My youngest sister, Landen, got engaged a couple of weeks ago. We met Adam over Christmas break when he came down and spent nearly a week with our family in Las Vegas. Everything we'd heard about him had been extremely positive, and we liked him just as much as we'd hoped we would.
So yes, that engagement was certainly good news.
But the news I was far more anxious about came on Friday. Adam is graduating this spring (as is Landen) and his plan is to get a PhD. And, as fortune would have it, his number one choice was the University of Texas.
You know, the one in Austin.
He interviewed for the program a few days after they got engaged, and on Friday morning, he got the news that he'd been accepted.
Which means that, come August, the two of them will be living in Austin for the next five years.
I absolutely cannot wait. Oh happy happy day.
(Also, I told Bart, "If we'd still been living in Boston and found out they were moving to Austin, I probably would have just died on the spot.")