Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ni Hao


Yes, that is Chinese for hello!! I am going to have to learn that and a million other phrases in Chinese because that is where Zack and I will be spending our summer vacation! Woo!

Zack and I started looking into working in China for the summer a few months ago, but I never want to put my hopes on anything unless it is official and today it is! We are planning to leave May 5th and get back towards the end of August. I am going to be teaching english and Zack is going to be interning at the Shanghai United Hospital.

We thought of this idea because Zack is pre-med and wants something else to set him apart from other applicants when it comes time to apply to Med schools. I know he is going to do a great job and learn so much! I'm sure when we get back he will be fluent in Mandarin as well! Zack served his mission to Japan and tells me that Chinese is basically 100% backwards from Japanese but he has such a passion for language I know he will be great.

We are excited for this summer of opportunities. We decided that it is now or never! Now is the time in our life to take these fun risks and chances to get out and do something exciting! Can't wait! Here we come!

I have more good news! Today I put up our apartment on craigslist to sell and by 8pm I already had buyers! It could not have been easier. In the 3 hours it was up I already had 6 different people call me on it! We also put down a deposit for another apartment here in Provo that is a little closer to campus and a bit bigger. We hope we will get it. We feel so lucky and truly blessed for all that we have. Life for the Pughs is good right now :)

15 comments:

Noelle said...

YAY!!!! I'm so proud of you two. That is really going to be a great resume builder for the both of you. What is he going to be doing at the hospital? I'm so excited for you, congrats!

Lance and Jewls said...

Yay Em!! Congrats!! That is crazy and exciting! I have an appointment to get my passport next Wednesday, so maybe we will have to come visit you in China...hmmm...

We're moving to Springville, so when you get back in the fall we'll have to play since we'll be so close!!

Jeanette said...

WOW Lib! That sounds like an adventure for a lifetime! Good Luck!

Amberlee said...

I was so surprised to see your post title. I hear that word many times everyday :) Good luck learning Chinese! I think it's hard (but I've also been a lazy student).

erinmalia said...

holy crap--that's awesome! good luck in your preparations.

Elizabeth said...

I'm excited for you guys, but we'll miss you while you're gone!

Chris and Amy Darton said...

Whoa! How exciting! I wish you the best and hope you love it. It is the perfect time to things like this!

Nicole said...

Wahoo! So Zack is doing an internship now? Didn't hear that-that's GREAT!!

Greg and Sarah said...

how fun! you will have a blast!!!

galbraithfam said...

China!?! Are you for real? That is AMAZING! Seriously, you guys are going to have such an amazing experience. I can't wait to hear more about your plans! Congrats, and I need to see your first apartment before you move to your second! Can't wait to see you tonight!

Mike and Abby said...

That's amazing!! I want to go!!

emily said...

i'm so jealous i'm almost getting sick. :) i love it. don't get me wrong, i love my life. but, man, china? i wanna go, too.

have super, super fun and i can't wait to see all the blog reports. awesome you two.

Wendy said...

Wow!!! That will be such a neat experience. How fun!

P.S. In case you still check our blog, we've started a new one: http://newsfromthestewfam.blogspot.com/

Good luck on your China adventure!!!

Niederfam said...

So AWESOME, it will be the TIME OF YOUR LIVES!!!! Enjoy every second of it!!!!!

Kristen and Garrett Halligan said...

Good for you guys!!