Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wrapping it up in PA

So yesterday was a sad day. My last day at Magee-Women's Hospital. I'm relieved to be done... but it was really hard to say goodbye to everyone. They threw me a party which was really nice of them. Some people made food to bring and they also pitched in to order some pizza. They bought me a cake and all signed a card with some nice messages. Someone even made Texas cookies! I cried a couple of times and got some good pictures. I had three deliveries my last day. It was a good one. Take a look at the pictures I posted...

That night, Jon threw a frozen pizza in the oven for me. I went to get it out and burned the hell out of my hand. I guess I turned my hand a funny way... and laid it down on the rack! Yikes. It's a blistered line and it's probably gonna scar. Yuck. Nice way to end the day.

So far our travel plan will work something like this... Our moving company is coming sometime on Monday Dec. 7th. We will know on Friday 4th what time they will be here. I am hoping in the morning. If that's the case, we will leave by lunchtime for Texas! We will stop to sleep Monday night and in theory could be in Austin late on Tuesday night. If the moving company doesn't come until the afternoon, we may be looking at getting to Austin sometime on Wednesday. We will definitely keep everyone updated as things progress. We can move in to our apartment on Wed. 9th, but our stuff will not arrive until at least Fri. 11th. And it might not even show up then. We have a pretty wide window for delivery. So that's the plan so far!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Grad School x2!

So today I found out I am accepted to graduate school! Crazy, since I didn't think I would know until January. I start at the end of March and will have two long years ahead of me. I will be attending the University of Cincinnati in their Master of Nursing Women's Health program. Although I'm sure they have an excellent school of nursing on campus, I will be completing their distance program, which includes coursework online and a local Austin-area clinical with a nurse practitioner. At the time of graduation I will have completed the components necessary for taking the Nurse Practitioner licensing exam. I guess Jon gave me the "higher education bug". I have a few months before I begin, so hopefully we'll be all settled in Austin and I'll be ready to go!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

40 Days Until TEXAS!

My in-laws are the best. We received a care package from Jon's parents (with help from Jan) tonight. It was a chain link made up of "40 reasons to look forward to Texas". It's the cutest thing! We pull of a link every night until we leave! It was so thoughtful and the "reasons" are all true! Some of my favorites are "mexican martinis", "babysitting Caleb", and "no icy hills".

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Countdown to Austin

Well it's official, I've put in my resignation notice at work! Seven more weeks of working in Pittsburgh. My last day will be the week before Thanksgiving (the schedule isn't out yet). Jon has his last class on Friday, December 4th. After that, we'll be set to go home anytime! It will probably be the week of December 7th, either that Monday or Tuesday that we leave for Austin. Yay for travel plans home!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Congrats Jonathan!

Jonathan was recently named one of Carnegie Mellon's Siebel Scholars. This a huge accomplishment, one that he has worked very hard for over the past year. I couldn't be more proud. It's really amazing that his dedication and natural leadership has been recognized by an organization of this magnitude. I am so happy for him!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Austin Visit

Our trip was wonderful! We had such a great time. It was, of course, over too quickly. Now we're back to life in Pittsburgh. Check out the photo album for new pictures! Thanks to everyone that worked us into their schedules. We loved seeing you. Fingers crossed, we'll be back in December for good!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

August Travel Info

Here is our flight information:

Tuesday 8/11
Pitt to DFW 7:20-9:13am AA 1055
DFW to Austin 10:00-10:55am AA 419

Tuesday 8/18
Austin to DFW 4:55-6:00pm AA 1057
DFW to Pitt 6:55-10:35pm AA 1188

We can't wait to see everyone! Love A & J