...as the three most stressful things in my life have resolved!
1. Brian Matched at Duke for his Intern Year next year!
This is sort of bitter-sweet...we did rank it first, so we can't be too upset about it...but Brian is a little anxious as Duke's internal medicine is known for being very rigorous and demanding. I'm so lucky to have a husband who is willing to sacrifice for me to be able to stick around in this place that love.
2. We are now under contract on a great home!
This is also a little bitter-sweet, because we will dearly miss living a few doors down from many friends - and I'll also dearly miss the maintenance guys who come at the drop of a hat to change a lightbulb. But we're extremely excited to take on the challenge of being home-owners! My favorite features of this home are the kitchen, and the 'play room' - of which I've shared pictures.
3. I have FINALLY finished staining my table!
One of my best friends, Katie, laughs at me because I lump this in as a major stress along with finding out whether or not we're living in Hawaii for a year, and finding a house to spend many thousands of dollars on...but, well, it's been stressful! Many things went wrong, and I just let it get to me. But after working around nap times, rainy days, and mosquito-filled evenings, 20 days without a kitchen table has finally paid off. :)
I can now swim in my happiness for a while!