10.01.2010

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

And it's finally official ...

Next summer, the Perlman family will be moving to the Washington, DC area where Matt will be the new Special Assistant to the Director of Diplomatic Security Service.

While most people parlay their Iraq tour into a premier overseas assignment, we decided to do the reverse commute. After being overseas for seven years (eight for Matt), we knew it was time to come "home". Matt wanted to reintroduced himself to the organization since a lot has changed from when he first went overseas, and this higher level headquarters position enables him to view the organization from the top, while looking at the big picture type of issues.

We are extremely excited for this new Stateside adventure, and for the opportunity for Matt to work with the Director, who we know well from our tour in Israel, once again.

All we can say now is ... we're almost home Perlman family ... we're almost home!

30 comments:

Donna said...

Hey congrats! I hear that's a tough job - but he should be able to get another nice job out of that one, too.

Of course, now you have to bid again in another year, right? Sigh. It's never-ending...

Shannon said...

I am so glad the waiting is over, for now anyway, and I am glad you are happy with your assignment. Waiting for the answer after you bid is so stressful. Now you can start planning for the next tour, and house hunting again. Hopefully you will find a house with more bedrooms and bathrooms this time.

Christy said...

Congratulations! So excited for you! You'll only be a hop skip and a jump away from me - AND you'll be in my hometown! Hurrah! And Congrats to him - sounds like a great opportunity!

Robin said...

Yay! This sounds like a terrific move for all of you and a wonderful career opportunity for Matt too, I'm so pleased. (Hmmm... my SIL lives in Baltimore. Usually she comes up to NH to see us, maybe we can do the reverse one summer.)

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CaraBee said...

Yay! So glad the waiting game is over. And that you're coming to my neighborhood!

Melissa V said...

What a great position - fantastic! If Matt wants to reintroduce himself to the Mothership, that's a VERY good way to do it. Congrats to him!

Bfiles said...

I've been waiting for your news! Many congrats! Sounds like a great opportunity for Matt and I'm glad you are happy with it.

Scary Mommy said...

Woooo-hooooo!!! I don't know how you've done it but I'm so thrilled for you!!! And you'll be close-by which makes me sooo happy!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Yeah!!! Now - when are you coming to look for houses? There are several for sale in my neighborhood...

Kat said...

Oh wow! That's great! Congratulations!!!! :)

Gwen said...

Congrats Jilly Bean! Maybe we can see each other when we are PCSing and traveling through the States next summer.

Daniela Swider said...

That's awesome news! Congrats to you guys! So happy for you all! We'll still be here. We should do play dates with the kids!

Daniela Swider said...

Oh and of course you'll be able to share more of your India wisdom before we go.

LeesOnTheGo said...

Congratulations on your excellent news! It sounds as if the year apart is paying out great results...happy all is going your way!

Naoma

Z. Marie said...

Awesome! It's a demanding job, of course, but he's used to that by now.

A Daring Adventure said...

YAY!!!!!!

Oh WOW!!!!

Congratulations! Congratulations to him and to you and to your whole family!!! So exciting!!!!!

Kash said...

Awesome! My sis will have to come out and visit me me , us, in DC!

Emily said...

That is awesome! I am so excited for you, and for your next adventure.
Congrats to everyone. I am sure it is so nice to know where you are going. That way when you are having a particularly rough day, you have something to look forward to.

The Bald Guy said...

Yay!

Mom24 said...

Awesome news! I'm so happy for you. Now, "just" to get through the rest of this year. Best of luck.

Congrats again!

amyjr said...

We lived in No VA for a year and really enjoyed all the District had to offer. We were in the Centreville area and it was a little bit away but still close enough to 2 Wegmans, Fairfax Corner, Ben's Chili Bowl.
PS I am new to your blog via Classy Chaos who is a friend.

Selene said...

What great news! Congrats...

Sara said...

Great news Jill. We have a home in Arlington, VA which is my favorite place in the States by far. I'm sure you will find your perfect niche neighborhood there. Whatever you do, make sure you hit Miyagi Sushi in McLean for me next year! Congrats to your husband on such a great job assignment.

Jen said...

This is bizarre, but I left a comment yesterday and it's gone! Ack..let's see if I can reconstruct:
You know that we are so very excited for you! Congratulations and have an awesome time house-hunting ;-)

There, that's better!

Issas Crazy World said...

Oh huge congrats to Matt. To all of you too. YAY DC.

Heidi said...

Congratulations!! I'm fairly new to your blog, but I know this is great news. Yay!

Connie said...

Great news! How wonderful for you and it sounds like a great opportunity.

www.shetalkslikejune.com said...

Excellent news!

Loukia said...

Yah! That's exciting news... and think about it... SOOOO CLOSE. Time literally goes by so quickly. So glad I can visit with you the next time I'm visiting D.C.!

Lisa said...

Hooray for YOU Jill! I'm so happy for your family!!!

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