Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Job

Sorry I've been non existent in blog land this week. I've had a lot on my mind lately. Mr. Hotness has been out of work since April 30th so our whole world has revolved around him finding a job. The good news is that as of Friday he has one. YAY! Here are some photos he took while he was gone for his interview.

Last time Mr. Hotness went far away for a job interview he ate at Quizno's. I was so mad at him. So this time I made him promise he would eat somewhere that served authentic regional food. This is what he ate. Oh how I wish he would have brought a slice home to me. But in just a few weeks I can eat this anytime I want:

This was the view from his hotel room:
And here is the view from his future office area (notice the lovely park?):

A look down on the traffic jams he will soon face:

A view from another window:


Here is a lovely little church nearby. Look familiar to anyone?




And on a nice day he might just sit here during lunch breaks:

I'm still trying to fathom me and five kids and all of this:

Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to go eat the Strawberry Cheesecake Ben and Jerry's that a dear friend brought me last night, read about The Pioneer Woman's latest vacation, and look for a new place to live on Craigslist.


Yes, we are nervous and scared, but mostly excited. No, we aren't sure yet if we will live in or outside of the city. Mr. Hot's first day on the job will be June 29th so we have to be there before then. We are flying out there this week to look for a place to live, please pray for us. This is going to be one interesting time in our lives. Thank you to all of you who kept us in your prayers and offered support while we were unemployed, and to all of you who have given us encouragement and help in this next move.

29 comments:

Kaylen said...

Congrats!!
And good luck on your new adventure--and it really does look like it will be an adventure! :)

Jennifer said...

That is very exciting!!! Congrats. Good luck looking for a new house. How cool....

Amber M. said...

NO WAY!!

That is so very exciting for your family! We have some good LDS friends who live there...if you need a resource, let me know!

Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you'll have to blog about! Many congratulations.

mom huebert said...

Ohmigoodnesss! You are moving a LONG way! And I recognized the city at the second photo, because I, too, have been keeping up with Pioneer Woman's vacation. God bless you and give you peace as you make plans and make the move.

Richelle said...

That is so exciting! Good luck finding a place to live!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Wowzers! That is awesome and scary at the same time. Good luck finding a place to stay and figuring all of that out. and HURRAY!!!! he found a job!!!!!!

LizzyP said...

NEW JERSEY! You must live in New Jersey! We have train commuters in our ward--like 10 of them or so! So our taxes are high, but our township has a train station that gives him a straightshot into the city! And it's such a nice place to live. We heart this place. Seriously, call me and I'll convince you to move here. Or E-mail me and I'll do the same: playerlizzy AT yahoo DOT com

MiaKatia said...

Congrats and Good luck!!! My brother and his wife live in NY and they love it (most of the time). I think you will love it too. If you want their contact info let me know.

Becky said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I know I've never met you, but since you've lived fairly near to me ever since I've known you, and since we're both from Idaho, it feels like I'll "see" less of you! As I read your post and took in your destination, I had to tell myself, "She'll still be online, she'll still be online, she'll still be online..." :)

I'm so excited for you that you'll be in visiting distance of your friend you went to see out there. How very pleasing.

Love you.

Stephanie said...

I know you've already had lots of offers, but if you can think of anything for me to do, please don't hesitate to ask. I can take your kids, I can help you pack, I can clean your house... I'm serious. You have my number.

cellista said...

NEW YORK CITY??? No way!!! I am so excited for you!! I love that place, but don't envy you trying to find a place to live! What an exciting adventure though!

natals said...

Wow. I just got back from the Big Apple. I have a friend there who lives in Queens/Astoria. She said it's cheaper than Manhattan, but safe. Good luck with everything!

Tirzah said...

How fun and exciting!!! Good luck with deciding where to live!

Poppy said...

Oh, how exciting and scary, indeed! I wish you the best and look forward to hearing about your adventures, I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Michal said...

i can't wait to hear all about it. what a great adventure for you and your family. although this is probably more than you can think about at the moment, the time may be right to go back to homeschooling while you are on the east coast--i so want to take my kids to all the great places in new england and washington, dc when i teach them about american history. and think of all the great museums in nyc! but put that out of your pretty little head right now and just focus on finding a place to live. i'm sure you'll love it there.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

wow, how fun! Here's a blog of a bloggy friend who lives in the city while her husband's in school. Maybe she could help answer some questions:

hutchfam.blogspot.com

RayNTin said...

Wow! That is exciting! We will miss you and your family.

Jeanette said...

How exciting but probably a bit stressful too I imagine. (I have a love hate relationship with moving. Love new places but hate all the work of moving.)
New York will be an adventure for sure. My brother is a big shot architect out there. You know, personal meetings with the mayor etc on a regular basis. (He did the design work for the Bloomburg building...)
Good luck with everything!

Awesome Mom said...

Good luck with your move! I hope that you will be able to find a great place to live and try and have fun house hunting.

neettreat said...

Congratulations on your new adventure, but what about the Ice Cream shop?

An Ordinary Mom said...

What an adventure awaits you! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Best of luck with everything! (And of course I will keep you in my prayers.)

Half A Dozen said...

One of M's cousins lived for 5 years in downtown NYC with four kids. If you want, I can forward their information to you. Just email me at gasdocfamily@gmail.com

Best of luck, and you guys will be in our prayers.

Crystal

Half A Dozen said...

I forgot to add that the cousin lived there all while attending law school, and his wife gave birth to twin boys. I think by the time they left they had 4 kids under 4 or 5.

The Cowgirl said...

Holy cow, Ice Cream! What a roller coaster...and what an adventure! I love NYC...my husband grew up not too far from there. Can't wait to hear more about your new home :)

Anonymous said...

Having seen your "What New Yorkers think of the United States" poster, I'd say- you will do just fine! I am happy for you, but sad that you will be so stinken far away! Also, I had a fantastic menu planned for our visit, and now I won't be making any homemade tamales, potstickers, or peanut butter and jelly bars. :) Oh, maybe its a good thing, I would've gained alot of weight. So, so ,so happy for you. Already talked to DH about making plans to visit you someday. :)
Rochelle

Sonja said...

Holy shmoly! What an adventure. Best, best wishes. If anyone can do it, it's you! :)

Lisa said...

How exciting and what a blessing! It will be fun to read about it all!! Moving is hard, I'm sure you know. But it is always an adventure and we have some great memories from all of ours. Good luck with the house hunt! :)

Angela said...

This is great- We will have to meet next time I come to the city. We make our way down the coast at least 3 times a year!

Annie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I've been out and about and haven't stopped by here in a while! You are moving to NEW YORK?! Holy moley!