Friday, May 30, 2008

I don't wanna grow up, 'cuz I'm a Toys 'R' Us kid!!

Geez Louise! Life decisions make me crazy!! Sometimes I really wish I could just be little forever. Relying on Mommy and Daddy for food, shelter, and money. The toughest decision to make is which outfit Barbie should wear today! Ah, childhood.

Well, obviously, I'm not six and life is not so simple. So we moved back home and are staying with my parents while we figure out what's going on. I can't even tell you how grateful we are to them! They do way more than they should for us! On the same hand, living in someone else's home isn't so easy. I seriously looking forward to being settled into our own place again!

So Jason has been job hunting like crazy. We've been trying to make loads of decisions. So finally we found this job with AMAZING pay and AMAZING benefits and there are just so many AMAZING things about it! It will be really hard work and Jason will be gone all the time. We'll basically get to see him on weekends and holidays. So we've been weighing whether or not it will be worth it in the long run and if we can really handle it and we feel really good about it.

We're still in the interview process, and nothing is final until it's final, but it's looking like he'll have the position. They actually invited me to all of his interviews! They are a family oriented company and want to make sure that everyone has all of the facts and is on board and committed, which I really love. I just sit quietly and listen while they talk with Jason and then if I have any questions that he might not have thought of I can speak up. It's great!

Anyway, there are several positions in five locations and we get our pick. Granted they are not glamorous locations. We won't be moving to Manhattan or LA or even Phoenix or Salt Lake! The are quite the opposite. Williston, North Dakota. Rock Springs, Wyoming. Grand Junction, Colorado. Vernal, Utah. And Farmington, New Mexico.

This will be a commitment of at least five to ten years or more...or permanent. So we've just been researching each location like crazy. So far it's pretty much sixes. They're all pretty isolated. They're all small. They all have limited housing. You're either in a cheap dump or paying a TON for a decent small apartment. We'll probably buy once we've been out there for a little while. Schools are all about even. Nothing horrible, nothing too exciting. They're all about 3-5 hours away, less than a day's drive to see family and friends for holidays and what not. Excluding North Dakota, which we've already pretty much nixed. Vernal and Rock Springs both pay a few hundred dollars more a month. They say it's because no one wants those locations. That makes me wonder why. But a few hundred more a month is a few hundred more a month. That's an extra few thousand a year we could be packing away.

Anyway, I don't know what to think. Regardless of where we go I will have to resolve myself to being happy with where we're at. I never imagined growing up, marrying and Idaho boy, and living in a podunk town in the middle of nowhere. But that seems to be where life has taken me. And so far I've been pretty happy with life! I keep reminding myself that I will be able to make friends anywhere. The church will be the same anywhere. And no matter where we go, I always have my wonderful husband and kids. So regardless of location, life will be new and exciting, terrifying, and fun!

So EVERYONE needs to chime in on our little poll! Help us out! Yous opinions have been solicited! Please share! And leave your comments, too! Tell us what you think and why! WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Dansie Family said...

follow the Spirit. as cheesy as that sounds, there is nothing that brings more peace to decision making... when you know you are doing what the Lord wants to you to do (regardless of what anyone else says or wants you to do, including yourselves), you cannot go wrong! so that's my advice... research your options and pray while making a decision you think is right, and get a confirmation that it's not only a "good" thing to do, but the "best" thing to do! good luck!!!!

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The Lewis Family said...

Ditto to dansie family, make sure though when praying for direction to also pray that you will be accepting of whichever direction you are to be sent, makes it a little easier whatever the outcome.
Random q, what does your hubby do?

Kandace & Isaac said...

COLORADO!!! It's beautiful. Close to Utah, close to Kansas (in case you ever want to go there) Maybe it's not Colorado that's amazing..maybe it's because the other choices aren't so amazing ha ha..jk

Lauren and Tyson Fiala said...

After researching each location and praying, go with wherever you feel best...even if it is scary. Tyson loves Colorado(I have never been there but it sounds beautiful) I've been to Wyoming and I thought it was beautiful. You have some good options. We were nervous to move all the way to Ohio, but we know this is where we are supposed to be. And you are right, the church is the same everywhere, and you will make new friends anywhere you go. How exciting! Good luck making this big decision!

The Hyde's said...
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The Hyde's said...

Whatever's closest to ME!!!!!

Jason & Kelli West said...

Girl, you got a lot of choices to make. Glad it's not me! ;) It was so fun to see you yesterday at the gradutation. Your kids are so adorable and cute! It's always fun to run into friends. I hope everything goes as it should with the interviews. I would say either Vernal or Colorado. But those are some not so fun choices!! Best of luck to ya!!

Hailey said...

Promise me you won't move to Farmington, NM. I have family there and so I've traveled there lots of times. It's not pretty. :) Good luck!

Lali Johnson said...

I pick Colorado. It's so pretty and ultimately it's really the only place I know. Let us know what you decide.

Scottie & Kimber said...

Wyoming...then you'll be closest to me, so you will be forced to visit! muahahahhaaaaaa