Big Things

We’ve been waiting for this day for weeks. Why? Because Nick took the GMAT in December, applied to Carnegie Mellon University in January, interviewed in March, and … found out this morning that he was accepted into the part-time MBA program! To say that I’m proud of my husband would be an understatement. (And of course he requested his favorite German meal to celebrate tonight.)

Since Nick will be attending classes in Pittsburgh twice each week beginning this fall, we made the decision months ago that we would like to be closer to the city. So guess what.

We bought a house!

(Yes, that’s Nick carrying Sam up the driveway that he can’t wait to shovel this winter. And the front lawn? He’ll certainly get a workout pushing the mower up and down that hill.)

We looked at almost a dozen houses and fell in love with the one on the cul de sac. The one with a spacious kitchen and a gorgeous master suite. The one with the backyard that’s big enough for a garden and a swing set and a little boy to chase his puppy.

We put an offer on it just hours after seeing it, and it was accepted the next morning. When you know, you know, right?

We’ve spent the past few weeks shuffling, signing, and faxing paperwork to make this happen. Fast. As in we close on May 17th, and the movers arrive on May 18th.

I see lots of boxes in our future. Bubble wrap and packing tape. Followed by paint chips and furniture shopping and cocktails on the patio. Our patio. Let the fun begin!

40 thoughts on “Big Things

  1. So many things to say congrats on! That is awesome about Nick and his MBA program!

    And the house…I love it! We will *hopefully* close right around the same time as you. Yay for house buying!

  2. Wow, this is wonderful news! Congrats to your husband’s acceptance into school, and pending new beautiful home.

  3. Congratulations on the great news! I have been wondering since you hinted a few weeks ago what the exciting news would be.
    I can’t wait to follow along with your house-buying journey!

  4. Congrats again to Nick! Hmmm… Schnitzel and Spaetzle for his celebration dinner? That’s what Dad/Dan requested for his birthday dinner tomorrow (although he won’t get the “Special” plate because ours broke when we moved…). He also requested the Wiley favorite — chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting!
    Can’t wait to see the new house (and Sam!)! Enjoy your remaining days in the Altoona area!

  5. Wow – congrats!! Such big and exciting things! I am immensely envious of that huge yard and look forward to hearing more about your new home, adventures in Pittsburgh and – of course – a dog when and if it comes!

  6. Congratulations on both counts! So exciting to have these big changes – the house looks great, and I can’t wait to see more pictures. Very happy for the three of you!

  7. Congratulations!!! Very exciting times for you guys! Couldn’t be happier for you! Can’t wait to hear more about these adventures.

  8. Congrats to Nick..and Congrats on the new house!! It looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait to see more pics. Good luck with all the packing and moving fun!!

  9. Congrats! The house looks fabulous. I’m originally from western PA – now I live in San Diego – where there are no big backyards- so I’m jealous! 🙂 have fun.

  10. Oh my gosh, congrats!! I’m so thrilled for you guys. Can’t wait to see the kitchen and all the great things that are going to come from it.

  11. Congratulations to Nick on his acceptance and to all of you on your new adventure in your new house! I love, love, love the yard!!

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