Sunday, March 29, 2009

Germany and California!

So Justin and I are going to have some big adventures coming up! We are going to spend a month in Germany (during May) for Justin to start learning German. Neither of us know ANY German, so it should be interesting. Luckily people there supposedly know English...

We also got a couple more rejections and a couple more wait-listed schools. The rejections were from Notre Dame and Chicago, the 2 schools we might have picked above UCR, so it looks like UCR is going to be our new home. Okay, so Chicago wasn't a flat out rejection...Justin got accepted to the masters program, but it has ZERO funding, so that's not really an option. Too bad. But I am excited about California! Here is my list of pluses for CA so far

-warmer weather all year long
-subsidized student housing--super cheapo!
-working out OUTSIDE (aka walks with the kiddos) all year long
-Disneyland passes
-playing at the playground all year long
-only an 8-10 hour drive from both sets of grandparents (Joshua's grandparents that is)

P.S. Did I mention that it is currently snowing? mmmm, dreaming of California already...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Anna and the boys!

Well, it looks like we will be adding another boy to our family. I am so excited! Joshua will have a little buddy to play ball with. I know my dad (especially) was hoping for a girl, but...he'll have to wait a while longer. It's actually pretty funny, because we haven't added a girl to our family since I was born in 1982. My parents have gained 2 sons-in-law and 5 grandsons. My boys and Katie's boys will hopefully be good friends though. They are all so close in age. We have added one each year for the last while...
future baby--2009

Kind of fun! Today is my dads birthday, BTW, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! (or as Joshua calls ba bee!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Breaking the Curse and News

So Justin was flown down to CA to visit UCR this weekend and is having a great time. As for Joshua and I...we broke the curse! We drove up to Logan Saturday morning with no car problems. Phew! We had a great time playing with Grandma and Grandpa (both called "ba-ba-bay" by Joshua).

We have heard back from a couple of more's where the count is right now:
-Accepted at UCR
-Wait-listed at Vanderbilt and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
-Rejected at Yale, Stony Brook, Northwestern and Penn State

Still a few more to hear back from, but so far California is still looking like a good possibility! In the mean time, when I pick Justin up from the airport tonight, we are going to stop by the hospital in Salt Lake and Justin's uncle is going to give us an ultra-sound and we will hopefully find out if I have a little boy or girl inside my tummy! It's like Christmas! :)