Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas update #4... David

                                                    Dave looking o' so serious.


Dave is doing all he can to enjoy not being a student anymore before he goes back for more. He decided last Spring, to all of our surprise, that he really needed to continue his Schooling and get his PhD. So once again we will be students, which we are actually really excited about for a lot of reasons. So he has been really busy these last 6 months researching all the programs in his field, studying for and taking the GRE, and applying to Schools. We should know about March where we will be learning and adventuring for the next 4 years. Dave loves School and learning so it is only natural for him to miss it and want more, a very strange feeling for me. 
He has truly found his passion in teaching College and has especially loved being at UCI this past year. He is a tough teacher who expects much from his students but both his colleagues and students have praised his teaching and ideas.
His anticipated novel, "Houndstooth" will be out this Spring. Look for it on Amazon around April. He is obviously really excited to see the finished product, maybe it will help it all feel real as he is still in shock that it was picked up for publication so quickly. He is already hard at work on his next book.
In his spare time he loves skating on his quarter pipe that he built in the backyard and spending time with his kids, who love having their Dad around so much. We are blessed by his schedule. If any of you are looking into a career or a change I suggest teaching College. Last semester Dave had a full load and was still home all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by late afternoon on Wednesdays and Fridays. Its been so great to have him around so much and he is the best, most involved Dad I have ever known.
I am so proud of Dave for all of his hard-work and accomplishments. I know it is really cheesy but he is my absolute best friend and I think about how lucky I am everyday to be married to him.

4 comments:

Steve & Tiffany said...

What a great supportive wife you are! We'll have to check Amazon...I would love to read the book and since we know the author I'm sure we'll get an autograph! ha ha Congratulations Dave on all your accomplishments!

Jenn said...

Could I even dream that you would come back to Chicago? Although I don't want to get my hopes up! Congrats to Dave, we'll watch for his book!

Barbara said...

I love my son. Who would've ever thought that DAVE would be a professor. Well, I actually thought it when he was younger and knew he had it in him. I'm so glad that he has discovered it for himself. What a blessing you are to him Jill.

mark said...

Great blog guys. I just read about dave wanting to get his PhD. Is it for the education or the title. I'd do it for the title. Dr. Wirthlin has a nice ring to it.

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