Monday, August 25, 2008

There's no place like home!

At first I thought moving to Arizona would be a fun adventure.  I guess it will be after I am not so homesick.  We have been here for just a week and I am so homesick.  It's funny that I never appreciated being around our family and friends that much.  We are finally moved in most of the way.  For an entire week we didn't have cable or internet and needless to say we have been a little bored.  It is too hot to let Emerson play outside so we are stuck in the house, just the 3 of us and I think Emerson is going crazy.  Emerson loved going on walks in his stroller but it is way too hot right now to take him out ever.  It never cools down here.  Last night at 8 pm it was still 105 outside.  We tried to go on a walk but it was way too hot.  It was nice living at my parents house because not only did we have lots of people around to hang out with, we had my mom's food to eat too.  Now we are stuck with my cooking which has never been a strong area for me.  Anyway, Mike starts orientation on Wednesday.  This will be the real test for me and Emerson.  This will be the start of us being on our own entirely.  I am so excited to come home for Rob's wedding in just over 2 weeks.  I am lucky that we live close enough that it is a little easier to come home.  I will post some pictures of our house later today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Yesterday I got a call from Mike that he had been accepted into Pittsburgh's dental program. Of all the schools he interviewed with this was his top choice. The only bad thing is that all of our stuff is already in our house in Arizona. We had to make one of the biggest decisions of our lives yesterday and it was so stressful! We are supposed to leave for Arizona on Saturday night after my sister's wedding. After going back and forth on the phone all morning long yesterday, we finally decided that staying in Arizona would be the best thing for us. I am not sure why yet because we both wanted to go to Pittsburgh and have a real adventure. I guess maybe we will see why it is important for us to be there.