Thursday, May 21, 2009

A New Chapter Begins

Four and a half years ago when Jason and I got married we both agreed we wanted to live overseas for a time. Our plan was get married in December, Jason graduate in April, move overseas in July. Well, needless to say, that never happened. Whenever an opportunity came, there was some reason not to go - Jason took longer to graduate, we found out we were pregnant and my work offered great benefits, there was no one to manage the family business if we left, we found out Antalya had Down syndrome. Anyways, you get the idea.

A few months ago we decided that if we were ever going to live out our dream, now was our best shot. So Jason spent a few weeks scrambling to get applications into graduate programs - writing personal statements, tracking down old professors to write letters of recommendation, researching schools, etc. And then the waiting began...

Until this morning when he opened his email and found an acceptance letter. Jason has been accepted at the University of London! Now the fun part begins - planning a very round-about way of arriving in London (I better check how many blank pages we all have in our passports because I am hoping they will all get used!)

Oh, and Dad - it looks like after all these years you will finally have to give in to Mom's pleas to go do some traveling. If she hasn't convinced you, I'm sure Antalya will. There's no way she can survive without a visit or two from her favorite person:)

22 comments:

Tanner said...

Wow!! That is SOO exciting!!! I can't believe it!! So, is Jason starting in the fall? Shortly after you have your little one?! Congratulations!!!! That will be such a great experience, and FUN!!! Way to go! :) Are you guys going to Bear Lake this summer?

Micah said...

O Sun I am so happy for you.. and a little sad...Its so hard to get together now!! and when your over there I will never see you... Well I guess I will have to use some of my parents Hilton points and get Trent to travel outside his confer zone!!

The Millirons said...

WOW, London ! That is awesome, congrats ! I am super jealous. I have heard it is amazing over there. Keep us posted on your adventure of moving oversees : )

Larissa said...

Congrats Sunny! That's so exciting for you and your family (and I'm very jealous)! And congrats to Jason- that's very impressive! :)

Becky & Joseph said...

Congrats you guys! That's awesome news and so exciting. I hope you love it there. Good luck with everything!

Teisha said...

Wow! That is so exciting! YOur right if you don't go now you never will. Much harder to do things like that when your kids get big. I must admit I am so jealous! That is one of our dreams too, but we waited to long and now we have to wait even longer! A big CONGRATS to your hubby, that is very impressive!

Layla said...

That is the most brilliant news! YAY! I would love to live in London! What will he be studying?

Debbie said...

How exciting to know the next step! Congrats to Jason and your family. London is beautiful, a place I'd love to go back to someday. I know you've done some traveling, have you been there yet? Can't wait to follow your happenings on your round about travels!

hiatt family said...

Wow- What a great experience. I am so excited for you guys! I would love to go there some day. Congrats to Jason - that is awesome!

Amber H. said...

How exciting for you guys Ü Congrats! I hope it's a great adventure for all of you!!

The Munck Family said...

How exciting!!! I look forward to hearing your plans and "still" reading blog post about your family living in London...you "must still blog! What are your dates/time on travel?

Tiff and Dan said...

yeah!!! you will love living in London. Do you know where in London you will be living? We loved most everything about living there. It's so nice to be close to sooo many places to travel. I have a few friends that still live there if you have questions. I am happy to help as much as I can too!just send me an email. tiffclark1@gmail.com

Kel's Kreations said...

Holy Crap....London?! I knew you would live in a different country somedy!!! Congrats. Thanks goodness for the blogging world eh? When do you leave?

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh Sunny!!!! What an exciting adventure!! I am so, so happy that you guys get to live a dream like that. When will you be leaving? I hope I can see you this summer before you leave? You definitely have to keep blogging then so we can keep in touch. So exciting!

Strawberry Girl said...

Fantastic!! You get to travel and live in another country. How exciting, wish I could tag along. ;D

(and do keep blogging, still feel close to Christine because of her blog). :D

Sonja said...

I'm already planning my trip to come visit you.

Congratulations you guys! That is so exciting. Wow! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Jason on getting accepted! How every exciting and what a fun journey and opportunity this sounds like it'll be for your family! You'll be able to travel all over Europe now! I'm jealous - I was hoping Joe would get stationed in Germany so we could travel Europe!

Linnea said...

London was fabulous. David and I have our passports ready. When can we come visit?

Alexis 18 said...

holy crap you guys are crazy!! hahaha j/k! that sounds so AWESOME! We've had a few friends who have done this too-it was fun for them-just be prepared for there non-exsitance medical. My friend had her 2nd baby on her toilet at here house-while they were living in London! Good luck you guys and I hope you have a great adventure!

Bunsy said...

Now we can plan lots of travelling adventures together cuz we'll be on the same side of the Atlantic. Yay! I'm sure you'll visit Antalya now, right? How long will Jason's program be?

Tara said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys. What a great adventure and how wonderful to know where the next chapter in life is taking you. We are already discussing when we can come visit...that is if we are invited :) So happy for you!

mum2brady said...

Sunny - when you are over there - look up Sue Buckley's clinic - Antalya is the PERFECT age and her program is amazing - teaching reading to teach speech :) I was amazed at all the kiddos in her videos from the conference!

Plus - England is sooo inclusive in educating kiddos wT21!!! I hope you have the most amazing experience - and I can't wait to keep up with all your adventures on your blog!

We will miss you though!!! Especially Antalya - she is so beautiful and vibrant and fun!!!!