Thursday, October 21, 2010
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
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'.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I did get knocked over once. Luckily not this time.
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)
Except they set our plates on fire. That has never happened to me at any other hibachi grill!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
All geared up and ready to go! I know, I know, the hairnets are adorable. It was to keep our hair from getting caught in the pulleys, so we gratefully accepted them.
Walking up to one of the platforms.
About half way through the course. There were 11 lines and 19 different platforms I think. Tromping through the rainforest to get from one platform to the next was HARD WORK!
Stop off after ziplining. Supposedly there is a woman lying down and some sort of lion and sea creature you can see in the rocks. It was lost on me.
Look how different this sheep looks!! I've heard of ba-ba black sheep, but black and brown! That's just crazy.
It's hard to take self portraits on a kayak. I just knew that Len was going to dump us over and we'd be shark bait for sure!
They gave you a 15 minute complimentary photo shoot, so we had to take advantage. Some turned out pretty good...
We played in the waves....
...played in the pool....
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Day one, approximately 3:45 a.m., Len and I are pumped and ready to get to the airport. We are both looking a bit exhausted and frazzled. Thank goodness we are headed for 5 nights in paradise.
On plane number one from Dallas to Atlanta. This was the only flight where we actually go to sit next to one another. We landed in Atlanta around 9 a.m. and hopped on a plane to St. Lucia.
To avoid a 2 hour car ride through winding roads in a cramped bus, we decided for our first excursion, we would take a helicopter ride from Hewanorra to Castries.
Pictures Len took from the helicopter. I didn't have any free hands. I was holding on tight.
Finally reached the hotel at around 4.30. You have to love a place that welcomes you with champage.
So a very successful and fun first day and night. Thanks Pam and Jake for letting us crash you honeymoon. We were so glad you got to show us the ropes in St. Lucia before you left.