I can finally see the light at the end of this Ph.D tunnel!

Thank you all for your fabulous happy wishes and words of encouragement.  Matt and I both took the day off work to celebrate and spend time enjoying our fabulous city.  Tonight we're dining at Frontera and staying at one of our favorite downtown hotels.  And if we have time, we'll squeeze in some celebratory shopping :)  Have a fabulous weekend, I'm sending virtual hugs to you all!

16 comments:

juli (sweetpz) said...

Yay! congrats on being matched so close to home! I'm sure its a huge relief to finally hear the awesome news. Have a fantastic time celebrating =D.

hugs
juli

P.S Love that shirt!

- said...

Been following your blog for awhile. Just wanted to say Congratulations!! That is awesome news that you got matched and that it will be close enough to your home to go back and forth often!

Jenny said...

Congrats!!!! That is so exciting and perfect that you and Matt will be able to see each other!! Have fun celebrating - you deserve it!

Kasey Lynne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting!

Jenna said...

Congratulations!! Great news that you got matched and even better that you're close to your home. :)

Glitterista said...

Congratulations! That is so so exciting! :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend celebrating.

Tamara Nicole said...

HOW EXCITING!!! Can't wait to hear how things go hun:-)

Dave and Jenny McIntosh said...

I am still so excited for you! I love it when the people dearest to me get what they have worked so hard for! :)

Stephanie said...

You TOTALLY deserve every good thing coming your way! :) Congrats girl, and enjoy your weekend celebration!

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Congratulations!

PursuitOfLLT said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy your weekend full of celebrations, you deserve it!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Wonderful news and the beginning of a new adventure. Best wishes to you as a couple!

Rachel said...

YAYAY!!!! That is CRAZY exciting!!! Im so glad you wont be too far from Matt! YAY!

Lindsay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's such exciting news! So awesome that you'll be close to home :)

Whitney said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALLISON!!!! This is so exciting! I'm so thrilled you will be so close to Matt and be able to see each other so often. Where will you live? Do you get to decorate a girly apartment once more? Too exciting. :)

MJ said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting!! :) Sounds like the perfect match with being close to home too!!