Monday, March 23, 2009

What a month...

We have been doing well. The girls are growing up so quickly. Recently we have taken advantage of the beautiful weather. Kinsley loves to swing and Gracie loves taken her down the slide.
It is official Kins is a big girl,,,she is now in a big girl carseat. Makes me sad, but I love turning around and seeing that precious face!St. Patty's day was fun, we went to the playground at Gracie's school. She was on Spring Break so we all got to hang out. Except for Daddy though, he was at work...which normally I would be sad, but I am so thanksful he is at work. Just yesterday he said how much he loves his new job...Thank you Lord!!!Watching the other kids play while we ate lunch.
I love this next set of pics, Kins and I were watching Gracie swing.

Look mommy sissy is swinging...
Wow, she is going high...YEA SISSY!!!
Kins got a balloon and even during her nap she didn't let go. She loved that balloon. She giggled and played with it until we could no longer play with it!And finally, we signed up Gracie to ring the bell at church, but she didn't go this last weekend, she had her b-day party at her mom's house. So Kins stepped up and did it for sissy! She loved it. She giggled and thought it was pretty cool!!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pray hard and good things are to come!!!

Last week started off great, Jason was getting a job offer from a company based out of Phoenix, AZ. I thought that would be great, we have family there and I'd love to go with him occasionally to the office. He'd be based out of our house and travel when needed. So because he was getting this offer, he had turned down a couple other offers. He and the owner spoke Monday night and he was to get the official offer and details of pay and benefits on Tuesday morning. Needless to say we did not get much sleep Monday night. So the call came and about an hour after the call Jason told me, They changed their minds and there would be no offer...WHAT!?! Ok, well this is not the first time this happened to us, so we will just get back on the job search sites. But what the heck are we gonna do, we are totally out of money, patience, and quickly losing our faith, again. Well we decided we'd pray really hard! Jason gets a magazine called Senior Advisors, it's a magazine for the insurance world. He went on a rampage and started calling every office in that had ads to see anyone was hiring. After all this would be his area of expertise, he has been in the industry for 10 years, surely somebody would like someone with his charm and experience.
This one particular company was hiring. In fact the guy had put out an ad in the local newspaper looking for a new marketer. He was actually going to hire an individual that afternoon when Jason sparked his interest. So they scheduled an interview for Wednesday morning. Jason was super excited, but trying so hard not to get his hopes up to high for fear of what typically happens to us. I know I know poor us...but come on can't we have a break for once, we are really getting close to losing everything. And I am not sure how much more we can handle before we totally reach a breaking point. So again we pray and pray and pray...I don't think we stopped praying.
The interview went great, and by Wednesday afternoon JASON WAS OFFERED THE JOB!!! Which he started on Thursday, salary, benefits, a chance for bonuses, maybe even some commission, and the best part it's in Liberty, MO. That is about an hour and 15 min. from our house. It's a bit of a commute, but we can make this work.

So this is just a litle testimony that if you pray good things will come, it just may take some time. We have been so down lately and we lost a sight of our faith. We were truly being tested and we almost failed, but we chose to pray hard and know that with God we will come out ahead.