27.1.11

alright, alright already...i'll blog

**STILL NO NEWS ON THE JOB. WE'RE HOPING MONDAY BRINGS GOOD NEWS. :/ **


Right now Michael and I are sitting on a very uncomfortable set of pins and needles. We are anxiously awaiting a reply from a job on the island of Kauai. If you're not sure where that is I feel sad for you a little bit so here you go.


Not only is the job on an island paradise, it is a paradisaical job. It includes simple things like tons of vacation, a hefty beautiful salary and wait....did I mention it was in Hawaii? Okay, yeah, good.


After a one day whirl wind interview trip Michael and I came home with anxious, hopeful hearts. Before we left for the interview we both had some reservations about raising a family on the island. But after meeting with a Realtor, the other anesthesiologists and their wives and a chance/fated meeting with a white college student who was born and raised on the island, we knew we were doing the right thing. That last part sounds funny but we really took into consideration the fact that we (especially our kids) may be treated like haoles for the rest of our lives and we wanted to be sure we could deal with that.


This is a panoramic view from our hotel. All of the travel expenses were paid for with the interview and we ended up staying at the Grand Hyatt. Pretty freakin' unreal dude.


If we don't get this job, I will mourn. However, we also have a job offer for a great practice up in Washington state. I am excited about this opportunity as well and have had lots of great feelings about Bellingham, WA. No matter what happens, our future is bright and happy. But! If any of you want to root for us to get the job on Kauai that would be awesome. I'll be sure to announce what happens tomorrow.

12 comments:

Amy said...

That is sooo freaking exciting, I have NEVER been to Hawaii, you are pretty lucky you get to go so often and that it could be permanent. I hope you guys get it that would be pretty freaking radical! I would have such a hard time not getting my hopes up, I would be dying! good luck!

Mrs. B said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys! Sounds like an amazing opportunity!

Prina Family said...

Oh my! That is crazy. I will be so jealous but happy for you:) Did you know I was born there and lived there until I was 8? There was good and bad things about it but im sure wherever you end up is where Heavenly Father wants you.

Carmen said...

You don't gotta tell me twice! I am certainly rooting for you for selfish as well as non-selfish reasons of course. The selfish one being that I would likely try and milk a free stay out of you when I come visiting...the non-selfish reasons are far too numerous to list :)

KaSs MiLeS said...

That's it, let's trade lives. :) good luck to you guys!!

Emily said...

Wow! That is amazing! Good luck with everything. The waiting is so hard, hang in there, good luck!

Margaret Vance said...

I rooting for Kauai for you :)!!!!! How exciting! I'll be sure to check back for the update.

Bridget said...

So exciting. I hope things turn out well for you either way!

I am intrigued by the Haole concept.

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

Say what? That would be a dream. I hope and hope and hope you get it. It's where you belong :) Good Luck can't wait to hear what happens.

Heather B said...

ACK!!!! Tomorrow you'll know! I'll be dying until then. Please please please let the answer be yes.

The Sandy Bottom Crew said...

Kat that would be soooo rad! I am totally crossing my fingers for you guys! And i get the haole thing. We live it even here in laie, but it's all good:)
Much love to you and aloha!

Karly said...

Kat I need to talk to you if you have time will you reply to some or all of my many questions at tedandkarly@gmail.com. OK here the deal, Ted is also applying for a job in Hawaii, on the big island. My dad and little sis and bro live on Maui. I want to hear how you like living in hawaii before. which island were you on? We went and lived there for a summer while Ted did an internship a few years ago and did not have the most positive experience. The huge bugs terrified me, i was afraid to go outside after dark, and Ted felt like the hawaiians were super rude. I am assuming you had a positive experience since you are going back and would love to hear about it. ok i'm done.