Friday, February 20, 2009

Alaska bound

For the past 4 months I would say, Jeff's job has laid many people off. We found out in January that Jeff's job would no longer be a position, thus sending our nerves flying with trying to find another job within his company or looking for another altogether. A job opened up in Alaska as a state manager. He would be responsible for the entire state. It would be a huge promotion and honestly I prepared myself that he would not get it. However, today we found out he got the promotion. We are just so grateful that he has a job especially considering todays economy. We feel humbled that the Lord wants us to be there and excited for the new experiences that will come our way. I'm sure I will have some fun posts in the future wether it's random wild animals, extreme climate, or environmental differences. Either way right now we're just elated that the anticipation of having a job is over and looking forward to the anticipation of Alaska living.


last time we were at the temple we parked our car as we usually do. When we came back, this Alaska car was parked right next to us. I took a picture because I thought it was a "sign," at least I was hoping it was.

12 comments:

Cori said...

NO WAY!! I can't believe you are moving to Alaska!! How soon do you have to be there? Well, it's a new adventure, that's for sure. Good luck getting ready to move again. I'm sure you will love it up there... your kids will just have to get used to the cold. :) Congrats, Lauren!

Alice said...

HOLY COW! that will be so exciting! hopefully you'll be able to survive the winters. Where in Alaska?

adairfamily said...

Wow! I had been thinking about you guys, I had been hearing that companies like Jeffs were not doing to well, glad to hear that you still have a job. Bummer that you have to move again, Colorado seemed like you were liking it and you have a great house there. You know everyone has a million questions so you will have to post again once you know the answers. Good luck and congrats, let the adventure begin!

Coordination Queen said...

Congratulations! That is exciting and definitely an adventure! When are y'all moving?

Charlotta-love said...

I am coming to visit!

Melissa said...

You guys were here such a short time! But I'm sure this will be a blessing for your family. We are sad to see you go, though!

Candi Ree' said...

Wow, that sounds like a cool actually!

Get ready for a new and fun adventure!

Kai and Amy said...

Your family sure is having a lot of adventures. I can't believe you are moving to Alaska and I can't believe Jeff is going to be managing the State! Wow!

I have always wanted to try one of those sky diving chambers! What a way fun date. The updates on your kids were fun to read also. I can't believe how big they are getting.

Good luck with all the upcoming prep work for a move!

Annie said...

So, I was just reading up and looking at all your cute pics... and Graham looks over my shoulder and says "Look Sydney!" We sure will miss you guys!

Jodi said...

Oh my gosh...I can't believe it! Alaska??? Wow, get ready for the cold! I am sure things will be great. Like you said, at least Jeff has a job...right? We are excited for you guys. Good luck with all the preparations. When do you move?

Jamie said...

COOL! Good luck out there and I know God's watching out for you!

The Ericksons said...

Amazing...Alaska, huh?! Congratulations. We are in Washington right now and Neil is in class with a lot of people from Alaska. They all love it! I have always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. People say that they are the prettiest and best.