Looking on the Bright Side

My husband is just about to finish his bachelor’s degree in accounting, but doesn’t have enough credits to sit for the CPA exam, the cost of those extra credits is about as much as tuition at BYU, so he applied. He surpassed all the qualifications that they asked for, and even surpassed the admitted applicant GPA and GMAT scores. We were extremely confident that we would be packing our house up at the end of May and be moving to Utah by the end of July. But then, we found out he wasn’t accepted. We wouldn’t be moving after all. Neither of us were terribly excited about moving, we both love the Northwest, but it was still hard not feel disappointed. And a little offended 😉

So for the last few weeks we’ve been saying, “Well, on the bright side…” and I thought I’d share our list with you. It’s kind of fun to make a list talking about the blessings that come from a disappointment.

The Bright Side of NOT Moving to Utah
1. We love the rain!!! It doesn’t rain enough for us in Utah.
2. We aren’t currently packing up our house.
3. Burgerville. Ah, true love.
4. We don’t have to leave our family that is here.
5. We don’t have to leave our ward family either.
6. I don’t have to find a new Pediatrician, no one could be better than Dr. Ebbing
7. I don’t have to find a new pediatric dentist. I love my kid’s dental office!!! I wish I could go there.
8. I don’t have to see the look on the used car salesman’s face when we say we want to trade Jordan’s car in. I can delay that for a little while longer 😉
9. I don’t have to drive home at Christmas time.
10. We don’t have to leave Riverside Preforming Arts. We love teacher Annie!
11. After 20+ years living in Washington I was finally learning how to get places. I didn’t want to have to start all over.
12. I get to use Columbia Virtual Academy to help with homeschool’ing Sydney, which will save me money on curriculum I was already planing on using.
13. We get to delay moving from the house we brought Audrey home to, the house Zachary was literally born in.
14. There are several babies that will be born late this summer/early fall that I’m looking forward to meeting!!!
15. One of those babies is baby Brenden!! I can’t wait to meet him!
16. Baby Brenden’s mama gets to continue to do my hair, along with everyone else’s hair.
17. I might finally have Heathyr put pink in my hair 😀 Maybe…
18. I get to continue to have weekly visits with my grandparents.
19. We have a Cotton Babies!! I believe the next one is in Missouri.
20. My husband has the summer off, instead of taking that class.
21. Since Jordan has that class off we aren’t paying out of pocket for it.
22. I don’t have to learn to drive in the snow. I can continue being a shut in when it snows 😉
23. I also don’t have to drive over 60 mph. Utah has crazy scary speed limits (according to me…)
24. The purging of the house can cease for a little while longer.
25. We won’t be taking out loans for school.
26. Tia can continue making my kid’s birthday cakes.
27. Lauren can continue to photograph my children/family
28. Red Robin dates with Kim. Those would have been harder living in Utah
29. I have a friend who just found out she’s pregnant. Now I won’t have to buy a plane ticket to be here in time for the birth 😀
31. I don’t have to worry about us living off of student loans and our tax return throughout the year. Sigh of relief.

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  1. G & G Smith says:

    You’ve got lots of reasons for staying, we’re so glad to be on that list! Remember, things most always work out the way they are supposed to. Love, G & G

  2. We were rejected from BYU for grad school. It hurts!

    The driving here IS crazy. Utah drivers are insane. And the snow. It’s the worst! But even worse is Utah drivers IN the snow.

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