Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Braces: The End

The braces finally came off today! I told the orthodontist about our impending move to Arizona and he said we should probably remove the braces since we are "kind of in a holding pattern anyway" as far as any additional movement is concerned. So they popped them off, scraped away the adhesive, polished my teeth, and added a permanent retainer to the back of my bottom teeth. There is still some periodontal work to be done for a slight issue with the gums around one bottom incisor, but tomorrow I get my retainers for wearing at night for the rest of my life in time for our move. Go back and take a look at the work from start to finish by clicking on the "braces" label. Not too shabby!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A New Adventure

Today I received some incredible news. I was offered a Marketing Content Specialist job at Arizona State University Health Solutions. I will be managing their social media, creating and editing content, and connecting with students, potential students, faculty, staff, and other potential stakeholders. It is a position that is fairly new and will demand quite a bit of creativity and ingenuity, but sounds like something I will enjoy immensely. It also happens to be in Phoenix, Arizona. The pay is great and with the education benefits it was too good to pass up.

So in the next couple of weeks I will be wrapping up some loose ends at the Oregon Department of Justice, packing some essentials, and moving to Phoenix. Kori and Ethan will remain in Oregon to sell our house and finish up packing and meet me there as soon as they are able. I will miss them so much I don't know how well I will handle it. I was away from them for two days for the interview and hearing that Ethan is asking for Daddy breaks my heart, and not being able to hug and kiss on my wife and son is difficult to bear. This will be good for our family, however scary it may be.

So our next adventure will be in Arizona. We don't know what to expect, but we know it will be full of new things. We will miss Oregon and all the friends and family we have here. We will be sure to visit and keep in touch through the magic of the internet. Here we go!