We have been on pins&needles since last week when Dan interviewed for medical school in South Carolina... We knew if we got in they would be calling us on Thursday. Thursday morning came...

And went.

I really wanted to be there with Dan if they called to share the "special moment." So he came home in the afternoon in between his classes. He had been home for about ten minutes and...

the phone rang! From an unknown number! It was Mattie...

"Congratulations, Mr. Mulder. We would like to offer you a seat in this Class of 2016, starting this fall...."

He got in! To medical school! He's going to be a doctor! A real live white coat and stethoscope wearing, prescription writing, diagnosing, surgery doin' doctor!  

Jude was thrilled when he heard the big news...

We had to celebrate. At Pepito's. We broke all the rules and took Jude out. We kept him pretty covered. And he did great! There is nothing quite like blaring Mexican tunes to sing you to sleep.

I am so proud of my man.

We continued our celebrations with some bubbly! Martinelli's style...


We celebrated again the next night with a few friends.

(The 5 S's in action...)
The two trouble makers, Josh and Dan. They are the cutest best friends ever. You have to admit. 

Here are the details...

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Carolina Campus

He has thirty days to confirm, so we are going to wait and be sure we don't hear from anyone else that we may be more interested in.

Dan really liked the school. It was built last year so it's very new, technologically advanced, and a beautiful campus complete with a pond, fountain, and little trail. They said they are very close-knit group. Their mission statement focuses on good values, service, medical missions, and disaster recovery. We really think it is a good fit for Dan. 

So if we decide to go there (which we probably will), we will be moving to South Carolina in August! Still the South, but at least a little more northeast. We will be four hours from Myrtle beach and right at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains. At a little closer to Ashley & Scott. :) We found a cute little community right outside of Spartanburg (where the college is) called Boiling Springs, so we are hoping to find a cute little house there!

It has been quite a journey so far and we know Heavenly Father has led us every step of the way. It has been amazing to see how He has put us right where we need to be and we know we will end up right where he wants us. He truly leads and guides our lives and answers every prayer. 

We feel so blessed and are so excited!


  1. YAY! Mckay's brother went to medical school in South Carolina & loved it! I'm so excited for you guys- and maybe we can visit!!! Congratulations to you both!! Especially Dan for being such a smartie pants. Way to go!

  2. I'm SOOOOO happy for you both. Getting accepted is one of the best feelings ever! Congrats congrats congrats. A doctor married to a nurse. How adorable is that.

  3. Congratulations! Good news! And Jude just gets cuter by the day!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a fun adventure for your growing family !! I've always wanted to live in the South. Can you pick up an accent while in South Carolina? And drink lots of lemonade on your porch or a beach? That's what I would like to do.

  5. PS Your sweet son is adorable.

  6. How exciting! Congratulations!

  7. Woohoo! I love new adventures! Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations!! That is so exciting and such an accomplishment!

  9. SOOOOO happy for you! What wonderful news. And Jude is so darling. I am sooooo excited! Maybe we will come live by you??