Change of Plans

by Julianna Squicciarini

Well, it’s time for another one of those “update” posts. Since the last one, a few things have changed.

No, don’t worry: Morgan is still happily engaged to Greg and apparently getting married next March. March 6, it seems. Might want to mark your calendars. πŸ˜‰ Also, check out her personal blog for all those great wedding details girls love (

As for me, I have officially decided to go to Israel this fall. Even better than that, I plan to go and study Hebrew while I’m there at an immersion school! This being the case, I’ll be there for about four months. <wow> I am SO excited about this opportunity. You can’t imagine. But if you’d like to try, check out my personal blog here: Feel free to sign up for the feed (located on the top right of my site), since I know you’ll want to keep track of my travels and I. πŸ˜€

Another change in our lives is the USO. We are not working there anymore. It’s been almost two years, and when the time to renew our badges came along, we just decided to look for another opportunity to which we could devote our time and energy. <sigh> If you have any ideas, pass them along.

As I will be in Israel in October, though,Β I will not be participating in the Light the Night Walk on the 16th. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! Go walk for the cure anyway! Tell me all about it! πŸ˜‰

There is not much more happening in our lives right now…summer is here, and we’re enjoying a slightly more relaxed schedule. Don’t think we’re slacking – the business is still going strong, and we’re all working diligently.

Speaking of working diligently, we just returned from a few days at the beach. Actually, our family had a complex and confusing travel schedule this past week. Some of us were up in Bristol visiting our beloved grandparents; others were off at the beach; still others were here at home. By Tuesday evening, all seven of us had been reunited on the scenice shores of Ocean Isle Beach, and we enjoyed celebrating Morgan’s birthday as a family. But the next morning tore us apart again, as my father returned to The Residence, like the responsible business owner he is.

Now, however, we are all home with that signature glow that can only be achieved by spending time on an eastcoast beach. πŸ˜‰ We had an excellent time.


2 thoughts on “Change of Plans

  1. Hi Julianna, I’m so excited about your Israel trip, I have always dreamed of going someday. Could you tell me what an immersion school is, I have never heard of it?

    Keep me posted. We will be in NC next week for Matt’s birthday. Hope to see you. Love, Aunt T

  2. Well, maybe you should visit me while I’m there! πŸ™‚

    An immersion school is specifically designed to help students learn a language. A large part, if not 100%, of the teaching is done in the language being learned. The students are “totally immersed” in the language, so that they pick it up quickly. It’s meant to mimic the pattern of how we learn to speak as children. We are not born learning grammar and sentence structure; rather, we learn it as we hear it. This is the same concept.

    I am SO excited! I hope we do get to spend some time together when you come down. πŸ™‚

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