Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HAPPY, HAPPY TUESDAY!!

this is about how we feel around here today.
I know I have lots to catch up on, but here are the important things:
1. DJ is officially certified!!  boards are taken.  boards are passed.  clinical boards are taken.  clinical boards are passed.  all patients are signed out.  all he has left to do is to be hooded, and receive that doctorate in the mail.  woot!!! 
2. we have a job (in arizona, for anyone who is wondering).  {happy sigh of relief}.
3. our house is sold (as pictured above :) ).
things are moving along.
I am so proud of DJ and the amazing amount of work he's put into the last four years. 

things left:
find a moving company
find a house
pack
move
enjoy our remaining 28 days in the 'burgh.

lots of happy dances going on around here today.  
quick story: 
we walked into our house after being out for the morning during our home inspection.  I picked up the mail, and saw DJ's board scores peaking out of the stack.  DJ squirmed.  I smiled.  mack was oblivious.  I knew he'd pass from day one.  there was never a doubt in my mind.  DJ took the envelope, and turned it over in his hands for a bit, opened it up, and picked me up and gave me a great big hug accompanied by an, " I passed!!  we're done!!!"  we laughed, and celebrated, and did the happy dance for a bit.  we then looked down at mack who was giving us his usual squinty eye glare.  he looked at us like we were crazy, then, without any warning, he crumpled into a heap on the floor and started crying.  and people say girls are dramatic?  they don't have a mack. 
deep down, he's happy.  he just doesn't know it yet.  :)

19 comments:

Meredith said...

Hooray! We have only gotten one envelope with passing boards scores so far (just the first of many)...but I can relate to the giddiness! Part of me is glad things are working out so you guys can move onto your new life, but the rest of me is sad you are leaving so soon!

Kelda said...

How exciting! Congrats! Too bad we don't live in Arizona anymore. Would of been fun to go on photoshoots with you!

Emily said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! Update when you can, what an exciting new adventure!

kristen said...

Yay dr. Deej! So exciting... Also excited to be in your shoes next year!

Jill T said...

Congratulations! All great news! We're excited for you.

Kaylene said...

I agree, you have a lot to celebrate! Couldn't be happier for you! Now if only you could do all that and not be so far away.

The Edwards said...

Congrats! I can't wait to hear more! How exciting!

Ashley said...

WAHOO! It sounds like Mack and I would get along really well these days :)

Brooklet said...

So much good stuff! And i know it must be a relief to have most of it all behind you. now for the moving, the not so fun part, but the finally be in AZ and starting your new life there, the fun part! Congratulations to DJ and all his hard work (and your hard work, too!).

And Mack, I can understand how he feels. He is on the verge of a lot of change, but you are right. He is going to love being closer to both grandmas and grandpas.

Richins Family said...

HOORAY!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!

Amy F said...

So many good things happening. Good luck keeping up with the fast pace!! Silly Mackers... just too much excitement around the 'Burgh these days!!

Jana said...

What a great week you had!!! Everything is lining up and life is about to seriously change!! For the better, but I still miss Pittsburgh. Soak up those last 28 days.

Brett and Rachel said...

CONGRATS!!!! Hooray for graduation!
Where will DJ be working down here?

Jesse and Abby said...

WOW congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Love you!

Brittany said...

Congrats! We are happy for you guys.

Amy said...

Congratulations all around! I'm so happy that everything has come together so nicely. If you are anything like me the next 28 days will be filled with lots of tears! Graduation... cried, leaving the house... balled, saying goodbye to friends... hysterics! Good luck with everything.

Melinda Frandsen said...

WAHOO! Wish we could be there to happy dance with you and the fam this weekend. :)

Stephen said...

!!

Marie said...

Yay for you guys...so, so great!