Thursday, May 5, 2011

Holy awesome

I still have one more round of NYC/CT pics to post, but I have two exciting things to mention, so I wanted to do that first!

First of all, my youngest brother in law got his mission call yesterday, and he’s going to the Bulgaria Sofia mission! Isn’t that AWESOME?! He doesn’t leave until October (longest wait ever) and he will be speaking Bulgarian. I believe the mission also includes Serbia but he probably won’t be going there.


Just in Dan’s immediate family, between his dad, brothers, sister, and in-laws, they have served in the following countries:

  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Russia
  • France
  • Japan
  • Phillipines
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Australia

Isn’t that amazing? We are so excited for him and I can’t believe that out of 8 kids (6 boys, 2 girls), 7 kids will have served missions in Dan’s family. Pretty sweet.

My second bit of exciting news is that Dan got a new job!!! This is so awesome and exciting for us and everything just worked out so perfectly that we know it was meant to be. He has been working on campus at Weber State and he will finish his Bachelor’s degree this summer, then start his MBA in the fall through Utah State (classes are in Layton). His MBA classes are only 2 days a week in the evening so he was planning on getting a full time job towards the end of summer.

Last week, he applied for 3 jobs on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, one called, then he had an interview on Friday, another interview on Monday, and he was offered the job on Monday! Crazy fast. He will be working at US Magnesium as some sort of Account/Client Management. He is excited for something new, but nervous because change can be scary, and he will be really busy with school and work. But his job will work around the one class he has Tues/Thurs mornings until June, and his schedule is from 7-3:30 so he will be done with work every day in time for his MBA classes which start in the Fall! Another bit of awesomeness is that he will only be about 5-7 minutes away from my work, so we can carpool together! I get freakishly tired ALL THE TIME (even when I regularly go to bed between 9 and 10) and I HATE driving to work because I get so sleepy. So now we can carpool together and I can snooze in the car and we will save lots of moolah on gas. Sweetness.

The job also has really great medical benefits and the employees pay nothing out of pocket which is pretty amazing. My company has great benefits but we still have to pay a decent amount each month, so if we switch to his company, we can save that money. We will now also be able to pay cash for his Master’s degree which is something we didn’t know if we would be able to do. I’m really pumped about this opportunity for Dan and for us and I know it’s a great blessing. Dan works so hard and I’m so proud of him and all he does.

Final NYC/CT pictures coming soon.


Amanda said...

Congrats on the job! Dave served in Singapore, I think that is what you meant by Mongolia. It also included lots of other countries like Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Brunei etc.

ShaNae said...

Congrats! That is such a huge blessing! I'm excited for you guys!