Friday, August 1, 2008

Movin' on Up!!!

It's official... Brandon handed in his resignation today. We are moving back to Dallas! We have been toying with the idea to move back for several months, but knew that we needed to find jobs to be able to move and thought that it would take several months to do that. Well, we did it in a little under two weeks! Fooled us big time!

I have a job working for my dad at his company. I am pumped about it. I will help him find candidates for positions he needs to fill (he is an executive recruiter). I will make a salary, plus bonuses, and the best part is benefits! Yeah health insurance! I have enjoyed being a stay at home babysitter, but I have missed being out and about. Even if I wanted to here, there was really no where to go within 40 miles or so. I was beginning to feel the walls closing in, even with my precious husband taking me out to eat or to walk around Walmart almost every night. We have been spending buckets of money on gas driving all over just for a little change of scenery! But no more, Super Target here I come!

Brandon got a job as an engineer at a networking company in Dallas, a big step up. He is so very talented, and now he will get the opportunity to use his talents and grow. He also will only be working Monday through Friday 8 to 5, with on call at a minimum. I cannot tell you the last night that Brandon did not get a call here during dinner or even later. He will also have benefits, so we can now go to the doctor if we get sick. Yeah!!!

We are so very sad about leaving our precious friends and their daughter whom I love dearly. Little Josie has brightened even the darkest of days here in this small town, and I loved every minute with her. We are trying to convince them to get a webcam so we can talk to her and see her long distance.

This last year has been the hardest year I have ever had. I cannot believe all that Brandon and I have been through. We have lost a parent and moved across Texas where we were hours away from our family and friends back home. We know that God moved us out here for a reason, and I can even see why He did, but we are so very blessed to be moving back "home." God swung wide open the doors for a move back, and we are thanking Him every minute.

We will be moving to Dallas the weekend of the 15th. At this point we do not have an apartment/house yet, so we may be staying with Brandon's mom for a few weeks to get us situated. We covet your prayers for safety as we move across Texas, and for our new jobs and experiences. God is so VERY VERY good to us!!!!


Lauren said...

So very happy for you and Brandon!! Both jobs sound so wonderful!! We wish you both the best of luck moving and with your new jobs!! Mark is currently looking for a job and my goodness it is so hard...we are dying to get back to Texas and off this mountain in NM :) Best wishes to you!!!!!

Shannon said...

I'm sure you are so excited Dee Dee! It sounds like you will be super close to family. What a blessing!

FeedingYourMind said...

WOO HOO!! Maybe you can come to one of my game nights and catch up with all us here!

I'm so happy for the two of you!

Raena said...

Yay! I am so happy for ya'll! Praise God!

DavitaJo said...

Okay...I had a dream last night that you and I opened a wedding planning business together. Not all that far fetched, right? Here's the funny was called "Now Do This"...we named it after Donna Martin's store "Now Wear This" on Beverly Hills 90210. WOW.

Tracey said...

YAY! I understand your excitement really well!! Will be checking for an update on where you guys land. Congrats on your new jobs!

Allison Connor said...

Congrats!! I will be keeping your grandmother and your family in my prayers!