Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ryan

I realized recently that this blog is mostly about Nathan, some about me, and hardly at all about Ryan. I thought, “that’s too bad, because he’s a pretty cool guy and I kinda like him.” So, here’s what Ryan’s been up to.

I’m not sure all of you know, but after Ryan finished his first year in the Economics PhD program here at the University of Oregon, he made the decision to switch into the Masters program instead. In other words, we went from having 4 (+) more years of school left to just 9 months! Talk about crazy! I still don’t think I can wrap my mind around the fact that he will be done in March! That’s less than 5 months, people! Anyway, so far this school year has been amazingly better than the last. This was definitely the right choice for our family and I am so proud of Ryan.

When Ryan is not focusing on school, he loves baseball. He enjoyed watching the playoffs and the World Series (especially since his precious Braves made it so far this year). He loves baseball a whole lot. But I’m not jealous or anything. He’s also getting really passionate about cycling. I’m glad since he rides his bike 5 miles to campus (and 5 miles back) everyday.

Of course, he also finds time to be a primary teacher, a great dad, and a wonderful husband. He’s always willing to go out and buy me ice cream when I’ve had a bad day. He even surprised me with flowers not too long ago. He rode his bike and carried a bouquet at the same time. Now that’s one talented guy!

6 comments:

Fox and Amy said...

Yay Ryan! He can also do a mean towel-whip that Fox is quite jealous of. And yay for being almost done with school--that is so nice!

pbidaho said...

I would like to claim some credit for how my son turned out, but he basically was born the way he is today. He has always been a "wonderful guy".

AlixSteele said...

We love Ryan! And I love this post. I may copy you.

kristie said...

Very cute! Heather, you are so funny, I love how you write. I'm glad you have one wonderul guy;)

BriannEm said...

That's so exciting that he only has a few months left! Supposedly that's where my husband is, but it depends on finishing up that thesis... Do you know what you want to do after? I know. Shock. There's life after school?

Andy and Alianna said...

Will you guys be in Washington for Christmas?