Friday, December 3, 2010

A Change of Plans and

Well, many of you already know this, but for those who don't.... are you ready for the big news?  We're moving to Boston!  Just a tad different than Boise, huh? As you can imagine, things have been a little crazy around here trying to decide what the heck we are doing with our lives.  The last month has been a whirlwind trying to see if we could hurry and get an offer before we had to move.  We still had the job at HP, but as Scott got further into his master's he discovered that he really enjoyed doing research as well as software development.  He interviewed out in Boston at MIT Lincoln Labs, and it seems like a good fit.  We just officially decided this week, and we leave here two weeks from yesterday!  So we're trying to figure out airline tickets, moving companies, moving our car, hotels, etc, but we're excited! Never a dull moment.

Oh, and if Scott hasn't been busy enough interviewing and accepting jobs, you should see what he's been doing in his free time.  Check out  And I'll just put up a screenshot too...

What a guy!  Oh, and yes, you noticed correctly.  He's defending his thesis three days before we move.  :)  Wish him luck!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oregon trip: Dogs, Cows, and Cheese

So these are a few of Alan's favorite things of all time, and he had such a fun time with all of these things while visiting Scott's parents for Thanksgiving.  It was so fun to be able to relax (a little!) and spend time with family.  We had an absolutely wonderful time.  Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures of the immaculate meal, but here are a few we managed to snap while on our trip!

Here's Alan sporting his new coat.  He seems to like it. :)

At the Oregon Coast.

At the Tillamook Cheese Factory.  I can't imagine a place Alan would rather be.

He's a pro at throwing back his head and making a mooooo sound.

Can't miss that opportunity. :)

Free samples!

Alan absolutely loved George.  He would be throwing a fit and then see George walk across the room and immediately "say" puppy! and start panting.  Hilarious.

George was very patient and let Alan give him some loves.

Both wanting a snack.

George really wanting a taste. :)

Doing dishes with Grandpa (for hours!)

And loving every minute of it.