Saturday, September 8, 2012

well...

change is the name of our game lately. We have moved yet again (the 3rd time in the last 8 months or so). Am I tired of packing and moving? Yes, definitely. But, I'm glad we are where we are (after some big attitude adjustments on my part). I feel like this is right for our family right now, but I am grateful it is temporary...wait, we have to move again?! Luckily this is a year-long residence. We moved from Portland, knowing we would only be there for 8 weeks for Darrin's internship.  Now, Darrin is officially a....

BULLDOG!!

He started his Master's of Accountancy at...


Many may wonder where?! It is in Spokane, Washington (on the east side of the state). It seems as though he likes it. His classes are much smaller here than they were at BYU. There are even a few other former BYU students in his classes. Our apartment was a little shocking at first, but it feels much more like home now.  I  had to find an apartment online and I guess the pictures didn't exactly show its true colors. (it especially didn't show that all our neighbors smoke and we would be suffocated if we open the windows at night). But, after cleaning it up a bit and getting our things settled, things are looking up.  All I need is a friend or two :) 

Why Gonzaga you may ask?  
Anyone remember this guy?


Well, I guess he's a small part :) Also, Gonzaga's Accounting school is in the top 25, so it will be great for Darrin for jobs and such. 

One more exciting thing...Darrin officially has a REAL job! (not that his others weren't real, this one is just more permanent?) Starting NEXT fall, he'll be an accountant for...

WAY TO GO DARRIN!!! This is where he did his internship. So, come next fall we will be packing our things once again to go back to Portland. I really am proud of him!

Well, we don't currently have internet, but I'll still be posting, so see you soon!

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So exciting! Congrats!

Alyssa/Jo said...

Congrats Darrin!!! Way to go! I actually know where Gonzaga is, surprisingly enough. I played them in college. We were up by two goals and then they came back and beat us. Yeah, we got yelled at after that game...oh well. It was a lovely campus though!

I can just envision your apartment and the moment you saw all your neighbors smoking. You crack me up Rachel. What a fun adventure you are on! Miss you guys!

Kaylynn said...

Woohoo!! So glad things are going (mostly) well. Hope he enjoys the program and congratulations on the job, again! Miss you already!

Katie Matthews said...

I am so excited that he got a job in Portland!!! I hope you enjoy Spokane. When you get a hot day, you should make your way out to mineral lake. Legend has it that it can "cure" anything. If anything, it is a fun lake to swim in.

Laura said...

Glad to hear how things are going. You are wonderful people and I'm glad that you have plans for after the year of school is up! Yay!

Kaitlin Ellingson said...

Yay for getting a job with a great company and no yay for being outside of Provo. Man, I know we have to grow up sometime but wish you guys were still here! Hope you are enjoying your new adventure!

Mallory and Wendell said...

Congrats on the job! That's awesome!

lepeuple said...

Yeah! You're in Washington - I've been wondering when you were going to update us all. I'm glad you finally made it and I hope Darrin kicks butt in school! Congratulation on your new adventure!