Thursday, October 21, 2010

Life Happens

It never ceases to amaze me that you wait and wait and wait for things to happen how you want them to. And then, suddenly and without warning, life happens.

As most of you know, Len and I have been trying to get back to the Bay City area for a while. But, we haven't been able to sell our house, and more importantly, I could not find a job. I mean n-o-t-h-i-n-g. I had basically given up, and had resigned to the fact that we would be in Lewisville for at least another year or two.

Then I got back from lunch one day and had a voice mail on my cell phone. The Accounting Manager at STP Nuclear Operating Company (which is located just outside Bay City) had called and asked if I would be interested in an accounting position there. And they wanted me to come and interview as soon as possible because they needed me to start right away. This was at about 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. By 5 p.m. I was sitting on a plane headed to Houston, and I interviewed the next day.

I really enjoyed the ladies that interviewed me, and I thought the job sounded like it had the potential to be something I would end up loving. Len and I spent most of Sunday talking it over and ultimately decided that if the price was right, then there was no way I could pass up the opportunity.

The next Tuesday afternoon I received an offer, and I accepted the next morning and immediately submitted my 2 weeks' notice at KPMG. I will be starting my new job on November 8. Crazy, huh? I feel like I haven't even had a chance for it to all sink in yet.

The crummy part is that Len will be staying in Lewisville until our house sells. However, everyone at STP works 4, 10 hour days, with Friday off. So, I will have a nice long weekend to commute back and forth to Lewisville until something happens with our house.

I know it has been a while since I've blogged, but I just wanted to share this new and exciting adventure with everyone. Love to all!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lake Footage

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We love the LAKE!!!

We really do. We've been there JUST ABOUT every weekend this summer. The below are from a couple of trips. I'll post videos on the next one.

We're always glad when the Purdy's get to join us! Look how pooped Rylan looks. We really tend to mess up the poor kid's schedule when he's there. But he's such a trooper and a really good sport. And he loves me.....just sayin'.....



We always get to run into family while we are down there which is AWESOME. And we love to go and play at the 'Sandy Beach'.







It's also fun to go to the other side of the lake occasionally and enjoy lunch at Sunrise Marina.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary

May the next 4 be as good as the last.














Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodbye St. Lucia

Our last day, we didn't have to leave the resort until 11:45, so we had time to play on the beach one last time.


I did get knocked over once. Luckily not this time.






Shot of our resort from overhead as we were leaving. Our last glimpse of paradise.

And as soon as we got back to the Hewanorra airport, we were smacked in the face with the reality of how horrible the trip home was going to be. So long paradise, and back to the real world.


St. Lucia - Day 5

On our last full day we decided to try out the Sandals Grande, a different Sandals resort on St. Lucia. If you stay at one you can play at all three resorts on the island. The beach at the Grande was a lot calmer than the beach where we were staying because it is up in a cove. So, we decided since the water was so much smoother we would try our hand at sailing. Or rather, I begged Len to take me on one of the little boats, and he finally caved :).

The Sandals guy gave us about a 10 minute lesson, snapped a shot of us before he got off, and then sent us on our way. Which is terrifying considering how easy it is to flip one of these things.



Way to go boat driver! He was so scared.

Sailing, sailing (isn't there a song that goes like that)

Then we spent the rest of the day laying out on the beach.



Look closely in the middle of this picture to see my little friend. He would come out every once in a while to make sure we were still there.

Then that night we went and had dinner at Kimono's, the japanese restaurant on the resort. It was pretty much a St. Lucian version of Benihana.

Except they set our plates on fire. That has never happened to me at any other hibachi grill!
Then we turned in early, dreading our long trip home the next day.

More Day Four

Some pics from around the resort, and dressed up that night for dinner.