Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drum Roll Please......

We enjoyed a special visit with Bob and Gladys(My great uncle and aunt) while vacationing in the Dells.
Sydni and Mikelle climbing the rock wall at the Kalahari.

This shot really doesn't do the scene justice! This is Abby, 3 stories high on a rope course. She has no fear and a ton of determination. I on the other hand, nearly passed out and couldn't watch!! She is one amazing 7 year old!

Fall 2010

It's official!! We are moving to..............Macomb, Illinois!! Paul has accepted a position with a Community Health Center in Macomb. It's a beautiful town and home to Western Illinois University. The schools are great and we are excited to be staying in the Mid-West for a few more years. Macomb is 1/2 hour from Carthage and 1 hour from Nauvoo, IL. Both of these places are significant in our church's history and in our family history. Each summer there is a pageant in Nauvoo that re-enacts the story of early LDS pioneers. We are hoping to be in the pageant the summer of 2012. We love visitors! Come and see us anytime! We plan on living in Macomb for two years and then purchasing a practice(hopefully in the West and closer to family!) We have enjoyed our dental school adventure and all the wonderful friends we've made!! We will miss you!! Please keep in touch! I promise to be better at keeping our blog updated after I graduate!!!! We had more good news this week! Paul passed his last board exams and is on the home stretch to graduation!!! He graduates on May 21st and 22nd. If I pass my math proficiency exam, I will graduate on the 21st too!! For those of you who don't know, crazy me decided to go back to nursing school last year and finish my BSN(Nursing). I'm really looking forward to this new chapter in our lives!! I think after 14 years of marriage we are finally taking a break from education! Joshua asked me the other day what Daddy was going to do when he was done with dental school. I told him that Daddy was going to be a dentist. He said I was wrong and that it was time for Daddy to do something else!!! I am optimistic that Paul's third career choice is it! He not only passed his boards, but did very well and I know he will make an excellent dentist. Here is a few pics of our "celebration" trip to the Wisconsin Dells this week and our daredevil daughters. Thank you all for your encouragement and support! I'm also including an updated picture of our family.


Cheri said...

Alicia! I need to call you! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys! We miss you though. Hopefully you will be closer to Arizona in a few years. If it wasn't so late here I would call you now. :)

shelbie.fawson said...

you guys are amazing! Your ability to balance family life and educational/career oriented goals are truly an inspiration!

RaQuelle said...

fun to hear what you've been up to. wish you the best and congrats on both your graduations!

Amy and the boys said...

Oh yay! Wondering how close you are to us! I'll check the map.