Saturday, March 20, 2010

And The Winner Is.............Knoxville, Tennessee

YES! It is official. We have a job and a place for the job. We are headed to Knoxville, Tennessee and we couldn't be happier.
Thursday was the day we found out where we would be going and let me tell you, we didn't sleep much the night before. Thursday morning was a whirlwind of events before we found out. We had to go to the county offices at 8:00a.m. During our meeting there about 9, Tyson and Vaughn headed to the Nature Field Trip with Tyson's school. Taryn and I finished up and were home by 9:30. Then it was a late breakfast, since mom didn't get it in before, and then we waited for Tyson and Vaughn to get home around 11:30. Now we waited, and waited and waited...............Till 1:00 p.m. I was making Vaughn check the computer up till one just in case they posted early. (They don't post early in case you are wondering) When one o'clock finally came around Vaughn decided to torture me by saying, "Let's just wait 10 more minutes." I was ready to pound on him. Lucky for him, he was laughing and logging onto the computer as he said it, otherwise he might not have lived. Then...............there it was "Congratulations, you matched at UT Hospital in Knoxville. WAHOO!!! I jumped around and shouted for joy. What a rush to finally know where we were going after months of wondering. Vaughn was happy and we spent the next hour calling family to let them know of our good news.
At 2:00 Tyson had a birthday party and I couldn't stop smiling the whole time we were there. I cannot tell you how nice it is to finally have a direction in our lives and a place to land that direction. Now our lives are filled with exciting new things: finding a place to live, finding a school for Tyson, learning about Knoxville....etc. It is an exciting time in our lives.


Bryce and Candice Blood Family said...

OH HOW EXCITING! We loved our time in Mississippi and knew several friends from Knoxville. We always wanted to come see the fall leaves in the Appalachian mountains but could never afford the trip. Bryce says it is a great school too. The south is a different culture but so many good people, we miss having new adventures, enjoy it! This may be your last one before settling into a forever job! Congratulations!