Alex woke up to an email acceptance letter from her first choice school, Oregon State University. It included the phrase, “Welcome to Beaver Nation.” Okay, we will find a way to deal with that. But she’s thrilled, and so are we. There are a few more apps to do, because we want her to believe she had a choice, even though she’s already chosen. And her essays shouldn’t go to waste. If you’ve been following along, you may remember that she only applied on Monday. It was fast, but she’s a month early, and she had the goods. Still, I thought a little waiting game stress would be ok. And then again, it’s nice to have this dealt with, especially because it’s so clearly a great fit for her. Five hundred and thirteen miles away, not that I am counting.
In other family news, Kate and Brendan are moving to Eugene this week. On the train. Remember when you could move everything in one trip? Yeah, me neither. They’ve decided to leave Vancouver, BC, the most-beautiful-but-most-expensive city in North America for Brendan’s hometown while they prep and plan and apply for grad schools. Today she wrote that they went to sit in the university library just to soak up all the books. They’ll have his family for support and they may or may not cross paths with Alex (for those of you on the East Coast, Eugene is home of University of Oregon, and a half hour away from OSU in Corvallis…it’s kind of a big deal as the UofO Ducks and OSU Beavers each have their rabid followings…and I am not joking).
They’re blazing their own paths, those daughters of ours. Bright, happy, bold paths.
Story about the printing blocks tomorrow!