Last June, I spilled the beans about our move to North Carolina and Bart's acceptance to Duke's MBA program.
I hadn't hinted at all about it on my blog, despite the fact we'd spent more than a year talking seriously about an MBA (and the previous six tossing around the idea more casually).
But now, we have another move coming up that I haven't been keeping secret for months and months and months, because we didn't know about it months ago.
In fact, things were only finalized on Friday.
A few weeks ago, Bart came out of his office and said, "I couldn't help myself. I put in an application to do an international exchange semester in the fall."
And then, a week or so later, Bart was notified that he had a slot if he wanted it and we had our pick of about 15 different MBA programs all over the world.
After poring over the list and weighing all the pros and cons of each place, we finally decided on. . . .
We'll be there for four months this fall, September through December, while Bart attends IESE.
Ella is begging to learn Spanish with Bart (she's kind of obsessed with the idea of other languages), and I'm already scheming how many side-trips we can take while we're in Europe. Ani has absolutely no clue.
(All of this also means we are trying to rent out our house not only for the summer but also the fall. So if you're looking for a temporary home in Durham. . . . ).