Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh for One Thing to Go Smoothly......

So Nathan here making a rare posting.  Life is taking a rather exciting turn for our Allen clan.  First of all, we finally made our Baby announcements!  I have tried uploading the announcement a few times, but it keeps having errors, so I guess start checking your mail box in a week or two.Gabe continues to be a lot of fun, although he is figuring out we jump when he starts screaming, so that has increased.  That and he is getting bigger by the day make for interesting days.  I will call home during work to see how things are going, and I can usually hear Gabe squack before Rachel even has time to say hello.  But dang he's cute.

Our big news is that we're moving again!  No firm dates or times yet, but it looks like this little family will be heading north to Flagstaff, AZ.  The U of A is going through some pretty severe budget cuts and restructuring, so my program is being eli
minated.  I have been told by my councilor that I can transfer into the Business School's program for Marketing, which will
 result in higher tuition and 2 more years of school, or I can transfer to Northern Arizona University, pay less tuition and graduate in 1 year.  Since it is getting to be summer time in Tucson again (meaning 100 degree days are right around the corner), Flagstaff (average summer temp in the high 70-low 80's) is pretty attractive.  I've been accepted into the communications school, given high priority status, and am well on my way to starting up 
there in August.  The only hitch now is finding work up there, which is moving rather slowly.  I'm trying to stay with the company, but opportunities are a bit less frequent then they are in a larger place like Tucson.  But we're keeping our fingers crossed!

So thats all for me, but I know what needs to be on the blog, so I'll just get to that, here are more pictures of Gabe!
       Gabe's Blessing Outfit

Our favorite picture of Gabe

Standard Church attire

It may not look it, but he is already getting so much bigger!


Albright said...

He is SO cute! I LOVE his belssing outfit! He looks like both of you...a perfect blend!

Tyson and Chelsea said...

oh he is a cutie. good luck with the move

Elaine Brown Billings said...

Wow Flagstaff! I'll have to check out that part of the country on my maps (as in how long of a drive is it from here).

Gabe could not be more adorable!! Holy cow . . . . . those cheeks, and what a cute blessing outfit. I'm glad Murlene got to be there to see him!! Grandma-ing is the best!

Good luck with the whole job, and moving stuff.

wendy said...

He is so cute, I just love it when babies start to chunk up.

MamaWat said...

That blessing day photo is darling! It was so fun to spend that week with you all. I am excited for your move and keeping your new job on the prayer list. LOve you! Mom