Friday, September 2, 2011


first year of 4th year
River teething.

As of June first Freeland officially became a MS4 (4th year Medical Student .. in case you arent up to date with the jargon. Just Kidding. there really isnt jargon)

But June he was studying. July he was on an away rotation. So we technically didnt snap these lovely "first day of school" pics until he started his rotation in August. With 2 kids at home.

first year of 4th year

Its exciting to officially be at the end of school. (and sad, and scary, and crazy) Right now he is in the process of submiting his residency application. Then at some point he will have interviews and by February (15th-ish) we will know where he will be going for residency. Your guess is as good as ours. Its a crazy process and we dont really have too much say in it. But its exciting and we trust the Lord with wherever we end up. This verse is what Im holding on to:

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. " Romans 15:13

At the end of September-October he will be on his last away rotation. (booooo!) But then after that he is home for the rest of the year. I know its going to all go by so fast. I cant speak for Freeland, but I know Im going to miss this season of our lives .. even with the crazy schedule and demands of school. Im sure I will look back and think all of this was easy comparatively. So Im going to try to take full advantage of the rest of this year! Keep you posted as we continue to pray and figure out what is next. 

Here are pictures from his first day the last 3 years:
1st year
2nd year
3rd year

Such a mom.. right? Just kidding .. just a proud wife


  1. So proud! Love the quality of your photos-- what camera do you use? do you use a special setting? Thanks!

  2. What's he doing his residency in? We are finally in our 5th and last year of surgery residency! It's a long, hard road :)

  3. Nothing wrong with being proud of your husband!! Good for him!!

  4. I looove that you take 1st day of school picts of him! will be your littles getting the First Day photos!

  5. Hannah, we have a Canon SLR camera. I love it. We've always been canon people but I have friends who have nikons and love them too. I had the camera on the aperture setting. I probably use that the most in all my pictures. (that or the automatic setting! :)

  6. Meredith.. Ive always wondered what your hubby was doing his residency in! Congratulations on being at the end! That is definitely something to celebrate!!! Are yall planning on staying in the same place or is he applying for jobs somewhere else?

    Freeland is applying to orthopedic programs. Its all exciting & crazy as Im sure you remember. :)