What’s Match Day Really Like?

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  1. This whole experience, while stressful, sounds incredibly awesome. I love that you got to stand by a star, with your friends, everyone opens it at the same time…it all sounds like a movie. I love you recapping all of this- Congratulations again!

  2. Melanie says:

    Well I'm glad you don't have to volunteer as tribute! This is so cool!! I've never heard of something match day! It's like right out of a novel! I'm so happy your happy on your match!! =P

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  3. I had no idea that everyone in the country opened their envelopes at the same time! I must admit, the thought of that got me a little choked up! How beautiful!

  4. Wow, what a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. So few people will ever know how it feels to open an envelope that contains their future! I can't imagine all the emotions and thoughts running through your head that day! How absolutely incredible!! I love that you have photos of every moment!

  5. Emilie says:

    That sounds like such an amazing experience!

  6. What a wonderful experience! I know the parts leading up to it definitely were stressful and not fun… but it looks like it was worth it in the end πŸ™‚

  7. S, x says:

    I felt so emotional reading this! I'm so glad everything worked out just as you wanted x

    Sophie Cliff

  8. Oh my gosh, how exciting! I didn't know what Match Day was like. Congratulations to both of you!!!

  9. Erin LFF says:

    Love this so much! All your pictures really capture the day, and I honestly didn't know what a huge deal 'match day' was prior to reading your blog!! So awesome! πŸ™‚

  10. Carrie says:

    it's crazy how similar your matching experience has been to my life as a baseball fiancΓ©! We found out last week where my fiancΓ© will be playing for the year and it was such a relief to finally just know! And i completely agree with you about having other women next to you who know the details of going through the experience themselves. the fellow baseball wives and girlfriends i've made friends with "get it" so much more than some of my friends back home.

  11. That is so awesome! I love how they have the build-up and anticipation (I'm sure it was so stressful though) πŸ™‚

  12. Dana Ivy says:

    What an exciting day!!!! Congrats to your man!! Love these pics!!

    PS lots of mom hacks on my blog today… thought you might want to check it out! Your babe is too cute!!
    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  13. Such an incredible and rewarding experience (minus the no answers part for so long), but the day itself sounds amazing! Your awesome outfit, mimosas, and finding out that you'll still be in Florida = best day ever πŸ˜€
    Green Fashionista

  14. I can't even imagine the anticipation! Thank you for taking us all on this journey with you! So glad it all worked out and that you were able to savor every moment of it- with Jack in tow! you guys are such an incredible couple!

  15. Ashley says:

    Wow, I could never imagine having no idea where we were going to end up. You are a lot stronger than I am! But enjoy your new chapter!!

  16. Love that they had a star with his name on it and a pretty box! How fun you got to pick the people next to you-we were divided by specialty.

  17. I got chills reading this! What a special and perfect day- so happy for yall!

  18. Kat says:

    This sounds like such a cool experience! Although, I probably couldn't deal with all of the uncertainty leading pu to that moment. So happy for you guys!


  19. That seems like such an emotional yet special experience that you'll always remember. Love all the pictures!

  20. BLovedBoston says:

    What a great experience and you guys get to be Gators now! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  21. Seriously just so very excited for you! I can only imagine the bundle of nerves – I just love that you blasted your favorite song – perfect way to relax for a minute. What a special, special, day!

  22. Wow! I can't even imagine the stress. I'm happy to hear that you got the city you wanted though! Both of your hard work is paying off. xoxo

  23. Emily says:

    Only one or two mimosas beforehand?! I would have been drowning in a few more with all the nerves πŸ˜‰

    What an exciting day!!!! I can't even begin the imagine all the feelings/emotions that were going on (and probably still are a little)!

  24. I had no clue that's how match day worked! That is a seriously cool experience!

  25. i am so glad you shared this – i had no idea how it all worked! that's pretty awesome that everyone across the country opens them at the same exact time – talk about synergy! so happy for you all and go you for only crying once – i was getting anxious just thinking about being in your shoes!

  26. Jackie Jade says:

    That sounds so awesome but also SO nervewracking!

  27. Wow, I never knew things worked like this, and it sounds kind of cool and awesome! But also terrifying. So after med school, every doctor around the country does this?
    Also, I just HAVE to say it… you look beyond gorgeous! Did you REALLY just have a baby? lol

  28. I'm 100% obsessed with your blog, your pictures, your writing style, and your life. BUT! I wish you had a section highlighting your best/most popular posts orrrr a calendar or something so I can click around and read to my little heart's content! Cuz everything else is flawless!


  29. Whew this would make me so nervous haha but I can imagine how much fun it was finding out where you were matched!

  30. this is so cool – i had no idea it worked like this and i love that everyone opened their envelopes at the same time and hilarious that you were confused for like 10 seconds. so, what happens to people who aren't matched? i remember seeing on someone else's blog that not everyone matches, but i didn't know if it was talking about the same situation.

  31. Kait says:

    This is the coolest thing EVER! I love everything about it. Were your friends as excited as you?

  32. Crystal says:

    This sounds like an amazing day! Thanks for bringing us along vicariously. πŸ™‚

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