Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where to Begin

 Really, I am not even sure where to begin so I guess  will start with what we have been doing since May.  Erik got accepted into a Nurse Anesthesia program at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona.  So, we decided a change would be good and we begin our journey of 2 years of medical school.  We dropped Erik off in Arizona in June just when the temperatures started to rise to a smoldering 115 degrees.  He started school and we went back to Utah to wrap up things on our house and to begin the daunting task of packing our stuff by myself.  Our life has been crazy ever since.  Erik studies and is in school about 14 hours per day and we do what we can to occupy our time.  So, here are a few things we have done so far this summer.
 We have gone to the wild animal park where a deer decided it was lunch time and Markus' shorts looked appetizing.
 We have sent Alta off to preschool where she goes with 5 of her little friends and she absolutely loves it.
 Roxy has found herself in a few predicaments.
 The pool has been a lifesaver and pretty much an every day event.
 Roxy got curious about the barking dog behind us so she decided to take a look.  This is her mountain lion pose.

We also said goodbye to our good friends in Utah.  That was a very hard time for me.  I have met so many wonderful people over the last few years and it was hard to leave such a great neighborhood where I wasn't afraid where my kids rode their bikes to or who they played with.  We will miss our red house and the soccer field in our front yard where the kids and the dog spent countless hours running and wearing themselves out.

  But we are so proud of Erik and his hard work and look forward to wherever life takes us next.


Annie said...

FINALLY!! THanks for the update! Wow!! It looks so sunny and summery there. You might get some January visitors! I'm glad you guys are doing well. Way to go Erik!

Anisa said...

I've been thinking a lot about you lately. It looks like you're doing well. Sometimes I wonder if I miss my crazy job at O'currance... it really was decent money... oh well!

Alta looks so grown up! I'm sure it's beautiful down there this time of year!

Engen said...

Finally!!!!! You got to adding stuff on your blog. I just go a blog and have posted more things then you have in the last month.

- Your daughter
( Lbby)

Heather J said...

I am so glad you did a post, now we can chat. Your kids are beautiful..... I have so many questions for you and want your opinions on things. We hope to fly down in January and talk to ya. Hope all is going well, and that you having a happy holiday season.

Lindy said...

I know this is like a year late, and you don't even know me, but my husband Russ and I both worked with Erik in TICU. How is school going for him?? Please tell me it goes by very quickly, because my husband has been in for 3 months now, and I really hope it cruises by!! Please tell Erik Hello for us. By the way.... you have VERY CUTE children!!

Lindy said...

Thanks for getting back to me!! Congrats on the soon to be new baby, that is so exciting!!
Russ is actually in a program in Pennsylvania called Excela. We live pretty close to Pittsburgh. The main reason we chose it, is because most of the clinicals are very close, the most he will have to be gone is three or four days at a time. He was accepted to Westminster, but the price was out of control, the student loans are practically non-existent, and the traveling was pretty daunting.
You are an amazing woman to have moved around as much as you have and be a single parent for weeks at a time!! WOW, I feel like a wuss.
You are right, it will all be worth it in the end, but right now it sure can feel long and challenging!! (I'm just glad it's Russ in school and not me, I almost let him talk me in to applying as well. YIKES!!)
We will definitely have to have a big party when everybody finally finishes up. I say the party should include a cruise ship:)
Good luck with the new baby!!