Monday, March 9, 2009

Hello Hillary!

The Davis family adventures continue.

As most of you know, John and I met while sailing around the world on a research ship - the JOIDES Resolution. I was the photographer and he was the resident computer guy. We worked for Texas A&M's Ocean Drilling Program. We would get on the ship in various countries and go to sea for 2 months straight. He and I saw Japan, Panama, Chile, Brazil,The Azores, Taiwan, and Canada together and we visited other countries while apart. Altogether I went to 10 countries in the 5 1/2 years while with ODP.

For the past three years we've been laying low while thinking constantly about our former travels. We love our home here in Denton, but our wonderlust has gotten the best of us. We joke about our gypsy blood keeping us from being content in one place for too long.

Because we have the constant nagging to travel, John applied for a position as a Foreign Service Specialist. John has been offered and has accepted this position with the U.S. Department of State. We will be moving to the DC area within the next month or so. We'll probably be in DC for about two years then we will start our new lives overseas. We will be moving every 2 - 4 years seeing many different areas of our wonderful world.

So with this we begin our departure from Denton and Texas. It's a bitter sweet time in our life. We can't wait to start our new adventure, but we are so very sad to be leaving our Denton family.

Wish us luck!


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  2. We're so excited for you guys!!! Enjoy the adventure :)

  3. WOW!!! CONGRATUALTIONS! Perfect for you! Safe travels girl! Maybe you can meet up with Raymond!? My brother just moved from DC two months ago. Now you better keep up with your blog! Sending some prayers up for a safe and calm move.

  4. Amazing! Congratulations! What a interesting and wonderful life you, John and the kids will have. Don't forget about the boring stay put people, like me. Update your blog frequently, I'll be living vicariously through it.

  5. Hi, I found your blog through a bit of a blog journey. My husband is starting the whole process of applying for a career in the Foreign Service. I see that your husband just got accepted. I have read over and over again that the process is long and arduous. Some of these posts are several years old though and I know that there have been some changes to the process. Out of curiosity, how long did the process take from taking that first written exam to actually accepting the offer from the state Dept?