The University of
That's right! We made our decision - and it was tough!
John was accepted at The Ohio State University, which was kind of our dream school. For some strange reason we both just loved the idea of moving to Ohio. And they have some programs that really interested him.
But, he was also accepted at the University of Utah. Which is another great school, even if it is ranked a little lower than OSU. Don't get me wrong - we're not settling for less here. Utah also has some programs that John is interested in. And it's [obviously] a heck of a lot closer to family.
We did maybe have to let the baby nugget have a little bit of a say in our decision, too. Since her due date is the middle of July, and she'll be spending quite a bit of time in the hospital after her surgery, we had to think about how that would affect our family being together. Law school generally starts toward the middle of August, and if we had chosen Ohio that would mean that John would have to leave me and the baby here for an indefinite amount of time before I could safely move across the country with her to join him. Not an ideal situation. And we're not saying that John will get to see us very frequently anyway, but a $50 tank of gas and 7-hour drive sounds a whole lot better than a $600 last-minute plane ticket and at least one layover.
I might still be talking myself into this decision, just a little bit. But we feel really good about going to Utah. It's a great school. We'll be surrounded by friends and fairly close to family. And hey, the Salt Lake Temple isn't exactly a drawback!!
Now we just have to find somewhere to live... anyone have an extra house in SLC they feel like giving us for the next three [or four] years?!!
No baby updates today. Sorry. She still transforms from a sloth to a ninja as soon as bedtime comes around, but she's starting to get a little cramped in there. At least, that's what my ribs are telling me. I get to take the dreaded glucose test next week, so that should be interesting. I'm actually a little excited for it. I mean, it's the one time in my life [except for any future pregnancies] that a doctor is going to tell me to drink straight sugar. I'm pretty psyched.