Wednesday, March 11, 2009

big news!

Residency news: Allentown, PA for 3 years! Yay! Jer's very, very excited. He digs the program and has had in on his short list for well over a year now. I have to say it took me a few days to get excited, but now I really and truly am. I can't wait to get back "home" to the east, and for Jer to have the eastern experience.

I can't say I won't miss 70 degrees in February or orange-blossom-infused air in March. But we've been soaking in this southwestern winter fully preparing for 3 cold ones to come. Boys need to play in the snow, right?

Perks I'm personally looking forward to: New York, Boston, DC, Philly, ETC! Hooray for giant cities and all they have to offer! Road-side stands, PA Dutch country, state parks every few miles, cicadas in June, fireflies, lush green, maples in fall, azalea gardens, muggy summers, August afternoon rainstorms, rolling PA hills, H&M (hope there's one closeby!), my favorite people in MD, and just the *feel* of the east. It feels so different from the west. Both are great, and I'm so happy our family will have a little stint back there because we'll probably settle west.

More news and lots of pics to come. We're currently waiting for internet to be installed at home and trying not to curse Cox techs for whatever's holding them up. Right now I'm standing at a library carrel. Flashbacks to BYU before it was laptop-land.

7 comments:

Yorgasons said...

YAY!!! I am excited too!!! hehehe

Jenn said...

That will be great!! I am glad you will get a place of your own- I bet you are glad, too!!!

Hawkes Nest said...

I'm so excited for you guys! We loved having those 10 or so years living in the East. It really is different and beautiful in it's own way. We'll have to come and visit sometime.

Kim said...

Congratulations, I'm jealous you get to go live by Lisa, you'll have a blast!

Leanne said...

Yeah!! Congrats!! If you happen to be taking the northern route, you're welcome to stop in and stay with us in Sandusky!

Sarah said...

Welcome (back) to the East! I'm so excited to find out your news! Except for the surrounding options, you sound a lot like me with the idea of and learning to love going to GA. (one month to go!) We, too, are glad to have a stint in the east.

Mollerup Madness said...

Congrats! Congrats!! I'm excited for you guys even though you're going really far from where I am! Make sure if you make it to Utah before heading out east to email or call me ahead of time. I'd love to try to see you before you go!!

Miss you!