1.21.2008

our next adventure

We were so excited to find out in December that Zac had been chosen to be funded by the army for a pediatric cardiology fellowship. The army does not have there own program so Zac and I were excited to look at all the possibilities. There was Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, but their program didn't fit what Zac needed to be learning. Then there was Denver's Children's Hospital. Finally we decided on the two best programs and after much deliberation, long flights to both east and west coast plus a very lengthy pro/con list we have decided to take the next portion of our adventure to Pittsburgh, PA. Zac will be starting as a Cardiology Fellow at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in July!
We really are excited. My sister Anjuli lives in Maryland only 3-4 short hours away. Zac's sister lives in Michigan, only 6 hours away, and maybe just maybe Brigg and Hava will find their way to Erie, PA? I am so excited to have four seasons again. I can't wait for the the changing of the leaves and for that smell that comes along with the fall. Most of all I can't wait to wake up in the morning to a world of white snow...I have missed that so much. So much to do here to get ready but Pittsburgh here we come!!

13 comments:

Harmony said...

Congratulations! What a fun new adventure! It will be nice to have you back on the mainland, even if still far away.

Michelle said...

joy--you are going to love this part of the country! why, just this morning we awoke to "a world of white snow!" you will be so close to so many church and national history sights as well.

CHOP is an excellent choice...if peter had been going into pediatric psychology, that would've been his top pick for internship. good luck with all of your preparations!

mollie said...

Congrats!!! Being within driving distance from your family will be soo fun for the kids and you! We are so happy for you guys! (Although we will miss all the tropical pics...;))

Anjuli Fry said...

All I can say is "hooyah" July can't come fast enough. This is so exciting for us to have you close by. Colin can't wait until it gets warm...I told him you were moving close by once it got warm outside. I am so excited but I think I conveyed that on the phone last night!!!! Love you lots!!!

Lynette said...

Zac and Joy
We are so excited for you guys! That is awesome. Congrats from the Ballard's!! We miss you guys!

maren out my laundry said...

congrats!!! that is great news, especially with anjuli so close by. excited for you guys, but thinking you are crazy you are excited for cold weather. LOL

Bonnie Joanne said...

Wow Joy! finally moving! I cant say im not a little disappointed that you aren't moving at least a little closer to your favorite cousin but im sure in time you'll see the error of your ways and miss me even more like I miss you! Good Luck!!! Love you!

Drwife4 said...

Congratulations!! You'll only be a little four hours from us so if you ever want to stop by Dayton, you have a place to crash! It's wonderful hearing that there is life at the end of a residency :) Only 3.5 years to go!

jenn said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for ya'll! Pittsburg sounds nice and cold. :) How fun!

Megan & Jeremy said...

We are super excited too!! We are actually only 4 hours and 46 min away - I just looked it up online :)
From the picture, it looks like a beautiful city. Hope Buddy can adjust to the snow!!!

Laura said...

Congrats! Sounds exciting! We expect a visit to MD at some point... :)

The Wilhelm Family said...

We are so excited for you guys! YEAH...a place where there is a change of seasons! We will be in Virginia in July and so maybe we can find a way to get together!!! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

Janet S. said...

Thanks for inviting me to your private blog, which is a very good idea - the privacy, not the invite. I'd heard that you were probably headed to Pittsburgh and wanted to let you know that in the past year I have discovered one huge branch of our Scott/Levingston family roots in the counties just south of Pittsburgh. I've worked so hard on it that when I heard of a conference I could attend in Pittsburgh next Oct. I decided to apply to attend. Will know if I get to sometime in April. Later I'll let you know all the places near Pittsburgh where you can view family graves or churches, etc. Congratulations to Zac on his fellowship!