Fun with Darts

Our friend Jeff brought his Canon 7D along the other evening while we played darts with a group of pals. Here is what transpired:


We are moving.

I'll begin by stating the simple fact, and then I will further explain: Jacob and I are moving to Lawrence, Kansas this summer.

Last year Jacob decided to apply for graduate school to pursue a PhD in Biological Anthropology. So, he signed up for a Kaplan GRE test preparation course. For six weeks Jacob submerged himself in the preparation for the GRE, and at the end of it all, he took the exam and did quite well. Next we chose schools, nine of them, and began the application process. Getting letters of recommendation from professors was a beating, as was watching our checking account balance dwindle as we invested our money in the pursuit of graduate school. And finally, after an entire year of nail biting, the decision has been made: the University of Kansas.

This is a Jayhawk. They are indigenous to Lawrence, KS. They are a rare bird, and apparently they wear pilgrim shoes and cannot close their mouths.

Jacob will receive a Masters in Anthropology over the course of the next two years. We are very excited to be embarking on this new journey, though we will hate saying goodbye to DFW, which has been our home the entirety of our married life. We will especially miss the friends we have made (though the friendships themselves will NOT end, not being able to see and visit with some of our favorite people as regularly as we do now is going to sting).

My final day at work will be steadily approaching as the days go by (the end of May is when we and our workplaces have decided as our transition to non-employment), and as we near the end of our stay in Dallas we will be packing boxes and getting things squared away in anticipation of moving a couple of states up on the map.

Wish us luck and wisdom! We are going to need it!