Sunday, April 29
So it's time to make this blog-official: Doug has a job!
He'll be working as an associate dentist for our brother-in-law, Ben, a dentist in Hillsboro, Oregon. Doug is thrilled that he gets to work in private practice for such a successful, well-running office. Plus, he gets to keep wearing scrubs (a/k/a pajamas) every day to work, and he'll be allowed to do dental work without a professor breathing down his neck. What's not to love?
Hillsboro is a beautiful, moderate-sized city about 20 miles west of Portland. We'll be super close to family: the same area as my sister, and 1.5 hours from Doug's parents up in Washington. We'll also have killer access to the Oregon Coast, delicious berries, gorgeous wooded areas, and extreme liberalism.
Doug's psyched to be going back home to the Pacific Northwest. I actually lived in Hillsboro for over 3 years when I was little, and I have super fond memories of it. The only reservation my grown-up self has about the area is the weather, but really... who needs sunshine? (Gulp... ME!)
Virginia has been so good to our family that we're sad to roll out of here in less than a month. But it's time we started adult life, mowing our own lawn and griping about taxes like the rest of the grown-up world.
So buckle up, Oregon... the Shafers are coming!