Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Long Time Coming.....

In my last post I told you all about Rob getting a new job. Well, he started his new job on the 19th of this month. He is working up at the University Hospital. He makes all of there cold foods for the patients and for customers to buy in the cafateria: like sandwhiches, salads, wraps, fruit bowls... You get the point.
We are so excited for this new adventure. Its been a long time coming, a long YEAR to be exact!! Rob was let go from a pretty good paying job just over a year ago. Luckily he was able to find another job with in a week, but with taking that job we took a major paycut!! Like over half of our income... So needless to say this past year has been a real big struggle for us. Rob never stopped looking for work... He was searching the web, going and working with the people at the church employment center, working with our Bishop and Employment specialist, and also workforce services, but unfortunately do to the wonderful economy that we live in, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY is hiring!!! There are many out there that know just what I mean!!
We have been so blessed to be where we are right now in our lives!! We have such a wonderful Bishop that has been so generious and willing to help us with all that we need and genuinly looking out for us. One night at like 9:30 p.m. just about a month ago, our Amazing Bishop calls... He was calling to inform us of a job opening at the University Hospital. He gave me all the info. to give to Rob so he could get in contact with the people up there for an interview.
So after a couple of days trying to reach someone, Rob finally got a call back from someone. All he needed to do was get online and fill out an application and they would schedual an interview.
After 3 interviews, Rob was informed that it was between him and one other guy and that they would be in contact in a day or so...
After a couple of days Rob called to see what they had decided and they told him that the other guy had just a little more experience doing that job, so unfortunatley Rob wouldnt get the job. But they told him they were very impressed with him and they would keep in on file for the future...
About a week later.... Rob recieves a phone call at like 7:00 p.m. And the voice on the other end of the line informed Rob that he was with the University Hospital and was wondering if he would still be interested in the job..... WHAT?????? Of course!!!
So needless to say we were both SO SO SO excited that night!!! Can you say DIVINE INTERVENTION !!! I know for a fact that WE ARE where were suppose to be!!
This new job is not only going to give us a pay increase, but better and CHEAPER benefits and a FREE, thats right FREE, UTA pass!! So as you can tell, this job comes with better perks all the way around!!
I am so very greatful for the people that Rob and I have in our lives. For the people that really have our best interest at heart!! Rob and I are so looking forward to finally being able to get back on our "OWN" feet again!!
I am so greatful to my dear sweet husband for not giving up!! Its been a real struggle this past year, not only with the job and finacial situations, but just life in general!!
I pray that our Heavenly Father will continue to bless us ALL with the things that we need to help us to press forward!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Love the Weather....

Things have been pretty eventful since I blogged last. Not only for our family, but the WEATHER!!! Can you believe how fast the temps. have changes, it's crazy!! But Im not complaining I LOVE the cooler weather. Spring and Fall are my favorite time of year. I love to be able to wear pants, sweaters and boots. The only thing is... Im keeping my fingers crossed this doesnt bring an early winter. I HATE the snow!! I always have and I dont see it changing any time soon. The only thing I like about winter is the Holiday Season. I love to celebrate the holidays; being able to decorate and spend time with friends and family!! As for Christmas, you wont believe this, Kanton started talking about Santa Claus yesterday. What am I in for??? He keep saying that Santa was going to come and bring him some treats. So, Rob and I have to try to make him understand that Santa wont be her for 3 more months. How do you explain that to a 3 yr. old that is so excited for Santa to come now??? I guess I have my work cut out for me for the next few months -huh-??? As for now......
All I have to say is BRING ON THE COOLER WEATHER!!!!

As for our family, Kanton had made some friends at school and is talking about them all the time. That is really exciting. So I've exchanged numbers with one of the moms to hopefully be able to do some play dates.
Saturday and Sunday were conference. It was real nice to be able to sit home with my boys and be able to listen to the teachings of the gospel straight from the church leaders themselves. Kanton did pretty good. Of course he didnt just sit and listen, but he was alot quieter than usual, he just minded his own P's & Q's and played with his stuff. What a great kid!!!
As for Rob.... Drum roll PLEASE!!! Rob has Finally found a new job that is going to be a better opportunity than what he has now!! We are so excited!!! I'll post more about the job later, as soon as the wrinkles get worked out!!
Hope all is well with you guys and may this cooler weather bring you as much happiness as it does us.....