Sunday, June 19, 2011

Greetings, I've missed You Too.

Hello, I am back for a short time. I've been a major workaholic and have neglected my blogging duties. As for news, here are some updates:

1. We went to CA to spend some time with my fam 1 1/2 weeks ago. It was great. Sunshiney, warm, and lots of tasty home-cooked meals from my mama.

2. While in CA, we heard back from MSOE and Carl got in! You may have read his post here. I'm so proud of Carl! We're moving to Wisconsin at the end of August. Eek!

The Wauk.
  3. Ezra is 11 months old! He is 21 lbs and 27.5 inches. Still a short cake, but he's actually grown an inch in about 3-4 weeks!!! Isn't that crazy?! He was just a bit over 27.5 inches last week and I'm sure he's probably taller now. Yikes!

4. On the subject of Ezra, he will be ONE YEAR on July 11th. We will be celebrating his birth on the 10th:

I'll be mailing out a few of these for keepsakes for family who cannot attend as well as some real invites. All are welcome to come, just let me know via phone/facebook :)

And in celebration of father's day, here is my dad in his waaaaaaaaay younger years and then one of my favorite wedding pictures :)

teen daddy - pre-married life and family. isn't he handsome?

Check out those shorts ha!

My cute parents and sister

My dad and sister on a plane- her ears were bothering her I think

Nice camera of the 80's

Love You, Daddy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wisconsin what?!

Preface: This will be a blog written by Carl and no doubt touched up by Tracey so that it looks good!

I have been accepted tot he Clinical Perfusion program at the Milwaukee school of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The first day is September 2nd, so we basically have 12 or so weeks to get ready and move to Milwaukee! If you have any pointers about where to live in that area, we are open for suggestions. The school had told me about a month ago  that I was on their waiting list in case one of the accepted students dropped out, but that my chances of getting in were very slim due to the fact that the students they accepted were all form their undergrad program. But lo and behold on Friday I got a phone call informing me that one of those students had dropped and I am now one of the 5 admitted for this fall out of the 35 or so applicants. Needless to say I feel blessed and privileged to be starting school this fall.

It is a Masters program and is 18 months long but they tell me that most students take until 20-21 months to finish their thesis. One of the great things about this program is that I will be able to do all my clinical work in Milwaukee verses moving around several times during the final months of the program as they do in most programs.

Now we just need to find out where to live out there.... I've heard that there is a good size LDS student population around Wauwatosa, and it would be nice to live near other people that will be in our ward. Let us know if you know of a good place to live within 15 minutes of downtown Milwaukee.