... we're officially moving to Minneapolis. Mark was "offered" a transfer within his company and it makes sense to take it (especially since he would have been given a pink slip if he had turned it down). This position will give him really good experience. Before Micah's arrival, we had planned on Mark taking some sort of position like this. But once we got into the world of numerous medical specialists, county Birth to Three services, private therapy options, school systems and inclusion, private school options for kids with special needs, etc., we decided that it probably wouldn't be a good idea to voluntarily move our family.
It's a great job for Mark. He'll enjoy it and his career will benefit. This is fantastic compared to many alternatives. And we are definitely blessed that he has a job.
That said... I'm more than a bit stressed about moving, especially so quickly (he starts on 8/3). We need to at least narrow down an area of town so that a realtor can start working for us. But we have a lot of due diligence to do as it relates to county and school services that would be available to our little guy. Once we have a general area, then I can attempt to find a preschool (or ten) where I can put Nathan on the wait list.
After that, I can start working on finding seven doctors, four therapists, and a dentist. Oh, and a church. Or maybe that should have a higher status on my list. It's these times that I wish I had a personal copy of Microsoft Project. Some of this stuff is sequential, some can be done in parallel... yes, I'm a geek.
Anyway... if any of you reading this are from the Twin Cities, please chime in and share your experiences and advice. Thanks in advance!