Monday, March 17, 2008

One Down....

We have some very exciting news!! Heath got accepted to the Urban Planning Graduate Program at PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY. We are so thrilled! I guess we might become true tree-huggers here pretty soon. Heath is flying up for the orientation in a few weeks. We have yet to hear from Colorado and we've decided to forgo the CA applications, which makes me happy and sad. Happy that we don't have to do any more apps. because this was his top choice and sad because I won't be living near my family. :( If he does get accepted to Colorado, then we'll have to be making a choice--it has a more specialized program. As for me, I think I want to go to Portland. I hear it's beautiful and everyone loves it! I've been to Denver and loved it too, but I don't think I want to live in the snow again just yet! So, yes, we will be saying farewell to Arizona some time this summer. I have mixed feelings of course about leaving. We've made some good friends and Jace has too...and we won't be living by heath's family anymore. :( Change is usually hard but rewarding in many ways. We'll sure miss a lot of people. Thank goodness for email and blogs :) But AZ...you aren't getting rid of us quite yet!

9 comments:

The Blakes said...

Congrats! OR will be a fun change of scenery, though we will surely miss you in AZ! Trent's mom and some siblings live in OR, so we should be able to visit sometime during your stay there.

The Barnetts said...

That is really exciting!! Congrats to Heath! Moving always has it's pros and cons but I think Portland would be awesome!

dixonfamily said...

Stacey, we live in Portland right now and we do like it! The winters are a little gloomy, but the summers are fabulous and just beautiful! It is so fun to visit the coast and only have to drive about an hour to get there. It is pretty expensive to live here, but about half the people in our ward live in apartments anyway, so you don't feel like you stand out for doing so. We live on the edge of Beaverton and Hillsboro and there are some nice neighborhoods and apartments around here, just so you know when you start looking for housing. Congratulations on your exciting new phase of life!

The AZ McMillans said...

Wow, it never even occured to me you guys would ever move! I'm excite for you guys...Oregon is beautiful. But you guys will so be missed!

Cyndi said...

This is so exciting, I know how it feels to just finally know about where you might be going in the future. That is great Heath is going back to school. I think Portland sounds fabulous, my husband has three siblings who live (right outside Portland) and they all love it. Best of luck in making a lot of choices!

Nathan & Kina said...

Wow, congrats you guys!!! That's awesome! Man, you're moving to Portland just as Terra left. That would have been fun if you got to live close to each other for a little bit! Dever or Portland, tough choice! I'm glad I'm not the one making it! Good luck!

Lynn said...

You finished your header! It looks good. It really is hard to imagine you moving! Crazy

Stacy said...

Heath - we are so proud of you. congrats! although we don't want you to leave us! it's been a while since we have done anything. we need to get together before it's too late! We will talk to you guys soon!

Nikki said...

That is so exciting for you guys. We will be having to make decisions too probably in a month or so. Adam has turned in some resumes, so we are just waiting to hear. I hear Portland is beautiful.