Thursday, April 5, 2012

Life After PA School {Try New Adventures Thursday!}

Our 2 year grad school journey is almost over. 2 1/2 more months until graduation!

A large piece of the life-after-school puzzle fell into place just this week. Andrew accepted a job offer! A job in the same town as the school he is currently attending--something that was not in our original "plans" (sometimes I think God must find all our plan-making quite comical). After thought and prayer, we feel like we are supposed to stay in the town we transplanted to in 2010.

Which means that at the end of this month, we'll have a week to find a new place to live and move (our current lease will end). Adventures, adventures. 

Our kitchen
My tiny kitchen, which has served us so well! Waving goodbye soon...

Have I mentioned how excited I am about moving? I am thrilled at the prospect of:

-a dishwasher
-an in-house washer and dryer (good-bye laundry mat!)
-planting a garden
-a little more room
-a fenced-in back yard?
-room for friends and family to park, without having to deal with parking passes, etc. (living on campus makes parking a hassle!)

In turn, I will dearly miss the sweet community we have found while living in student housing. Neighbors from countries all over the world who will freely drop by and share a cup of coffee. The huge playground literally in our backyard. The fun and silly village events (ice cream socials, community holiday celebrations, etc.). The whiffs of Chinese, Thai, Indian, or Mexican food in the breezeways. And oh yes...the short walking distance to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A!

Andrew will be working in a large cardiac intensive care unit...have I mentioned how proud I am of him?

Here's to the next adventure!

What's your latest adventure? Link up your blog post here and tell us all about it. :) Don't forget to link back to Alicia's Homemaking and leave some fun comments on other people's posts! :) Our twitter hashtag is #TryNewAdventures.



  1. Congratulations, that's wonderful! Have a great Easter!

  2. Sounds like you have a lot of changes coming up. Congrats on the new job, and I hope that your transition to your new home is quick and simple.

  3. Sounds wonderful!!! I am so happy for you to have a dishwasher!!!

  4. Congratulations! So excited for your new adventure. Blessings on your family this Easter season as we celebrate the reason for it all!

  5. That's so exciting! My husband is graduating this May with his Ph.D. and I can't wait to find out where he gets a job so we can settle into a more permanent home! I'm dying to be able to paint the walls and have a backyard!

  6. Awesome! Congrats to you guys, how exciting to start making some plans. May God bless you with everything on your wish list :) Looking forward to seeing you soon! 'Edmund' is getting so big!

  7. Congrats! Change can be so much fun!

    This week I linked up my first ever blog challenge! So far it has been fun and I'm excited about this new adventure!

  8. Yay!! That is wonderful news! Congrats! I'm going to end every sentence with an exclamation mark because this is so exciting! =p You should definitely be proud!


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